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Nav & Raj – Goregous East Indian Wedding in Edmonton

Nav & Raj – Goregous East Indian Wedding in Edmonton
August 27, 2012 Haley Shandro

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Nav & Raj had a fairy tale wedding – complete with a Cinderella carriage!  Nav & Raj are a very generous couple and made a big effort to ensure that everyone else had fun at their wedding.  Michael really enjoyed talking with their friends and family in between the wedding events.

Ceremony: Nanaksar Gurdwara
Reception: Meridian Banquet Hall
Florals: Sugar Blossoms
Cake: Karin’s Festive Foods
Hair & Makeup: Sonia Sajnani
Decor: Exquisite Creations
Cinderella Carriage: MP Stables
Entertainment: Shadow Twins of 3rd Street Beat

Prior to the ceremony and reception, the couple enjoyed ceremonies to prepare for the big day.

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Nav & Raj both love to laugh a lot. Their wedding day was a joyous one. Fabulous stylist Sonia Sajnani helped Nav look gorgeous for the wedding.

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Our second shooter Melissa spent the morning with Raj’s side.

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I love the mehndi design on Nav’s feet.

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Nav & Raj also incorporated a ceremony at the Hindu Mandir on their wedding day

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Raj had to bargain with his new bride’s family for Nav’s hand, they didn’t let him off easily! For those not familiar with the doli ceremony, the groom pays the bridesmaids to let the bride leave her family home and join him at his family home. The bargaining tends to be crazy and wild (and sometimes loud and messy), and the leaving tends to be very emotional. All of this silly string was sprayed after the negotiation was finished, breaking tradition a little and catching the groom’s side off guard.

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Nav had a fairytale departure to Raj’s house, the Cinderella carriage transported the couple to Raj’s family home. Luckily, Nav & Raj only lived one street over from each other, so it was a relatively short journey! The two families are lucky to live close, it ties the families even tighter together.

Watch the Edmonton Journal in the next couple of weeks – they are featuring the story of Nav, Raj, and the Cinderella carriage, with photos from Shandro Photo!

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The reception was one big crazy party.

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Comments (2)

  1. Erika 5 years ago

    Amazing wedding Shandros!

  2. Erika 5 years ago

    Amazing wedding Shandros! Is that an MJ impersonator at the reception?

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