To be honest, I’m not sure where to start with this post! Suman & Jag’s Cancun wedding was indescribable. Sikh wedding traditions are beautiful and elaborate, and against the backdrop of Cancun…well, it really just can’t be beat. Destination weddings are a whole other ballgame when it’s a Sikh wedding – there are more guests, more events, and more logistics than a ‘typical’ destination wedding. It was neat for me to get a bit of a behind the scenes look at what goes into the planning – I accompanied Suman and Jag to their pre-wedding meeting with the resort coordinator and also a tour of the property so we could decide where and how to hold each function. I appreciated being able to give input so that I could ensure the photos were the absolute best they could be!
I’ve known Jag for over a decade, although I’m not sure if he’d remember meeting me the first time. He has three sisters who are very close, and it was his sister Ashu and her husband Garry who took a chance on a young photography company and started Shandro Photo’s journey into specializing in multi-day and diverse weddings. Sikh weddings are fascinating and Ashu and Garry walked me through every step of the process. At the time, there weren’t many photographers from outside the Punjabi community who were photographing Sikh weddings, and I’m grateful that they put their faith in us to learn all of the traditions and capture the events. Fast forward all these years and I’ve photographed countless events for this wonderful family with Jag being the last of the kids to be married. I got to meet Suman for the first time at a baby shower for Ashu and her twin sister Anu, and I was so excited to see that Jag had found his match. Suman is elegant and poised, stylish and fun. She and Jag are both hard working, and also incredible dancers!
The week in Mexico with their families and friends flew by and this post will be very long, but it was really hard to narrow down the photos. It truly was an incredible wedding that I was very honoured to be a part of.
Hair & Makeup: Roop Style
Hotel: Jade Now Resort
Doh: Lucky Gahir and Gurjeet Panesar
DJ: DJ Khanvict
Singer: Daksh Kubba
Videographer: MJS Productions
Mehndi: Intricate Henna
Coordination: Opulent Occasions
Thanks to my travel buddy Cole for coming with me!