Revi + Natasha's Punjabi Wedding Rituals in Edmonton

Updated: Apr 19, 2020

With the many colorful traditions in the Punjabi culture, we were able to capture the

pre-wedding celebrations of Revi and Natasha.


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Mehndi Ceremony Photography

The five-day celebration started off at Natasha's place. They had a professional henna artist designing intricate and beautiful creations for Natasha and the ladies:



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woman in green dress leaning over showing henna design on the backside of her hands and henna design on feet

I spy with my little eye...a rabbit!!!


close up of open palms with henna design and lily in the middle

close up henna design of two pairs of hands inside palms and back hand

circle of aunties in sarees dancing and clapping hands at mehndi ceremony

women posing in saree posing showing their henna designs on hands with sparkly pink and orange curtains in the background

Yaaaay!!! Invisible mehndi!!!


bride showing her henna designs on the arms and hands sitting with mom and dad at Mehndi ceremony

Awwwwwwwwwwww...proud parents!!!


close up holding out both hands with henna design from arms to hands in front of an outdoor fire


The Sangeet

Revi and Natasha changed things up with a formal engagement called the Sagai Ceremony before the Sangeet. The Sangeet is traditionally an "all ladies night"...of dancing and singing!!! Let's get started.



Gold couples chair in front of a purple gold and orange drapes with real rose trim

Seat of honour...what a pretty couch!!!


man in gray suit feeding groom in gold vest with gold curtains in the background

Mmmmmmm...so yummy!!!


black and white photo of a bride walking through the front doors smiling in her saree

Breathtaking entrance by the beautiful bride to be.


bride in pink saree being escorted to her chair by 2 girls holding trays of jewelry on each side of the bride

leg shot of Gold khussa and pink floral saree

mother in blue saree putting on red chunni onto the bride

mother in blue saree putting on bracelets and bangles on sitting bride in red chunni

mother in blue saree touching smiling grooms face while other women laugh at him

OMG... Thanks, Mom...



groom in gold vest on one knee proposing to girlfriend pink dress sitting on chair

Maybe???... OF COURSE!!!


close up of engagement ring

mom in red and yellow saree smiling

women in colourful sarees dancing together with their hands up

Look at this Jago on my head!!!


Higher Higher!!!


a father in dark grey suit and blue shirt holding his son on his shoulders with their arms raised in celebration around a crowd of dancers

I can almost reach the chandelier!!!


mom in blue saree embracing an auntie in rose gold saree

boy in gold and red suit pretending to ride a bicycle carriage with two other kids

groom in gold with big smile dancing in a crowd hands held high with father in blue shirt

Father dancing in the middle of a dance circle with auntie in green saree dancing with a hand in the air

Break it down!!!


Bride in pink saree dancing in the middle of a crowd with hands raised

Raising the roof!


Bride and groom dancing together in a circle

Bride and groom hugging in the middle of the dance floor


Natasha’s Maiyan + Choora Ceremony

One day away from the wedding! The Maiyan ceremony was hosted at the respective families' houses where their bodies were "cleansed and balanced" in preparation to be married by rubbing turmeric mixture on the exposed parts of their body.



bride to be in red saree sitting with mom and dad for a family portrait

She's glowing!<