As we’ve said before, we just love featuring weddings from around the world, and learning about the different customs and rituals behind them.
In some cultures, weddings are simple events, in others, they are deeply meaningful, spiritual and emotional ceremonies (or series of ceremonies).
What we loved about most this film, (aside from the bright colours, fun dancing, beautiful words, and emotive moments), was how as soon as it was over, we instantly started googling Sikh weddings, and reading more about all the different elements, preparations and dress behind them.
Sharing advice and inspiration for your wedding is a very fun part of our jobs, but learning about your weddings, is even more special.
Before you hit play on this wonderful film, hear a little more about it from the team at Capture the Moment Media…
From the Filmmakers
For Jessie and Preeti it was all about the big picture, it was all about the journey we all take as people and how it forms us and makes us who we are.
If you have ever been to a Sikh wedding ceremony you might have noticed one special part of the ceremony in particular, about half way through the ceremony the bride and the groom stand up and walk in a circle four times, this is called the Four Laava.
When you watch it, it seems relatively understated, it’s not that flashy, it doesn’t demand a lot of attention. However what it symbolizes is incredibly significant and would be the key to this story.
We have filmed a lot of Sikh wedding videos in our day and over this time we learned what each circle represents. However we have never worked with a couple that was as spiritual and as educated in the sikh religion as Jessie and Preeti so when we set out to tell their story we really wanted to explore what each circle meant to them.
What we discovered was that each circle represented an important part of all our lives, it was a universal truth, something that not only we could relate to but everyone could. Sounds like a great story to us.
We took this as the number one focus of our story. We related the entire week of events back to these four circles, every decision we made revolved around these meanings.
Not only did this provide the frame work of an incredible story but we found it pushed us as film makers and provided us with prospective on our own journey not only making this film but why we make films all together.
It’s stories like this that we love sharing with you.
Watch Jessie & Preeti’s Beautiful Wedding Film
Isn’t it special? I couldn’t help but really feel for the bride saying goodbye to her family, it’s something every couple feels when they get married, but I love how it’s a meaningful moment in a Sikh wedding.
Thanks so much to Capture the Moment Media ,and of course, Preeti & Jessie for sharing their beautiful wedding film with us.
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