Jatinder wore a traditional pink/peach lenga with silver bead work paired with crystal/silver/white jewelry from Bombay. The groom also wore a traditional wedding kurta with colours matching the bride.
Some Rituals at the marriage venue
Milni means “Introductions”. In a Sikh marriage, “Ardas” is performed by the head person in charge of looking after the Sikh scriptures, followed by the formal introductions of the main male players in the families. For example both eldest Chachas (father’s younger brother) will come together and exchange garlands of flowers. In the Milni ceremony, the girl’s relatives give Shagun (a token of good luck) to the groom’s close relatives. It is done in the descending order, beginning from the elder most. Cash and clothes are gifted.
Laanva – In a Sikh wedding, the bride and groom will walk in tow around the Guru Granth Sahib four times, called laanva. This signifies they not only accept each other as one soul in two bodies, but also as the Guru as the center of their marriage.
Joota chupai It literally means ‘hiding the shoes’. The bride’s sisters indulge in stealing of shoes. It is a fun tradition, in which the girls charge a fee for agreeing to return the shoes.
The couple hosted their reception on Sunday, August 16th at Dream Convention Centre located in Brampton. The evening started with the cocktail hour leading into the start of the program. The program started with the entrances of all immediate family members (parents of the bride/groom, siblings of bride/groom) and grand entrance with of course the couple of the night Jatinder & Lakhbir.
The evening was filled with group dance performances from friends, speeches from family & friends.
After the group performance, they strolled across the dance floor as they had their first dance as husband & wife.
The evening ended with great Indian cuisine, lots of fun & laughter and amazing music to dance the night away.
After a fun-filled wedding weekend and with gorgeous weather, I want to wish this beautiful couple Jatinder & Lakhbir all the best wishes as they embark on their new journey together. Congratulations on your love story!