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Cynthia + Paul’s Sikh Wedding, Vancouver

We were really looking forward to Cynthia and Paul’s weddings- yep, you got it, wedding-s. They had two gorgeous weddings on two separate days to celebrate both their cultural backgrounds. How much fun was that for them!!? Getting the chance to marry the love of your love twice, sounds rather romantic to me. And both of their wedding days couldn’t have been more different: Sikh for the first wedding and Western/Chinese for their second ceremony. Of course there was double the wedding planning for Cynthia, but I have to say she did an excellent job coordinating both days flawlessly.  Their first wedding day was to celebrate Paul’s Sikh background and took place at the Akali Singh Sikh Temple.

sikh_wedding_hyperfocus_photography_vancouverCynthia started getting ready at 5:30 am, while Paul only got up at 9am, lucky guy! Here Lailani, Cynthia’s friend watches as she has the final touches of her make-up applied.

sikh_wedding_hyperfocus_photography_vancouverAbsolutely stunning Gucci heels and her beautiful sari.


sikh_wedding_hyperfocus_photography_vancouverMeanwhile at the groom’s house, Paul was the center of attention while family members tie a sehera (floral/beaded veil) to his forehead.

sikh_wedding_hyperfocus_photography_vancouverTea with savouries (normally samosa, pakoras) and sweets are being served.

sikh_wedding_hyperfocus_photography_vancouverPaul and his procession head out the door to the Sikh temple.

sikh_wedding_hyperfocus_photography_vancouverThe priest sitting center stage during their ceremony reading from holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib.

sikh_wedding_vancouver_hyperfocus_photographyDuring their ceremony Cynthia was supposed to keep a rather neutral look on her face, but she couldn’t help herself to smile when she looked over at Paul!


sikh_wedding_vancouver_hyperfocus_photographyPaul and his friends looking rather dapper.


sikh_wedding_vancouver_hyperfocus_photographyAlthough the day started out with drizzly rain, we had warm sunshine just in time for our photo session near Deer Lake in Burnaby.

sikh_wedding_vancouver_hyperfocus_photographyCongratulations Cynthia + Paul! We truly enjoyed capturing ‘wedding day one’ for you. We’ll post their second wedding soon.

Cynthia’s Dress: Custom made and purchased in India
Ceremony Location: Akali Singh Sikh Temple
Catering: Dhaliwal Banquet Hall & Restaurant
Hair/Make-up: Studio 26: Racquel Lacson
Florist: Flowers by Coco

  • Karen Fairchild

    Wow, she is stunning! So unique to see a Chinese bride in a sari! She is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Polly Kainth

    As the emcee for Paul and Cynthia’s wedding reception, I was taken back at all of the beautiful arrangements and the photographers’ attention to details. After attending so many mixed cultural weddings, this was absolutely unique and the most memorable wedding of the season!ReplyCancel

  • c

    omg I love the colours of her lengha/saari – something i would wear for my own wedding – beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Jas

    Nice work, Great composition, Great Detail and Beautiful Couple. Awesome job.ReplyCancel