Colourful Hindu Engagement in North London {Rupal & Dipen}

Hindu Engagement ceremony

Be prepared to see a lot of this gorgeous couple on my blog over the next few months! Dipen and Rupal originally asked me to photograph their traditional Hindu wedding and reception celebration respectively on two weekends at the end of June/beginning of July, but then they decided it’d be great to have someone to capture their Hindu engagement ceremony at the Raglan Hotel in Muswell Hill, too. I’ve done quite a few Asian weddings before, but not an engagement ceremony, but it was just as fun and colourful and inclusive of the family and guests as all the wedding celebrations I’ve photographed! They’re always so much fun, and I love all the ceremonial bits that mean everyone gets to play a part.

Here are just a few of my favourites from the many, many things that happened! Ain’t no action-packed event like an Indian event! 🙂

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Dipen wasn’t allowed to see Rupal when she entered…so his nephew decided to make sure he couldn’t!

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Dipen completely approved of his bride-to-be:

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The ring ceremony, with lots of hamming it up (I love this fun couple!):


And the presentation of gifts!

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And finally, a few quick couple portraits in the hotel garden:

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