Monica & Simon’s Sikh Wedding Ceremony at Ragley Hall

Monica & Simon’s Sikh Wedding Ceremony at Ragley Hall

The sky was a brilliant blue & the sun blazing as I made my way to photography Monica & Simon’s Sikh wedding at Ragley Hall, a magnificent Palladian mansion nestled within an estate of 450 acres of grounds & parklands located in Alcester, Warwickshire.

Ive been lucky enough to photograph a number of Weddings at Ragley Hall as well as corporate events, their official fireworks & even a Halloween special but Monica & Simon’s Sikh Ceremony would be the 1st I had photographed there.

Simon had said the day would be non stop beginning with him riding in on a horse & end James Bond style. I was pretty much prepared for anything 🙂

I met with Simon’s Grooms men at the bottom of the long winding driveway which leads up to Ragley Hall.  The beautiful white mare was being prepared for her part in the ceremony- decorated with colourful adornments.  The horse must be white, as it represents peace and submissiveness of the powerful horse to the groom. Simon arrived dressed in a ornate white Sherwani, elaborately decorated with intricate gold stitching and red buttons.  Simon looked truly royal during the Baraat, as his made his way towards the entrance with his friends & family singing folk songs and dances.

The Milni followed (the official meeting of both families) where key male family members from both sides exchange garlands and greet each other, symbolising the acceptance of two families into one. Not to be out done on either side, the lifting of each other got higher & higher much to the delight or all the guests watching.

After Monica & Simon’s wedding ceremony, steeped in traditional rituals, the guests enjoyed tea & sandwiches on the patio in the beautiful sunshine, accompanied by music played by a saxophonist.

We gathered the families together for some family shots & then had a little bit of time to take Simon & Monica off around the stunning grounds for a few shots of them as the newly weds.

The lavish celebrations continued in the  beautiful dinning hall within Ragley were family & friends enjoyed a traditional Sikh banquet.

An emotional singing solo by Simon’s daughter followed the speeches & if that wasn’t keeping me on my toes enough 😀 Monica & Simon when straight from a cake cut in to their first dance where their bridal party flash mobbed the dance!

The evening certainly didn’t slow down or stop there… The entire lower level of Ragley hall had been decked out in a James Bond style casino theme so that their evening of entertainment & merriment could continue.

My time drew to an end & I bid my fair wells to Monica & Simon & their Casino Royale.

Here are just a few images taken from Monic & Simon’s Wedding

Wedding at Ragley Hall Wedding at Ragley Hall

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Ragley Hall’s Spectacular Fireworks Display | Corporate Event Photographs by Victoria Jane Photography

It’s 1am & I’ve had a somewhat busy day  …

…My day started at Coombe Abbey in Coventry where I was photographing Linda & Ian’s Wedding.  We had a wonderful day & the weather was amazing.  We managed to do plenty of outside photographs in the stunning grounds and we even went on a ghost tour which isn’t the best thing to do when you’ve got such an active imagination as I have! Will I sleep tonight? Photos of the wedding to follow.

Once I had left Coombe, I then made a mad dash over to the stunning Ragley Hall to photographs their amazing fireworks display. I took the opportunity to take Gary and Jessica with me so they could enjoy the fireworks too (without Gary having to have a camera in his hand for once!). Jessica doesn’t normally like loud noises so it was a bit of a risk but she loved it and at the end of the display was asking for ‘more bangs daddy please’…..

There were children’s fairground rides, a live fireshow, numerous food stalls, a huge bonfire & Touch FM was there to create a great party atmosphere!

Here are just a few of my favourite images from the night…….

I have been lucky enough to photograph a number of events at Ragley Hall this Year. This event was photographed on behalf of Ragley Hall’s Operations Manager & Front of House Supervisor. I have many more images to forward to them & I hope they enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoyed attending the event & photographing them.

If you have a special event in Warwickshire or the West Midlands that you would like photographing then please give me a call on 07739 096 632.