Empire Hall Wedding Photographer – Saejal & Matthew

When Matthew and Saejal asked me to be their reportage wedding photographer, I absolutely jumped at the chance. I LOVE photographing Indian weddings – they’re overflowing with so much emotion, colours and fun. So they’re an absolute joy to photograph.

In typical English fashion, the day started with rain. But nothing could put a dampner on this wedding – everyone was in such high spirits. We started the day at the jaw-dropping Empire Hall in Leicester. The Empire Hall is an incredible Grade II listed building. The former church has been transformed into a spectacular multi-faith wedding venue.

Colourful Indian Wedding

We started the first part of the day with a traditional English wedding ceremony where Saejal and Matthew both wore traditional wedding attire. With Saejal in a stunning beaded white dress and Matthew looking extremely dapper in a blue suit with a pop of pink from his tie. It was fantastic to see all of Matthew’s friends and family had donned traditional Indian dress for the ceremony. The whole wedding day was a truly colorful feast for the eyes.

Once the English ceremony was over, they had a short break to do their Hindu ceremony both wearing gorgeous Indian dress. Saejal looked incredible in her head to toe red and gold wedding sari. I will be forever mesmerised by her henna decorated hands, such an incredible art. Then came the most emotional part of the day, where Saejal had to say goodbye to her family, their were tears all round!

Party Time at The National Space Centre

Have you ever been to a wedding reception in a Space Centre? I didn’t think so… well now I have! After changing back into their first outfits the couple celebrated their evening ceremony amongst hundreds of amazing space artefacts.

We had such a fun time outside the Space Station shooting their truly unique couple portraits against the industrial backdrop of the station.
One of my most favourite photos from their day is their first dance in the auditorium. Surrounded by stars it was a truly unforgettable moment. As a wedding photographer, it’s not something you’re lucky enough to photograph everyday.Empire Hall Wedding Photographer

 

Father of the groom

mother of the bride

Indian Boy at a wedding
The Bride
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