Earlier this year, I was in Vancouver. My neice's husband (Mohamed Assani) is a very accomplished, internationally renown sitar player and I was asked by him if I'd like to come and photograph him and accompanying tabla player at a Sikh wedding. I was delighted to be asked as I knew it would be a colourful affair.
It wasa huge wedding with 500+ guests. There were at least two official photographers and I concentrated on photographing Mohammed and Sonny. I couldn't however resist taking a few snaps of the bride as she arrived in a very ornate sedan chair in a beaautiful outfit and flashed me a lovely smile! In this photo, she is being carried by four members of her family and just arriving at the ceremony to the accompaniment of VERY loud drumming. The drums used were dhols which are traditional Indian musical instruments, particularly in the Punjab region and they date back to the 15th century.