Amandeep and Kirk had a traditional Sikh wedding ceremony followed by an American-style reception and New Years party. Their wedding day started with a traditional Milni ceremony in which the groom’s family is introduced to the bride’s family. This intimate gathering was followed by a short breakfast before guests assembled for the morning wedding. Amandeep wore a beautiful saree with 40 red and white bangles on both arms, which she received during the sangeet ceremony the day before the wedding. The Bride’s mother traveled to her hometown in India to pick out the fabric for Amadeep’s gown and the fabric was hand embroidered, weighing around 17 lbs.
The couple had an intimate and joyous ceremony. Guests dressed in brightly colored salwar kameez filled the hall singing hymns and prayers ushering the couple into their new life. Amadeep and Kirk walked around the altar four times together symbolizing the journey they take as one soul, uniting them as a couple.
After the wedding the couple left the hall in a Doli ceremony in which the Bride symbolically leaves her family to join the grooms family. Following this the Bride and Groom had a short break in which they could change and prepare for their New Years party. Amandeep and Kirk began their new life together in the best way possible by ringing in the New Year with their closest family and friends.
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