Amanjot + Shanu, Bollywood Banquet Hall Wedding Video

Amanjot + Shanu, Bollywood Banquet Hall Wedding Video

I finally under­stood. I’ve heard an Indian bride’s fam­ily speak about the roller coaster of emo­tions that they expe­ri­ence dur­ing a wed­ding. I’ve even attended other Indian wed­dings where I’ve known the cou­ple get­ting mar­ried. But I’ve never under­stood it.

I’m used to the more tra­di­tional North Amer­i­can style wed­dings. The “hap­pi­est day of our lives” kind of event. So I never under­stood why it wasn’t sim­ply a joy­ous occa­sion for Indian families.

This time, though, I expe­ri­enced it on a much more per­sonal level. Shanu is like fam­ily to me. And for the first time, I could relate. I could feel the joy and cel­e­bra­tion of her new life with Aman­jot and his fam­ily. And I could relate to the heartache as the fam­ily she grew up with let her go to begin a new chap­ter of her life.

And it was a beau­ti­ful thing.

As with many Indian wed­dings, Aman­jot and Shanu’s fes­tiv­i­ties occurred over the course of a week. Events were held at Crown Palace Ban­quet Hall, Khalsa Diwan Soci­ety Ross Gur­d­wara, and Bol­ly­wood Ban­quet Hall. They also hosted sev­eral events at their per­sonal res­i­dences. Kudos to Sunny at Sunam Event Ser­vices who did a fan­tas­tic job trans­form­ing the venues with lav­ish decor.

UPDATE March 5, 2012:
After almost nine months, we caught up with Shanu and Aman. And they were more than will­ing to share their thoughts on their wed­ding video. They talked about the moments their video helped them re-live and enjoy. And they touched on how their wed­ding video com­pared with the full doc­u­men­tary video they had another stu­dio pro­duce.
Find out what they said here.

Key Ven­dors:
Cin­e­matog­ra­phy: Vin­cent + Theo Stu­dios
Pho­tog­ra­phy: Deo Stu­dios
Bridal Attire: Nawaz Cre­ations
Hair & Makeup Artist: Vi Sekhon
Decor: Sunam Event Ser­vices
    Mendhi: Crown Palace Ban­quet Hall
    Wed­ding: Khalsa Diwan Soci­ety Ross Gur­d­wara
    Recep­tion: Bol­ly­wood Ban­quet Hall