Tamil Hindu Wedding Cinematography
Jeni and Stephen
The Tamil Hindu wedding ceremony took place on the grounds of the amazing Luton Hoo Hotel. Jeni made her entrance into the wedding hall accompanied by more than a dozen flower girls, bridesmaids and friends. As part of the Tamil wedding ceremony her parents gifted her to Stephen who in return promised to protect and cherish her always. The Koorai (wedding saree) and Thali (gold necklace) were blessed by the congregation before being given to her.
Jeni returned to the Manavarai dressed in her Koorai and garlanded Stephen. The most significant moment then came, the tying of the Thali. To the beat of the drum and the classical pipe music Stephen tied the Thali around Jeni's neck signifying his abiding love for her.
Modern Montage Edit
Suman and Banu
Suman and Banu held their civil wedding and wedding breakfast at the Bluebird Cafe, Chelsea (this famous cafe is regularly seen on the TV show "Made in Chelsea"). It was a comparably small and intimate affair and afternoon tea was served after the wedding ceremony. This was filmed by one of our cinematographers using two cameras.
The Tamil Hindu wedding was held at the Sofitel Hotel, Terminal 5. A luxurious and very popular venue for large Asian weddings.
The priest, Dhinesh Maduraiveeran conducted the Tamil wedding and did a wonderful job explaining the significance of the different parts of the ceremony.
As is traditional, Banu changed into her Koorai (the wedding saree ) which was a beautiful gold and pink colour. There is no ring exchange at a Tamil Hindu wedding, instead there is a necklace called a Thali or Mangala Sutra (meaning "an auspicious thread") which the groom ties around the bride's neck to signify that she is a married woman. According to Hindu tradition it is believed that this practice enhances the well being of the husband.
The reception took place in the evening. An amazing banquet was served up by the wonderful Madhu's team. The cake was simply amazing -provided by Nazish. The night's entertainment was provided by the Kudos team who really know how to party and keep the guests on the dance floor - not that this lot needed much encouragement!
Jay & Nishalini
This amazing Tamil wedding took place at Grand Sapphire, London. An amazing purpose built venue with crystal chandeliers and a capacity of 800. Ideal, for this was a large wedding even by South Asian standards, for in the bridal party alone there were 25 bridesmaids and 5 flower girls. A big fat Indian wedding to say the least!
Filmed by our experienced three cinematographer team including a crane operator and gimbal stabiliser specialist to achieve that Tollywood look. Nearly 2.5 million views on youtube! (as at Nov 2017)