Sikh Wedding photography and Punjabi wedding photography from a Sikh and Catholic wedding in Seattle.

Rouella Mendonca and Harneet Singh were married on one of those gray cloudy days we have in mid-February. Just before sunset, after their second wedding ceremony of the day, a glimmer of sunlight worked its way through the gloom. The sky in the picture above should give you some idea of what the light was like. Yet Rouella and Harneet were so happy – it could have been pouring and it would not have mattered to them.

Coming from different faiths, they decided to celebrate their marriage with two ceremonies, reflecting their Sikh and Catholic denominations. The Sikh ceremony took place at the Sikh Centre Of Seattle in Bothell. The beautiful and simple rite was accompanied by wonderful Indian music, and it was a delight to witness. After a meal and a break, we headed over to Blessed Sacrament Parish in the University District, where Rouella and Harneet had their Catholic wedding ceremony. This required a different wedding dress for Rouella. It was stunning to see her emerge from the rectory of the church. Her dad walked her down the aisle. Harneet looked on as she came up to the altar. The wedding party was quite small, with just two grooms men and two bridesmaids.

This was one of the hardest set of wedding pictures I have had to edit in a while, as there were so many wonderful images of the many details from both ceremonies- it hurt to leave them out! Below is my best effort of doing their wedding day justice with a small number of my favorite images. The slideshow shows a larger and more complete set of Rouella and Harneet’s wedding photos. Special thanks to Megan Keller of a KURANT EVENT for the great work she did organizing and planning the events, and to my second photographer Monica Frisell.

Here is a link to the web gallery with all of Rouella and Harneet’s wedding pictures  and a link  Rouella and Harneet’s Sikh and Catholic Wedding Photos   to pictures  previewed  previously.

Wedding Ceremony: Sikh Centre Of Seattle – Bothell, WA| Wedding Ceremony: Blessed Sacrament Parish – Seattle, Washington, | Reception:  Lake Washington Rowing Club , Seattle WA

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Sikh Wedding Photography and Punjabi wedding photography by a Seattle wedding photographer

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Sikh Wedding Photography and Punjabi wedding photography by a Seattle wedding photographer

Sikh Wedding Photography and Punjabi wedding photography by a Seattle wedding photographer

Sikh Wedding Photography and Punjabi wedding photography by a Seattle wedding photographer

Sikh Wedding Photography and Punjabi wedding photography by a Seattle wedding photographer

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Sikh Wedding Photography and Punjabi wedding photography by a Seattle wedding photographer

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Seattle Wedding photographer at an Indian Sikh and Catholic wedding and Punjabi wedding photography

Wedding photographer at an Indian Sikh and Catholic wedding in Seattle and Punjabi wedding photography

Wedding photographer at an Indian Sikh and Catholic wedding

Wedding photographer at an Indian Sikh and Catholic wedding  Seattle WA

Wedding photographer at an Indian Sikh and Catholic wedding

Wedding photographer at an Indian Sikh and Catholic wedding

Wedding photographer at an Indian Sikh and Catholic wedding

Wedding photographer at an Indian Sikh and Catholic wedding reception at Lake Washington Rowing Club

Wedding photographer at an Indian Sikh and Catholic wedding reception at Lake Washington Rowing Club

Wedding photographer at an Indian Sikh and Catholic wedding reception at Lake Washington Rowing Club

Wedding photographer at an Indian Sikh and Catholic wedding reception at Lake Washington Rowing Club

Wedding photographer at an Indian Sikh and Catholic wedding reception at Lake Washington Rowing Club

Wedding photographer at an Indian Sikh and Catholic wedding reception at Lake Washington Rowing Club

Wedding photographer at an Indian Sikh and Catholic wedding reception at Lake Washington Rowing Club

Wedding photographer at an Indian Sikh and Catholic wedding reception at Lake Washington Rowing Club

 

Here is a link  Rouella and Harneet’s Sikh and Catholic Wedding Photos of pictures previously previewed and to a web gallery with all of Rouella and Harneet’s wedding pictures.

Below is a mini-slide show with the complete set of wedding photography highlights from Rouella and Harneet‘s wedding.  Click on toggle thumbnails to hide them; to start just click on the right arrow on the image.

Seattle wedding photography  portrait of a Sikh and Catholic wedding in Seattle.

 

  Rouella Mendonca and Harneet Singh are a beautiful couple and had a wonderful wedding day. They had two wedding ceremonies in February, the first a Sikh wedding ceremony in Bothel and the second a Catholic wedding at Blessed Sacrament Church in the University District of Seattle. This large group wedding panoramic portrait was made right after the Catholic ceremony in the back of Blessed Sacrament Church. Tomorrow the rest of the pictures from their wedding will be posted here.

Mehndi ceremony before the Indian wedding of Harneet and Rouella at the Sikh Temple in Bothell, WA

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending and photographing the wedding ceremonies of a wonderful couple of people Harneet and Rouella. What was unusual for me was they were married in two different wedding ceremonies, Sikh and Catholic.

On Friday evening they had the traditional Mehndi or henna ceremony where Rouella and many of the women in the family and her friends had henna applied to their hands and in Rouella’s case her feet as well. It was a joyful evening party.

Saturday morning was the wedding ceremony at the Sikh Temple in Bothell,WA. This was the first time I had been present for a Sikh wedding ceremony and it was wonderful and very simple. I am unfamiliar with the traditions of the Sikh religion and seeing their wedding ceremony was a great introduction to the teachings of their gurus. After a meal and a break we headed over to Blessed Sacrament Church in the University District where Rouella and Harneet were married in a Catholic wedding ceremony.

After the wedding at Blessed Sacrament, we all headed over to the Lake Washington Rowing Club for the wedding reception. Here is a taste of some of the pictures we shot over the weekend. There are a whole lot more that need to be edited, but this preview will have to do for now. I would like to thank Megan Keller of a KURANT EVENT for the great work she did organizing and planning the events and  my second photographer Monica Frisell.

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Indian wedding in seattle with a Sikh wedding ceremony at a Sikh Temple in Bothell, WA

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Jumping for joy!
The weather in January was mostly dark and wet but on January 12th it cleared up very nicely which was a good thing for Erin Danielson and Raymond Tse  who had picked that day for their wedding. After getting ready in rooms at the downtown Seattle Arctic Club Hotel  we made some portraits and  then headed up to the Blessed Sacrament Church in the University District for the wedding ceremony. After the ceremony while most everyone headed back to the Arctic Club for the reception, we took off to make some sunset pictures with Erin and Raymond. Above they were jumping for joy as the sun went down behind a low hanging cloud bank over the Olympic Mountains across Puget Sound. Love that band of red sunset sky peeking through.

After some really fun pictures we headed back to the Dome Room of the Arctic Club to meet uo with their guests and join the wedding reception. Below are some of my favorite pictures from their wedding and below them is a slideshow of a more complete set of  their wedding pictures. Special  thanks to my assistant photographer Monica Frisell.

Wedding Ceremony: Blessed Sacrament Parish – Seattle, Washington, | Reception:  Dome Room of  the Arctic Club Hotel Seattle 

Seattle Wedding Photography  at Blessed Sacrament Church with wedding reception at the Arctic Club Hotel in the Dome Room in Seattle,WA

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Below is a mini-slide show with the complete set of wedding photography highlights from Erin & Raymond’s wedding. Click on toggle thumbnails to hide them; to start just click on the right arrow on the image.

Here is a link  Arctic Club Hotel Wedding Photos   to more wedding pictures  previewed  right after the wedding. 

First look outside the Arctic Club Hotel in Seattle WA

 

Our first wedding to photograph of the New Year was that of  Erin Danielson and Raymond Tse on Jan 12th. For a pleasant surprise the weather was wonderful and the sun shined like no one would have predicted. So for Plan B we were unexpectedly able to do a number of pictures outdoor.

Above, Raymond sees Erin for the first time outside the entrance to the downtown Seattle Arctic Club.  I have not been back to the Arctic Club in Seattle since it was acquired by the Hilton Hotel and completely refurbished. It is an amazing vintage building. They have restored all of the most elegant details, including the bar in the lobby and the Doom Room with its amazing ceiling dome,  preserving the atmosphere of a vintage gentlemans club for Arctic explorers in downtown Seattle. The lobby is decorated with framed portraits of past member explorers.

They both got ready for their wedding in rooms there. Later after the wedding ceremony at Blessed Sacrament Parish Church,  their wedding reception was in the fabulous Dome Room of the Arctic Club Seattle.  We are still early in the process of editing all of the wedding pictures,  but wanted to show off just a few to preview what will be coming. Congratulations to Erin and Raymond.

Wedding Ceremony: Blessed Sacrament Parish – Seattle, Washington, | Reception:  Arctic Club Hotel Seattle  | Photography: Daniel Sheehan & Monica Frisell

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Wedding Ceremony:, Blessed Sacrament Parish - Seattle Washington

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Wedding Ceremony:, Blessed Sacrament Parish - Seattle Washington

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