Hare Krishna Temple Watford | Ashti + Chris

Bringing together two cultures in the most stunning of settings, with the welcoming nature of the Hare Krishna Temple making for a truly special Hindu wedding in Watford this spring.

One of the things I have always loved about my job as a wedding photographer is not only the individual stories of each wedding, but the immersion in other cultures and experiencing and documenting the beautiful moments that each have their own story.
I have had the pleasure of witnessing many different cultures and traditions over the years, but the welcoming nature of the Hare Krishna Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford really was something special.

I first met Chris a few years ago when I photographed his sister’s wedding at The Holy Trinity Church, Sutton Coldfield and it really was great to see Marie and James’ and their families again this year, and indeed see their growing family too!

Come the day of Ashti + Chris’ wedding my wedding day started capturing Ashti’s preparations with her parents at home in Harrow, in the fabulously relaxed atmosphere – seemingly sponsored by tea! – before we all moved to the temple for the ceremonies.

The Bhaktivedanta Manor is quite a stunning setting, and as the UK base for the Hare Krishna Movement, is a truly setting to host the most important days.
Being surrounded by stunning grounds with the backdrop of the tudor style building, the photographic opportunities are endless, but for me it was the beautiful and important moments during the ceremonies of the wedding that provided the most interest and intrigue when documenting Ashti + Chris’ wedding.

With the ceremonies being led by one of the most accommodating priests allowing me the freedom to document the true moments of the day, from the intimate Ganesh Pooja to the building of the excitement with the Milni ceremony before heading to the Mandap for the wedding ceremony.

Throughout the day the warmth and inclusion from the temple and from the families was truly inspiring to witness and document, with the excitement and fun had by both sides of the family clear to see.

So many colours, so many moments, and so many opportunities to capture beautiful natural wedding photographs, I really was spoilt when capturing Ashti + Chris’ wedding.

Here is a more in-depth look at Ashti + Chris’ wedding at the Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple Watford.

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Documenting the Hindu wedding ceremony traditions with the Sapta Padi with the seven vows of marriage at Hare Krishna Temple in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the Hindu wedding ceremony traditions with the Sapta Padi with the seven vows of marriage at Hare Krishna Temple in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the Hindu wedding ceremony traditions with the Sapta Padi with the seven vows of marriage at Hare Krishna Temple in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the Hindu wedding ceremony traditions with the Sapta Padi with the seven vows of marriage at Hare Krishna Temple in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative documentary wedding photography of the Hindu wedding ceremony an the Magalsutra as the couple are joined in marriage together at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative documentary wedding photography of the Hindu wedding ceremony an the Magalsutra as the couple are joined in marriage together at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative documentary wedding photography of the Hindu wedding ceremony an the Magalsutra as the couple are joined in marriage together at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative documentary wedding photography of the Hindu wedding ceremony an the Magalsutra as the couple are joined in marriage together at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative documentary wedding photography of the Hindu wedding ceremony an the Magalsutra as the couple are joined in marriage together at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful ancient traditions captured through documentary wedding photography showing the Kansar Bhojan at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the concluding tradition of the Hindu wedding ceremony, the Aashirvaad as the couple are blessed by the parents at Hare Krishna Temple in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed elegant portraits around the beautiful gardens at Hare Krishna Temple in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative natural portraits of the bride and groom around the wonderful setting of Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed elegant portraits around the beautiful gardens at Hare Krishna Temple in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative natural portraits of the bride and groom around the wonderful setting of Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed elegant portraits around the beautiful gardens at 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photographs of the wedding reception at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the wedding reception at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the wedding reception at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the wedding reception at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the wedding reception at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the wedding reception at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the wedding reception at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the wedding reception at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the Vadava Vanu as the Bride and Groom leave for the reception from the Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the Vadava Vanu as the Bride and Groom leave for the reception from the Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the Vadava Vanu as the Bride and Groom leave for the reception from the Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Reportage photographs as the Bride and Groom enjoy the wedding reception with the guests at the Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photos of the guests enjoying the wedding reception at the Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Reportage photographs as the Bride and Groom enjoy the wedding reception with the guests at the Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photos of the guests enjoying the wedding reception at the Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Reportage photographs as the Bride and Groom enjoy the wedding reception with the guests at the Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photos of the guests enjoying the wedding reception at the Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Reportage photographs as the Bride and Groom enjoy the wedding reception with the guests at the Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the fabulous fun first dance and partying at Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative photographs of the wedding reception and exciting first dance at Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the fabulous fun first dance and partying at Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative photographs of the wedding reception and exciting first dance at Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the fabulous fun first dance and partying at Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative photographs of the wedding reception and exciting first dance at Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the fabulous fun first dance and partying at Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Reportage photographs as the Bride and Groom enjoy the wedding reception with the guests at the Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photos of the guests enjoying the wedding reception at the Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Reportage photographs as the Bride and Groom enjoy the wedding reception with the guests at the Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photos of the guests enjoying the wedding reception at the Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Creative photographs of the wedding reception and exciting first dance at Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the fabulous fun first dance and partying at Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Wedding cake fun at Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Wedding cake fun at Mercure Hotel in Watford by London Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

 

A story to be continued at Moor Hall in Sutton Coldfield later in the month with the second wedding at Holy Trinity Church + Moor Hall.

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