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Traditional Jamaican/ Ghanaian wedding ceremony in Croydon by wedding photographer Egham Surrey – PhotoAlbert

 

Weddings have a habit of taking you back to your roots and the wedding of Taniesha and Myles was no exception.

They decided that even though the couple were in Croydon, they would have a traditional Ghanaian and Jamaican wedding.

This meant that although the bride wore a beautiful white dress, the groom wasn’t in a suit. Instead, Myles wore a traditional Jamaican outfit made from brightly coloured material in orange, beige and blue. His groomsmen wore shirts and trousers with bow ties that matched his outfit and Taniesha too had a short-sleeved shawl made from the same material with colour coordinated accessories.

It was spectacularly colourful, and it was a real pleasure to photograph. I started off by taking pictures of the guests. I especially like the black and white photograph of the two little girls by the door. They were dressed in the same outfits and maybe they were sisters. I loved the smaller child’s cheeky grin.

The wedding was split into two parts. According to Ghanaian tradition, the bride cannot be handed over to the groom until certain negotiations have taken place. These are the receipt of gifts such as money, clothes and jewellery from the groom’s family to the bride’s family. The groom sits in between the two families while presents are handed over.

Once everything is agreed the bride can be reunited with the groom. Taniesha entered the room with her face covered with a veil. when she reached Myles, he removed the veil to reveal his happy and excited bride.

Then the second part of the wedding commenced. This is the wedding ceremony itself and the exchange of rings. After this, the cake is cut and as you can see from my photograph Taniesha and Myles’ cake was decorated with Ghanaian and Jamaican flags.

I took plenty of photographs before and during the ceremony. My favourite photograph of the happy couple is when they are sitting side by side on the stage. They are grinning at each other and they look so relaxed and happy together.

After the ceremony, Taniesha changed into a short white dress and Myles put on a white shirt and shorts. Now it was time for the dancing to start and everybody had a great time dancing well into the night.

Once the photographs had been sent out I received a lovely note from Taniesha’s Aunt who said “Albert is a fantastic photographer, who uses his artistic and sharp eyes to take the most exciting photographs. He photographed my nephew’s traditional wedding and the pictures are amazing. Thank you, Albert.”

This was a great compliment as I had a great time at the wedding, as I do at each wedding I photograph.

If you would like me to photograph your wedding, please get in touch with me using the form on my website. I am a Surrey based photographer, but I travel all around Surrey and London.

natural wedding photograph by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

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Flower girls

ushers getting ready before traditional ceremony by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Getting ready in progress – Do not enter!

traditional Ghanaian Jamaican wedding ceremony by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Introducing the groom and his party

picture of groomsmen entering the party by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Entrance of the Groom and his Party

Groom in traditional Jamaican outfit by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Groom in traditional Jamaican outfit

groom enters the reception dancing in company of his groomsmen by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Wedding party entrance reception

groom and groomsmen dancing by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Groom dances in company of this party

wedding reportage by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Pleasant surprise

Groom in traditional Jamaican outfit by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Groom

bride and bridesmaids entering the reception for traditional Ghanaian wedding by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Bride arrives in company of bridesmaids

bride with covered face dancing when entering the reception by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Bride with veiled face

picture of bride with veil over the face facing the groom by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Veil over the face

close up picture on henna on bride

Close up – Henna

Groom unveils the bride during traditional ceremony by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

A groom lifting the veil of his bride

picture of happy bride and groom by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Bride and Groom smile at each other

picture of the wedding rings exchange by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Exchange of the wedding rings

picture of bride by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Happy Bride

bride and groom holding each other hands by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Holding each other hands

blessing of bride and groom during traditional Ghanaian Jamaican ceremony by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Blessing

picture of the bride giving thumb up by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Thumbs up

wedding cake decorated in Ghanaian and Jamaican flags by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

wedding cake

picture of happy bride and groom cut the cake by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Cutting the cake

picture of cutting the cake by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Cutting the cake – close up

Bride feeds the groom with the wedding cake by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Bride feeding the Groom

bride and groom feeding wedding cake to each other by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Groom feeds wedding cake to bride

picture of the bride by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Bridal portrait

picture of the bride and groom in traditional African wedding outfits by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Bride and Groom

picture of bride and groom by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Bride and Groom

black and white wedding picture by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

It’s been her 🙂

candid picture of happy groom by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Candid

wedding reportage by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Drink up

picture of bride and groom with bridal party by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Bride and groom dance

picture of wedding party on the dance floor by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Dancing together

happy bridesmaids dance by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Candid

bride dances by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Bride

picture of the bride by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Bride

candid picture by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

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natural wedding documentary by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Hug

reportage picture by wedding photographer Egham Surrey PhotoAlbert

Candid

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Bride

 

 

Pictures by wedding photographer Egham Surrey – PhotoAlbert

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