We Explore Indian (Pakistani & Hindu) Weddings in Brisbane & Gold Coast (QLD)

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As Brisbane wedding photographers since 2011, we’ve photographed over 50 Indian weddings across Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast. Our lens has witnessed the rich tapestry of cultures as couples from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Fiji, India, Singapore, Canada, USA. We’ve proudly documented the vibrant diversity of these celebrations through our photography.

An Brisbane Indian ( Pakistani & Hindu & Bangladeshi ) wedding is perhaps the most colourful of all the world’s wedding celebrations, and if you’re lucky enough to be invited to one, you can look forward to bright décor, energy-packed dances, and great food. Behind the aesthetic, Indian weddings in Brisbane,  Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast include many traditional and symbolic customs that aim to send the newlyweds off into a prosperous and fulfilling new life together. Traditionally, our Indian wedding photography in Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast spans over 3 days, capturing every cherished moment of the celebrations. On the first day is the Ganesh Puja, which kicks off the celebrations with a prayer to Lord Ganesh, the remover of obstacles. The Ganesh Puja takes place at home with the couple and their closest friends and relatives. Day two consists of Pithi, followed by a Mehendi ceremony, and ending with Sangeet. The Pithi ceremony traditionally takes place separately in both members of the couples’ family homes. This ceremony bestows good luck on the couple. Relatives make a paste out of turmeric, rose water, and chickpea flour, which is then spread on the couple’s skin for brightness and blessings.

During the Mehendi ceremony, the bride and her female relatives apply henna to their skin. The designs are symbolic of joy, beauty, spirituality and offering. The artist also hides the bride and groom’s names within the design for the couple to find after the ceremony. To close the second day of celebrations, the families of the couple will throw a Sangeet, celebrating the evening before the official wedding ceremony. This is where friends and family will perform skits and dances, allowing all guests to mingle in a fun and informal setting. On the third and final day of the wedding ceremony, the groom traditionally arrives on a white horse, a procession known as Baarat. The bride will then arrive and join the groom at the Mandap—the altar—where a sacred flame burns. This fire acts as a witness, and the bride’s brother will give her three fistfuls of puffed rice, which she will then offer to the sacred fire. The couple goes on to exchange jai mala—flower garlands—which symbolise the partners becoming a part of each other’s families. The couple’s garments are then tied together, and they make either seven steps or seven circles around the ceremonial fire, before racing each other back to their seats. To signify that the bride is married, red powder known as Sindoor is applied to her hair. Once all ceremonies are performed, the reception party begins. Similar to Western weddings, Indian weddings end with a delicious buffet, great music, and of course, a dance floor.

Brisbane Indian weddings are colourful, fun, and steeped in beautiful traditions.
Whether you are a member of the couple, or one of the guests, it will be a celebration you will never forget.

 

– Sharleen & Akshay Wedding Highlight –
Location : Stretton + Sheraton Gold Coast

  
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– Veena & Piyush Wedding Highlight –
Location : Kangaroon Point + Sofitel Brisbane

 

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– Sidrah & Faadhil Wedding Highlight –
Location : Victoria Park Golf Club

 

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– A & J Wedding Highlight –
Location : City Hall + Sandstone Point Hotel + Ocean View Winery + Portside Wharf

 

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– Snehal & Roneel Wedding Highlight –
Location : Runcorn + Sheraton Gold Coast

 

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– Raul & Amrita Wedding Highlight –
Location : Mt Alford + Forest Lake Community Hall

 

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– Diya & Ronik Wedding Highlight –
Location : Kuraby + Kangaroo Point

 

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– Tejal & Vivek Wedding Highlight –
Location : Parkinson + sheraton Gold Coast

 

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– Shawn & Preetika Wedding Highlight –
Location : Wishart + Morayfield + Emporium Hotel South Bank

 

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– Sanjna & Vikas Wedding Highlight –
Location :Brookwater Golf Club + Sofitel Brisbane

 

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– Pratik & Nina Wedding Highlight –
Location : Mt Alford + Venue 114 Sunshine Coast

 

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–  Hari & Venugopalan Wedding Highlight –
Location : Hillstone

  
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– AJ & Kb Wedding Highlight –
Location :Mt Waren Park + Lighthouse Center Forest Lake

 

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– Humsa & Suj Wedding Highlight –
Location : Rocklea Croatian Club

 

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– Meera & Nihill Wedding Highlight –
Location : Sirromet Winery

 

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– Shweta & Omkar Wedding Highlight –
Location : St Bernards Hotel 

 

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– Bhavisha & Dakshay Wedding Highlight –
Location : Underwood + Eaton Hill Hotel  + Sofitel Brisbane

 

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– Upoma & Nasif Wedding Highlight –
Location : Emerald Lake + Greek Club

  
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– Sara & Bashshar  Wedding Highlight –
Location : W Hotel Brisbane

 

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– Davisha & Akshay Wedding Highlight –
Location : Heathwood + Vedic Cultural Centre

 

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– Pallavi & Sharun Wedding Highlight –
Location : Indooroopilly + Hilton Brisbane

 

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