This was filmed in 2011 – there are much newer versions of our work which can be viewed here Sikh Wedding Videography
Here is the first part of Bhupinder’s Asian Wedding video – Vatna/Maiya Ceremony filmed by Beautiful Life in Leicester. The Vatna ceremony is all about preparing the Bride and Groom for married life. I love the colours and Vatna Ceremonies always make beautiful films. This video covers the preparations, arrivals and Vatna/Maiya Ceremony of the Groom.
Vatna Ceremony Explained
A Vatna is where the couple’s families rub yellow tumeric paste onto their legs, face, and arms while they sit on a patri (a special red board with embroidery). This takes place under a special redd cloth held by four women. The ceremony is done to cleanse and balance the body and get them ready for married life. There is always rangoli in front of where the groom or bride is seated. The mother will clean the rangoli, mix it up with water, and put it on the front walls of the house with her hand. It is said that the longer this lasts, the more love the mother has for her son or daughter.