Traditional Sikh engagement ceremonies are as colorful as the wedding day. Photographed during the Kurmai (engagement), the bride receives gifts from the groom's family like fine silks, star-studded jewelry, and precious stones. It is also the day the groom presents his bride with a ring.
An off-camera flash was used on camera left at a 45-degree angle to emphasize the moment when our bride received a gold diamond-laced necklace from her soon to be mother-in-law.
Location: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.