Just like our previous couple Vinnie & Nicole, Rahul & Jaslyn are based in US and only flown in day before their wedding. They had a 3 days wedding celebration with the first day being Sangeet party held at Barnacles, Sentosa. Lots of energy, emotion and tradition was present and the highlights of the night for us to experience the Jago ceremony. For those of you who don’t know, Jago ceremony takes place the day before the wedding on the mehndi night or Sangeet night. The Jago is a bright, decorated, colorful steel jug that has candles in it. The word Jago means “Wake up” and gets everyone in the mood for what’s to come. The Jago ceremony starts with the aunt colorfully dressed in a traditional Punjabi Ghaghara and with her dancing with the pot on her head. The pot is then passed around the rest of the family and friends where they take their turn in the Jago alongside everyone else.
On the 2nd day we had the Mehndi ceremony where professional mehndi artist or a relative applies mehndi to the bride’s hands and feet. The designs are very intricate and often hidden within the mehndi pattern are the name or initials of the groom.
We had great fun filming Rahul & Jaslyn’s wedding and could really feel the great energy and tradition within it.