30+ Emotional Wedding Moments that Celebrate Family Bonds
Weddings in India are about not just couples, but also two families coming together. And while grand celebrations make our big day special, it’s the tender family moments during festivities that stay with you for a lifetime. The ongoing global pandemic has helped us rediscover family bonds, reminding us of the value of love and kinship over all else. To celebrate the essence of this undying bond, WeddingSutra Favorite photographers shared their most cherished wedding shots that epitomize the meaning of family.
Amit Sood Photography
“This candid moment between the bride and her brother reminded me that some bonds truly last a lifetime”.
“The thing we absolutely love about this photograph is how perfectly it describes the Indian Wedding, with families coming together to celebrate this beautiful union in a colourful setting with an intricate play of unconditional support and joy.”
“The indescribable love a father feels for his daughter was summed up in his teary eyes as he saw her off, reminding us that a father’s responsibility for his daughter doesn’t end till his last breath”.
Clicks Unlimited Photography
“This picture captured the exact moment when the bride was struck with the realization that her life was going to completely change.”
“This sweet moment when the bride’s family got emotional on seeing her ready to walk down the aisle stood out for us”.
“We were moved by the eternal cycle of love and traditions flowing in this poignant union of three generations and captured Aman’s moment with her mother and grandmother”.
Cupid Love Stories
“This happy Haldi shot of the groom with his sisters as they poured cold water on his head was a precious moment of Sibling Shenanigans”.
“This wedding for us was so much more than a couple coming together. It was the union of two families, two cultures & two countries coming together. It was so heartening see to all of them adapt to each other’s traditions & values”.
“Pooja & Shohil’s wedding gave us the opportunity to document the fun of post phera rituals (games) right at the mandap, which usually happens at home. This truly depicts the great bond of the families and friends”.
“This happy portrait of the bride with her parents, grandparents, sibling and groom was a rare occasion of family love that we captured”.
When all of this is over, and now becomes then. We’ll never take for granted, the human touch again.
“A loving family is the greatest blessing on earth. We fell in love with this shot of bride Saloni sharing a pure moment of laughter and fun with her parents during a Puja ceremony”.
“One cannot but help but marvel at this high-in-wedding-spirit grandma, a third stage cancer survivor still fighting with the disease, and a father who despite all the health challenges, ensured that his daughter’s dreams come true with love, laughter and smiles. Do you see sadness? We saw love, pure love and some real courage to keep going against all the odds.”
“For me, nothing described “the perfect family moment” better than this picture of a mother who’s just gotten her daughter married off hugging a mother who’s welcoming a daughter home”.
“In a world of ‘Daddy’s Princess’ moments, this precious ‘Papa’s Prince’ moment put a smile on our faces.”
“The love a mother feels for her daughter is indescribable. And even when she gets her ready to get married & starting a new chapter of her life, for her, she will always be the little princess who never grew up. No matter the situation, she will always be the pillar that stands beside her.”
“With smiles on their faces and tears in their eyes, they showered flowers on the most precious flower of their life.”
“Bride Vidhi’s and her two BFFs had been together through thick and thin. She wanted a natural shot of their true bond that wasn’t orchestrated or emotional. So I took the opportunity of the intimate Haldi and cracked a few of my signature jokes to get this absolutely real and frame-worthy image”.
Love Shoot Repeat
“This shot was a powerful reminder that nothing can compare to a mother’s love.”
“This emotional moment was captured between the bride and not her, but the groom’s brother who teared up looking at his brother get married. This shot is what love and Indian families are all about”.
“I have never seen a bond as precious as between this bride and her three cousin sisters. Inseparable from birth, they stayed with her every second of her big day.”
“Being Daddy’s girl is like having permanent armour for life. As he kissed her forehead, she hugged him tight and both of them laughed, tears came rolling down their eyes.”
Once Upon a Time – Wedding Tales
“This vidaai shot of the bride bidding her father goodbye, not wanting to leave his hand even as the car started moving, spoke volumes about their bond.”
“Home is sometimes a place or a feeling, but more often it is the eyes that eagerly await your return, the ears that long for your voice, and the hearts that love you unconditionally. From being the darling princess to a stunning bride, bride Karuna’s family always had her back”.
“This teary-eyed grandfather performing ‘Kanyadaan’ for his eldest granddaughter is a pure moment of family bonding and brought tears to our eyes too”.
“Together forever, in laughter and in tears, sometimes even fake tears! This adorable moment of a bride and her siblings trying to cheer up the emotional elders was absolutely click-worthy.”
Return Ticket Studios
“Like all other sibling rivalries, during their childhood fight, bride Janki’s brother would tell her he wouldn’t shed a tear at her Vidaai. When the moment came, the inconsolable siblings could not stop crying as they clung to each other. As she walked away, her brother’s eyes seemed to say, ‘Oh what I wouldn’t give to get some more time with you’”.
Sab Moh Maya Hai
“All her bags are packed and she’s ready to go, they’re all standing here outside the door…
They send her off with two extra boxes of sweets, smiles, and strength, while she holds a new life in one hand and waves goodbye to the old with the other.”
Sandeep Gadhvi Photography
“The precious bond between Aneri and her father reflects in this shot as they gaze into each other’s eyes before her vidaai”.
Seventy by Two
This image of this bride holding on to her family photograph was symbolic of her carrying them in her heart as she moved on to a new chapter of her life.”
Slice of Life Pictures
“In this shot of Viv’s mother and brother decking him with their royal heirloom pieces, making sure he looks perfect, their bond speaks for itself.”
Sunny Dhiman Photography
“This picture depicts the pure love bond between a brother & sister. The sister got married just 4 days before the brother, and this tearful moment captured the moment she returned home for the first time for his Haldi.”
The Photo Lab
“Bride Aashni always said that it was her parent’s beautiful relationship that taught her the true meaning of love. Capturing this moment was very precious for us as it will always remind the bride as well as her parents how strong their bond was and will always be.”
Tuhina Chopra Photoworks
This happy newlywed couple entering their party venue, dancing with their family to the beats of the dhol charmed us with their excitement.”
“As the little girl who once learnt to walk holding his hand now walked to her future holding her lehenga, her father’s heart filled with love, excitement and longing”.
“This beautiful moment happened right after the dance performance of the bride and her sisters during the Mehndi function. Watching their lovely performance, the parents couldn’t hold back their emotions”.
Weddings by Knotty Days
“This click is a perfect example of eternal togetherness. When the bride Riya was experiencing nervousness before her big day, like angels, her sisters came to cheer her up and put her mind at ease, and we captured this beautiful moment for keeps”.
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