Indian weddings are something of an obsessions for me. I love being apart of them because it’s like gaining a whole new extended family. Not only is the culture so welcoming, and the people so kind, but the colors are festive, the food is delicious, and every moment is a true celebration. My favorite Indian wedding of all time happen in New Orleans in 2013 and I’m posting it again today by popular demand. (Yes, people have actually messaged me and asked me to put it back on the blog. Who am I to deny the voice of the people?)
Tanya and Kiran have a very sweet love story that covers the four corners of the USA: from Seattle to Guam, then Denver to Chicago to the Big Easy. Because of this, they made travel a part of their destination wedding’s decor. (Love the DR Seuss book as an added touch.) Throughout the wedding day this modern couple balanced the fine line between personalizing and honoring traditions. I loved the Lego mini-figures on their wedding cake and groom’s cake that was Bronco’s themed.
Like many Indian weddings there were several days of celebration prior to the actual ceremony. The bride’s family hosted two ceremonies earlier in the week and then a reception dinner was held the night before for all the friends and family who were traveling from literally around the world for this big event. During one of the ceremonies henna was done for Tanya and her mother insisted I get some too. I was more then happy to participate, even though it made photographing challenging while it dried!
The best part was seeing how happy the bride and groom were. They had found real love and everyone they cared about was there to share it with them. It’s knowing that fact that makes my job so great.
If you are planning an Indian wedding or even a destination wedding I can help! I have done many of both of these and would love to talk to you about special rates and offers just for you.