Nadia and Amit’s beautiful wedding took place at one of Las Vegas’ classiest venues, The Four Seasons Hotel. I have had the opportunity to photograph a few weddings here over the last few years. It is always a pleasure to work with Dennis Silknitter and his top notch staff, so I was very excited to photograph this wedding! The ceremony took place within one of the ballrooms and the evening reception was outdoors by the spectacular Four Seasons’ poolside. The artistic decoration and floral were designed by Vegas’ most talented Randi Garrett of Naakiti Floral. Nadia’s hair and makeup artist was Amelia Cline-Cooper of Amelia C Hair and Makeup Artist. I have had an increase of destination weddings the last few years, as was the case for this Canadian couple. What made this wedding unique for me is that it marked the first Indian wedding that I had photographed in Las Vegas. It proved to be a grand success for Nadia and Amit! Selecting the Four Seasons allowed for – not only a gorgeous backdrop to this festive and colorful wedding – but for comfortable, convenient and first class accommodations for their family and friends who also were traveling from afar.
As is so often the case with my destination clients, I had not met Nadia or Amit until the day of their wedding. We took time to speak over the phone, but I had no idea how pretty and handsome Nadia and Amit actually were! They are a great looking couple as you will see in the photos below! The day began with Nadia getting the final touches done on her makeup. When I arrived to her room, I was greeted by Amit, who was not allowed to see Nadia, and several family members, friends and bridesmaids. I have photographed many Indian weddings over my career, and I am always amazed that so many people come to be with the bride while she is getting ready! There is always excitement in the air as everyone awaits to see the bride and then get ready themselves for the ceremony. Everyone except the groom of course, who must leave the room before the bride steps out!
The ceremony soon followed. There is so much rich beauty and tradition in Indian weddings. The seriousness and celebration of the bride and groom becoming husband and wife is always beautifully and colorfully on display. There is not another wedding ceremony that I know of quite like it! What is quite unique for me is seeing how the parents and family members are involved with the ceremony, as well as how all the guests greet and bless the couple to end the ceremony. Nadia and Amit’s Las Vegas wedding was no different! Please watch the highlight slideshow at the bottom of this post to get a glimpse of the unfolding of this celebratory event as well as seeing some of my favorite photos by clicking on the thumbnail photos below! Following the ceremony, Nadia and Amit changed into new outfits, as did most of their guests. The evening was upon us shortly after, and the celebration convened poolside with dinner and toasts to the bride and groom.
The evening came to and end for me at that point, but for Nadia and Amit, and all in attendance, an elegantly, glorious wedding it was!