We are very fortunate to be commissioned for extraordinary weddings. This wedding certainly was of that caliber! E.B. and A.A.’s wedding day was as festive, celebratory, religious, joyful, and full of love and emotion that you will see! This is the second wedding this year that I have photographed members of this wonderful family, and I am elated to have been granted the privilege to be their photographer!
This was a fusion wedding of two cultures and religions: Indian (Hindu) and Jewish. Two ceremonies took place for both religions. The Hindu ceremony took place in the morning at The Henry Hotel and the Jewish ceremony later in the evening at Lovett Hall. It was an incredibly long day of festivities and celebrations, but a day that was a photographer’s paradise! It was near impossible to NOT be surrounded with opportunities for capturing great moments and great imagery! Take a look for yourself at the wonderful photos above and below!
The day began with getting ready photos of the bride and groom at the Henry Hotel. Shortly after getting into their traditional Indian attire, the first of many ceremonies began. After a “first look” for the couple to see each other, the Baraat ceremony took place with the groom arriving on a beautiful white horse. After receiving gifts and greeting exchanges between families, the wedding ceremony commenced in a ballroom within the Henry Hotel. The room of the ceremony was beautifully lit, with gorgeous flowers throughout. The bride was escorted by her father and mother to join her groom and families on the incredible Mandap.
Following the ceremony, family portraits, and lunch, we took a break before rejoining the couple getting ready for the Jewish ceremony later that day. Again, photos were captured at the Henry Hotel. The ceremony took place at nearby Greenfield Village within the historic Lovett Hall, which was also the site for the Ketubah marriage contract signing. Not to be outmatched by the beautifully decorated Indian ceremony, the Jewish ceremony was an incredible visual site as well, decorated in roses with a beautiful huppah! The ceremony came to a close with the groom breaking the glass!
Following more family portraits, the wedding celebration began! The dining room on the second floor of Lovett Hall, was decorated in full splendor. It was a feast of colors and floral arrangements, with special lighting and a magnificent ambiance! A number of heart-felt toasts were made to the bride and groom, as well as to each of their families. After dinner, traditional dances followed, ending with a traditional horah dance for the happy couple! You can get a feel for the story of the day by clicking on the photos above to see some of my favorite highlights!
I would be remiss to not mention the spectacular vendors who helped make this an incredible event:
Wedding Planning and Coordination: Blissful Weddings and Events
Mehindi by Henna Craze
Sangeet decor and Mandap: Colonial Event
Linens: Modern Art
Floral: Bellisario Florist
Catering: Shalimar and Henry Ford Museum
Cake and Dessert: Sweet Dreams Bakery
Dj & Lighting: Xtreme Productions
Video: 3rd Street Films