This amazing Atlanta Indian wedding started off with a Thursday Mehndi night event at home, and then Garba/Sangeet the next day at the Westin Perimeter. Saturday was the big day with an early morning Pithi ceremony followed by the full Hindu wedding ceremony at the Westin Atlanta again. I’m splitting this blog up into two posts just because their was so much going on over the entire weekend =). Thanks to Zahra with Fusion Event Planning for all of the coordination and Jay with Indaglow Productions for keeping the party rocking all night!
First up are a few photos of Mehndi and then the Garba. A little bit of music, a little bit of food, and a lot of fun with close family and friends before this Hindu Indian wedding weekend really kicked into high gear.
This past weekend, after a full day Hindu Indian wedding on Saturday, we headed over to the West End on Sunday for the latest iteration of Atlanta Streets Alive! Conveniently located right off the MARTA station, we jumped on our local downtown train and headed 2 stops to the West End to let Miles roam the streets in peace. Betty’s Mom is also here from China for a few weeks so it was a great chance for her to get out of the house and see some other parts of Atlanta besides the downtown area! Perfect Atlanta Spring weather meant this was an amazing event, can’t wait for the next one in May!
I’ve posted some previews from the actual Vietnamese wedding ceremony before, but I never actually posted some previews from the bridal session we did with Britney & Viet at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta! Despite the rather chilly temperatures we endured that day, Britney and Viet were great sports to get back into their wedding attire for some fun outdoor photos (with no rain this time)! Check back soon for more photos from their full Vietnamese wedding ceremony and reception at Happy Valley in a future blog post!
Such a great couple! Love you guys! Thanks for braving the cold with me at Oglethorpe for these fun photos and thanks to Lien for assisting us this day =)
Another full wedding from 2013 finally being posted to the blog! At least with our son Miles’ preschool schedule and Betty’s school schedule this semester, I find myself sitting in Dunkin Donuts much more frequently. Not that I mind the coffee of course, love some DD coffee, it’s just the bright lighting from the big windows is not very conducive to editing photos on a laptop with the glare even with a matte screen. Ah well, more time for things like blogging and other tasks where seeing perfect color is not quite as important. So here is Zeenat and Ayaz’s Mehndi night from back towards the end of 2013! Another awesome couple that I love to pieces (and not just because we went up to New York City to shoot their fun engagement session around Manhattan and Brooklyn). The Mehndi night which took place at Monarch Ballroom in Atlanta kicked off the wedding festivities, which continued the next day to the Imam Zamin and Nikkah ceremonies at the Jaffari Center of Atlanta. Mehndi/Sangeet night is always super fun with dancing and performances, and Zeenat and Ayaz know how to cut up a dance floor! Thanks to Events InStyle by Beenish for the awesome job on the decorations and to DJ Bobby with XtraHotDJs for providing the musical entertainment for the evening to set the stage for this awesome couple! On to the photos!
Another fabulous outdoor Hindu Indian wedding from last Summer which took place at Lake Lanier Islands! Thanks to Ribha Events for providing the beautiful decor and Jay with Indaglow Productions for keeping the dance floor hopping all night long! These New Yorkers really know how to throw a wedding! If you remember this amazing couple, we did their engagement photo shoot in New York City in the Lower East Side and the Brooklyn Bridge where Koel & Sanjeev first met and dated. View that amazing New York City Indian Engagement Session at the following link. Now, on to the wedding at Lake Lanier!
A few quick preview photos from Serena & Saifur’s Nikkah ceremony which took place at Poona Indian Restaurant! After the Nikkah and celebration at the restaurant with family and friends, we headed to the honeymoon suite at the W Hotel Atlanta Downtown and took a few more post-Nikkah photos of the beautiful bride and dashing groom! Enjoy these quick previews!
Just a few quick previews from Britney & Viet’s wedding which entailed the morning Vietnamese ceremony with reception at Happy Valley Restaurant’s banquet hall in Atlanta, Georgia.
Such a beautiful wedding with a beautiful couple! Many more amazing photos from this special day to be on a future blog post including the awesome bridal session at Oglethorpe University! Thank you so much for having me you two!
Third day of Shireen and Imran’s wedding celebration included the morning Nikkah at the Atlanta Ismaili Jamatkhana and the reception Saturday evening at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Buckhead. Entertainment was again provided by DJ Jaz which perfectly complemented the elegant decor and details which Shireen and Imran put into the entire reception. We laughed, we cried, we danced the night away =). Congratulations Shireen and Imran on your amazing wedding day!! We start this monster wedding photo blog post with the morning preparations, the Nikkah at the Atlanta Ismaili Jamat Khana, Khoba Khobi ceremony, and then reception at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead.
Shireen and Imran’s wedding weekend took place over 4 day of amazing events, the Mehndi night, Pithi/Sangeet night, the Nikkah/Reception, and finally the Satada/Rukhsati on Sunday. The Pithi ceremony is a cleansing and purification of the bride and groom, where family and friends place a mixture of turmeric paste on the skin to wish them good luck in their new journey together. Following the traditional Pithi ceremony, the egg ceremony was held outside where things got really messy for Imran =). Once Shireen and Imran cleaned up, they made a grand entrance, and the festivities got under way with a wedding game of “Bet on Your Man” to see how much everyone knew about Imran, some choreographed dancing, and then an open dance floor that was rocking thanks to DJ Jaz! On to the photos!
The second and final part of Shai and D’s Hindu and Ismaili fusion wedding was an amazing day full of family, friends, and fun! The morning started with Shai getting ready at home before heading to the Ismaili HQ center in Atlanta, and then off to Gallery Events Atlanta for a reception at a unique art gallery event hall. Lots of fun, dancing, and celebrating resulted in thousands and photos and hours of video, so here are just a small handful of previews!
More to come!