Wahoo – part one of Steve and Nikita are on the wedding blog today!
It gives me great pleasure and excitement to be sharing their three-day wedding story!
This was my first Indian wedding photographing with Brendan Nogue Photography,
and we both just loved getting to photograph all the beautiful colors and Indian traditions!
The first day of the wedding was Nikita’s Bhatwaan ceremony where traditionally the bride and groom were covered head to toe with turmeric paste, and touched with bits of grass to ward off negative forces. A couple of Henna artists came to the party and guests received creative art on their hands and feet. Everyone then got to enjoy a buffet of Indian cuisine, and some fantastic dance performances!
On the following day I met Brendan to capture the moments of Nikita and Steve getting ready before for the Hindu ceremony. Nikita got her hair done, stepped into her sari, and piece –by- piece put on all her gorgeous jewelry.
Right before the ceremony Steve and Nikita got to spend a few minutes together, and in those quiet moments it was so obvious how much they mean to one another and what beautiful people they both are.
Being a part of the Hindu ceremony was so exciting.
The ceremony bonded the couple together in marriage,
and through tradition and symbolism the couple was blessed
by all their friends and family.
Thank you Steve and Nikita for sharing
your wedding with us!
Here are a few from the Henna and Hindu Ceremonies!
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