The Wedding Company (a very prestigeous wedding blog) has finally posted our images, which means I am now able to share them with you! If you would like to see our feature on the Wedding Company, you can find it here! http://www.theweddingco.com/2011/03/a-hindu-wedding-in-jamaica/
This was an incredible experience for me! Not only was it my first trip to Jamaica, but it was the first time that I had been present throughout most of the Hindu ceremonies and celebrations that are traditional for a Hindu wedding. What struck me the most was the incredible amount of detail involved in these gorgeous, colour-filled ceremonies. I must metion here that most of these details were brought together by the very talented Jennifer Borgh of Jennifer Borgh Events: http://www.jenniferborghevents.com/
Below I will share with you some of my favorite captures from the three days of events, that I was privilleged enough to photograph. I also wish to thank Shaweta, Sundeep and Sonia, for bringing me along for this incredible journey!
We started the cermonies with the Sangeet. It was a gorgeous display of colour and fabrics. The ceremony involved some blessings to the groom, and the ring exchange between future husband and wife. It’s kind of like an engagement party and was followed by some food and dancing! As much as I would love to share my favorite images from that event here, there would just be too many.
We are going to start our photographic journey with the Vatna Ceremony. (Sorry for the overload of images to follow. I just couldn’t narrow them down anymore.) These ceremonies involved some blessings to the bride and groom, by their own families and were held in separate locations. The priest then blessed the bride too.
Blessings to the Groom:
Blessings to the Bride:
Here we start the wedding day. Again we witness some blessing to the groom, from the priest. The Groom then rides a beautiful white horse to greet the brides family. As with all of the ceremonies, there is a lot of celebrating, drumming and dancing during this event. Finally the happy couple complete the wedding ceremony. There are smiles and tears and emotion is everywhere!
Once the wedding was over, we had the reception to look forward to. I grabbed a quick opportunity to finally takes some portraits of the beautiful bride and groom, and then we headed of too the party. I’d love for you to notice all of the gorgeous details that made this reception absolutely breathtaking.
Just a quick note here: This is a little reception game; The bride and groom have put one of their rings into a pool of milk and have to search for it. The one who finds it first (and most often as this is repeated a few times) is the winner. The second picture below is the only time that the groom actually found the ring before his beautiful bride!
And of course…..more dancing!