My husband and I spent three weeks in India a few months after we eloped in 2007. I’ve always had a love for the country and various cultures that make it up, so whenever an opportunity to shoot a Hindu ceremony comes around I get extra excited. I’m pretty excited about wedding days, so this is definitely saying something!
Vijay and his family are Indian and Hindu, and Ame and her family are Mexican and Christian, so their wedding day was a hybrid of the two. The ceremony itself was Hindu and held at a local temple, but the reception was very traditional as far as receptions go — except that the band played songs in Hindi and Spanish, two languages that they definitely don’t speak. I’m not sure what I loved more — the punk rendition of “Om Shanti Om” or the cover of Hector LaVoe and Willie Colon’s “La Murga de Panama.”
Traditional Hindu ceremonies can be long — there are many steps involved. I tried to accurately represent each step, so I hope I didn’t miss anything. Anyway! I could go on and on, but I like to think the photos speak for themselves:
More photos after the jump!
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