Anuj and Ambika’s New Jersey Indian Wedding Photography
I had the lovely honor of photographing Anuj’s and Ambika’s Wedding which took place in New Jersey last month. The Ceremony and reception took place at a newer venue called The Marigold which is popular for Indian weddings. I photographed Anjuj’s Brothers Wedding in NJ 3 years ago (see here), and Anuj’s Brother’s, Wife’s brother’s wedding (See here) in Atlanta 2 years ago (I know, a bit confusing) so I’m always excited to be around people that now feel like family to me. Let’s just say I’ve been around a bit!
Benjamin came along for the ride as my second shooter and photography assistant. The ceremony was a traditional Vedic yagia (sacrificial fire) followed by a day time reception in a large hall on the property. Talk about a beautiful display of food and details. The color scheme was a multitude of colors which seamlessly and surprisingly blended so well together. And OMG, they had the most beautiful wedding cake that I have ever seen! They also had the Mayapuris and Gaura Vani there performing some beautiful Kirtan (sacred music) to help usher in the festivities and lots of dancing. We headed to Rutgers university to do their formal pictures just as the sun was setting.
Favorite moment: Taking beautiful pictures of the gorgeous Ambika. Another Great moment was seeing Gaura Gopal there, whom is a famous speaker known for his funny spiritual talks. I was a bit star struck! You can view him in action here.
Vraja-Gopal and Gopi Kumari’s Indian Wedding Photography at ISKCON Temple
Vraja and Gopi celebrated their Vedic Wedding with a traditional Fire Yagna (Fire sacrifice) at the Beautiful ISKCON Alachua temple this weekend and we were there to capture the fun by photographing their wedding!
Vraja was a childhood friend of my husbands, so it was extra special to be able to photography his and Gopi’s wedding!
Vraja and Gopi had two weddings- They had a traditional western wedding (white gown and suit) last year and their formal religious wedding at the temple joined by close friends and family. The mandap was decorated beautifully with red and orange roses wich complimented their bright outfits and was a nice contrast to the abundant greenery. The temple is Situated on a tranquil, rural 127-acre property in Alachua and the mandap was placed in a rustic, outdoorsy area of the property surrounded by mature trees. Ragunath officiated the Yagna beautifully as he always does! It was nice to connect with some old friends and to make new ones. Favorite moment: Special appearance by Their spiritual Master HH Radhanath Swami!
Chaitanya and Poonam’s Indian Wedding Photography in Atlanta ISKCON
I had the honor of photographing Chaitanya and Poonam’s Indian (Vedic) wedding Photography last month in Atlanta ISKCON Temple. Photographing Vedic weddings are my favorite thing to do! They are always saturated with devotion, faith, family and friendship. Indian weddings are a feast for the eyes and soul (and stomach :). The beautiful couple tied the knot (literally) at the ISKCON Temple of Atlanta. They had a mandalp built just outside the temple guest house and was surrounded by mature trees and decorated with colorful Yellow, Pink, Fuchsia and Orange flowers along with religious paraphernalia. They brought their family deities along for the wedding all the way from NJ. Their home deities had a major role in the wedding functions which made the wedding even more special.
The reception took place in a large clear tent and decorated with a vintage twist.
We sneaked off to downtown Atlanta for some elegant formals, which was totally worth it!
Funny moment: The park we initially decided to take formals in was apparently booked for a 420 festival! we decided to walk around and found some even better spots to capture pictures.
Balaram and Radhika’s Indian Vedic Wedding at ISKCON Alachua temple
I can’t take my eyes off of this gorgeous bride (and groom!). I had the honor and pleasure of photographing Balaram and Radhika’s wedding last month in Gainesville Florida at the Alachua ISKCON Temple. The wedding was styled and planned by the talented team at Ganjam Tribe, and they really did a fabulous job at it!
Radhika got ready at the historic Magnolia Plantation BnB while Balaram got ready at home. I really love the rich cultural and spiritual aspect of Vedic weddings and feel that they photography so beautifully. The center stage for their wedding was their stunning home deities whom got to witness and bless their union together along with family and friends.
I loved the white paper umbrellas that were provided to guests to allow them to sit comfortably in the shade during the ceremony. Indian weddings tend to go on a bit longer than most and Florida is called the sunshine state for a reason! The reception dinner was held at the temple property followed by games and continued celebrations at Balaram’s family home.
I want to congratulate the couple on such a beautiful wedding and wish them a lifetime of amazing memories together.