Hi!  I'm Katie - photographer and owner of Creative Image Weddings & Portraits. Home base is Wilmington, Delaware - but we're open to traveling anywhere you might need us!  If you are looking for a wedding or portrait photographer, visiting this blog is a great way to get to know our work and personality.  I'm so glad you are here!  Comment and let me know what catches your eye!

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June 23, 2021

An Indian Wedding Celebration

Last week’s Indian wedding celebration was wonderful. I got to spend half of the week with Jordan, Pranita, and their immediate families. We started photography on Tuesday as Pranita’s Henna work was completed. (btw, Sushma is an amazing Henna artist!). Wednesday evening was the Nichayathartham (‘engagement’) Ceremony, and early Thursday morning, the wedding ceremony.

Struck by the Beauty of an Indian Wedding Celebration

I still have a ton to learn about the different traditions within an Indian wedding. Today, I wanted to share a few things that stood out to me during Jordan & Pranita’s celebrations. First of all, I loved all of the family involvement. Both the bride and the groom’s parents were involved in different moments of the Nichayathartham and wedding ceremonies. They were adorning the bride and groom, feeding the bride and groom, and symbolically welcoming the bride and groom into their respective families. Siblings also had roles to play over the two days. It was really beautiful to see this level of immediate family involvement.

Secondly, I noticed and appreciated the amount of respect given to other married couples. During both ceremonies, other couples who were present gave blessings and gifts to Jordan and Pranita. Marriage (like any other human relationship) isn’t always a walk in the park! I was just really struck by the honor given to these couples who are continuing to do life together and living faithfully to their marriage commitment.

And lastly, the colors! Beautiful, rich, and vibrant colors. (which happens to be my goal for all of my photography editing!). For someone who loves capturing details, it was a pretty fun few days.

I really enjoyed getting to know Jordan and Pranita during their engagement session last Fall (see that here!). Having a few days this month to spend with them and their lovely families was such an honor and delight. I went back and forth on what I should share in this post (there is sooooo much to share!). I decided on sharing images from the wedding day. You’ll find details, family involvement in the ceremony, and of course the lovely bride and groom themselves.

Are you planning an Indian wedding in Delaware? I would love to chat about how we can capture all that you want to remember from your celebration! Get in touch!

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