At each wedding I perform, I always find myself pulling out my iPhone to photograph some of the sweet details of the ceremony and reception site and so today I thought I would start a new feature here on my blog: scenes from a wedding. In it I will include a few photographs from each wedding with a short description of the ceremony.
Come, join me with a peek into my latest wedding ceremony…
This past weekend I had the honor of officiating a Hindu-Western Fusion Ceremony.
The bride’s family took the lead on the Hindu traditions and I served as a guide to give guests an overview of what to expect and then took over and led the Western portion of the ceremony.
The ceremony began when the groom arrived and his family and friends led his car into the estate while drums played. It was one of the most festive and celebratory greetings I have ever been witness to. Shortly after, the bride arrived and walked down the petal-covered aisle, barefoot, as is customary in Hindu ceremonies.
As the bride and groom removed their garlands and put on their shoes, I took over the ceremony, leading a traditional Western wedding ceremony, where the bride and groom exchanged their “I do’s,” were pronounced married and had their first official kiss as husband and wife.
It was absolutely beautiful from start to finish and it was an honor to be part the day.
(Setting: Wetherledge Estate in Jamestown, RI)