Much to say about this amazing Portland traditional Indian wedding. 3 days of ceremonies for Tina, the beautiful Hindu bride and Krishna the groom. I love the array of colors in the Hindu outfits and the festive nature of the event. Traditional Indian weddings are full of interesting elements deeply rooted in the Hindu culture. Every aspect of the wedding has its significance and nothing is considered less important. As photographers we immerse ourselves in to the weave of the event and observe our surroundings to capture the important moments. Hindu wedding ceremony is one of the most intricate and mesmerizing wedding traditions I have come to witnessed in the last 14 years. We have documented many traditional Indian weddings in Portland and other locations, Tina and Krishna’s celebration was so culturally rich it really was a had spin at times trying to capture every moment of it.
Day one. Pithi is celebrated by bride and groom separately in their homes. Pithi is a paste made from chicpea flour, turmeric, rose water and other ingredients. The paste is rubbed on the bride and groom’s skin by the family members and close friends. Starting from feet, hands and face, the guests spread every bit of the paste on their bodies, till they are fully coated:) . Pithi ceremony is purifying and preparing the couple for adulthood and marriage. Pithi paste also makes the couple’s skin smooth and glowing for their wedding day. In addition it is a ceremony filled with laughter, singing and social mingling.
All three days seemed to be filled with celebratory games, dancing and lots of family time. I couldn’t help noticing how elaborate gift presentation was, both families exchanged gifts on multiple occasions, basketfuls. Incredible array of colorful Indian outfits is a treat for a photographer, both women and men looked their best, biggest selection of beautiful Sarees I have seen. The Airport Embassy Suites did a great job hosting this rather large wedding. All the involved vendors came through making this event simply unforgettable for all of us. We captured thousands of images in a course of three full days, here is a collection of only some samples from the event.
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