We just got back from Beth and Jim’s wedding in Houston today. That means I can show a few images from Beth’s bridal portrait.
Beth is such a fun bride, just simply wonderful person to be around and to work with. We both had a great time at the wedding and at the portrait session.
Sara + Dan said “I DO” recently in the unique city of Austin, Texas (At Villa St. Clair to be exact). Everything went as planned. Everyone was great, we all had a good time and it didn’t even rain.
Let’s start with an image of Dan’s nephew, Austin in front of Villa St Clair.
Sara was in such a wonderful mood all day long.
Dan helping his dad out.
Stephany and Nancy were also having a great time.
Creative and beautiful peacock feathers everywhere.
Dan and his boys.
Waiting for Sara to walk into the ceremony.
One proud daddy.
A surprise butterfly release scared the little flower girl.
Toast to the guests.
Father of the bride’s toast.
You can click here to view the rest of our favs from Sara + Dan’s Wedding.
How exciting! We are thrilled to have Margaret and Erich’s wedding in the latest issue of the Knot Real Weddings Texas. Available on newstands now, go check it out!
You can also check out more images at the Knot online version here.
We photographed Emily and Marcus’s Wedding recently so now we can show a few images from her portrait session.
As promised, below are images from Maunica + Saeed’s wedding reception which was held at The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art Museum.
Their guests enjoy the exhibits.
The bridge to the main reception room.
Opening speech by Saeed’s parents.
Everybody was having a good time.
The best man shared fun childhood stories.
Last but not least, we got a little chance to play around with their rings.
You can view the rest of the photographs from Maunica + Saeed’s Wedding Reception here.
We recently photographed Maunica + Saeed’s Wedding at Winfrey Point by White Rock Lake. Scott and I had such a wonderful time. The colors and decorations were gorgeous, we loved every bit of it! Maunica and Saeed helped us out by sending us information on Hindu wedding ceremony before hand. Thank so much guys!
Here is a brief read on The Hindu Wedding ceremony if anyone is interested.
The Hindu wedding ceremony is an ancient rite that dates back thousands of years. The ceremony is conducted according to the Vedas (ancient Hindu scriptures) which were written in approximately 3,000 B.C. The wedding ceremony is conducted by a Hindu priest who will recite portions of the Vedas in the ancient holy language of Sanskrit. The following is an English translation of the Hindu wedding ceremony.
The purpose of the ceremony is to join two people in a sacred and spiritual union. Hinduism celebrates aspects of nature, and as such, the five elements of water, wind, earth, fire and the sky are incorporated into the ceremony, either in physical form or through Sanskrit verses.
The wedding is conducted under the sacred canopy called a Mandap. The four pillars of the mandap signify the four parents of the bride and groom and the vital role they have played in raising, sheltering and supporting them. The four pillars are also said to represent the four holy books of the Vedas and the four goals of Hinduism: Dharma (righteousness), Artha (prosperity), Kama (love) and Moksha (salvation).
The Hindu wedding ceremony varies drastically in each state and city of India, and even within various families. Maunica’s family is from the state of Gujarat in India so many of the wedding customs are traditional to her family. Part of the wedding festivities include the singing of wedding folk songs by women. These songs are celebratory, light-hearted and often very amusing. Traditionally, women used these folk songs to poke fun at family members and cheer up the bride and groom.
Reflections of Maunica, prepping and getting ready.
Saeed, his family and friends are lining up so that they can dance their way in.
The Groom’s party is welcomed by the Maunica’s family where the Groom is treated to a ritual welcome by Maunica’s mom.
Arrival of the Bride.
Garlands for the Bride and Groom – signify the beauty and everlasting love they have for one another.
A race (to sit first) to see who will wear the pants in the family ;p you can clearly tell who won, right?!
A whisper of blessings and good wishes to the couple.
A brief moment we had for a portrait.
We were told that the Bride’s family will attempt to steal Saeed’s shoes and extract a payment at the end of the ceremony.
It was a very emotional moment for Maunica’s mom.
Overall of Garba (traditional folk dance) in the evening.
Chaat served out of wagons throughout the Garba. Chaat are savory Indian snacks that are eaten as appetizers and sometimes as a whole meal. Chaat is literally “street food” as it is eaten out of street vendor carts all over India. It is a quick, affordable and delicious way to eat in India.
Guests checking out Kulfi (frozen ice cream desert on a stick). I need to find it, it was good…d.
Click here to view the rest of the photographs from Maunica and Saeed’s wedding. And oh, stay tune for partII… coming soon.
We felt very fortunate and wanted to share another contest result from ISPWP. There are so many touching, inspiring and heartfelt images from all over the world. We are proud to announce that we managed to place some images among very talented photographers. YAY!
On top of that we absolutely thrilled when we found out we are one of the TOP WPJA PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR 2008.
Congratulations to everyone who placed and sharing our passion for wedding photography!