The best part of my job is the diversity. Knowing that every event I attend will be unique and different from the last keeps things exciting for me. I love the opportunity to meet so many interesting people and learn about their traditions and cultures.
Rebecca and Mitul’s wedding was as diverse and full of surprises as it could get. Just like I like it. First off were all of the new experiences for me as I got to document Mitul and his family performing traditional family ceremonies and how the entire event was a perfect combination of eastern and western traditions. On top of that mother nature sent us some surprises of her own with a pretty intense round of thunder storms. It was the perfect storm for me as I flew by the seat of my pants visually navigating my way through the day. I loved it. I love it when things are new to me and I love it even more when things do not go to plan on a wedding day. The thunder and lighting helped us all to throw plans out the window and just rely on serendipity to take over. As always it worked out and it was a joy to witness. Plus the gals at Simple Elegance did an amazing job as usual handling all of what mother nature could throw at us.
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Rebecca’s mother and friends helping her change from her traditional Indian dress into her traditional wedding gown.
Rebecca’s grandmother waits for her turn during the family formals.
Mitul’s family performs a ceremony prior to the wedding ceremony.
As Rebecca watches from her window. photo by Kate
Mitul’s family prepares the car to transport Mitul to the ceremony.
The parade moving Mitul to the wedding ceremony.
Rebecca and Mitul live in California so I spent most of time talking with her parents about the wedding. They were a joy to work with so it was fun to watch them getting involved on the wedding day.
Mitul being led into the ceremony.
Just when Mitul and his family were safe under the tent the skies opened up. Guests had to make a run for it to the tent in the rain. I love this image of a guest using her scarf as cover.
Rebecca and her dad making their way down the aisle.
They made it!
Guests making their way to the reception.
A real fast portrait in the rain.
Rebecca then changed back into her Indian dress for the reception.
Mitul’s dad makes his speech.
Rebecca’s mom and grandmother having fun in the booth.