Rupa & Ian’s East Wind Inn Wedding

Bride and groom with priest during traditional Hindu wedding ceremony

The weather here in NYC is abysmal, and so I thought I would share the joyously colorful photos from Rupa and Ian’s East Wind Inn wedding.  These two chose to have a traditional Indian wedding, complete with a Hindu fire ceremony, in order to celebrate and honor Rupa’s cultural roots.  Enjoy the pics!

Bride and groom at an East Wind Inn wedding

But first, a few more details about the Indian wedding.  The day started with a baraat: a traditional Indian ceremony where the groom meets the bride’s wedding party.  In some baraats, the groom arrives in a fancy car or even on an elephant, but Ian dispensed with any fancy mode of transportation and used his own two feet to greet Rupa’s family.  The ceremony itself was a full Hindu fire ceremony, and included a ritual where the bride’s family hides a shoe of the groom at the end of the ceremony.

For the reception, the bride changed into a beautiful, white sari.  The photo booth was a huge hit with guests, as was the Indian music blasting on the dance floor.  This is a family that loves to dance, and the mix of Indian and American house music was hopping.

Ceremony & reception venue: East Wind Inn


Want to see where it all began?  Check out photos from Rupa and Ian’s Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot here.

Do you have an Indian wedding coming up on your calendar?  Drop me a line and let’s talk about your photography needs.

If you would like to see more images from my portfolio, like these East Wind Inn wedding photos, then please visit my website — KellyWilliamsPhotographer.com.

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