Beautiful colors, vibrant flowers, and aromatic spices filled the air at Shyamlee and Ari’s Hindu wedding. Over the years we have hosted a few Hindu ceremonies. We are always in awe of the deep spirituality and communal bond that these events evoke. The photo layouts from Beth Photography show just how detailed this event was. From beaded saris to henna painting and the ceremony Mandap. Graphically you get a real taste of the labor of love that was put forth by these families.
Ari (the Bridegroom) arrives at the party and takes part in the Var Swagatam. He is greeted by the Bride’s mother and enters the wedding ceremony area.
After entering the ceremony Ari takes part in the Ganesh Puja. A prayer to Lord Ganesh that brings a blessing to the Bride and Groom and removes all obstacles in their married life.
As part of the ceremony the couple exchanges garlands as a greeting to each other. Fire is a sacred part of the Hindu ceremony and is blessed to invoke health, wealth, and prosperity. It serves to keep witness over the couple throughout the ceremony.
The ceremony brought the family together with the toe ring ceremony with the Bride’s sister-in-law. There was also an Aashirvaad blessing with the Priest, parents, grandmother, sisters, brother, and elders.
After the ceremony guests joined the couple for a traditional American wedding reception followed by dinner and dancing. The vibrant colors and richness were carried into the space with the use of our large party lanterns in shades of gold, red, green purple and blue. The elegant floral arrangements also popped with their jewel tone shades.
Passed Hors D’oeuvres:
Edamame and Pea Falafel served with Spicy Greek Yogurt Sauce
Gourmet Grilled Cheese Bites
Artisan Breads with Butter Balls
Garden Salad with Seasonal Vegetables and Croutons
Grilled Chicken Breast topped with locally sourced goat cheese from Haystack Mountain Dairy
Portobello Napoleon – Eggplant, Red Pepper, Summer Squash, Fresh
Mozzarella, Spinach, Asiago Cheese and Pine Nuts. Topped with Roasted Tomato Sauce
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Congratulations to Ari and Shyamlee! May your life journey be blessed, prosperous and filled with love.