Indian Wedding at the Intercontinental Hotel
To say that Maeghan and Adam radiate love would be an understatement. The light that emanates from these two could power a small country. It was an incredible few days that I got to spend with them and their families over the course of their Indian wedding celebration. It began on Thursday for Maeghan’s mehndi party, where she would spend nearly 5 hours getting the most beautiful and intricate henna designs painted onto her hands, arms and feet, all while her closest friends and family sang songs and danced and showered her with love and good wishes. It seems every single person in Maeghan’s family could be a professional singer. Each one sang a more beautiful song than the last! I teared up more than once listening to her aunties’ readings and her cousins’ serenades. And, of course, the food! Maeghan’s mom made sure I had a little of everything, and I’d have loved her for just that, but she also was so attentive to me and making sure I felt at home and was enjoying myself (including getting henna’ed!)…. on a day when the focus was on her family. The whole family was a joy to be around and made me feel so welcome during the entire wedding. Early Saturday morning, the wedding day, Maeghan had her Chura ceremony, which I also photographed, where her wedding bracelets were placed on her arms and gold kaliras tied to her wrist. The bride then rubs them together over the single women and whenever a gold piece breaks off, they’re believed to be next to marry. Then came the Baraat, where the groom, (good sport) Adam, rode in on a white horse to be welcomed by the bride’s family. Maeghan watched from a room above. The ceremony and reception were later that evening, and what a night! Watching Maeghan and Adam say their vows in their traditional Indian ceremony was really spectacular. Their eyes were utterly locked in love as she walked down the aisle. I live for seeing that. After a quick (oh, like 8 minutes quick before the rain started and we went back inside!) portrait session just the two of them, it was time for them to change into their party clothes and get the reception fun started. First up: a choreographed Bollywood style extravaganza. AMAZE. Then delicious food, funny and touching speeches, more dancing, cake, more dancing, and more dancing. I absolutely adore these two, and loved every minute with them. Congratulations Maeghan and Adam! You make love look so good.
Venue: The Intercontinental Boston
Flowers/Decor: Whim Events
Planner: Alankar Planning
Dress: Custom Made in India.
(Extra thank you to the extraordinary Roxana Perdue for her awesome 2nd shooter job!)