There are a lot of things I witness when I second-shoot a wedding with Moreland Photography. The wedding you are about to view, however, takes the cake in wedding events I’ve never seen. This was my first Indian wedding, and as far as I’ve researched the first-ver Indian Wedding on a Farm. Every bit of it was absolutely glorious. This day was so long, that we started in the wee hours of the morning, had a small afternoon break, and ended in the wee hours of the next morning. It was worth every exhausting minute we were on our feet though.
The story of Frans and Nishi (and a more complete photographic story) can be found on the Moreland Photography Blog. But I want to share with you some of the more memorable moments from this day.
First of all, let’s talk about the colors. Everywhere you look was glorious eye candy. From the attire to the decor to this extreme detail in jewelry and traditional elements of an Indian wedding. Mike had been with these families for the past couple days photographing the earlier events. I was only needed for the final day.
Secondly, let’s discuss the energy of the people. It was so intoxicating. I think every wedding should start with a Barat. Seriously, the most fun. The groom, both sides of the family, and wedding party PARTIED to the ceremony. Directed by a DJ who mixed contemporary and Iconic Indian songs, everyone paraded to the ceremony site. At Twin Oaks Farms, the ceremony was under their giant pecan tree, truly a spectacle. I’ve seen it decorated before, but this was unlike anything before. Everyone’s energy lasted ALL day, probably because there was a giant break in the middle of the day, after the ceremony and lunch, before the dinner and reception. I bet everyone took a nap, I know the photographers did.
Frans changed into her second to last outfit, a Polynesian/American fusion dress. Nishi agreed, that since all the events leading up to today were traditionally Indian, she would be able to wear a traditional Polynesian dress for additional formal pictures and the reception. Then, during the reception, she changed into her final dress, so she could seriously party.
This day was so fun, and so memorable. I hope you enjoy just a few moments I was able to capture as second shooter/assistant for the day.