June 18, 2015

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Indian Ceremony – siddhi + ashish

Part II of Siddhi and Ashish’s week long wedding celebrations in Southern California.
Weddings are emotional. Weddings are beautiful.
What I love about Indian weddings is that everything is just a bit more intense, in the best way. The traditions, the colors, the laughter, the dancing, the singing and – yes, the crying.
Ever since we had our daughters I notice that anything father-daughter related like the father-daughter dance, or thank you speeches, they just get through my heart and I always get emotional. The story with this amazing wedding is –let’s just put it this way- again, a bit more intense.
Never have I seen more laughing and crying at one wedding. This is a warm, welcoming, loving and intense family that wears their feelings on their sleeve. This was so intense that during the vidai (it’s the little ceremony when the bride bids farewell to her family after the wedding) everybody started crying. I mean everybody! To such an extent that even I had a hard time wiping my tears off so I can shoot. Towards the end, the bride’s mother glanced at me and of course she obviously started laughing because I was balling like a small child – and yes- I became briefly the center of attention and maybe a well-deserved distraction. Not necessarily great if you are going for the stealthy ‘photographer’ look but nevertheless…I’m proud to say…I cried too when Siddhi left her family just like her uncles, cousins, sisters and parents.
Thank You so much to Idena Beach and Attila Iuhasz for their dedication, talent and hard work as second shooters!

 

Event management, coordination and decor: Ethnic Essence

Pre-wedding events coordinator: Sheer Romance 

Wedding Concierge Service Coordinator: Blue Lotus Insights

Photography: Matei Horvath Photography

Cinematography: A&A Video

DJ/Lighting: 3D Sounds

Makeup: Nida Gazi

Venue: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

Second shooters: Idena Beach and Attila Iuhasz

View from Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach early morning
View from Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach early morning
Intricate Detail on the bride's exquisite Sabyasachi Mukherjee saree
Intricate Detail on the bride’s exquisite Sabyasachi Mukherjee saree

Rings detail shots

The bride and her siblings before the wedding

 

 

the mother sees her daughter for the first time after getting ready for ceremony

the father of the bride reveal

an emotional moment for the family

The bride gives her parents a little farewell gift

The groom getting ready

The groom is embracing his father

The gift

last minute details for the indian groom

Ashish in a moment of solitude before the first look

The bride is emerging behind the water fountain at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

This is what it feels like (seeing you)

The first embrace is forever- the first look

Siddhi and Ashish

The indian bride and groom embrace

Indian groom portrait at the Hyatt Regency HotelIndian groom portrait at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

Beautiful indian bride in the sun-Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

The bridal party -Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

The bride and her bridesmaids -Hyatt Regency

The groom's family at the Baraat

The Baraat- the indian groom's wedding procession

The Baraat- the indian groom's wedding procession

The Baraat- the indian groom's wedding procession on a horse

The Baraat- the indian groom's wedding procession

Indian Ceremony Details

The bride's mother welcomes the groom with a necklace of cash

A real warm welcome!

Beautiful Mandap designed by Smita Mahindra and the fantastic team at Ethnic Essence

a quick moment of anticipation for the bride's mother

The groom's procession

The groom and his parents walking down the isle

the bride's siblings walking down the isle

The bride's mother is overcome with emotion

reaction

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach and Ashish and Siddhi Indian Wedding Ceremony

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach and Ashish and Siddhi Indian Wedding Ceremony

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach and Ashish and Siddhi Indian Wedding Ceremony

Indian Wedding Ceremony- the thread symbolizes the eternal bond between bride and groom

Indian Wedding Ceremony- the thread symbolizes the eternal bond between bride and groom

Indian Wedding Ceremony- the thread symbolizes the eternal bond between bride and groom

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach and Ashish and Siddhi Indian Wedding Ceremony

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach and Ashish and Siddhi Indian Wedding Ceremony

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach and Ashish and Siddhi Indian Wedding Ceremony

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach and Ashish and Siddhi Indian Wedding Ceremony

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach and Ashish and Siddhi Indian Wedding Ceremony

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach and Ashish and Siddhi Indian Wedding Ceremony

Indian Wedding Ceremony the tying of the mangalsutra

Indian Wedding Ceremony the tying of the mangalsutra

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Indian Wedding Ceremony

The ring exchange

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach and Ashish and Siddhi Indian Wedding Ceremony

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach and Ashish and Siddhi Indian Wedding CeremonyHyatt Regency Huntington Beach and Ashish and Siddhi Indian Wedding Ceremony

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach and Ashish and Siddhi Indian Wedding Ceremony

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Limo farewell

The Viday Ceremony- the bride bids farewell to her family during a very emotional ceremony

The Viday Ceremony- the bride bids farewell to her family

The Viday Ceremony- the bride bids farewell to her family during a very emotional ceremony

 

The Viday Ceremony- the bride bids farewell to her family during a very emotional ceremony

 

 

The Viday Ceremony- the bride bids farewell to her father during a very emotional ceremony

The Viday Ceremony- the bride bids farewell to her father during a very emotional ceremony

The Viday Ceremony- the bride bids farewell

The Viday Ceremony- the bride and groom alone in the car after emotional farewell

The Viday Ceremony- the bride and groom alone in the car after emotional farewell

the father is consoled by his daughters

 

 

 

 

 

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