Cleveland Indian Cultural Engagement Celebration | Robin & Prianka

Collage of images from a Cleveland Indian engagement ceremony at the Bertram inn wedding venue in Aurora Ohio by Alayna Parker

Bertram Inn Wedding Venue

What an experience!!!! Last weekend at the Bertram Inn was literally a dream come true for Bana and I! We’ve always wanted to shoot an Indian wedding! As much as I love my couples and the weddings I get to be a part of, sometimes it’s nice to document something different, ya know?

I’ll be honest, I was super, super nervous walking into this. I didn’t know what to expect, even though I had talked to every photographer I knew who has shot an Indian wedding and looked up countless blog posts about them. Robin and Prianka put my mind at ease from the second we met! They are both so sweet and so much fun!

Friday and Saturday is kind of a blur to me, so it’s been wonderful to relive the weekend through editing! One thing I’m sure I’ll never forget? Taking a limo to Taco Bell!

Robin and Prianka, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for having Bana and I (and Maria!) with you for this amazing celebration!!! We loved every single moment!

Friday’s Celebrations

Friday was the engagement ceremony. It was a beautiful ceremony where friends and family bring gifts to the engaged couple and celebrate the upcoming marriage.

There was also what’s called a Sangeet where friends and family perform traditional Indian dances.

Make sure to check out Saturday’s celebrations here!

reception set up at bertram inn
indian engagement ceremony altar at bertram inn
round tables set up at bertram inn
gold peacock decorative statue
indian girl statue
round tables with blue and purple tablecloths at bertram inn
An image of a groom seated with his parents at a Hindu engagement ceremony at the Bertram Inn wedding venue by Alayna Parker  - Akron Ohio engagement photographer
A photograph of an Indian couple seated at their Hindu engagement ceremony while the priest performs traditional rituals at the Bertram Inn wedding venue in Aurora, Ohio by Alayna Parker  - Cleveland OH engagement photography
A picture of a Hindu priest applying red powder to the bride's mother's forehead at the engagement party at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center by Alayna Parker  - Akron  engagement photographers
An image of the Hindu engaged couple and their parents performing traditional rituals along with the priest at their engagement ceremony at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora by Alayna Parker  - Cleveland Ohio engagement photographer
A photograph of the Hindu engaged couple smiling as they are seated at their engagement ceremony with the priest at the Bertram Inn wedding venue by Alayna Parker  - Akron OH engagement photography
A picture of an engaged Hindu couple with their parents at each side performing traditional rituals at their engagement ceremony at the Bertram Inn wedding venue in Aurora, Ohio by Alayna Parker  - Cleveland  engagement photographers
A picture of an engaged Hindu couple with their parents at each side performing traditional rituals at their engagement ceremony at the Bertram Inn wedding venue in Aurora, Ohio by Alayna Parker  - Cleveland  engagement photographers
A photograph of an engaged couple sitting with family as they perform traditional Hindu rituals during their engagement ceremony at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora by Alayna Parker  - Cleveland OH engagement photography
A picture of a Hindu groom blessed by a family member during their engagement celebration at the Bertram Inn wedding venue by Alayna Parker  - Akron  engagement photographers
An image of a smiling engaged couple surrounded by family clapping as they conclude their Hindu engagement ceremony at the Bertram Inn wedding venue in Aurora, Ohio by Alayna Parker  - Cleveland Ohio engagement photographer
A photograph of a Henna artist decorating a guest's arm at a Hindu engagement party at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center by Alayna Parker  - Akron OH engagement photography
There was even a Henna artist at the reception!
A picture of a Hindu grandmother giving a speech at a Hindu engagement reception, and a view of the engaged couple smiling as they watch proceedings at their reception at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora by Alayna Parker  - Cleveland  engagement photographers
An image of the groom's mother dancing at a Hindu engagement party, and a view of a guest dancing at the party at the Bertram Inn wedding venue by Alayna Parker  - Akron Ohio engagement photographer
A photograph of a young Indian boy dancing and enjoying the celebrating at a Hindu engagement reception at the Bertram Inn wedding venue in Aurora, Ohio by Alayna Parker Photography  - Cleveland OH engagement photography
A picture of a guest dancing at a Hindu engagement party, and a view of the bride's father giving a speech after the ceremony at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron  engagement photographers
An image of guests enjoying the dancing at a Hindu party after the engagement ceremony at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora by Alayna Parker Photography  - Cleveland Ohio engagement photographer
A photograph of a beautiful Indian guest dancing at the party after a Hindu engagement ceremony at the Bertram Inn wedding venue by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron OH engagement photography
A picture of guests smiling and dancing at a Hindu engagement party at the Bertram Inn wedding venue in Aurora, Ohio by Alayna Parker Photography  - Cleveland  engagement photographers
An image of guests performing traditional dances at a Hindu engagement celebration at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron Ohio engagement photographer
A photograph of a singer performing at an Indian engagement party at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora by Alayna Parker Photography  - Cleveland OH engagement photography
A picture of an Indian dancer performing at a Hindu engagement celebration at the Bertram Inn wedding venue by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron  engagement photographers
An image of two Indian dancers performing a traditional dance at a Hindu engagement celebration at the Bertram Inn wedding venue in Aurora, Ohio by Alayna Parker Photography  - Cleveland Ohio engagement photographer
A photograph of an Indian bride and a friend performing a traditional dance at a Hindu engagement party at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron OH engagement photography
A picture of an engaged couple smiling and romantically dancing at their Hindu engagement party at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora by Alayna Parker Photography  - Cleveland  engagement photographers
An image of an engaged Indian couple smiling and dancing together a the Hindu celebration of their engagement at the Bertram Inn wedding venue by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron Ohio engagement photographer
sangeet at bertram inn
indian wedding celebration at bertram inn
indian wedding celebration at bertram inn
indian wedding celebration at bertram inn
indian wedding celebration at bertram inn

Click here to see Saturday’s celebrations!

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