Cleveland Hindu Wedding Ceremony | Robin & Prianka

Collage of images from Robin & Priyanka's Indian Hindu wedding ceremony at the Bertram Inn in Aurora, north of Akron and south of Cleveland
Hindu & Indian Wedding Photography at Bertram Inn in Aurora, OH

If you missed the blog post on Friday’s celebrations, check it out here!

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!

Saturday’s Celebrations

Saturday was the longest I’ve ever shot! 15 hours!!

The day started with Robin’s Sehra Bandi. This is a ceremony especially for the groom and his friends and family. While Prianka was getting ready for the day, Robin had the Baraat where he mounts a white horse. You guys, it was like a super fun dancing parade!! Definitely a highlight of the weekend!

The ceremony kicked off with Prianka receiving Robin’s Baraat. They exchange garlands while family members from the bride and groom’s sides exchange garlands and gifts. After a quick outfit change for Prianka, the traditional Hindu ceremony took place.

We all piled in the limo and went to Chagrin Falls for portraits! We decided that since it was so unbelievably hot outside, we’d take the limo over to Taco Bell and refuel! I sure hope that isn’t the last time my bride and groom want Taco Bell on their wedding day!!

When we arrived back at the hotel, Prianka went through a total hair, makeup, and outfit transformation! What bride wouldn’t love 3 outfits on her wedding day??!! Now the real party began with delicious food, cake, emotional speeches, and some of the best dancing I’ll ever see in my life!

traditional indian bridal jewelry
traditional gold and red indian bridal jewelry
traditional indian bridal jewelry
traditional gold and red indian bridal jewelry
Sehra Bandi at the bertram inn
girls getting dressed in saree
Sehra Bandi at the bertram inn
Sehra Bandi at the bertram inn
Sehra Bandi at the bertram inn
woman putting on saree
Sehra Bandi at the bertram inn
Sehra Bandi at the bertram inn
woman getting dressed in saree
Sehra Bandi at the bertram inn
Sehra Bandi at the bertram inn
bride putting on indian headpiece
Sehra Bandi at the bertram inn
Sehra Bandi at the bertram inn
bride putting in nose ring
bride getting dressed in saree
bride getting dressed in saree
bride getting dressed in saree
mother of the bride putting on traditional indian jewelry
indian bride getting dressed for wedding
indian bride getting dressed for wedding
indian groom riding white horse at bertram inn
white horse for baraat
groom's sisters decorating horse for baraat
older indian women helping bride get dressed
older indian women helping bride get dressed
older indian women helping bride get dressed
sister of groom feeding white horse for baraat
traditional indian dancing for baraat at bertram inn
groom riding white horse for baraat at bertram inn
traditional indian dancing for baraat at bertram inn
traditional indian dancing for baraat at bertram inn
traditional indian dancing for baraat at bertram inn
traditional indian dancing for baraat at bertram inn
traditional indian dancing for baraat at bertram inn
glitter on horse hoofs for baraat
Even the horse’s hoofs were blinged out!!
traditional indian dancing for baraat at bertram inn
An image of an Indian bride getting dressed in a beautiful traditional sari for her wedding at the Bertram Inn wedding venue by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron Ohio wedding photographer
An image of an Indian bride getting dressed in a beautiful traditional sari for her wedding at the Bertram Inn wedding venue by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron Ohio wedding photographer
A picture of an Indian bride and her family and friends entering the Hindu temple under a canopy to begin the traditional wedding ceremony at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron  wedding photographers
An image of an Indian bride and her family walking down the aisle for the Hindu wedding, and a view of the bride and groom seated under an elegant arch with the priest nearby at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora by Alayna Parker  - Cleveland Ohio hindu marriage photographer
A photograph of a closeup view of the bride and groom seated on a stage in the temple with the priest as the Hindu wedding begins at the Bertram Inn wedding venue by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron OH hindu marriage photography
A photograph of a closeup view of the bride and groom seated on a stage in the temple with the priest as the Hindu wedding begins at the Bertram Inn wedding venue by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron OH hindu marriage photography
An image of a Hindu priest performing part of the wedding ceremony, and a black and white view of the bride and groom standing in prayer during the Hindu rituals at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron Ohio hindu wedding photography
A photograph of an Indian bride and groom seated in their colorful clothes while in prayer during their Hindu wedding ceremony at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora by Alayna Parker  - Cleveland OH wedding photographer
traditional hindu wedding ceremony at bertram inn
A picture of a long-range view of the bride and groom seated under an elaborate arch on stage as they smile at each other during the Hindu wedding ceremony at the Bertram Inn wedding venue by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron  wedding photography
An image of the Indian bride and groom standing in prayer during their Hindu wedding at the Bertram Inn wedding venue in Aurora, Ohio by Alayna Parker  - Cleveland Ohio wedding photographers
A photograph of the bride and groom holding hands during their Indian wedding ceremony, and a view of them sitting as they exchange rings at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron OH hindu marriage photographer
A picture of an Indian bride and groom seated in their beautiful clothes during their Hindu wedding ceremony at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora by Alayna Parker  - Cleveland  hindu marriage photography
An image of the bride and groom exchanging rings at their Indian wedding, and a view of them kissing near the end of their Hindu ceremony at the Bertram Inn wedding venue by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron Ohio hindu wedding photographer
A photograph of a closeup view of an Indian bride seated during the Hindu wedding rituals while her mother adjusts her sari. at the Bertram Inn wedding venue in Aurora, Ohio by Alayna Parker  - Cleveland OH hindu wedding photography
A picture of the Indian bride and groom standing as their Hindu wedding rituals are over at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron  wedding photographer
An image of an Indian bride and groom surrounded by the bride's family, smiling together in their beautiful clothes after the Hindu wedding at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora by Alayna Parker  - Cleveland Ohio wedding photography
A photograph of an Indian bride and groom smiling as they pose with the groom's family after the Hindu wedding ceremony at the Bertram Inn wedding venue by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron OH wedding photographers
A picture of an Indian bride and groom in their colorful wedding clothes as they smile together in an outdoor setting, and a black and white view of the couple tenderly holding each other close in Chagrin Falls by Alayna Parker  - Cleveland  hindu marriage photographer
An image of an Indian bride and groom holding hands, gazing at each other as they stand outdoors after their wedding in Chagrin Falls, Ohio by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron Ohio hindu marriage photography
A photograph of a beautiful Indian bride and groom smiling and holding hands in their beautiful wedding clothes as they pause outdoors after the wedding in Chagrin Falls, OH by Alayna Parker  - Cleveland OH hindu wedding photographer
A picture of a closeup view of an Indian bride and groom with the bride's rings, special jewelry and henna tattoos after their wedding in Chagrin Falls by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron  hindu wedding photography
An image of an Indian bride in her colorful wedding sari, and a view of the groom in his elaborate wedding clothes in Chagrin Falls, Ohio by Alayna Parker  - Cleveland Ohio wedding photographer
A photograph of an Indian bride and groom holding each other close after the wedding, and a view of them tenderly touching foreheads in Chagrin Falls, OH by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron OH wedding photography
A picture of a closeup view of an Indian bride and groom holding each other close, showing the bride's elaborate jewelry and their beautiful wedding clothes in Chagrin Falls by Alayna Parker  - Cleveland  wedding photographers
An image of an Indian bride and groom romantically holding each other close, and a view of the groom smiling in his handsome wedding clothes in Chagrin Falls, Ohio by Alayna Parker Photography  - Akron Ohio hindu marriage photographer
indian bride with henna
indian bride with henna tattoos
groom's name in henna tattoo on bride
When the bride gets her henna tattoos, the artist will add the groom’s name somewhere hidden. The groom has to find it by the end of the day!
groom ordering taco bell
Ordering Taco Bell!!
groom holding taco bell bag
Every wedding should include a Taco Bell run!!
bride and groom eating taco bell in limo
Bet I’ll never take a limo to Taco Bell every again lol
white pink and peach floral centerpieces at bertram inn
close up of centerpieces with white, pink, and peach flowers
stemless wine glass favors for wedding guests
round tables at reception at bertram inn
pink and white three tier wedding cake at bertram inn
escort cards for indian wedding
pink and white sweetheart table at reception at bertram inn
pink and white wedding cake with pink icing flowers
gold earrings for indian bride
gold necklace and headpiece for indian bride
black and white image of bride getting hair curled
black and white image of bride getting hair done
close up of bride and groom's rings with henna tattoos
indian bride and groom smiling at camera at bertram inn
black and white image of indian bride and groom at bertram inn
bride laughing during maid of honor speech
bride's brother giving speech at bertram inn
groom's sisters giving speech at bertram inn
bride's brother giving speech at bertram inn
parents of the bride and parents of the groom giving speeches at bertram inn
bride crying during speeches at bertram inn
bride and groom share first dance at bertram inn
indian bride and groom share first dance at bertram inn
parent dances at bertram inn
bride and father do indian dance at bertram inn
bride and father do indian dance at bertram inn
bride and groom about to cut cake at bertram inn
bride and groom cutting cake at bertram inn
indian bride and groom cutting cake at bertram inn
bride feeding groom cake at bertram inn
black and white image of bride and groom kissing after cutting cake at bertram inn
indian guests dancing at bertram inn
indian guests dancing at bertram inn
indian guests dancing at bertram inn
indian guests dancing at bertram inn
indian guests dancing at bertram inn
You know it’s a party when the father of the bride grabs the mic!
indian guests dancing at bertram inn
indian guests dancing at bertram inn
indian guests dancing at bertram inn
indian guests dancing at bertram inn

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