Cleveland Hindu Celebration | Robin & Prianka

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
bride getting dressed in wedding saree
bride getting dressed in wedding saree
indian bride walks in for traditional hindu ceremony
indian bride walks in for traditional hindu ceremony
traditional hindu wedding ceremony at bertram inn
traditional hindu wedding ceremony at bertram inn
traditional hindu wedding ceremony at bertram inn
traditional hindu wedding ceremony at bertram inn
traditional hindu wedding ceremony at bertram inn
traditional hindu wedding ceremony at bertram inn
traditional hindu wedding ceremony at bertram inn
traditional hindu wedding ceremony at bertram inn
traditional hindu wedding ceremony at bertram inn
traditional hindu wedding ceremony at bertram inn
traditional hindu wedding ceremony at bertram inn
traditional hindu wedding ceremony at bertram inn
family photos at indian wedding at bertram inn
family photos at indian wedding at bertram inn
black and white image of indian bride and groom
indian bride and groom looking at each other at chagrin falls
indian bride and groom smiling at camera standing in front of chagrin falls
close up of traditional indian wedding attire
portraits of indian bride and indian groom in traditional attire
indian bride and groom sitting on park bench almost kissing
indian bride and groom wearing red at chagrin falls
indian bride and groom touching foreheads
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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