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Prachie and Aaron's wedding took place on the third day of festivities at the spectacular JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix.  This venue is amazing ... and huge!  It contains several venues spread across the expansive resort grounds.  The first part of the day was dedicated to the Hindu Ceremony.  Prachie's dress was stunning and all the details and colors were mesmerizing!  Prachie's mother is from Nepal and so aside from the Indian customs there were also some Nepali customs infused into the wedding as well.  I just loved all the pagentry, beauty and meaning that is implied in every aspect of the hindu ceremony!

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This was one of the Nepali customs, which was performed at the beginning of the ceremony.
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My ultra-talented second shooter, and friend :-), Melissa Dunstan, got this great shot of Prachie with her father behind her.
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This is one of my favorite shots of the whole event!  You can just see the love that Prachie's father has for her and how happy, yet sad, he was to let his daughter go.
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Another favorite ... Prachie was just beautiful!!
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On Friday, day two of Prachie and Aaron's Indian wedding, we again spent the day at Prachie's parent's home, this time for the Haldi, or Turmeric, ceremony.  Turmeric is a yellow spice which is made into a paste that is then applied to the bride by her family and friends during the ceremony the day before the wedding to give her radiant skin.  The Haldi was very festive, with music playing and everyone having a great time!  Following the Haldi ceremony, Prachie changed into a beautifully beaded dress and prayers began, after which guests arrived for food and the Mehndi Party, where all of Prachie's female family and friends had their henna done.

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One of my favorites!
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Look closely ... Aaron's name is hidden in the henna.
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There were so many cute kids at this wedding :-)!
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In April we had the privilege of documenting Prachie and Aaron's Indian wedding!  The wedding was a three day event filled with lots of love, laughter, color and tradition that ultimately culminated in a wedding day consisting of two full weddings, one Hindu and one Christian.  It was an amazing experience and because there were so many aspects to it, we have broken it up into four postings.  This first posting is from Thursday, the first day of celebration.  We spent the day with Prachie's at her parent's home for her Mehndi (henna tattoo.)

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Angela:

Wow Melissa is an amazing shooter! And of course so are you!! What a wonderful, beautiful wedding. You can feel the love radiating out of the pictures, as usual!

(05.23.10 @ 04:12 AM)
Melissa Dunstan Photography:

I love these Tina, makes me wish I had been there the whole time! Breathtaking!!!

(06.10.10 @ 12:03 AM)

Katie and Ben were married the day after Thanksgiving 2009 in a beautiful ceremony at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North.  This venue was simply spectacular!!  The only problem was, there were just too many great spots to use for photos :-)!  Luckily Katie and Ben scheduled quite a bit of time to do their couple formals before the ceremony began.  Ben is Navajo and they did a wonderful job of mixing some of his culture's traditions into the wedding.  This was a wonderful wedding to photograph and to be a part of and we extend our best wishes to the new couple, who are expecting their first baby very soon!!  And with that, we wrap up our 2009 wedding season :-)!

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Nelda King-Sloan:

:)

(08.01.13 @ 05:29 PM)

We first met Kelly a couple of years ago when we photographed her for a fashion shoot.  I fell in love with her at that meeting.  For one, she is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet (turns out Alec is too) and two, she is one of the most beautiful ... I adore photographing her!!

 

Fast forward a couple of years, and I was so happy when Kelly called to say she was getting married and wanted us to photograph it ... that was, until she said the date - we were already booked.  We worked out a compromise though ... my best friend and wedding photographer extraordinaire from Chicago, Daniela Hood www.danielahood.com , would photograph Kelly and Alec's wedding for us and we would shoot the trash-the-dress session afterwards.  Perfect, except for the fact that we couldn't actually be a part of their wedding day.  We did get to stop by after our wedding ended though to spend a little time with them.

 

The wedding took place on November 14, 2009 at the Buttes Resort in Tempe and Daniela and Jason Hicks (the second shooter for this wedding) did a fantastic job!  Kelly is Navajo and she did a wonderful job incorporating a bit of her heratige into the wedding!

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Nelda King-Sloan:

Beautiful!!

(08.01.13 @ 05:34 PM)