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Day four of Ami and Jeremy's Indian wedding was held on 11-11-11.  This was the official day of their Hindu wedding ceremony and in order to keep true to tradition it was held at the Shreenathji Temple in Phoenix.  Silly as it may be, we were so excited that Jeremy rode in on a horse (and a very beautiful one at that) during the baraat.  Of all the South Asian weddings we have done so far this is the first time the groom has entered on horseback :-).

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Day three of Ami and Jeremy's Indian wedding was the Garba.  It was held at the beautiful Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix and was a night of lively celebration and vibrant dance!

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The second day of Ami and Jeremy's five day long Indian wedding event was the Mehndi Party.  Ami loves animals, especially turtles ... a girl after my own heart :-) ... therefore her choice of venue seemed charmingly appropriate - the Phoenix Zoo!  As this took place in November, Phoenix Zoo Lights, a months-long display of holiday lights adorning every square inch of the zoo, was ready and about to open to the public and we got first dibs at seeing it!

We all had a great time wandering the zoo before the guests arrived talking shop about every animal and animal fact we knew, and we even got a few critters in the shots :-)!  Ami was later trying to tell her friends about our shared love of animals and about the mini zoo Kevin and I keep at home :-).  She said she thought we could be good friends in every day life if given the chance ... I agree!

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Ami and Jeremy's Indian wedding event took place the week of 11-11-11 and it was a stunner!!  Ami wanted to have a traditional Punjabi Wedding and pulled it off in grand style.  The entire event took place over the course of five days and was by far the longest and largest South Asian wedding we have covered!

The first day was set aside for portraits, an engagement session of sorts.  We conducted the shoot at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix and the setting along with the beautiful sunset skies we were graced with that evening provided the perfect backdrop ... oh, and the giant bug sculptures didn't hurt either :-)!

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We love all weddings, but among some of our favorites are destination weddings and Indian weddings.  Destination weddings for obvious reasons - we love to travel and for us, change of scenery helps keep us fresh creatively - and Indian weddings because they are so alive with color, culture and custom.  So, when I received an email back in early February from Neha explaining her upcoming multi-day Indian / Nigerian destination wedding in Riviera Maya (Cancun), Mexico, I went crazy!  I was actually visiting my family in North Carolina at the time and remember running around the house to find my mom to tell her about it!  I wanted this wedding bad!!  The icing on the cake for me was the fact that Akintunde (Tunde), Neha's finace, is from Nigeria and she said the first day would incorporate Nigerian dress and customs.  Soon after that first email we were hired and I was elated!!

My Associate Photographer, Angie accompanied me to Cancun as my second photographer (Kevin was unable to go and I was so sad he couldn't) and as soon as we stepped off the plane we knew we were in for an exciting weekend!  Neha lives in Miami, Florida, Tunde in Austin, Texas - they will be moving to Atlanta soon - and their friends and family hail from all over the US, Nigeria, and India, and they all came to meet in this stunning setting called Mexico.  This wedding did not disappoint!  Every aspect of it, from the couple and their approximately 70 guests, to the spectacular and exotic local, to the colorful and animated ceremonies, was a sight to behold!

The first day was held at the Azul Sensatori Resort and was the Nigerian Introduction and Engagement Ceremony, followed by a reception and Mehndi Party.  The other thing I really love in this world is Africa and everything African.  Though I have never been to West Africa, I have been to East Africa several times and through those journeys I was fortunate to indulge in meeting the local people and experiencing and learning of their cultures and customs.  It may sound cliche, but Africa really does get into your blood ... it did for me and I simply fell in love.  It has been a while since I was able to return and being able to participate in and witness some of the Nigerian customs of a wedding were beautiful!  For much the same reasons I love Indian weddings, I loved the Nigerian ceremony.  The colors were stunning and the sense of family and custom were strong.

The Indian wedding ceremony and trash the dress session are in the following posts.  I would like to thank Neha and Tunde for choosing me as their wedding photographer, for giving me the opportunity to experience their incredibly beautiful wedding and for their gracious nature!  It was an experience I will always hold dear :-)!

To Angie, I want to say thank you for doing such an amazing job!  So many of her photos made these postings that I didn't distinguish who took what, but her work at this wedding was stellar!  I know she would like me to ay thank you to Neha and Tunde as well ... she LOVED your wedding - and the two of you :-)!

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bolanle:

I'm so proud of ma culture.. N d comn togeda of d two cultures is really nice.. Great pictures. Weddn of ma dream

(07.08.11 @ 12:49 PM)