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The last half of the day revolved around the Christian ceremony and wedding reception.  All in all, the day lasted 15 1/2 hours.  It was certainly tiring, but well worth every minute!  This was an amazing Indian wedding that we will not soon forget.  Prachie and Aaron are both amazing and accomplished people and it was a joy getting to know them over the course of those three days.  Equally wonderful were Prachie's parents and sister, who graciously invited us into there home and treated us like guests the entire time!  Thank you all so much and we hope you love the photographs!

 

I also want to give a special thanks to my wonderful second shooter, Melissa Dunstan, for her wonderful work, friendship and for sticking out for 12 hours of the wedding day :-) ... thank you so much Melissa!!

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A great shot by Melissa!
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As usual at this wedding, the kids were adorable!
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Another great shot by Melissa!
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Aaron is a very talented musician, as are his friends that you have seen in the photos above.  He wrote a song for Prachie and played it on the piano ... it was breathtaking!
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Melissa and I getting a little silly after 15 hours :-).
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Aubrey Reel:

LOVE this posting! What an amazing wedding! The photos are incredible! :)

(05.25.10 @ 05:45 PM)
Melissa Dunstan Photography:

Tina, What a great day! I loved working with you and getting to know your clients better. What a great couple! Also, I found out that I LOVE Indian dance music! It was a great day and it really didn't seem like 12 hours! You're the BEST!!!

(06.09.10 @ 11:58 PM)

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)