Guests at a wedding we photographed last summer, Karen and Roshan and Dan and I go way back! Ok that may be an exaggeration, but it was fun to look back through Mara and Will’s wedding photos and see these two, crazy in love then, and crazy in love now. Back at the very beginning of this season, we met them in Newport Rhode Island for their epic engagement session. After photographing them that second time, we felt like we were definitely prepped and wedding for their wedding day: Cape Cod Meets India, (as they describe it). Well, when I came into the room where Karen was preparing… I was taken aback by her beauty. I swear it was good I had an hour to soak it in before we went to their first look because if I didn’t have that time, I may have been making the same face Roshan made.
The Baraat had me crying tears of joy because it was so stinkin’ FUN! Dancing all the way to the ceremony should be done at all weddings. For sure. The ceremony itself was very memorable and meaningful to me to witness. This is our first indian wedding to have the honor of photographing. We were able to learn about many of the meanings and symbols that were included in the ceremony and I.loved.it.all! My favorite part was when Karen and Roshan switch seats, signifying the fact that they are now a part of each other’s family, sitting closer to their new parents. YES! I love the focus on joining families that is emphasized in the day.
O yeah… then they changed into new outfits and began a dance party that has me seriously considering signing up for Bhangra dance lessons.