Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hindu Wedding

A few weeks ago I featured a layout from Neha and Mohit's wedding. They had a traditional Indian wedding, with festivities that stretched over four days! Here's what photographer Brooke Schwab had to say about the wedding: "The Hindu wedding celebration is focused on rituals and centered around family. Deeply rooted in tradition, the colors and sounds of this event were truly a unique experience AND the food was to die for!" I was so inspired by this 40 page album that I decided to share a few more spreads with you. As always, you can click on the spread for a closer look at the pictures.

On the Wednesday before the wedding, the bride and her close friends had a "putting hena" ceremony.

The bride and groom do not see each other during the pre-festivities. This spread shows Neha's family at the sangeet.

Thursday includes the gift giving ritual for the families.

The bride's preparations the day before the ceremony:

On Saturday, the groom participates in the baraat. Here's Brooke's description of the event: "The baraat is a marriage procession. It is customary for the groom to travel to the brides on a horse. This event is spectacular with lots of singing, laughter and dancing and Mohit could not have worn a bigger smile on his face. "

The bride and groom had new attire for the reception. All the clothing and accessories were brought in from India.

It was an incredible reception with amazing florals, food and dancing. Look at these colors!

I'm so glad I had the opportunity to design the album for this unique wedding. It was a wonderful learning experience for me. Special thanks to Brooke Schwab for the incredible photography!


  1. Oh, wow. That is beautiful! I love all the colors!! I would love to attend a traditional Indian wedding one day. Good job, Katie, you're so talented! Love you!

  2. Katie, what a great job you did in capturing the celebration. gorgeous...a feast for the eyes.

  3. WoW... I love learning about different cultures and traditions! You did an amazing job combining the colors and textures, so beautiful!