anureet + nathan: a memphis indian wedding, part 2.

He climbed onto the horse as it started to drizzle, but no amount of rain could dampen his spirits. He had just wed his bride in a traditional Sikh Indian ceremony, and now it was time to celebrate. His groomsmen followed behind during the baraat, laughing and dancing their way down the street toward the reception location and Nathan’s new family.

Nathan was carried inside upon the shoulders of his friends and family, where he changed into his tuxedo. To celebrate the union of two different cultures, Anureet and Nathan had a short exchange of vows following their Indian ceremony. Why wed only once, when two ceremonies are twice as nice? On this day, Anureet and Nathan were blessed with twice the joy, twice the beauty. Twice the love.

 

The exchange of vows ceremony and the reception were both held at Esplanade Memphis, and Amelia Carkuff did an amazing job with the space!

 

Anureet entered with both her parents, while Nathan waited patiently.


Anureet stayed in her traditional Indian lehenga for the ceremony, but she changed her hair for something a little more elaborate.

Nathan’s face showed his joy clearly.

Married (again)!

A congratulatory hug.

Since Nathan had changed out of his Indian garb, we stepped outside after the ceremony for a few more portraits.

The rain held off just long enough for us to get through photos.

Nathan, I can’t decide which outfit complements you more! You make one dapper groom.

And Anureet! Rawr.

Anureet’s henna took 8 hours to complete, but it was worth it! Gorgeous!

The entire wedding party was so supportive, and a blast to be around!

The room at the Esplanade looked amazing! Special thanks to L and J Productions for the beautiful florals, and Muddy’s for the delicious cupcakes!

The toasts provided perfect entertainment, with the right mix of laughter…

and tears.

Anureet and Nathan started the dancing with a tender First Dance.

But then she and her dad got the party started right! I keep telling Ed that if were ever to have a vow renewal, we’re having an Indian wedding. These people know how to party!

I’ll end with this photo of Anureet and Nathan celebrating their love, supported on the shoulders of their loved ones. Literally.

CLICK HERE to see more images from Anureet’s and Nathan’s multi-cultural wedding day. Also, be sure to check out Part 1 of this post.

Here’s to getting married. Twice! And being carried through celebrations, whether by horse or shoulders of family. Cheers!

 

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13 Responses to “anureet + nathan: a memphis indian wedding, part 2.”

  1. harpreet vyas says:

    Absolutely amazing photos! Amy, you told their wedding story so beautifully!

  2. Avneet Cheema says:

    Amy, all of the photos are breath-taking! You did such an amazing job of capturing the smallest to the grandest of moments, both visually and verbally, and I cannot wait to see the rest of them.

  3. Supriya Patel says:

    Amy, you did an amazing job capturing PJ’s beauty!! I’ve known her for many years and seen her grow into a beautiful woman and these pictures bring tears to my eyes to see how much she’s grown and how long I’ve known her! Nathan and PJ make such a cute couple!! Awesome job!

  4. Mindy Lipsitz says:

    The combination of gorgeous words and gorgeous photos did a fantastic job at telling the tale! Great work!

  5. Ally Squires says:

    Gorgeous pictures of a beautiful wedding. Congrats again!

  6. Kasia says:

    Amazing Pics!!! PJ – you look so beautiful !!! Congrats again guys!

  7. Travis says:

    Amy, the albums are both beautiful! Congrats again to Nate and Anureet!

  8. Byron says:

    Such a special day and I have to thank yo uboth for letting me be a part of it. These photos are amazing.

  9. Heather says:

    Great pictures. Nathan, you like fantastic, but Anureet & her dad took the (red velvet cup)cake

  10. Lydia says:

    Stunning photos! Wonderfully captured event. Good work!

  11. HAYLEY says:

    …SOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!! :)

  12. Harpreet Grewal says:

    Beautiful bride!!! Beautiful pics!! Great job!

  13. Esther says:

    Ahhhhmazing!!! Love love love the pictures! Such beautiful ceremonies. Such a beautiful couple! Congratulations.

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