Real NC Wedding : Yuval & Swathi By Vesic Photography
Alive. That is the word I would use to describe how I felt at around 12:30am Saturday night after what was an intense two day Indian wedding experience with Yuval, Swathi, their friends and family. It really was more than just a wedding, it was an experience.
Friday’s late night Garba was a 5 hour festival of color, dance, food, ceremony and kinship; while our morning started quite early atBrier Creek Country Club in Raleigh, NC around 7:30am, with a small photo session of Yuval & Swathi together.
From there, they separated and Yuval began his portion of the day, which included a great ceremony in a horse and carriage with all the guests parading their way to the ceremony site (with live drummer, music and dancing, of course).
The ceremony itself was a fantastic free flowing event where guests were happy to come up to the platform to take their own photos, move their chairs into the shade where they liked, or to step back and enjoy a proper tea and snack at the tables in the back.
After the ceremony and a great lunch, we took a small break and rejoined at the Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, NC for another small photo session and then the start of the cocktail hour and reception. The Prestonwood’s reception hall is a fantastic site, and the lighting was spot on and matched perfectly with the colors from Swathi’s dress to the table linens and flowers. After some more great food, the parent dances and toasts, DJ Rang set the pace for the next 4 hours of one intense song after the next. Seamlessly blending in American music into Indian I am happy to report not one slow song the whole night. The dance intensity was led by Yuval’s dad, who used the Garba as a warm up for his reception night discotheque experience. The lights came on about 12:30am with the huge crowd pushing DJ Rang to play “one more song” – even though he had played “one more song” two or three times already
Special cheers go out to Images by Denise (Denise Hutter) and the staff of both the Prestonwood and Brier Creek Country Clubs.
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