This SDE is very special. Suki & Andy had an extraordinary two-day wedding that was actually a culmination of a week’s worth of events. It started off on Friday with the Sikh Ceremony to honor the groom’s traditions. There was a mini Barat and then the beautiful ceremony. In the evening it was off to MOLAA for the Sangeet. Their family lined up a great evening of entertainment and then the “after party” room was revealed and everyone danced the night away. I don’t think Suki & Andy got much sleep before it was time for the second day’s events to start at the Hyatt! In the morning we shot Suki getting ready. After all the preparations, the Hindu ceremony began after the awesome Barat (my favorite part of an Indian wedding). While Suki & Andy changed into their evening outfits, we shot the ballroom that was beautifully transformed by Nikki Khan – Suki’s planner & designer. Nisie’s beautiful florals accented the incredible draping, linens, and room layout designed by Nikki. Later, it was time for the reception which included even more yummy Indian delicacies and super fun dancing. We had a blast shooting alongside the very talented Dina of Andrena Photography and we also enjoyed working with the fabulous Couture Bridal Services who did Suki’s hair & makeup on both days, as well as Special Occasions LA who spun the tunes and kept the party going!
The next day, I received an email from Suki informing me that her Grandfather had passed away sometime early the next morning. Although I was very sad to hear this news, I thought it was amazing that he held on to witness his granddaughter get married. What a fantastic last day of living and how special it was for Suki & Andy that he was there! Although the SDE was shown on Saturday, I added a little tribute to him in the beginning for this blog post.
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ps. this SDE was done ENTIRELY w/the 5D Mk II