Oct 31, 2011 | Weddings

Nipa and Jordan’s wedding was a two day affair, starting out on Saturday at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA (you can see the “white wedding” posts here and here).  On Sunday, we were back at the Boston Marriott Cambridge hotel near Kendall Square for the Indian reception.  I was pretty excited about this, as it was my first time photographing an Indian wedding solo and I am in love with the color, and the food, and the traditions of Indian weddings.  🙂  I started out the short afternoon in Nipa’s suite at the Marriott where she and many non-Indian ladies were dressing in saris.  Nipa asked me to photograph her wedding outfit … I am *in love* with these colors, and all the intricate details:

Jordan and Nipa assured me it would be a good time watching the non-Indian ladies play dress-up … they were not wrong. 🙂

I love this series of images I captured of Nipa’s mom and sister helping her dress:

Do you like these reflection shots?

Once Nipa was ready, we headed out to the roof terrace at the Marriott for some family photos. I just LOVE this space. It’s really pretty, with great light, and it’s so cool being so high up yet in a garden or park. It would be a great spot for a late afternoon ceremony … Anyway, I’m getting off-track. Don’t these guys look splendid?

I don’t often post “formal” photos – but I wanted to share the wonderful colors and prints I had to work with. Just beautiful …

The reception proper was held in the ballroom at the Marriott. It’s not a particularly remarkable room, until you add in the lighting. I was so delighted when I walked in and saw the amazing patterns on the walls, and the beautiful blue and gold uplights. Huge kudos to CJC Event Lighting for transforming the space. I highly recommend their services, and owner Jim was very personable too.

Some details of the cocktail hour decor (Nipa’s parents did a beautiful job with this):

And a couple of photos of guests during cocktail hour outside the ballroom:

Jordan and Nipa opened the reception with an incredibly cool Bollywood-style dance – yeah!

There were some toasts before dinner …

And of course dinner was an amazing Indian feast – yay! Not the best food to eat if you’ve got a long night of dancing to cover, but dinner marked the end of my coverage so I was a very happy camper. 🙂 Thank you Nipa and Jordan, and your wonderful families, for your warm welcome and amazing hospitality. I loved working with you all and can’t wait to share the full gallery with you at the end of the week!

1 Comment

  1. Wow the colors are just stunning! I can’t wait to see my first Indian wedding! The traditions & the colors are just stunning. Thanks for sharing and taking absolutely gorgeous pictures!



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