Chanden & Val’s Wedding
In the last post you saw some of Chanden & Val’s engagement portraits. Well, here are some from their wedding & reception.
The wedding was at the Fremont Gurudwara.
Chanden chose a bit of a unique color for a Sikh ceremony, but then again, both Chanden & Val don’t follow convention, now do they?
Rarely do we see an actual doli any more during weddings, so it was a bit of a surprise to see this one. Chanden had a great time being pushed by her brother and male cousins. The rain caused a bit of a problem, but, hey, as the bride, she was dry as can be….
The rain really caused a bit of havoc for portraits since we were supposed to head to the Japanese Friendship Garden. Since it was pouring by the time we reached Downtown San Jose, we took advantage of the lobby at the Fairmont. Hmm….really posh hotel with wonderful ambient light & flower centerpieces just like Chanden loves?! Yes please!
For once, we had a lot of “down time” so we had some fun with the couple, the bridesmaids and the grooms men…
Moving on the reception, we were at a really unique location, The Corinthian Center which is in Downtown San Jose. It allowed for a unique entrance for the couple high above their guests on a balcony where they opened the night with their first dance…
Since we’ve been doing weddings for a while now, we’ve begun to see some once-popular trends become less common. One of those trends which used to be at EVERY reception was dance performances. We used to get at least one if not two or three at every reception. Nowadays, couples usually have a speech or two and get right into the dancing. In this case, Chanden’s cousins showed off their skills with a little medley…
Here’s to another lovely couple. Congrats Chanden & Val!