Yes, we do indeed do other things besides engagement portraits But don’t worry, there are a ton more engagement portraits to show off!
For a change of pace, here are some wedding related photos from about a month ago. These are from Manisha’s pre-wedding events at her home in San Jose. Their wedding photos will follow in a bit…
The first part of the morning was the Ganesh Pooja where Manisha’s parents basically welcomed the upcoming events (Ganesh, the elephant-headed god, wards away evil spirits). Her uncles also did some of their thing like planting a “tree” outside the house, etc. Gujarati culture at its finest
And then Manisha made her entrance and promptly got pasted! As tradition dictates, Manisha’s aunts applied tumeric paste (haldi) on her skin. It’s supposed to make a bride’s skin glow, but the aunts always have some fun with it.
And then moving onto the vidhi itself where Manisha & her parents did the needful before the wedding day.
And, of course, we can’t forget the Grande Dame of the house, Lily! It was her birthday and she had a great time getting pet by all of the guests. She did get a little impatient near the end when she was ready to be walked. Who can blame her! Hindu weddings have so much going on, any dog would get bored!