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Wedding: Sarita and Frank

August 7, 2010

Despite marrying into an Indian family, I’d never actually seen, much less photographed, a full Indian wedding until Sarita and Frank’s. There was so much to enjoy – the lavish clothes, rich colors and happy couple – but what I really loved was the fact that the ceremony revolved around family and food.

Food was an essential part of the day – welcoming guests and blessing the new couple. Ghee (butter) fed the sacred fire, coconuts signified fertility, and rice and grains represented the sustenance they’d share in their life ahead. They were fed so many sweets I think they lost count!

Frank’s Puerto Rican-Italian family gamely joined in for all the ceremonies. Here they’re feeding the couple a sweet banana-milk drink and waving colorful cooked rice balls to ward away evil spirits.

Sarita’s father officially gave his daughter away to Frank, while Grandma looked on.

Then, at the appointed hour (with one last gorgeous sari for good measure), Sarita and Frank officially tied the knot. Congrats guys!!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Lina permalink
    August 7, 2010 9:58 pm

    Really beautiful photos! And foreign weddings looks so exciting!

  2. August 7, 2010 9:58 pm

    what a lovely and colorful wedding!

  3. Mimi permalink
    August 9, 2010 12:16 am

    What a beautiful traditional wedding that involved the melding of two families from different cultural backgrounds. The joy and happiness on everyone’s faces is a delight to see. My very best to Sarita and Frank for a long and happy life together. Thanks so much for sharing this Liz!

  4. August 9, 2010 1:54 am

    what a gorgeous wedding!!! beautiful colors, food and people:)

  5. August 10, 2010 5:14 am

    Beautiful. What a wonderful ceremony. LOVE the colors. Thanks for sharing this and congrats to the happy couple.

  6. August 10, 2010 11:26 pm

    Wow, great pictures! You so nicely captured all of the emotions!

  7. August 13, 2010 9:28 pm

    Beautifully captured!! makes me nostalgic…

  8. August 16, 2010 3:45 pm

    Oh what absolutely gorgeous colours – I love the first set of photos – the henna hands are so beautiful.

  9. August 27, 2010 7:42 pm

    Such gorgeous photos! The colors and level of detail is just amazing. Great job!

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