When Shalini’s sister first contacted me about the possibility of photographing Shalini’s upcoming wedding, I was so excited! My husband, Rajeev, and I have photographed Nepali weddings which are similar, but this was our first Indian wedding. It was so beautiful and vibrant!! Both the ceremony and reception took place in Muncie, Indiana, at the Horizon Convention Center. (This was also the first Indian wedding to take place there! It turned out beautifully!)
I started the day with Shalini as she got ready…
I love this shot of Shalini’s relatives and friends helping her to get ready - especially with all of the beautiful bangles and henna adorning their arms and hands!!
Shalini was absolutely stunning!!
Meanwhile, Rajeev was with the guys as the groom and his family arrived, complete with music and dancing!
Once the groom was inside, it was time for Shalini to go in to join him.
The ceremony consisted of traditional elements of an Indian wedding, including exchanging garlands, blessings from family members, and walking around the fire, but since I can’t include all of the photos from the day here, I’ll include a few of my favorites!!
In this shot, adjusts her wrap and jewelry just after Vikrant has applied red powder to her hair, signifying that she is married.
A few photos of the couple before they go to change into different clothing for the evening reception and celebration.
The reception was decorated in vibrant reds and golds…
Shalini and Vikrant share their first dance.
Soon, the celebration was in full swing, with no shortage of guests filling the dancefloor and having a great time together.
We had so much fun photographing this wedding!! I want to thank Shalini and Vikrant and their families for being so great to work with and for giving us the chance to be a part of capturing the memories of such an amazing day! We wish you all the very best!!