A Hindu Wedding at The Humanist Hall

Earlier this month I photographed an exuberantly colorful cross-cultural wedding at The Humanist Hall in Oakland.  The ceremony was long, languorous and rich with Hindu rituals and details; flower garlands, opulent silk sarees, hennaed hands and a homemade fire stoked by spoonfuls of ghee at the mandap (altar).  I lived in India for a year when I was 20 and jumped at the chance to photograph a Gujarati wedding knowing the day’s vibrancy would be a total treat to document.  I loved the priest’s lengthy and hilarious commentary throughout the ceremony, the bicycle decked out as an elephant, the homemade beer and the gorgeous sarees dazzling in the sunlight.   Congratulations K & E!  Wishing you the best of luck, and much joy in your future!

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