Gaurav and Karima’s Amazing Indian Wedding

March 29, 2010  •  Leave a Comment

I have to say that I have never quite experienced anything like Gaurav and Karima’s wedding. I owe this wedding to Mr and Mrs. Sarna who are friends with Gaurav’s father (whom I met at their son’s wedding in Indonesia). Basically we were invited as honored guests that happen to have cameras:) Robert and I JUST got back from New Delhi, India where we spent a whirlwind week shooting this wedding and doing a little sightseeing as well. India took my breath away. There was such a surreal contrast between the royal opulence of this wedding vs. the extreme poverty and trash that litters the rest of the country…..but to be able to experience both sides of India is what made the trip so fantastic. There is so much beauty in both extremes, but what I found wherever I went (other than extreme hospitality) was vibrant COLOR. The jewels, the saris, the tents, the painted elephants….all of it created this fairy tale environment that I didn’t even know where to begin shooting! There are almost 6,000 photos posted online that we shot over 4 days…but here are a few to show you the different parties and ceremonies. Karima is actually Mexican and she and Gaurav met in an airport and had a long distance courtship/friendship for years before they got engaged. The third party was a tribute to Karima’s heritage with a huge Mayan Pyramid constructed over the dance floor, dancers, trapeze artists and an “ancient civilization” sort of theme transformed the party back in time to Mayan temples. It was SO rad.

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