A wedding day so vibrant and rich with color and joy. We love this job and getting to serve people like Jaleh and RD and their families as they celebrated the joining of both culture and marriage!
We kicked off the day with Jaleh and family and friends as she got all dolled up for the day. There was a constant stream of details for each of her two wedding day outfits, one traditional Indian and the other classic American. Each detail thoughtfully considered and a delight to bring together to photograph and commemorate the day. Jaleh’s traditional Indian wedding clothes and matching shoes were thoughtfully provided by the groom’s family directly from India, which she wore along with intricate henna designs displayed on her hands and feet, gold and green jewelry, red and gold bangles, and bridal kaleera hanging from Jaleh’s wrists.
We joined RD and his family next as they took time to incorporate the Sehra (a decorative veil) into RD’s headdress along with customary singing. A few additional customs and rituals followed as the family prepared the Groom for his wedding day before departing for the Sikh Temple. Along with Jaleh, RD was also outfitted in traditional Indian attire.
Family and friends gathered for the couple’s first ceremony in the Sikh Temple. Readings, traditions, and songs and RD and Jaleh were pronounced married. We love that weddings give us a glimpse into so many parts of other cultures and this wedding was no exception! Following the wedding the family took time for a special wedding day lunch at a local restaurant before resuming at the second ceremony and reception venue in the afternoon. Guests arrived to a lovely patio cocktail hour before taking seats for the couple’s second ceremony. Jaleh & RD switched from Indian dress to a beautiful lace and white wedding dress for Jaleh and suit for RD. RD was surrounded by family as he walked down the aisle followed by Jaleh with her parents. RD’s good friend performed the ceremony and they were announced for a second time as Mr. & Mrs.!
We caught the last of the Tri-Cities sunset for a few glowing sunset photos of the couple walking through the vineyards before joining in the festivities with a delicious dinner followed by an array of speeches and toasts complete with singing and piano piece from RD’s family! The couple brought in a few Persian traditions with a Persian knife dance and honey ceremony before cutting the cake and then dancing the night away!
JALEH & RD’S VENDOR TEAM
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Jordan Edens Photography is a Washington State Wedding photographer based out of Richland, and Kennewick; serving the Tri-Cities, Washington and surrounding area with wedding and family photography.