November 1, 2017

Marriage of Traditions | Mita + Kelsey

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Marriage of Traditions | Mita and Kelsey

Mita and Kelsey’s wedding day was a delightful blend of Eastern and Western traditions. They were married on a beautiful Summer afternoon at Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire. In preparing for the day, Mita’s hands and feet were exquisitely decorated with henna and bejeweled wth Indian bangles. We created some beautiful photos of her getting ready, using the colors of the room and a silhouette technique.  The procession to the Mandap (altar) was a burst of joyous dancing and ceremonial traditions that spread smiles across the mountain landscape. Once at the Mandap, the ceremony was marked with numerous traditional Indian customs. After being declared husband and wife, this lovely couple drove off in a antique Land Rover draped in garlands of red and white flowers. Then, they changed into different clothes and made their way to the reception held in the banquet hall, where they danced the night away surrounded by their friends and families. This couple was a particular joy to work with because of their kind nature and fun spirit. I wish them all the best in their life together.

Steve Holmes Photography specializes in personalized and high-quality wedding and engagement photography. If you’re searching for the right photographer to capture the joy of your special day, check out my portfolio and get in touch to schedule your consultation today. We look forward to working with you!

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