Kapil understood his soon to be fiancé; her faith with god and her love for her family. He had a hundred different ideas pulsating through his head of how to get down on one knee and ask for her hand in marriage. And the more and more he thought about it; the more and more he wanted to make that moment in life one that she would never forget. A moment that would always make her smile when recounting the moment; a moment that thirty years from now she would remember as if it was yesterday. He wanted to incorporate what was most important to her, to them; and to their families.
Without Joy knowing; Kapil invited both families to the Mandir (Hindu temple), decorated it with ornate flowers and waited for Joy to arrive. Joy was planning on meeting Kapil there; unbeknownst to his real intentions and the surprises he laid out for her. As he asked Joy for her hand in marriage; their family came out to celebrate the occasion streaming tears down Joys face and the dawning of a smile that has never left her face since. Her heart melted at the thoughtfulness of the proposal, the incorporation of her faith and her family; the two items that were most important to her.
On the day of their wedding; Joy sat in the bridal suite smiling from ear to ear, the hustle and bustle of friends and family running in and out of her suite, family prepping last minute wedding details and minor changes of wedding day plans didn’t faze Joy. She simply sat in her bridal suite, smiling, helping with the details and simply lost in the thought of finally being married to her best friend. Her sisters cracked jokes, her mother was pacing around the room ensuring all the details were perfect and her father simply looking at Joy with pride and unequivocal love. Joy was smiling, enjoying her moment in the spotlight and ready to solidify her union with fiance.
Kapil was eleven floors up relaxing with family, simply enjoying the moment, reminiscing with his family about the past and poking fun at his brother while getting dressed. Excited for the little surprises they had for their guests Kapil was ready for the day to unfold. The surprises ranged from fire blowers, stilt walkers, photo booths to fireworks their wedding was one that people would not forget.
Kapil and Joy wanted to be engrossed with each other’s beauty for the first time at the wedding itself and as Joy walked down the aisle their eyes were locked on each other with loving smiles and blushing cheeks their glances couldn’t be broken; they walked closer and closer together, eye to eye until hand in hand. As the ceremony began Kapil and Joy laughed, joked and smiled all while solidifying their bond as husband and wife.
At the end of the ceremony, Kapil and Joy were whisked away by horse and carriage to enjoy a few moments alone; embracing their love and time together as man and wife. Upon their return and a quick clothing change we were able to take these two out to the waterfront area of the Gaylord Hotel; as the sun was coming down we were able to capture some beautiful and breathtaking images of them.
The reception hall was absolutely gorgeous with ornate centerpieces, fantastic lighting, a beautiful cake and a wonderful stage for Joy and Kapil to sit. There were beautiful speeches, fantastic dances and a night that very few would ever forget. Their love for each other, their family and friends resonated long into the night as they interacted, danced and laughed the night away.
Joy and Kapil, it was an absolute honor to photograph your wedding and we hope you love the images as much as we do.