Two peas in a pod, they complete each others sentences and can never go five minutes talking to each other without laughing. When they are apart they are constantly texting each other, stealing a quick conversation over the phone or e-mailing each other little tidbits of their lives apart. Prithvi is always looking for something interesting and new to do; Surya is up for any adventure as long as he is by her side. They walk hand in hand, stealing glances at each other and always smiling. Prithvi and Surya met freshman year of college and have been inseparable ever since; always side by side as they should be; they are perfect together and the look in their eyes when they see each other simply says more than words ever can.
Over the last year we have shot their engagement session in Washington DC, their engagement ceremony, engagement reception and one of my personal favorites their engagement session in New York City (it’s a great thing these two are so photogenic)!
After over a year of planning their wedding weekend was finally here. The backdrop to their beautiful wedding weekend was New Jersey, with fists pumping, gelled hair and shots all around the wedding weekend was special from the moment it started. Surya and Prithvi have always been about great friends and family; their wedding was no exception as friends and family traveled all over the country to come out for the celebration.
Friday night was the beginning of a memorable weekend as the Sangeet and Mendhi party brought friends and family together. There was amazing food, mendhi artists all around, choreographed dances, garba, raas and of course some dancing.
Saturday was the Janavasam and Nischyadhartam where the wedding was blessed with a date for the wedding set. After the ceremonial puja, Prithvi was hoisted outside for a unique and utterly entertaining Baarat where he was sitting atop a drop top Mercedes Benz convertible. As the Baarat started there were fireworks, dandia sticks, redskins dancing, friends and family laughing, a dholi and a special surprise. About five minutes into the Baarat Surya made a special appearance to join him! Side by side they held hands, laughed and enjoyed their family and friends dancing all around them.
Upon the conclusion of the Baarat, there was a puja followed by dinner. With the wedding to follow the next day!
The wedding post will be up later this week; enjoy!
Surya and Prithvi are both amazing singers; the words to the song they sang was on their iphone 🙂
Day 2 🙂