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South Asian Indian Wedding Teaser in Asbury Park, New Jersey
We were blown away with the beauty of this wedding. For those who may not know, South Asian weddings are completely different from any other wedding you would experience. It is filled with colors, tradition, rich culture, multiple ceremonies, and more. Everything took place at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park, New Jersey. We started filming while Kirti and Kumar were getting ready in their rooms.
The first look followed soon after which allowed us to capture a beautiful and emotional moment for them. The next formality was the Baraat which is when the groom is danced from outside the hotel into the lobby and up to the ceremony room. Kumar was carries by horse while family and friends danced the amazing celebration. This led directly into the colorful ceremony filled with ancient rituals and the beautiful bride’s entrance as we watched her being carried on a Doli into the ceremony. South Asian ceremonies are generally longer than traditional american ceremonies. This one lasted almost 2 hours and was followed by a 2nd ceremony called the Vidai, where the bride is bid farewell. This is one of the most emotional moments of the day and usually causes people to cry.
Later on we had an awesome creative session with talented photographers BnB Photography. Photographer’s Amar and Mark were great to work with and were very helpful for us because they had so much experience with south asian weddings, I can’t thank them eneough. We were able to take advantage of magic hour where the sun is at the perfect spot for pictures and filming. The reception started soon after and began with a draw-dropping grand entrance of the bride and groom. The preview below was played right before the bride and groom entered into the room. I remember weeks earlier Kumar came up with this great idea of making a preview to show the guests featuring moments that happened hours before.
I can’t say enough great things about DJ Suj. He made sure to communicate with us and other vendors throughout the netire day. His team and professionalism was outstanding. The reception was filled with speeches, performances, and dancing for the remainder of the night. The whole day was orchestrated by Preeti from Preeti Exclusive Creations. She was responsible for making sure everyone was on the same page at every stage of the day. She was always there for me if I had a question or needed to contact the bride or groom. What an amazing job they did.
FEATURED VENDORS :
Wedding Planner : Preeti Nanvaan of Preeti Exclusive Creations
Entertainment : DJ Suj
Photography : BnB Photography
Ceremony and Reception Venue : Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park, New Jersey
White Doves : Ron Denti of Lovey Dovey White Dove Release
Caterers : Nadir of Masala Kitchen
Floral Design : Howie of Anderson Flowers
Horse : Tony of Caliber Farms