We’re so glad that we got in one last Indian wedding before our retirement! This one had a Sangeet event, which we hadn’t photographed before and was just delightful. For those who don’t know, a Sangeet event is essentially a dance party that takes place during an Indian wedding. It’s kind of like a reception, but a little bit more organized in terms of the dancing. There are specific dances that are traditional, and others that are choreographed Bollywood dances. Krishna and Dan’s family and friends learned dances for the event and preformed them one after another, and it was so fun to get to be a part of! I also adore Indian sarees and clothing because they’re so colorful and gorgeous, so I was extra excited to see everyone’s outfits (which did not disappoint). Krishna and Dan’s Sangeet was held the evening before their wedding at Duke Gardens, where we got to photograph even more fabulous outfits and henna. It was amazing! The only not-amazing part was when I almost passed out during a very hot ceremony in the sun (many thank yous to the vendors passing out coconut water that saved me! – and a reminder for photographers to hydrate frequently!) but taking Krishna and Dan’s photos in the bamboo in Duke Gardens later made up for it. So happy to have been a part of your lovely wedding, guys. Congratulations!
Date: August 31, 2019 and September 1, 2019 Sangeet Event Venue: Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport Ceremony+Reception Venue: Duke Gardens // Durham, NC First Dance Song: “Dance with Me” – Mandi Mapes Krishna’s Occupation: Nurse practitioner Dan’s Occupation: Physical Therapist How You Met: Through friends Interesting Face: A 10lb terrier mutt rules our lives and hearts Honeymoon: Thailand Officiant: Madhu Sharma DJ: DJ Rang Florist: Blooming Buds Cannoli Food Truck: Holy Moly Cannoli Food Truck Caterer: Nazara Hair+Makeup: Belloviso, Inc Videographer: JRB Weddings Coordinator: Emily Katherine Events Lighting Company: Get Lit Bartending+Food Service: Nancy Reyes of Andy’s Tents