So, none of you are creepy right? None of you, out there in internet wonderland, have been stalking our blog for any considerable length of time, right?
You know who you are.
You’ve noticed, surely, that we’ve been capturing more Indian events the past couple of years. They’re set with poise and purpose, and it’s with great pleasure that I present you with a few of my favs, Sepali & Drew.
Sepali’s choice of garmentry (Made up a word today) was absolutely stunning throughout the week. She had like four chances to kill it and she adequately did so each and every time. Slain garments errywher. This is like, Saw 11 – Pretty Clothes
Sometimes I take things too far.
We have so much fun with your stuff. The universal “your” here refers to Sepali, Drew, and any and all other internet stalkers out there, just to qualify. We love getting creative with it. It’s fun to look at a piece of jewelry or clothing and consider how to make art with it.
This little girl is adorable. So freaking cute. Plus, the spiral on her cute little dress? You kidding me with this?
Henna ceremonies. Intricate art with plant-based ink. Intricate people with plant based diets? Whooooaaaaa
“The Yellowing” Always one of my favorite times.
Hugs. Another one of my favorite times.
Sepali’s hair, though. Woooow. Drew’s smile is a proper indicator of said reaction.
…and these shoes. Power stance for a power couple.
Beauty, strength, and grace against the green.
Beauty, strength, and grace against the blue.
Oh Drew. How could she even resist falling for you? One of those looks along with that hip sway? She didn’t have a chance, bro. No chance.
This is one of my favorites from the entire set. This is marriage to me. This is togetherness.
The week’s events were house @ The Embassy Suites Cleveland . They were great hosts, and as you can see, with an airy central lobby, the place cleaned up well as well 🙂
I’d call this one “Man on a Mission”
I kind of love how the flowered henna mimics her ring’s design, in a loose way.
I love this part of the wedding day. The bride preps away in her secluded room, whilst the groom parties with his friends and family in a raucous Barat. It’s a blast to watch and be a part of.
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The bride’s family waits for the groom at the end of the Barat route. The families literally dance their shoes off, meet, dance some more, bang some drums, dance, then the ceremony begins. Man, I love America, but this pre-ceremony custom is phenomenal to me.
You see it here, too. No one is stoic. Everyone is smiling. One can be ceremonious, fun, and reverent. It is possible.
There’s a little game that’s played during the ceremony where whomever sits down first will rule the house. Sepali obviously won, but Drew won too, because we all know he’d be in trouble in the house if he actually sat down first. The ‘ol catch 22, eh Drew?
Tying the knot? I must add that Drew’s shoes were promptly stolen like three times as well. Like three times.
Beautifully designed and set-up Mandap. We really enjoyed it 🙂
The space was wonderfully designed and executed.
Some wise words and sage advice exchanged. Drew was appreciative and receiving, as I would expect.
But, seriously, it was time to party.
This man is magnetic. Can’t even dance without men on his haunches, haha!
Thank you, Sepali and Drew, for letting all of us experience your particularly amazing brand of awesome. We had a blast and we appreciate you. May Barrio follow you wherever you go, and may there always be salsa-inspired receptions. Amen.