Here are two people [ and their families ] that we adore. Meet Kitty and Apram. Get lost in their imagery, but do not forget that there are two incredible, adventurous, and wonderful people at the center of it all.
Seen above; A short tribute to their weekend from our award winning wedding cinema team. Cut partially from a Same Day Edit we produced for their reception.
Apram, shown above at his Vatna [ sometimes called a Haldi ceremony ]. I could try to pen the words that would describe Apram’s bold and yet playful personality, but I truly think his facial expressions and body language will do a far better job of painting a picture of him than my word-smithing ever could.
Apram’s father, carefully applying the turmeric paste to his son. Soon it will get messy 😬
“The Boys”; as Apram continually referred to them throughout the weekend. They did NOT hold back.
Before we get too far; a huge shout out to all the wonderful professional wedding vendors we worked alongside to make their wedding weekend a possibility.
- Wedding Reception Venue // Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel
- Wedding Ceremony Venue // The War Memorial
- Wedding Mehndi/Henna Artist // Vaidehi Design
- Wedding DJ // DJ Ice and Fresh Productions
These two images say SO much about Apram. Energy, enthusiasm, life. That is the soul of this man.
Meet Kitty. Equally a part Apram’s soul. This beautiful, adored, and intrepid human that Apram fell for.
Fun Selfie Prank; grab any non-phone object that is rectangular [ a pop-tart for instance ], and then grab someone near you around. Hold the object [ pop-tart ] up to the two of you and yell out “Selfie!!!”. I promise you [ I do this constantly ] your friend will literally pose for the object like a camera, and even go through multiple faces with you. I swear to God; I did this once and the next day a a friend texted me “OMG Please text me that selfie of us so I can post them!”
Kitty’s Mehndi was on point. We’ll discuss more later.
Look at the life. Seriously; a Vatna is such a fun pre-event before our Indian weddings [ in this case an outdoor Sikh Wedding Ceremony ] as it brings together close family and friends.
Kitty’s sisters are SO freaking cute! Sidenote; not only do I love their choice in color for their Vatna dress [ yellow is legit my favorite color ], but I think it’s might smart. The paste used is often mixed with a bit of mustard and turmeric [ or similar ], and unless you have PLENTY of stain stick handy, having yellow as the mainstay of your attire is wicked intelligent.
Super enthusiastic picture of aunties! I feel like this image is so happy, I could place it literally anywhere in this blog and you’d be like “ohmuhgawd how sweet, all these women are so encouraging and happy!”. Yes. I’m going to do that now.
Drone photography for the win. Kitty and Apram hosted an outdoor Sikh wedding ceremony at the War Memorial in Gross Pointe Michigan. We are experienced Indian wedding photographers and videographers; I can count on one hand how many Sikh wedding ceremonies I’ve photographed outside of a gurdwara.
So, yes, this is exceptionally rare. Although I have been the wedding photographer at a few outdoor Indian weddings, this is my first outdoor Sikh wedding.
“ohmuhgawd how sweet, all these women are so encouraging and happy!”. LOL.
The mandap was just out of this world.
Here’s another photograph of the Mandap from their outdoor Sikh wedding ceremony. This version is a bit more “nat-geo”, like we caught the mandap out in it’s natural habitat and are photographing it through the cover of trees.
Kitty; prepping for her wedding ceremony.
Apram, coming in like a beast during the barat.
Are you photographing your first Sikh wedding? This moment is important. Don’t miss it. I mean; legit; every moment is important, but when the father of the bride approaches from behind you better be ready.
“ohmuhgawd how sweet, all these women are so encouraging and happy!”. That’s twice.
“Thank you for the encouragement ladies” – Apram’s father
They were a solemn crowd after the wedding ceremony.
Major tangent here; check out Kitty’s Mehndi. AMAZING. I also love the color in her outfit. Sincerely; it’s like all my favorite parts of the rainbow were perfectly placed on her.
A little rivalry here. Of all the places they connect, Kitty and Apram have a slight debate over which Michigan team is in fact the real Michigan team.
Cue super dramatic wedding portrait.
From their wedding attire to their wedding reception outfits; the two are on fleek.
Ok, so true story; I don’t know what Fleek is, or why someone would be on that substance. In fact, I misspelled it at first. I thought the phrase was “on flakes” until I took a moment to google it, and discovered how off I was.
Now before you go making fun of me and think to yourself “what a moron, what the heck does “on flakes” even mean??? that makes no sense!”; think to yourself about how much sense “On Fleek” means. Go ahead. Tell me. What does it mean? What the hell are we even talking about when we say that? Periodt.
Father and son; quick marriage advice before the wedding reception.
I mean, I don’t actually know if that’s what they were talking about; I really can’t remember. But it seems fitting right?
Wow. Kitty. Geez.
DJ Ice and Fresh productions did not disappoint; they were the wedding DJs at the wedding reception at the Novi Sheraton that night. Not only did they bring beats, but they brought atmosphere.
Literal atmosphere. Kitty and Apram had their first dance on clouds; as DJ Ice and Fresh Productions created clouds on the dance floor.
I’m resisting every cloud pun I can right now.
Stratus update; still resisting cloud puns.
The two come to life on the dance floor. They told me that during our initial meetings before hiring our team. It’s true.
The dholi player in the background of this image is giving someone a long hard look.
They even had cloud guns. For crying out cloud; who has cloud guns???
Kitty. Apram. I love that we got to be your wedding photographers and wedding videographers! I adore you two, your families, and your friends. Thank you for such a fun weekend; and so many fun memories!