A Baller Indian Wedding
With Reception at the Marriott Key Tower in Cleveland
The Art and Story of Kavya + Rohin
It’s no secret; our team LOVES Indian weddings [ we’re somewhat addicted to them ], and when we get to work with couples like Kavya and Rohin who are not only hosting a traditional hindu wedding ceremony [ Mandap, barat and all the 🥥 you can handle ], but are doubling down for a western american ceremony, you know we’re all in.
Indian weddings at the Marriott in Clevaland are always the 💣 for us as wedding photographers in Cleveland, but tempt us with the incredible smells of tasty peanut butter 🥜 and Jelly 🍇 sammiches and we’re now pretty close to being your wedding photographers free of charge. Half-kidding [ you better be throwing in a few bottles of bourbon 🥃]
I know, I know. I know. We usually start our wedding photography blogs out with intricate pictures of our beautiful brides [ and Kavya is STUNNING ], but I’m immensely proud of the groom wedding portraits we created throughout their wedding weekend. Look at that smolder 🔥🔥🔥
Everytime Rohin threw it Kavya’s way she would melt into his arms.
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This is the feeling you have as a couple when you’re excited about the baller reception to come. Take it from us; Kavya and Rohin earned it. Indian wedding weekends are a LOT of fun, but require a lot of stamina and pacing from a couple.
That midnight blue Lehenga and Choli though 🧨🤯. His tux is nice too.
Kavya and Robin’s western american wedding ceremony attire contrasts nicely with the rest of their wedding weekend ensemble.
”We had a wonderful team! Sam and Anna's banter had us laughing and feeling relaxed the entire time!KavyaThe Bride
In Their Own Words.
That’s right. Every word you’ve read on this page so far regarding this wonderful wedding [ catch the alliteration there. Pretty brilliant, right? ] has all been word-smithed and crafted by us [ we’re not only gifted wedding photographers, but also not too shabby in the content writing department ] Humble Brag / Self enthusiasm aside; we mean every word on this page, but it’s important that you hear from our couple too.
We asked a few questions of them about their wedding; and hope you enjoy their answers 😀
We really loved our PB&J union ceremony! It was different, fun, and meaningful! We also loved our reception. Seeing the hard work our friends and family put in for their speeches and dances brought us both so much joy! The reception was the perfect culmination of an amazing weekend and we loved spending time with all our friends and family! As you can tell from the pictures, we were living our best life on the dance floor!
Our original plan had been to have our wedding and reception all on the same day with the wedding in Akron and the reception in Cleveland with our home base being in Cleveland. In the end, we decided to separate our wedding from the reception and we are so happy we did! Given the difficulties of coordinating travel from Cleveland to Akron, the wedding day was chaotic enough without adding a reception to go to later. Instead, we organized cocktails for our friends on the wedding day night as a way to relax and just hang out before we partied hard at the reception the next night! With this new plan, everyone was able to relax and enjoy each event thoroughly!
We had a wonderful team! Sam and Anna were an absolute pleasure to work with. Their banter had us laughing and feeling relaxed the entire time! They were prompt and professional and at the same time supportive and never made me feel rushed.
I love image 211. The joy that emulates from both of us perfectly captures the spirit of the day and our love. As we are both doctors, we strongly believe that laughter is one of the best medicines for life and we wanted our guests to have a dose of laughter themselves during the wedding celebrations [ hence PB&J union ceremony and GOT entrances 😀 ]
Our wedding colors were pink/magenta, purple and white. Our reception colors were blue (navy blue outfits and light blue flowers) and gold.
Aforementioned color palette; you have to love a groom that can rock purple and be so manly 🙆♂️🧔🐅🦁💜
The bridesmaids in that pink; it work SO perfectly with Stan Hywett Hall and Gardens , where they chose to host their western-american ceremony. The lush pinks feel like a touch of floral amongst the greenery of the landscape.
Your wedding photography should be a combination of a few things; not only should it be fun and whimsical, but constructed and created with intent no doubt.
Your photography should be a good reflection of who you are [ 😬 PUN ]
Without a doubt, one of our favorite aspects of being Indian wedding photographers is the Barat. Why other cultures don’t involve horses in their weddings is beyond me.
This couple; all smiles up on the mandap during their tented hindu wedding ceremony at Stan Hywet in Akron.
We have photographed 25+ weddings with this priest☝️. If you know his name give us a shout out. I feel bad, but it’s gotten to the point in our relationship where it would be weird if we actually admitted that to him.
You know what I mean right? Where you’ve met someone like 100 times and if you admit NOW that you don’t know their name it’s uncomfortable and puts you in a weird situation. Guh. I feel gross just thinking about that.
Even if they admit they didn’t know your name the whole time [ “Oh I forgot your name too but I was scared to ask” ] you still feel bad.
Anywho. He’s an awesome priest and pretty much nails every Hindu ceremony I’ve ever seen him do. I base that largely on the fact that my couples end up married after the ceremony. So… mission complete right?
Ok, so I mentioned this wasn’t just an Indian wedding, but also a western American wedding right? It’s what us Cleveland wedding photographers call “Fusion weddings”.
Kind of like Fusing two things together. You know; like PB+J.
Which our couple actually did.
Wedding photography at Stan Hywet is so wonderful; the grounds are just prime for natural photography locations. It’s less like we’re trying to find somewhere to shoot, but more like we’re trying to find somewhere NOT to shoot.
Gentleman; either know how to tie your bow-tie before your wedding day, or have someone there who does [ above groomsmen FTW🤵♂️ ]. Watching this YouTube Video will save you in a pinch though.
They look pretty good together. You two should get married. Twice.😉
FYI; my favorite joke on a wedding weekend where there are two weddings, is to point out to anyone who walks by that it’s the couples “second marriage” and to “wish them luck that it will last longer than the first”.
The couple always laughs but the people walking by are like “WTF? Why would the photographer share that”.
The dance floor was INSANE for their indian wedding reception at the Marriott in Cleveland. I’d say that the wedding DJs from DJ united had something to do with that.
The light sticks could have had something to do with it too. You bring those things out and people go nuts.
Kavya and Rohin; we’ve known you now for nearly three years; and in that time it’s been nothing but a pleasure working with you and crafting artwork for you. We adored you and your families from our first meeting, and wish you many years together celebrating! Cheers friends!