Last month, Britton and Arjun were married… not once, but TWICE! They held both Indian and American ceremonies and receptions on the same beautiful summer day in Detroit. I first met Britton and Arjun several months back when they were in town from their home in Connecticut, visiting family and making wedding plans. We hit it off immediately, and I was thrilled when they chose me to capture their day! Britton and Arjun are one of the most kind, happy, and in love couples I’ve ever had the pleasure working with. It is rare to not see a gorgeous smile on each of their faces, and I was overwhelmed with joy many times throughout the day just seeing how much love they exude to one another and all of the people around them. They shared their wedding day with family and friends from all across the globe, and it was amazing to see how two different cultures meshed so well together. It is just a testimate to how wonderful these two are! Along with their wedding day in Detroit, they will also be having a reception for family and friends in India this November. I wish these two all of the happiness and laughter a lifetime can hold, and an amazing honeymoon this fall in… MADAGASCAR!!!! Thank you so much Britton and Arjun! CONGRATULATIONS!
I was blessed to be able to photograph both their Indian and American weddings in Detroit at the beautiful Fort Street Presbyterian Church.
Britton and Arjun printed out a guide to their Indian ceremony for all of their guests to follow effortlessly.
During the Kasi Yatra, the groom decides to keep his freedom and enter the priesthood, but is stopped by the bride’s parents.
During the Aarathi, the Groom’s family gores to the temple to get blessings before the wedding. The bride’s sisters welcome the groom into the family. The groom’s family expresses their joy by giving presents to the bride’s family.
About half way through the ceremony, Britton left to change into her wedding sari.
During the Saptapadi, the bride and groom circle the holy fire 7 times, each time representing a promise.
During the Thali, the groom ties a necklace around the bride’s neck, signifying their union.
Britton and Arjun wanted to shoot all over Detroit, and of course being as I LOVE shooting around the city, I was thrilled! Our first stop was Comerica Park.
Paws even came out to offer his congratulations!!
Next stop was Greek Town!
We ended at the Renaissance Center and the Detroit Riverwalk.
Their American reception was held at the gorgeous Fort Shelby Doubletree, just across from their church, in Detroit. Being world travelers themselves, with family and friends all across the globe, it was only natural that they would host a travel themed wedding!
Church: Fort Street Presbyterian, Detroit, MI
Reception Venue: Doubletree Hilton Fort Shelby, Detroit, MI
Dress Designer, Bridal Salon: Pearl, I Do Too Bridal – Plymouth, MI
Groomsmen Attire: Massimo Dutti, New York, NY
Cake: Cafe Sweets, Brownstown, MI
Hair & Makeup: Kyle Ann Designs
Special thanks to Sarah Gough and Angela Stump for shooting with me that day and being all around fantastic people to work with!