Indra and Chris’s wedding at Glen Cove Mansion was one I almost did not get to shoot. When the couple initially booked me to photograph their wedding, it was planned for Philadelphia. A change of plans moved the celebration to Long Island. I’m always disappointed not to get to work with a couple when plans changed, so I let them know that I always welcome the opportunity to travel someplace far (not that Long Island is terribly far), and they ended up sticking with me and having me drive up. I am so glad that I did.
I am such of fan of ceremonies and rituals…anything that shows how one culture or another celebrates momentous events. Indra and Chris’ wedding was just that. First, there was a Hindu wedding ceremony with all of its rich colors, textures, ornate decorations, and elaborate symbolism on the altar. There are the shawls and the circling of the fire, the music. It was wonderful and beautiful.
As if that were not enough, they then went outside and had another ceremony in the American tradition, outside, on the patio, with the tux and the white dress and a lovely harp. The day was transitioning to evening and it could not have been more perfect.
One more transition to inside for cocktails and a beautiful reception, with a long string of friends and relatives giving testimonial to what a wonderful couple, what a wonderful day, what a wonderful celebration was at hand.
Thanks so much to Indra and Chris for having me drive up to Long Island for the wedding. Great people make the drive worth it, and this drive was worth it. Many many congratulations!