Great Indian Wedding
There are many facets to the union of Nitin & Rachnas wedding, beginning with how Nitin & Rachna met and the love that they feel for each other. The love story video shoot was held at the charming Senate Park among the blooming flowers on the West Capital grounds in the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue on a beautiful warm sunny day with the Nations Capital as the backdrop. It was a fun photo shoot! Just before they were introduced into the room, their love story was projected on two of Suburban Videos theatre style screens in the new ballroom. The bride and groom were grandly introduced as husband and wife to a standing ovation.
Suburban Video was able to capture images from each part of this magnificent Indian wedding. The first day of celebration was the engagement party at the Ritz-Carlton at Tysons Corner, Virginia. Colorful costumes abounded as choreographed dances and vocal routines filled the atmosphere by siblings, family and friends. The parents of Rachna and Nitin hosted each of the traditional five-day ceremonial activities, beginning with the Sangeet on August 8, 2009, which is a pre-wedding ceremony where the women all gather to sing and dance, allowing the two families to bond. The next celebration was the Ganesh Pooja and Lagan Patrika on August 25, 2009, hosted by Nitins family, the Goels. On the same day, Rachnas mother Manju hosted the Mehandi celebration for her daughter. This beautiful artwork of henna, that is applied to the brides skin, traditionally includes working in the grooms name on her somewhere, and the groom is supposed to find it somewhere on his bride!
The beautiful five-day wedding culminated at a reception at the gorgeous Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort and Marina on August 29, 2009. The wedding ceremony includes the Baraat, where guests dance and celebrate Nitins journey on Mini the elephant to his wedding where he is greeted by Rachnas mother. After the beautiful ceremony, which was held outside, a cocktail session concluded with an amazing firework display. At the reception, the bride and groom were grandly introduced as husband and wife to a standing ovation after seeing this stunning video showing their love for each other. The Vidal, which is the next celebration, marks the end of the marriage ceremony. It is one of the most emotional moments for it is the formal departure of the bride from her parents home to her grooms. As a symbol of prosperity and wealth Rachna throws rice over her head onto her parents which also signifies her gratitude for all they have given to her as she bids farewell. Rachna and Nitin board the yacht and sail off under the moonlight.