Young love. Is there anything more pure or promising or true? Olivia + Scott are the epitome of young love. Devout and firmly rooted in the church, they found in each other, the promise of eternal love. Their vows were spoken with the sincerity and pledge of a covenant. Their first kiss as man and wife may very well have been their first kiss.
During the reception, Olivia’s 92 year old grandfather stood and gave this advice: “Husbands, when you tell your plans to your wife, she’ll be quiet because she’s thinking. She’s thinking about the consequences of your plan. She’s thinking about the long term. Wives, when your husband comes to you with a plan, no matter how ridiculous it sounds or how badly he fails, remember he’s a little boy trying to please you.”
It’s impossible to predict how long a marriage will last. But with faith + family on their side, this bride + groom are highly favored to enjoy a blessed life together.
There was dancing. Everyone danced. For three days they danced. And sang. And discreetly slipped envelopes to the groom’s mother and father. In between the dancing and singing, there was food. Good. Delicious food. There was also key moments like the mehndi party, the sangeet, the sehra and baraat and of course, the gurdwara. There is no celebration if there is no gurdwara.
And because it was an Indian wedding. People came from near and far. They came from California. From England. From India. Family. Friends. And surprisingly, strangers. Indians who heard there was a wedding. They attended. And the groom’s family prepared for hundreds of people they didn’t know to dance at their son’s wedding.
An Indian wedding is so much more than a wedding. It’s a community event. A family reunion. A debutante ball in which the next generation dances with their counterpart. Many bonds are formed. And at the center of it all, is the bride + groom.
Love can transform two good people into two great souls. Apart, they are capable, loving people with full, meaningful lives. Together, Heidi + Dean, are Sinatra and Vegas. They are champagne and bubble baths. They are old school charm that hearken back to a classier, jazzier time when women were from good stock, had sexy, throaty laughs. And, oh yeah, were breathtakingly beautiful. And the men were chivalrous and sporting. Heidi + Dean are everything we love in a couple. All cake. And a bit of frosting for glamour.