Los Angeles Orange County
Wedding Photographer

JOHN PAUL PRADO

Ameeta & Sean | Wedding at The French Estate

Weddings

“And So Our Adventure Begins”

Brrrrr! SoCal what happened? Sure it’s December but unusual to see these mid 50s in our area. What a gorgeous bride, what a gorgeous wedding!! So colorful and cultural and 12 hours long also. This is part 1 of 2 of this wedding.

Coordinator: Hearts and Honey DO Events

Video: Shoreline Weddings Videography

DJ: Black Tie Events

Rehearsal Dinner: Everest Restaurant

Getting ready: Worldmark Dolphin’s Cove

Catering: Orange County Catering

Priest: Dr. Shukavak Dasa

Cake: Creative Cakes OC

Bride getting ready photos

My day started at 7am with the Bride getting ready in her bridal suite at The Worldmark Dolphins Cove Hotel in Anaheim. This is a little bit early for me, but certainly not the first. I arrived to find Ameeta getting her hair and makeup being done, while in the company of her mom & bridesmaids. As you can see she looks stunning in a colorful traditional Indian Wedding dress. It is absolutely beautiful!!

Bride getting ready photos

There is so much preparation being done here with all hands on deck helping Ameeta to look absolutely perfect on this her “Best Day Ever”.

Bride getting ready photos

What a gorgeous black & white photo. This was taken with an off camera light illuminating the back side of her. I think it adds an element of intrigue while portraying the bride very elegantly and artistically. She looks fantastic!

Indian wedding groom photo

Here’s Sean, aka the groom waiting for the ceremony festivities and rituals to begin. As is usually the case, this groom was very chill!

Indian wedding hanna tattoo

Here the Bride is taking a break from the various details being fixed on her attire, she pauses for a moment to rest these beautiful Hannah tattooed hands on her lap. They are such an artistic expression of her culture. I immediately take quick action by grabbing a couple of frames. I love this photo so much I would consider making a large art print and proudly hanging it on the walls of my home.

Wedding couple First look Photo

Ameeta & Sean have their first look. With the sun rays fully beaming everywhere, I photographed them on the only small area of shade available which was at the entrance of the temple. First Looks are so iconic and beautiful which I highly recommend to all my couples. Ameeta & Sean had 2 “First Looks”, one with a Traditional Indian Wedding dress and a second one with a more traditional white wedding gown. I will show pictures of that on Part 2 of this blog post.

Indian wedding ceremonial traditions

Following some initial rituals performed at the doorway to the temple, Sean and his parents make their grand entrance into the temple. They are greeted and welcomed by the bride’s family.

Wedding couple hugs and kisses

At this time, the bride makes her grand entrance with hugs from mom and dad followed by the presentation of a special necklace.

Bride & Groom wedding ceremony
Wedding Day photos
Bride & Groom Wedding Photo

With this ring….

Bride & groom photos
Indian Wedding Kiss

Finally the ceremony ends with the groom stealing a full-on kiss he was not supposed to be doing. The priest corrects him to a more proper small peck on her cheek.

Join me on the next post as I post more photos from their reception at the French Estate in part 2 of this wedding .

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