I am so excited to share a recent wedding weekend that I had the honor of being a part of up at Walloon Lake Country Club and Winery. Carrie and Raz got married and to celebrate both of their families and cultures, Friday was spent in celebration at the Sangeet. For those of you who don't know what that is, here is a quick definition.
Sangeet: Among the many pre-wedding events that occur prior to the Hindu, Punjabi, and Gujurati wedding ceremonies, the Sangeet is where the party begins. The word Sangeet translates to ‘sung together’ from Sanskrit. ‘Gaun’, another word used to describe the event, means ‘songs’ or ‘to sing’ in Hindi. Traditionally celebrated in the Punjab regions of India, this ceremony has been adopted by many other regions as a form of celebration for the wedding to come. Unlike religious ceremonies such as the Haldi or portions of the wedding ceremony, the Sangeet is solely conducted to relish in the happiness and joy surrounding the couple.
So basically, Friday was a big party with dancing, great food and fun. And beautiful outfits, did I mention that part? I was beyond excited to be able to photograph this and capture the beauty that Carrie was as a bride! Stay tuned for the traditional American wedding that took place the next day (coming soon!) For now, enjoy the vibrant colors and fun images below!