Geeta & Andy – their wedding day – venue: DuPont Hotel, Delaware

It’s the cutest anecdote how Geeta and Andy met – their apartments overlooked and each had a cat that would sit and stare at the other. From there conversation picked up … and these small moments led to this, their wedding day.

The wedding venue was the magnificent DuPont Hotel, in Wilmington Delaware. (By the way, at the end of this selection of my favorite photos of the day, there are several photos showing the details and interior of the reception venue – magnificent!)

The Baraat is the tradition in northern India where the bridegroom travels to the bride’s on a horse, accompanied by a large procession with a band and dancers. This is of course a bit of a logistical challenge in a city center on a icy winter’s day.

Andy, dressed in a colorful Indian outfit, led the Baraat – a procession of family members and guests dancing to music. Invigorating and fun for everyone!

Then, according to tradition, the bride’s parents meet the groom and his parents. Geeta’s mom anointed Andy with spices, and then added her own bit of mischief, pinching his nose. She did the same with Geeta’s sister’s wedding a year or two ago. (You can see Anandi & Amit’s wedding here.)

Then everyone moved towards the ceremony location in the hotel … and afterwards the party! You will just have to look through the photos to get a sense of the vibrant events on Geeta and Andy’s day. As a wedding photographer, I’m especially proud of this selection of photos.

Geeta and Andy, it was wonderful meeting the two of you. Congrats and the very best!

 

 

DuPont Hotel Delaware wedding reception details

DuPont Hotel Delaware wedding venue reception details

DuPont Hotel Delaware wedding venue reception details

DuPont Hotel Delaware wedding venue reception details

DuPont Hotel Delaware wedding venue reception details

DuPont Hotel Delaware wedding venue reception details

DuPont Hotel Delaware wedding venue reception details

 

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1 dkenz February 1, 2015 at 6:20 pm

wow…..

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2 Patti Hale February 2, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Incredible photos, Neil. The quality of your work – which looks so natural even with a flash – is superb. I felt like I had experienced the day with them, seeing all those special moments. Great job!

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