Hetal and Sunny, like many other Indian couples, had a number of different wedding events. Here is a typical time line for a Gujarati wedding:Mehendi
: Hetal's mehndi party was held at her parents' home in Mason, Ohio and was attended by the bride's family, close friends and also the groom's immediate family. The bride had her mehndi applied while friends also joined in on the fun by applying mehndi on one another.Vidhi
: In this event, the Ganesh Pooja, Grah Shanti and Pithi were performed. Hetal and Sunny's ceremonies were conducted separately, with a lunch buffet following the prayers.Garba & Raas
: This entertaining event was held the night before the wedding and Hetal felt it was the best way to interact with all of their guests that made it to Cincinnati to take part in their wedding festivities. The bride and her friends also surprised the groom with a choreographed dance!
And then, of course, there is the wedding day. And with that comes my favorite photo-op time of the day - the getting ready session! Katherine Hageman
, who has plenty of experience with Indian weddings, did an amazing job of capturing all of the details of the bride's wedding day look - from the shoes to the details of her lehnga.
We'll be back tomorrow with their beautiful Indian wedding and reception!Ohio Wedding Professionals: Photographer - K. Hageman Photography / Ceremony & Reception Venue - Elements Event & Conference Center / Ceremony Priest - Kailash Sharma (Hindu Temple of Cincinnati) / Videographer - Digital Weddings / Florist - Fancy Florist / Decor - Variations / Chair Covers & Linens - Adora Event Rental / Catering - Tandoor / Bakery - Patricia's Wedding Cakes / Bride's Clothing - Aso Palav, Ahmedabad / Bride's Jewelry - Sia, Mumbai / Groom's Clothing - Options, Mumbai / Invitations - Vidhi Cards, Anand, Gujarat