Afghani Indian Wedding in NJ by Emma Cleary Photography

Today we're featuring a multicultural wedding by Emma Cleary Photography which took place at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in New Jersey. Anita and Idress were married in a traditional Hindu ceremony which also included aspects of Idress' Afghan roots. Emma Cleary Photography was kind enough to give us the behind the scenes play by play from the couple's wedding!

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These flowers cascading down Anita's braid are to die for. The color is so bright and just brings her whole look together! I also love that Idress included his bride's name in mehndi on his hand to join in on the fun!

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Anita and Idress had a beautiful multicultural wedding at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. Anita is Indian and Idrees is Afghan, they ultimately decided to do a Hindu wedding ceremony, and private vow exchange with elements of Idrees’ Afghan culture. For the baraat, or the welcoming of the groom to the marriage hall, they wanted his mode of transportation to be more reflective of his culture so he arrived on a “magic” carpet which was carried by all of his closest friends. They made sure that the baraat included a good mix of current Afghan, Indian, and American music. His whole family danced their way to the ceremony.

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To see all of the images from today make sure to visit Anita and Idress' photo gallery!

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After their traditional ceremony, the reception was filled with dancing, music and laughter.  The lighting and decor transitioned into a fabulous evening look including a custom logo bearing the couples name and wedding date. Each table name was a different place that was special to the couple and their relationship. We loved shooting this wedding because we captured two cultures and two families come together, the wedding was full of celebration, color and joy.

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I adore the screen print design on this wedding cake. It adds such a fun and classic element to the decor!

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Thank you so much to Emma Cleary Photography for sharing today's wedding and congratulations to the happy couple!

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