I hope everyone’s Mother’s Day went swimmingly and there were plenty of joy and laughter throughout the day. In my case, I grabbed my mom and a a couple others out for an early breakfast before the insane rush of people poured into every restaurant! I suppose the early bird does get the worm.
Finally after playing catch up on writing my wedding and engagement blog entries, I can finally post up one of my favorite destination weddings that happened at Fairmont Hotel in San Jose! To recap on this lovely couple, we took a day trip over to San Francisco to photograph Sarina & Chirag’s engagement photo session. We ran around all over the city of San Francisco for their engagement pictures which included Ritz Carlton at Half Moon Bay, danced in the rain at San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts, and concluded at Embarcadero. As exciting as their engagement photo session in San Francisco was for us, their Indian style wedding at Fairmont Hotel in San Jose was absolutely unbelievable. From the start to finish, there was not a minute when we wanted to put our cameras down since there was always something amazing going on. From parading down the main streets at Fairmont Hotel, the colorful wedding attire, acrobatic shows, to all the adrenaline pumping dances, Sarina and Chirag really know how to throw down a party!
To warm up for Sarina and Chirag’s wedding, each spent their quiet morning preparing in their designated suites at Fairmont Hotel. Danny, Geoff and I jumped from one room to another to capture some sweet “behind the scenes” wedding photos before these two met each other for the first time in their full wedding attire. Once their wedding preparations were all finished, Sarina and Chirag had their “first glance” over in back of Fairmont Hotel in a small secluded street to have a moment to themselves. After their brief moment to catch their breath, the rest of the wedding went on full throttle to the next series of sweet wedding photos of just them two and their wedding entourage. After the wedding portrait session concluded, Chirag and practically everyone paraded down the streets while Sarina waited patiently back at Fairmont Hotel before the Indian wedding ceremony started. Get comfortable because there will be a lot of wedding pictures. Every wedding photograph was too good to not showcase!
170 S Market St
San Jose, CA 95113
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What wedding do you know where the groom makes an entrance with a white stallion with an entire parade behind him? Not to mention a whole lot of dancing and music!
One of my favorite wedding detail was during their Indian wedding ceremony. The custom made alter was filled with overflowing flowers and tastefully matching colored petals.
After the Indian wedding ceremony concluded, we managed to take a couple wedding detail photos of the reception hall before the doors opened out to their guests. Now that is one impressive wedding centerpiece!
Once doors opened and all the guests were seated, there were a whole lot of events to keep everyone entertained. There were many skits, songs, choreographed dances, and even an acrobatic performance where the performers swung across the ceilings! After all the formalities and the wedding program ended, literally everyone jumped onto the huge dance floor and showed of their best moves for the rest of the night.
While all the guests were entertained, we pulled Sarina and Chirag out for one last quick wedding photography session since they are in a different outfit. We thought these last wedding photos was a good way to wrap up a successful night.
Congratulations to the both of you, Sarina and Chirag. It was a real pleasure to take part as your wedding photographers! Special thanks to Mili for an amazing job coordinating this wedding and made sure everything went accordingly.
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p.s. – It was great to see you again, Tulsi & Mihir!