One of the most joyful and colorful wedding events is the Haldi (gaye holud in Bengali), when family and friends gather for a night of feasting and celebration. We cannot wait until you see Sara and Saad’s! The entire sky seemed to dance in celebration of our couple that night, as the sunset brought a sky painted with a rainbow of colors. We zipped away across the hills for the bride and groom’s first look, and captured romantic photos of the couple seeing each other for the first time.
A few words from the bride:
The ceremony known as the gaye holud in bengali or haldi in hindi, involved family and friends applying generous amouonts of turmeri paste on the bride and groom. This is done becuause turmeric helps bring a pre-wedding glow to the couple. The tradition is followed by friends of the bride and groom engaging in a proxy war through choreographed dance performances (think:bollywood dance off). Traditionally this will be the last time the couple sees each other before their formal introduction to the world as husband and wife. Our haldi was exactly what I wanted, it was an explosion of colors, sound, and it was just an obnoxious combination of the two. It’s exactly how I wanted my haldi to be, just very loud and vibrant and filled with love.
Stay tuned for Part III!
| Photographer |Matt and Ivy for Ivy Weddings | Third Shooter Assistant| Shanna Tims | Location| Texas Star Golf Course| Event Planning | Lavender Pearl | Video | Ali Kareem| Decor| Weddings by Farah | Hair + Makeup | JTorry Makeup Artistry | DJ | DJ Jazz Entertainment | Food | Seven Spice Plano