10.15.2009

Romance in the Redwoods
{ gina & aaron }

What can I say, other than that I was completely honored to step inside this world of redwoods and be a part of Gina and Aaron's Hindu wedding in Oakland a few weeks ago? It was unlike any ceremony I have beheld-- completely magical, personal, profound, and spiritual, with their friends and family huddled around the structure (which Aaron built by hand!) to escort them over the threshold to marriage. The experience felt so potent that I had a brief and hilarious fear that I, too, was somehow bound for eternity, by mere proximity, to whomever was standing closest to me! I can't say enough about how wonderful it was to see all of the tradition, family participation, humor, and love that went into the day... I thank them both for the joyful experience and wish them the best of luck!




















10 comments:

Kristen Marie Photography said...

this is truly something else. i'm amazed.

your new blog look is amazing

lina said...

Brilliant! Very exotic couple and the pictures are just great! One of my favorite blogs! Good-luck!

libbyjames said...

stunning! love all the flowers and the location

Hannah said...

It's hard for me to really believe that this place exists, or that the couple actually had a wedding like that. I'm SO amazed by how you captured the beauty and feel of it. Smashingly done!

bekapirwitz said...

these photos are all sooo beautiful! i love all of the colors. what a creative ceremony. i would have loved to experienced that event...
:)

Anonymous said...

I can smell the aroma of a far-off place and hear the crowd crow at the bridegroom as he approaches. How do you do that?
Somehow I'm there and not in my dumb office seeing it on a monitor. Thanks.

danacordovadesign said...

Stunning pictures, great work, great blog!

Mandy said...

Your photography amazes me. This wedding is so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Groom embraces ancient creed
Approaches bride on noble steed

Love,
Shango

Anonymous said...

These are seriously some of my favorite ones EVER!
You've captured them looking so tender and in love and he's so dashing on his white steed! And the bride - what a stunner! I LOVE the light and the colors and the energy - a truely beautiful shoot!

- Laura