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Anjali & Gopi’s Charlottesville Indian Wedding | Castle Hill Cider

Anjali and Gopi’s had the most beautiful Charlottesville Indian Wedding at Castle Hill Cider.  We love photographing Indian weddings, and Anjali & Gopi’s is absolutely one of our favorites! Everything was so colorful, the reactions were priceless, and the dancing was some of the best! Be sure to make it all the way to the end to see my favorite dancing picture!

bridal makeup by the boutique by Sapna

Indian Bride Getting Dressedbridal-portrait

Sapna did an amazing job on Anjali’s makeup, and it lasted flawlessly throughout the entire evening!

Indian Wedding Accessories

Sparkly Indian Wedding Shoes

Studio East6 Indian Dress

We are in love with this beautiful custom bridal lehenga from Studio East6!

Indian Wedding Invitation Suite

Henna Harmony DC Metro

Anjali’s henna was done to perfection by Henna Harmony!  We loved that she had hidden designs incorporated into her henna which were personal to her and Gopi. See if you can spot the Chicago Skyline, logos for the University of Virginia and the Green Bay Packers, a cardiograph, and Gopi’s namehidden in Mehndi design.

Wedding Ceremony Pictures Indian Ceremony at Castle Hill Cider

There were many Indian wedding traditions throughout the day, but the Baraat is always a favorite. Gopi made his entrance in the BMW convertible while everyone danced alongside for the processional of the groom!

Indian Wedding Traditions Indian Wedding Kanya Aagaman

From the couple: “The wedding ceremony took place in the presence of Agni (the god of fire) as the divine witness. The core of the ceremony was a collection of Indian rituals, each with a deep philosophical meaning and purpose, performed by the bride, groom, parents of the bride and close relatives.”

Indian Ceremony Baraat and Milni

During the Baraat, Anjali’s parents and family greeted Gopi and guided him to the Mandap, the altar whose four pillars represent the foundations of a fulfilled life. As seen above, the antarpat prevented Anjali and Gopi from seeing each other until specific prayers were said.  The blessings upon them promoted love, health, and prosperity in the future.

Charlottesville Indian Wedding Groom

Once the antarpat was lowered, Gopi got to see his bride for the very first time and his reaction was priceless!

Beautiful Indian Wedding Ceremony

 Anjali and Gopi welcomed each other by exchanging flower garlands, made of red and white roses.

Indian Bride and Groom

The Jai Mala is the exchange of garlands which signifies their acceptance of one another.

Indian Henna Designs on Feet

The Saptapadi, pictured above, is when the bride touches seven betel nuts with her right toe while she recites seven sacred vows with Gopi.

In Hindu weddings, couples take their first 7 steps together as a married couple to represent the promises they made to each other.

Castle Hill Cider Wedding Couple

Castle Hill Cider Barn Wedding

Wedding Candy Bar

Anjali and Gopi’s love for candy was incorporated into their wedding with this yummy candy bar. This is highly recommended for any wedding that we photograph! 😉

Indian Wedding Henna

Castle Hill Cider Chandelier and Reception Ideas

Castle Hill Cider Wedding Dance FloorCastle Hill Indian Wedding Cake

beautiful studio east 6 dress

This was truly the best Charlottesville Indian Wedding we’ve had the pleasure to photograph. Of course it wouldn’t be complete without the best dance picture! Everyone at the wedding reception had so much fun dancing the night away, and this perfectly captured it!

Carpe Donut Charlottesville Virginia

 Wedding Photographer: Aaron Watson Photography

Venue: Castle Hill Cider

Wedding Coordinator: Evelyn Keyes – Castle Hill Cider

Officiant: Sri Satyanarayan Marathe

Florist: Couture Design 

DJ: Ravi Jackson

Videographer:  Ian Atkins – Ian’s Creations 

Caterer: Bollywood Bistro

Lunch:  Maharaja Indian Cuisine

Wedding Cake:  Maliha Creations

 Dessert:  Carpe Donut

Photo Booth:  Photo Booth of Charlottesville 

Rentals:  MS Events, Real Southern Accents, Stonegate Rentals, Occasion Caterers

Transportation:  Leann S. Smith – Sunshine Tours

Hair & Makeup Artist:  Sapna Desai – The Boutique by Sapna

Mandap Rental:  Yaadein Events

Stylist:  Henna Harmony

 Invitations:  Avani Bhansali – A Royal Impression

Bridal Gown:  Rupa Vora – Studio East6

Rehearsal Dinner:  The Inn at Darden

  • September 19, 2016 - 11:34 am

    Sara - This was fantastic. The writing and text and explanations are the best I have ever read… Thank you for sharing this special event.ReplyCancel

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