And let the celebration begin! The reception is the final step of the wedding and the first public appearance of the newly-wed couple. Similarly to the rest of the South Asian wedding traditions and events, the reception is very grandiose. Family and friends from both sides come together which gives the bride and groom a wonderful opportunity to meet and become closer with all of their spouse’s loved ones. Everyone gets the privilege to enjoy traditional Indian food, music, and dancing, all in an elaborate and amusing environment. This celebration completely depends on the desires of the bride and groom, making the reception personalized and distinctive. The reception is simply a time for entertainment and fun. There are no rituals or specific obligations of the husband and wife except to enjoy the company of their friends and family and to welcome the new chapter of their lives together.
For us, the reception is a matter of capturing celebratory moments and the entertaining atmosphere. Being that the celebration is free of any serious rituals or traditions, the reception gives our team a little more relaxation. The reception also gives us the perfect opportunity to take more portraits of the bride, groom, and their families. This extra session of portraits creates more variety in the video and photographs, being that the couple and their families change into new outfits. The great thing about the reception is how happy and joyous all of the friends and family are. The evening is filled with great food, music, and dancing, relatives on both sides come together to celebrate, and the environment welcomes so much love and happiness for the newly-wed couple. Where can you go wrong with any of that? Our lenses only capture genuine happiness during the reception which is truly special for any photographer and videographer.