Manu and Andrew
Manu contacted our studio in search of a photography and video team that could capture a full day celebration of various cultures and traditions seamlessly. She stressed the importance of capturing each part of their big day candidly while ultimately fusing them together to tell the story of her day in a photojournalistic style. Well, our amazing team of professionals was up for the challenge!
We started with the couple as they prepped for their Sikh ceremony at the Andrew Hotel in Great Neck, NY. We absolutely love traditional Indian wedding clothing; the beautiful silks, intricate details and glorious jewels showcase the richness of the culture.
Manu was stunning in a red and gold gown and chunni (head covering), her hands were adorned in traditional henna tattoos. Henna is applied by painting the skin with a paste that can last several weeks after application. This process can take several hours or in some cases several days depending on how intricate the design is.
The guys were no less embellished and prepared for the ceremony in the same hotel. Andrew wore a traditional embroidered cream and gold full-length jacket and crimson colored turban, which his groomsmen assisted him in preparing.
The couple made their way to the Hicksville Gurudwara Sikh temple separately and the bride was tucked away as her groom literally rode in! How many brides can say their knight in shining armor actually arrived on a white horse!
After the ceremony the newlyweds and their wedding party posed for fun portraits in the area before heading off to prepare for their second American ceremony!
Douglaston Manor is a mansion in Queens NY that only hosts one event at a time allowing the couple and guests to enjoy the entire venue. There are several banquet rooms available and an outdoor garden for summer and spring ceremonies. Their in house chef and staff create custom menus to fit the taste and budget of each client.
Manu changed into an elegant strapless gown that cascaded into a tiered train. Her groom was sharp in a cream-colored tuxedo jacket and black slacks. The second ceremony took place in the venue’s garden and was officiated by celebrant Kim Kirkley. Kim has officiated several of our client’s weddings and we love working with her! The touching ceremony concluded as the sunset and the couple and guests headed inside for their reception.
Their reception was filled with great music, heartfelt speeches and an additional outfit change at the end of the evening to celebrate Andrew’s African heritage! Our team captured their big day perfectly in the photos and cinematograph- style-wedding trailer and fully edited video.
This wedding definitely goes down in Le Image history for one of the best dual culture celebrations ever! We wish Manu & Andrew many years of happiness!