Mat and Joanne – Indian Wedding
Mat and Joanne first contacted me about their Indian wedding last winter. Upon meeting with them it was easy to see that they were going to be a great couple to work with! Yes, I know I say it in every blog post, but I am being perfectly honest when I say that I have the best couples! Mat and Joanne were no different and I could not wait to be a part of their wedding. Two years ago I had the opportunity to photograph my first Indian event. Since then I have photographed several Indian weddings. I will never pass up an opportunity to photograph an Indian wedding! The traditions, the people, the colors, the clothes, the food… I could go on and on. However, I would rather talk to you about Mat and Joanne and their wonderful wedding day!
The day started with Joanne getting ready surrounded by her family and friends. Once she had selected the jewelry she would wear for the ceremony she took her place upon a pillow and family members entered the room to offer their blessings to her. It was a touching ceremony as family members young and old all entered the room and their faces lit up with joy as they saw Joanne dressed and ready to get married to Mat. While Mat was getting ready at his family home he took the time to reflect on his relationship with Joanne and wrote a letter to “my future wife”. The excitement filled the air in Mat’s home as his family also prepared for the homecoming ceremony which would take place after the wedding ceremony.
Mat and Joanne were married in a Catholic Ceremony which combined Indian traditions with Catholic traditions. Immediately following the ceremony the families and the wedding party returned to Mat’s family home where Joanne was officially welcomed into the family. Joanne then made her first outfit change of the day and changed into the sari which was presented to her during the wedding ceremony.
After a few photos in the parking lot of the Marriott Hotel (yes, I said this was a parking lot) it was time for Joanne to make her final outfit change of the day. I honestly believe she saved the best for last! With all of the ceremonies complete it was time to party. One of my favorite parts of Indian weddings is the dancing! Mat and Joanne were treated to performances and even surprised guests with their own twist on a first dance.
Thank you to Mat and Joanne for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day!
Anne Canon is an Annapolis, Maryland wedding photographer serving Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. and beyond.