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Trump National Golf Club Wedding

Trump National Golf Club Wedding

This Trump National Golf Club wedding in Rancho Palos Verdes, California was a beautiful day with a gorgeous couple celebrating in the Indian Hindu tradition.  Transported to a dreamlike state from the ocean view ceremony, to the Indian feast, to the fantastic dance performances by their family, Urvi and Monish truly had a day to remember.

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I love the henna artwork on Urvi’s hands, it’s so pretty!  I often use the couple’s hands in images to help tell the story.Wedding and Event Photography Los Angeles Wedding and Event Photography Los Angeles Wedding and Event Photography Los AngelesWedding and Event Photography Los Angeles Wedding and Event Photography Los AngelesWedding and Event Photography Los Angeles Wedding and Event Photography Los Angeles Wedding and Event Photography Los Angeles

Processing down the street, Monish met the bride’s family with dancing and music surrounded by his groomsmen, family, and friends.  This is called the Baraat.  Accompanied by the rhythm of a dhol the Baraat  keeps everyone dancing until the elders of both the families meet.Wedding and Event Photography Los Angeles Wedding and Event Photography Los Angeles Wedding and Event Photography Los Angeles Wedding and Event Photography Los Angeles Wedding and Event Photography Los Angeles Wedding and Event Photography Los Angeles

The Ceremony

Most noteworthy, the wedding ceremony, called vivaah sanskar, begins.

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The wedding ceremony begins with the Kanyadaan – the giving away of daughter by the father, so touching.

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Then we snuck away from the reception for a minute to grab a few photos. Wedding and Event Photography Los Angeles Wedding and Event Photography Los Angeles Trump National Golf Club WeddingWedding and Event Photography Los Angeles

Furthermore, Urvi swooned when Monish sang a song to her, because he is a fabulous vocalist.

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And finally of course, most importantly because it’s so delicious… cake.Wedding and Event Photography Los Angeles

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