Priya and Ajay’s Wedding {Sangeet Ceremony}

Hello everyone! I am sooo happy to be starting with these posts as this wedding was one of my favorite weddings ever! Priya and Ajay had a week long traditional Indian wedding celebration composed of many different functions that carried a lot of different meanings. The first function was The Sangeet Ceremony.

The term Sangeet is Sanskrit and can be translated as “music”. Music indeed brings us closer to divine and the real aim of Indian music has always been to attain self-realization through music practiced as Naadopaasanaa. Music was never a form of entertainment, nor a fine art, but it was a mode for attaining eternal beatitude.

The Sangeet is one of the most enjoyable ceremonies before the wedding, it was a ritual which was only seen in North Indian weddings, but nowadays it is conducted in Bengali and South Indian marriages as well. It is held few days before mehndi (Henna) ceremony and comes as a time for joy and merriment amidst the hectic hustling bustling activities before marriage.

After all that being said The Sangeet ceremony was all about singing and dancing. Most of the families prepared wonderful choreographies  for the bride and groom and the evening was just a big, joyous, happy celebration.

Here are some fun and images we captured that day 🙂

The Sangeet took place at the Terrace Gardens in Centennial.

Beautiful Priya right before the party started. I chose to edit these images with a bit of a vintage effect to make them a bit more visually interesting. It was super dark out when we took these.

Ajay before the party. Take a look at the beautiful details of his attire.  So elegant 🙂

The beautiful couple.

Priya and Ajay’s moms 🙂

The celebration started with the women gathering by the bride and groom singing and dancing.

How fun!!!

Nina (Ajay’s sister) performing 🙂

After some of the performances everyone enjoyed a fun slide show with pictures of Priya and Ajay.

Then, the fun performances continued! 🙂

Priya’s mom and dad performing 🙂

Priya and her brother Karan performing 🙂

And lastly, the bride and groom’s performance! 🙂

John and I had a blast that night! Little did we know that it would get even better every day! 🙂

All photos © Karina Heneghan. Second Photographer John Bosley. Thank you John for your amazing images! 🙂

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4 Responses to Priya and Ajay’s Wedding {Sangeet Ceremony}

  1. dafarmer says:

    wow Karina how pretty!! Your were so lucky to be able to photograph that!!!

    • Thanks Dina! It was such an amazing experience indeed. I love everything about the Indian Culture. Make sure you check the next posts, I promise the pictures will get more interesting and amazing. You will love them!! Many blessings to you 🙂

  2. Jill says:

    Karina, you know that I am always in complete awe over your magnificent photos. I cannot imagine attending this amazing event. Everything is absolutely beautiful and it looks like such an incredible time. I thoroughly enjoyed talking about this wonderful experience with you!

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