Estate Banquet Hall

With so many couples rescheduling their wedding to next year, I was surprised a few new ones popped up to take their place. This wedding was originally expected to happen in 2022, However, with so many venues like Estate Banquet Hall offering discounts in a desperate attempt to stay open, they decided to bump it up. Coronavirus seems to be the thing that is dominating all the conversations lately and rightfully so. It is impacting our lives in almost every way possible. As a wedding photographer, I am seeing a massive impact on the wedding industry and how it is impacting couples getting married.

This particular couple found me a couple weeks before the big day when they realized it was possible for the event to even happen. They had a traditional Muslim wedding. This Multi Day event included a Haldi Ceremony and this Nikkah Ceremony. I captured the ceremonies for both days. However since they were both smaller events, there was no highlight reel.

Haldi Ceremony

Estate Banquet Hall was one of the few that were still open in the area. The couple happened to have a close family member who as super talented in wedding decor and planning. So this simple space was completely decked out for the event. Despite being a Covid restricted event, it felt like a proper wedding.

The Haldi ceremony consists of friends and family rubbing a turmeric paste on the bride and groom. The traditional meaning of Haldi is to cleanse the skin and create a glow. Traditionally this ceremony involves “cleaning” the bride and groom in preparation for their wedding day. The bride and groom are not to shower after this ceremony. But in this case, they wanted to celebrate with their guests.