Thursday, August 17, 2006

Lucy and Jeevan

Lucy's home looked like it belonged in a Norman Rockwell painting, or as if Beaver Cleaver might pop out of the bushes that lined her driveway and ask to play ball. The brick edifice stood proudly, with its grey shingled roof pointing Heavenward and large bay windows reflecting the envy-colored grass. When we stepped into the foyer, the three-story ceiling loomed much like a tent and the walls were adorned with beaded Indian tapestries. Lucy's father escorted us to the oversized room where Lucy and her bridesmaids were preparing. The tip of a crimson-colored sari peeked from the doorway and the clinking of jewelry could be heard as soon as we rounded the corner.

The girls took turns lining each other's eyes with thick eyeliner and adjusting the gold piece that adorned their foreheads. Although her bridesmaids wrapped themselves in saris, Lucy wore a traditional wedding dress and was to be married in a Catholic church. Ironically it was same church she first met her fiancé a year-and-a-half before. Lucy and Jeevan's families are from a small region of Southern India where Catholicism is practiced, so marrying someone with similar traits is a must. When Jeevan and his father saw Lucy at the wedding the year before, they asked Lucy's father if they could have lunch with he and Lucy. Lucy's father--having approved of Jeevan as a potential mate--agreed to lunch knowing food was the last item on the agenda.

Lucy and Jeevan amicably met and later fell in love via long-distance phone calls and letters, later deciding to marry in the same church they first saw each other. It was all very romantic and seeing the two of them throughout the ceremony and reception was proof that love wasn't just about two sets of eyes meeting from across the room. Their love sprung from culture, family and religion which later blossomed into a thriving relationship.

Here are a few from Saturday…

Jeevan with his father

Lucy on her way to the reception

The happy couple

The belle of the ball

Lucy in her wedding sari for the reception



Blogger c r y s t a l said...

Beautiful images, girl! I love those colors and details.

I love the shot of the bride on the stairs.

8:50 PM  
Blogger Jessica C. Moritz said...

Hi Jasmine,
oh, finally your pictures are up. I was waiting for them (have seen the one's from liana already)! You did a great job. The first one is my absolute favorite. It's a killer shot and I can't stop looking at it.
And love the 50mm?!

1:21 AM  
Blogger Liana said...

Girl - you seriously ROCKED this wedding! Soooo glad to see that pic of Jeevan and his pop up. LUV the one of Lucy on the stairs - my next favorite :)

7:51 AM  
Blogger Jasmine said...

Aww, such sweet--and undeserved--words!! :)

8:42 AM  
Blogger Miguel said...

Hi Jasmine, I just saw your blog not too long ago in a link from Mike COlon's website, and I became a fan instantly. Best wishes. I love the way you make your black and whites look. I hope to be half as good as you someday.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Brett Austin said...

Wow! Great stuff! I'm with Liana on this one... that shot of the bride on the stairs is awesome!

10:15 PM  

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