Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Jodi and Vip

Sometimes things in life are better when mixed. Peas and carrots. Peanut butter and jelly. Salt and pepper. Life has a way of uniting elements in such a way that two separate things are enhanced when they combine. This works the same way with certain people. Jodi and Vip are such people. They mix in such a way that they’re better together. Salt and Pepper.

Their wedding was a unique blend of cultures and to describe the wedding as beautiful would be an understatement. Jodi orchestrated a day full of details and planned two weddings in one day. Knowing they wanted both a Hindu and a traditional Christian ceremony at the Inn of the Seventh Ray in Los Angeles, Vip and Jodi hosted their guests to a day filled with intimacy, joy, and tons of delicious Indian food. With help from Angelica of Green Weddings, the wedding—complete with a hand-crafted Indian Mandap, gorgeous flower arrangements in every nook, and customized designed centerpieces—was a complete success.

Part of what makes Jodi and Vip so successful is their circle of friends. Just after the toasts were given during the reception, Vip asked for the microphone and addressed his guests. This isn’t unusual. However, when he went table by table and thanked their families, his friends from medical school, and Jodi’s amazing friends, one couldn’t help but feel the warmth and kindness emanate from his heart.

Sometimes things in life are better when mixed. They mix in such a way that they’re better together. Jodi and Vip, much like salt and pepper, are better together and are enhanced when they combine.

Here are a few from last Saturday…
(There are a LOT of pictures, but seeing how there were two ceremonies and it's my last wedding of the year...I thought it'd be okay!) :)
Indian ceremony preparations




Jodi is peeking on her guests as she waits for Vip

Placing a garland around Vip's neck was Jodi's first act as an Indian bride





Jodi's mother, who's sitting under the Mandap, looking on

Tradition holds for the bride's family to wash Vip's feet

Jodi feeds Vip an Indian dessert

Now, here are a few traditional acoutrements...




Jodi and Vip were blessed because they had not one, but TWO beautiful ceremonies







**To see the shoot in its entirety, CLICK HERE**

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13 Comments:

Blogger katiebt said...

Jasmine,

Great job. Indian weddings are so much intricate. It was fun to see all of the ceremony pictures and know excatly what they were doing. It all amazes me.

Katie

5:09 AM  
Blogger Jasmine said...

Katie...little do you realize that I was keeping a close eye on your Indian wedding work while we were hanging out in TN!! :) I guess you can say I learn from other great photographers! :) hehe

7:46 AM  
Blogger katiebt said...

Ah, thanks! It is an experience that you have to live to understand! I love the second shot. Very nice depth and that lighting. Love it, love it!

8:06 AM  
Blogger Rodolfo Arpia said...

Hey Jas, these are gorgeous images. I specially like the 2nd shot and the one with the angel in the foreground.
See you around.

8:26 AM  
Blogger alejandra said...

Wonderful pictures! My favorite is #3. It's a beautiful capture. #1 is a close runner-up for me. I think the b/w allows you to see the detail in her jewelry.

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Julie said...

Great shots! Your work is amazing! I hope we get to work together someday :)

10:06 PM  
Blogger Jasmine said...

Thanks SO MUCH for the kind words! Y'all make me feel warm and fuzzy :)

10:05 AM  
Blogger Trista (tristaleritphoto@yahoo.com) said...

Gorgeous Jasmine!! I love Indian Weddings and you captured this one beautifully!

Trista

1:25 PM  
Anonymous connie said...

Jasmine,
Thank you so much for doing such a beautiful job capturing the love and emotions of Jodi and Vip's beautiful day. These amazing pictures will be truly cheerished.

Connie Wyatt
(Jodi's mother)

8:12 PM  
Blogger Largo Photography said...

Beautiful! Simply beautiful.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Jasmine said...

Connie...thank YOU for being so supportive throughout the day! Your family was amazing and working with them was a awesome! :)

9:41 AM  
Blogger Amelia said...

Wowowowowowow! Jasmine, I KNEW that you would take care of this couple, although I do have to admit that I am a little jealous that you got to shoot it and not me. You seriously did an AMAZING job! Girl, keep rockin' it!

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Wedding Photographer Colchester Essex said...

Gorgeous gorgeous photo's

Essex Wedding Photography

6:19 AM  

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