Indian wedding at Lake Merritt in Oakland

Sharmila and Pace originally contacted us looking for some basic coverage for their Indian wedding at Lake Merritt in Oakland.  While many couples are looking for the full experience of their wedding day to be captured, we are always happy to work with couples that are after something more simple.  Even a short amount of photography coverage can provide a great representation of your day. Sharmila and Pace got married at the historic bandstand surrounded by friends and family.  They were having so much fun and really let it show.  They have to be one of the most expressive couples we've worked with to date.  Indian ceremonies are always so beautiful, engaging, and full of color, and we love shooting them.

After the ceremony, we took a short walk around the lake to The Terrace Room , which is a great space for a wedding reception.  Guests played a round of trivia while waiting for dinner and instead of the traditional "tinking" of glasses to get the couple to kiss, people had to perform a song that had the word 'kiss' in it.  This was a riot!   The evening progressed into some grooving on the dance floor with both traditional wedding hits and some Indian tunes that got everyone moving.

We had so much fun shooting this one!  Congratulations Sharmila and Pace!

Chris and Christian

 Detail of woman holding conch shell during Bengali ceremony

Detail of woman holding conch shell during Bengali ceremony

 Indian woman blowing conch shell during Bengali wedding ceremony in Oakland

Indian woman blowing conch shell during Bengali wedding ceremony in Oakland

 Indian wedding at Lake Merritt in Oakland

Indian wedding at Lake Merritt in Oakland

 Couple during Indian wedding in Oakland

Couple during Indian wedding in Oakland

 Candid photo of bride during Indian Ceremony in Oakland

Candid photo of bride during Indian Ceremony in Oakland

 Exchanging of rings during wedding at Lake Merritt band stand in Oakland

Exchanging of rings during wedding at Lake Merritt band stand in Oakland

 Bride and Groom kiss at Lake Meritt wedding

Bride and Groom kiss at Lake Meritt wedding

 Detail of Henna on hands and portrait of Indian Bride

Detail of Henna on hands and portrait of Indian Bride

 Bride and Groom at Lake Merritt in Oakland

Bride and Groom at Lake Merritt in Oakland

 Wedding reception detail

Wedding reception detail

 Mini cupcakes at Terrace Room wedding reception

Mini cupcakes at Terrace Room wedding reception

 Wedding toasts at Terrace Room in Oakland

Wedding toasts at Terrace Room in Oakland

 Guests singing at Terrace Room wedding reception

Guests singing at Terrace Room wedding reception

 Bride and Groom kiss during wedding reception in Oakland

Bride and Groom kiss during wedding reception in Oakland

 First dance at the Terrace Room in Oakland

First dance at the Terrace Room in Oakland

 Traditional Indian dancing at the Terrace Room in Oakland

Traditional Indian dancing at the Terrace Room in Oakland

 Wedding guests having fun in Oakland

Wedding guests having fun in Oakland

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