If you have never had the pleasure of attending a South Asian engagement party, these photos might startle you.
The parties frequently rival most weddings in their size and beauty. It is a very colorful and festive occasion, with beautiful decor (courtesy of the fabulous Yanni Design Studio) as well as entertainment, dinner and of course the main event, the engagement ceremony. One of the best parts of being a wedding photographer is the people I get to meet and learning about different cultures and traditions. I can remember the wedding where the bride and groom had to saw a giant log together with one of those giant double ended saws! and another where the men cut the toe end of the groom’s socks off! But, back to Asim and Mariya-as you can see from the photos, they make a beautiful couple and I can’t wait to photograph the wedding!