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Tasha and Amish met at the University of Texas in Austin, and he proposed to her during a tour of the UT Tower. Like many Indian weddings, their wedding wasn't just one event, but several spread out over many days. These stunning images and accompanying explanation from Ever After Images almost make us feel like we were at this amazing wedding.
Day One involved religious ceremonies and the application of traditional mendhi to the bride's hands and feet.
Day Two involved the presentation of gifts by family members of food, cloth, jewelry and the wedding clothes.... not just for the bride and groom but for their entire immediate families. The next ceremony was the ceremonial singing by her family and the cleansing of the bride with herbs and oil anointed on her feet, hands, shoulders and head. For Amish, the herbs and oil were mixed into a paste and spread over his face, arms and legs. At the Bride's home speeches were made to honor all of her attending family members along with small gifts presented by her Mother and Father. That evening at the Hindu Temple in Katy Texas was the Sangeeth which comprised skits, singing and dancing entertainment provided by the friends and family members of the bride and groom. It was amazing the amount of talent and fun had by all as they re-enacted the story of Tasha and Amish. Later came more wonderful food and dancing by all present in the garba traditional dances. The colors of the gowns and outfits of all were just stunning and the fun had by all as they whirled around the dance floor made us want to dance too.
Day Three started over at the Groom's parents home as they readied for the actual wedding ceremony. Amish's regal wedding outfit was covered in beadwork and metallic stitching from top to bottom. After a few pre-ceremony formals we all headed to the Chateau Polonez in Spring, Texas. Tasha was getting ready upstairs with her Mother and Aunt assisting her into the ornate and heavy wedding Sari of red with lots of gold beadwork and embroidery.
Day Four was a full evening event at the Westin Galleria, Houston. Once the formal photos were done the reception started the guests filled the room and then Tasha's very talented Brother Krish sang a welcome song. The family and wedding party members were announced in and all came in dancing. When Tasha and Amish were announced in they swept in with huge smiles. They had ceremonial ringside seats to watch the entertainment as the wedding party and family friends sang and danced....even Amish joined the dancing. Next came time for the heartfelt toasts by wedding party members and both fathers. After a wonderful Indian meal the dancing started... first the formal dances and then the party started. Dancing by nearly everyone to a variety of Indian and rock music. All projected live on two projection screens.
The last song of the night? What else but the eyes of Texas!
I can't thank Ever After Images enough for these amazing images, and the text to help us all understand them.
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