Deepika & Jay's wedding was solemnized at the Jain Temple, Milipitas, CA, in the company of some close friends and families. The colorful , religious wedding represented so many rituals part of a quintessential South Indian wedding. Jay is Electrical Engineer and Deepika is a Physio Therapist. Both these professionals make a very good looking couple. Though they come across as a little shy couple , the chemistry between the couple can be seen towards to the end of the album. Best thing about them is that they are so humble, down to earth and great to work with. I enjoyed shooting the wedding. In fact the day Deepika's sister Smitha contacted me for this wedding, I got excited. And that excitement shows up in the images here.
The guests were given a detailed card explaining the meaning and significance behind all the rituals that were performed. I would specifically like to point out ritual of "Talambralu" , wherein the bride and groom shower one another with pearls and talambralu(rice mixed with saffron and turmeric). This denotes the couple's desire for happiness, enjoyment and contentment. Initially , they take turns to shower the rice on each other, and as it progresses it gets more entertaining when they begin to compete with each other. We married souls know that this competition then continues in many ways in the married life, and that i guess is the fun of it.
Enjoy the images.