We hope you have been loving all of our recent blog posts! Today we have something really special to share!
Neha and Neelav’s wedding took place at the gorgeous Westin St. Francis which is located in the heart of Union Square in San Francisco, CA. Neha’s parents planned a lavish and elegant affair that spanned three days with the final day being at this historic venue.
Neha prepared for the big day in her bridal suite with the amazing Christal doing her hair and makeup. Meanwhile, Neelav got ready in his room before seeing Neha for the first time for their first look! Once we got some portraits Neelav went downstairs with his groomsmen for the Baraat procession that made its way around the building and outside where thousands of tourists, shoppers, and onlookers took photos and watched in amazement. It’s always great to see the double decker tour buses filled with tourists who get to catch a glimpse of this beautiful cultural event. They seem to really get a kick out of it.
All the guests were ushered to the 64th floor where the ceremony took place. Neelav went to the Mandap first for the Ganesh Pooja and then Neha came down the aisle and they exchanged Garlands and performed the various rituals outlined in Hindu marriage tradition.
Once the ceremony was over time was tight but we managed to get the couple outside for some portraits around Union Square. This was my favorite part of the day as we were able to get some nice action shots of the couple walking, talking, and just having fun. I did not want to photograph this wedding and not come away with some shots like these.
Cocktail hour was beautifully decorated and our Wedding Documentary team did an excellent job of capturing cocktail hour, while at the same time, capturing candid shots of guests and ballroom decor in the next room.
Again, once the bride and groom were ready we took them outside for some dramatic nighttime portraits which I think a lot of our couples know and love about our work. These are also some of my favorites because we got to do some off camera flash lighting and include some natural elements like the Christmas tree in the square etc.
Neha and Neelav’s reception was action packed with speeches, performances, skits, and even comedy. We captured all the guests, all the unseen little details that you want to remember forever, and did it with both photo and cinema for an entire experience that we know this couple will never want to forget.
Scroll down to see just a handful of our favorite images. There were so many more but we wanted to share just a few with you here!