An Indian Tradition  OCT 22 09

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The wedding was no ordinary Hindu ceremony. Veena's family trace their roots back to Shenkottai, a town bordering Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, in India. As Sankethi, they are Brahmins (the priestly caste) and so one of the most interesting parts of the wedding was the chanting of the "Purusha-suktha" by family and friends.  Find out more about the Sankethi community at the North American Sankethi Association.

Portrait of The Bride: Veena/©Seshu Photography
 
Veena, The Bride Getting Ready/©Seshu Photography
 

 

James, the Groom, a portrait/©Seshu Photography

 

Veena

 

The Purusha Suktha Being Chanted/©Seshu Photography

 

The Groom being welcomed by Veena

 

Veena is ceremoniously carried by her family to meet James at the entrance/©Seshu Photography

 

James and Veena garland each other/©Seshu Photography

 

The couple is ushered to the Mandap/©Seshu Photography

 

The view from where the couple

 

Profile of the bride and groom as they chant mantras/©Seshu Photography

 

Veena sits on her father

 

James adorns Veena with toe rings/©Seshu Photography

 

Portrait of the couple in front of The Hyatt, in Morristown, New Jersey/©Seshu Photography

 

The groom

 

Veena

 

The beautiful cake by Christina Pereira of Design Cakes/©Seshu Photography

 

Veena

 

Friend of the couple enjoy the reception/©Seshu Photography

 

Veena and James are surrounded by their dear friends/©Seshu Photography

 

Veena and James