113. Sindhu and Jake

113. Sindhu and Jake

Their common friend a.k.a ‘Cupid’ decided to introduce them to each other (rather insisted on meeting each other) and who knew that they would fall deeply in love and decide to get married. Bless you ‘common friend’! :)

Yes. That’s Sindhu and Jake’s love story in one line. When I asked them what is that one quality that they fell for in each other, Jake said that he loves Sindhu’s sense of humor and Sindhu replied by saying that she loved how mature Jake was. Interesting!

During the Mehendi event I overheard Jake’s parents telling Sindhu’s mom how much they love her. That’s the best thing to hear just before the big day right! :)

The entire wedding was spread across 4 days. Jake’s family and friends participated in every event so sportively. There were some really cool impromptu dance performances. They really had fun. :)

I’ve tried to keep this blog short but I think it’s the first post to have the most no. of pictures till date. Well, sit back, relax and  end this Manic Monday with this post. :)

Sindhu looked beautiful in every attire. She is such a fun person. Look at her. Vibrant!

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Jake was so excited to be part of the entire ordeal. Really, Jake that’s really rare, because I’ve shot so many grooms now, I know. :)

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The next day was the bangle ceremony. Again a meticulously planned event.

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It was followed by the Haldi function. The event which everybody were looking forward to. Her sister was being very generous with the haldi. :P

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And Sindhu’s mom was very generous on Jake too. :P

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The next day was the Reception evening. Jake, you look sharp!

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While I was taking pictures of Jake at his hotel, Rohith my second shooter was with Sindhu. Love this picture Dude, Good job!

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Sindhu was all set to sweep Jake off the floor. Thanks to Vejetha Anand (from Swank Studio) for the beautiful make up.

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Yup! Jake is super tall! :)

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Sindhu and Jake would say ‘Namaste’ to every one of the guests. And Jake surprised the guests by saying ‘Oota Madikondu hogi’ meaning ‘Please have dinner before you leave’. Cool huh! :)

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110% Hindu Bride! Glowing!

This is the time when the bride proudly wears jewelry handed down from the mother and sometimes older generations too.

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Love this picture Rohith. Last finishing touches by Vejetha.

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While Sindhu carried out the Gowri pooja….

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Jake was being readied to be a 110% Hindu groom. :)

Everybody seemed to extend a helping hand. *pun intended :P

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The banner says ‘Excitement Reborn’. Thought it’s apt and I had to click it. :)

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Look at the excitement!

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When the cloth (Antharapata) was held to block his view, it was very difficult since he is super tall.

No no. No peeping Jake! :P

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The first time they looked at each other that day. The bride being escorted by her family to the stage.

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What a fantastic shot! Good job Rohith, great timing!

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This is the ‘Jeerge Bella’ ritual, where they exchange cumin seeds and cane sugar, basically signifies that life is not just sweet but sometimes you have to be ready for something bitter too.

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This is the first time that I’ve seen where the bride was asked to hold the mangala-sutra/thali/holy thread. Honestly, it’s so convenient for all of us. There is always a confusion on who should hold it while the groom ties the knot and for photographers it’s always a mess. But this was perfect, I’m going to suggest this in the future assignments.

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This picture says a thousand words. :)

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Once he tied the holy thread, everybody moved on to get ready for the next ritual.

I saw both of them steal a moment and hold hands. I tried lip reading but I’m sure I’d be wrong. (Jake is red because of the video guy’s light or probably the excitement)

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There’s a lot of hand holding in Hindu weddings.

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Sometimes it involves holding your pinkie finger too. :P

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Here they are pointing at the ‘Arundathi Nakshatra’ or the Arundathi Star. Why? Well, the legend is that Arundathi and her husband Vashishtha were like a benchmark for how a married couple should be. So the priests tells them this little story and educates them about this. The interesting thing is that, Arundathi and Vashishtha stars together correspond to a binary star in the constellation Ursa Major. It’s amazing how much our forefathers knew about astronomy. (All this gyaan is due to the excitement to go watch Nolan’s new movie ‘Interstellar’)

I asked them to close their eyes. I learnt that from one of the priests in the past. Instead of making them squint and strain their eyes to look at the sky/sun on a bright day.

They look so cute. :)

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And there you go. Holding pinkie fingers again. I wish I could ask my forefathers about it’s significance. :P

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Before entering the hall again, Jake had to bribe Sindhu’s relatives to allow him inside. It was fun to see this.

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And after that he was surprised that he had to again bribe the Nadaswara (musicians) team now. :P

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Wait. Let’s first take a selfie! :P (no no they are not looking at the Arundathi star.)

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Sindhu and Jake. Congratulations on finding each other and wish you all the best wherever you are! :)

We had a lot of fun documenting your wedding. Please do keep in touch.

Thank you for choosing CuspConcepts.

I hope you like the pictures! :)

3 Responses to 113. Sindhu and Jake
  • VejethaAnand

    Wonderful clicks

  • Brent and Elisabeth

    Amazing! So happy for you both on this life long adventure. What spectacular ceremonies. Thanks for sharing!

  • Dr U R K Rao

    We were married in 1967 at Repalle, Andhra Pradesh, India under tradition. Your wedding is much more elaborate and traditional than mine. Our wedding is still strongly bound. Wish you enjoy your wedded bliss longer than ours. We enjoyed looking at your happy pictures. We are parents of Renuka Uppaluri, Covidien, I mean Medtronics. Renuka and Srinivas also got married traditionally in 1995. They are going strong too. We are immensely pleased to see the couple and bless them in our hearted. Photography was beautiful and caught all important moods of the wedding.

    Uppaluri Rama Krishna Rao
    Vardhani
    13425 Kodiac place
    Saratoga,CA 95070

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