If there’s anything you should know about Jeff and me, it’s that we LOVE tradition. And not just church-and-ballroom tradition (although that’s totally our jam).
But any tradition that goes back generations brings life to our souls. No matter where it’s from, what it looks like, or how it’s done.
Tradition is traditional for a reason. It reminds us of who we are.
We get to step into what has come before us, let it become a part of our story, and pass that story on to those who will come after.
Nick and Shivani are the same.
They are deep believers in tradition. In fact, Shivani incorporated Hindu traditions into their wedding ceremony (check out Part Three!) that go back nearly 3,000 years. I absolutely loved it!
So here in Part Two, we begin the celebration of the Hindu traditions that make up Shivani’s – and now Nick’s – legacy. Day two of their wedding is their beautiful Sangeet at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point, where all of their friends and family came to dance, perform, eat, and celebrate the pending marriage of these two souls.
During a Sangeet, different groups of friends and family members perform dances and songs for the bride and groom, including the bride and groom themselves! I especially LOVED the epic dance that Nick choreographed and performed with all of the guys in the wedding party. The crowd went WILD – they absolutely nailed it! Plus, Shivani performed a beautiful dance as a surprise for Nick, too. So sweet!
But before the celebrations began, Jeff stole these two for some beautiful portraits on the same beach that Nick proposed to Shivani, and I’m totally in love!!
Part three of Nick and Shivani’s Hindu wedding at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point is chock full of more of this goodness! We’ve definitely saved the best for last, so you won’t want to miss it!
Wedding Photography : The Youngrens | Reception Location : Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa | Event Design : Nahid Global Events | Floral Design : Square Root Designs | Make-Up : Oscar Naranjo | Hair : Oscar Naranjo | DJ : Luxury Entertainment Group | Band : Kaaravan Entertainment | Reception Lighting : Luxury Entertainment Group | Wedding Videography : Robles Video |