When we met with Bridgett and Jay, they told us that they would be having both a Hindu and an American ceremony. We’re old hats at the traditional American weddings. We know the customary details. We know the usual suspects in the wedding party. And we can recite a ceremony and reception timeline in our sleep.
But we love a creative challenge.
So we jumped headfirst into their Hindu ceremony on Thursday evening with Jay’s mayian and Bridgett’s mehndi. Friday morning, we were back at Jay’s house as he prepared for the day. This was much more involved than running a comb through his hair and pinning on a boutonniere! After all the prep work, his whole family accompanied him to the Pueblo Convention Center, where he was welcomed by Bridgett’s family.
In the meantime, Bridgett donned her traditional attire before being escorted into the ceremony by her sisters. A lunch followed the ceremony and then we stole the bride and groom away for photos in downtown Pueblo.
So without further ado, Bridgett and Jay’s Hindu ceremony: