Wedding At Delta Hotels By Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove In Garden Grove, CA | Mrunmayee & Venki

Wedding At Delta Hotels By Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove

MRUNMAYEE & VENKI

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Wedding photos At Delta Hotels By Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove:

I first heard from Venki just a few weeks before his Indian wedding at Delta Hotels By Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove was scheduled to take place. After emailing me, we spoke over the phone about the couple’s plans for a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony before he confirmed the booking. I was honored that Mrunmayee and Venki trusted me to capture their special day and was excited to finally meet them in person.

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Capturing a special moment between the newlyweds surrounded by flowers and rice during their Indian wedding at Delta Hotels By Marriott Anaheim.

 

Getting ready photos at Delta Hotels By Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove:

It was an early start for Mrunmayee and Venki’s wedding at Delta Hotels By Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove, with my second photographer and I meeting up before first light to capture the getting ready preparations of both the bride and groom. Using off-camera flash and video lights, we moved between Mrunmayee and Venki’s separate suites, documenting some special moments with their parents as they gave their traditional Indian outfits the finishing touches.

I photographed Venki’s mom painting his feet and placing a bindi on his forehead before capturing some portraits of the groom beside the suite window. Meanwhile, Mrunmayee’s mom was assisting her with her final preparations before a special first look moment with her dad. We also grabbed some portraits of the bride looking stunning in her bright blue sari and got creative with a shot incorporating her hennaed hands.

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Mrunmayee and Venki exchange rings during their engagement session at Delta Hotels by Marriott in Garden Grove.

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A candid photo of Mrunmayee and Venki exchanging rings during their Indian wedding celebrations at Delta Hotels by Marriott in Garden Grove.

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A candid photo of Venki getting ready for his Indian wedding at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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Venki’s dad helps to button the groom’s traditional Indian wedding attire in a suite at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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Venki’s mom paints his feet in what is a traditional Indian wedding getting ready ritual.

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Venki’s mom puts a bindi on the groom’s forehead as they were getting ready for the Hindu wedding in Garden Grove.

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Venki and his mom pray to the Hindu gods as they prepared for his Indian wedding at Delta Hotels by Marriott.

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Venki’s parents sprinkle water on his head in what is a traditional Hindu wedding ritual.

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A portrait of Venki in his traditional Indian wedding attire in his suite at Delta Hotels by Marriott.

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A portrait of Venki standing in front of his hotel suite window as he prepared for his Indian wedding in Garden Grove.

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Mrunmayee’s mom helps the bride as she was getting ready for her Indian wedding at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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A candid photo of Mrunmayee getting into her sari as she prepared for her Indian wedding in Garden Grove.

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A candid photo of the bride fixing her earrings while showcasing her hennaed hands in a suite at Delta Hotels by Marriott.

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Capturing a special moment between Mrunmayee and her mom as they prepared for the Indian wedding in Garden Grove.

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A portrait of Mrunmayee in her stunning sari as she was getting ready at Delta Hotels by Marriott.

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Mrunmayee looks out the window of her suite at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim as she prepared for her Indian wedding.

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A creative portrait of Mrunmayee showing off her hennaed hands as she prepared for her Indian wedding in Garden Grove.

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Mrunmayee looking out the window of her Delta Hotels by Marriott suite as she prepared for her Garden Grove wedding.

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A portrait of the bride standing behind the sheer window curtains as she prepared for her Delta Hotels by Marriott wedding.

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Capturing a special moment between Mrunmayee and her dad during the father-daughter first look session.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at Delta Hotels By Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove:

By this time the sun had come up and we headed downstairs for the first look between Mrunmayee and Venki in the courtyard of Delta Hotels By Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove. With a cloud-covered sky, we had perfect diffuse lighting as the bride walked up behind her groom before they captured their first glimpse of one another in their Indian wedding attire.

We used the time available for portraits of the bride and groom enjoying this moment together, with Venki spinning Mrunmayee before she embraced him from behind. The blue and red color of their outfits really popped against the greenery behind, with Mrunmayee showing Venki his name henna tattooed into her hand.

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Mrunmayee walks up behind Venki during their first look session in a courtyard at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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Mrunmayee and Venki capture their first glimpse of one another before their Indian wedding ceremony in Garden Grove.

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Capturing Mrunmayee’s reaction during her first look with Venki in a courtyard at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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Mrunmayee and Venki embrace during their Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim wedding portrait session.

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Venki twirls Mrunmayee during their courtyard portrait session at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim in Garden Grove.

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The couple walk hand-in-hand across a courtyard during their wedding portrait session at Delta Hotels by Marriott.

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Mrunmayee shows Venki his name henna tattooed into her hand during their Garden Grove wedding celebrations.

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Mrunmayee embraces Venki during their morning wedding portrait session at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

 

Ceremony photos at Delta Hotels By Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove:

It was then time for the traditional Hindu wedding at Delta Hotels By Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove to get underway, with the entire ceremony lasting just over three hours. It began with Venki processing down the aisle with his entourage of family and friends before praying to the gods and making offerings on the mandap stage. Seated with his mom and dad on either side of him, Venki performed a number of traditional Hindu wedding rituals led by the priest while extended family and friends watched on.

Mrunmayee then made her way down the aisle, with a cloth held by her male family members above her. In a similar manner to Venki, she was joined by her parents on the mandap stage to make prayers and offerings to the gods while Venki and his parents watched on. The groom then joined her on the stage, although separated by a cloth before being revealed to one another in what was a more official “first look”. Both parents poured rice over the bride and groom’s heads before they disappeared for a quick outfit change.

After returning in an orange-colored sari and white sherwani, Mrunmayee and Venki placed flower garlands around one another’s necks before circling the mandap stage together. Handfuls of rice were poured over each other’s heads, followed by colorful dots in what was a playful celebration following the official religious rites.

The wedding party then moved into the courtyard at Delta Hotels By Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove where sacred water was poured for the gods before the couple returned inside to pay their respects to both sets of parents by touching their feet. After feeding one another sweets, we grabbed a final few portraits of the newlyweds on their mandap stage, ending what had been an incredible day.

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Venki’s mom gives him some bananas to hold before he processed into his Hindu wedding ceremony.

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Venki’s family escort him into his Hindu wedding ceremony at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove.

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Venki’s male family and friends escort him down the aisle at the start of his Hindu wedding ceremony at Delta Hotels by Marriott.

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Venki bows his head in prayer and makes offerings of bananas to the gods during his Hindu wedding ceremony.

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Venki and his parents are led in prayer by their Hindu priest at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove.

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The Hindu priest places a bindi on the forehead of Venki’s mom during the Indian wedding ceremony.

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Traditional Hindu rites and rituals being performed by Venki and his parents at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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Venki and his parents light a sacred candle during the Hindu wedding ceremony in Garden Grove.

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A candid photo of family members taking a cell phone photo as they watched Venki’s Hindu wedding ceremony.

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Venki and his parents perform traditional Hindu rites and rituals during the Delta Hotels by Marriott wedding.

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Mrunmayee is escorted down the aisle by her male relatives at the start of her Hindu wedding ceremony.

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Mrunmayee prays to the gods at the start of her Indian wedding ceremony at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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Mrunmayee and her parents perform traditional Indian wedding rituals while seated on the mandap stage.

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Mrunmayee and her parents hold their breath in what is a traditional Hindu wedding ritual.

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Venki and his parents watch on during the Hindu wedding ceremony at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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Mrunmayee’s parents tie a band around the daughter’s wrist during the Delta Hotels by Marriott wedding ceremony.

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A candid photo of a wedding guest showing Venki a photo on his phone during the Indian wedding celebrations in Garden Grove.

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The bride and groom are officially revealed to one another during their Hindu wedding at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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Capturing Venki’s perspective during his official first look with Mrunmayee at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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Mrunmayee and Venki perform traditional Hindu rites and rituals while being separated by a cloth.

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Venki picks up a piece of watermelon as part of his Hindu wedding ceremony at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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The Hindu priest pours rice over the couple in what is a traditional Indian wedding ritual.

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Mrunmayee’s parents pour rice on the head of Venki during the couple’s traditional Hindu wedding ceremony.

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Venki’s parents pour rice on the groom’s head during the Indian wedding at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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Mrunmayee re-enters her Hindu wedding ceremony after changing into a red and orange sari.

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Venki walks into his Hindu wedding ceremony after changing into a white traditional Indian wedding attire.

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Mrunmayee and Venki perform traditional Hindu rituals while seated on the mandap stage with their priest.

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A close-up candid photo of Mrunmayee and Venki during their Hindu wedding celebrations in Garden Grove.

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Mrunmayee and Venki pray during their Hindu wedding ceremony at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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Venki and Mrunmayee perform a traditional Hindu wedding ritual during their ceremony at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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Capturing the candid reactions of Mrunmayee’s parents during the wedding ceremony at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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Venki puts a flower garland around Mrunmayee’s neck during their wedding ceremony at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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A candid photo of the couple amidst their colorful Indian wedding ceremony at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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A friend sprinkles rice on the groom’s head during the Hindu wedding ceremony at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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The bride and groom circle the mandap stage together during their Hindu wedding in Garden Grove.

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Mrunmayee pours rice over her groom’s head during their Hindu wedding ceremony in Garden Grove.

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Venki pours rice over Mrunmayee’s head during the Indian wedding celebrations at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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A candid photo capturing all the color of Mrunmayee and Venki’s Hindu wedding ceremony in Garden Grove.

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Mrunmayee blows colorful dots at her groom during their traditional Indian wedding at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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Family and friends watch on during the colorful Hindu wedding celebrations at Delta Hotels by Marriott in Garden Grove.

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Venki blows colorful dots at his bride in what is a traditional Hindu wedding ritual.

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Mrunmayee pours flower petals over her groom’s head during the Hindu wedding ceremony in Garden Grove.

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Venki pours flower petals over his bride’s head during their Garden Grove Indian wedding ceremony.

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The bride and groom play a game to see who’s the first to find the ring during their Hindu wedding celebrations.

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Mrunmayee and Venki share a laugh as the groom finds the ring first during their fun wedding game.

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The bride and groom pray with their Hindu priest during the traditional Indian wedding in Garden Grove.

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Mrunmayee and Venki pour water on the ground for the gods in the courtyard at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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Mrunmayee and Venki pray to the gods in the courtyard at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove.

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Venki points up to the sky during a Hindu wedding ritual in the courtyard at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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The newlyweds pay respect to the groom’s parents by touching their feet at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

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Mrunmayee and Venki touch the feet of the bride’s parents in a sign of respect during their Indian wedding.

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Venki feeds his bride sweets during the traditional Hindu wedding celebrations in Garden Grove.

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Mrunmayee feeds Venki sweets offered by her mother at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove.

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A portrait of the newlyweds on their mandap stage during the traditional Indian wedding celebration.

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Capturing a tender moment between the newlyweds on their mandap stage at Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim.

 

Wedding photos At Delta Hotels By Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove:

I can’t thank Mrunmayee and Venki enough for selecting me as their photographer to capture this wedding at Delta Hotels By Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove. I loved the opportunity to document their traditional Hindu wedding rituals and wish them all the best in their married life together.

July 2, 2018

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