Wedding At Taglyan Cultural Complex In Los Angeles, CA | Elina & Viral

Wedding At Taglyan Cultural Complex

ELINA & VIRAL

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Wedding photos at Taglyan Cultural Complex:

Let me just start by saying that I really love multicultural weddings, and when Elina and Viral approached me about being their wedding photographer, I couldn’t have been more excited. Viral is of Indian descent, while Elina’s heritage is a mix of Ukrainian, Russian, and Armenian, and they were planning to blend all four in a lavish multicultural celebration. The result was a day overflowing with joy and color, and I hope that these photos of their wedding at Taglyan Cultural Complex express that.

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Elina and Viral embrace alongside their Porsche outside the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.

 

Getting ready photos at Loews Hollywood Hotel:

The day started bright and early with myself, my second photographer and wife Charlene, and our wedding photography assistant Natalie, meeting the couple at the Loews Hollywood Hotel right by the famous Hollywood Blvd where they were getting ready. I had met the couple during their e-session earlier in the year and had really clicked with them, so it was great to reconnect on their special day.

While I captured Elina making her final preparations, dressed in an absolutely gorgeous traditional Indian wedding sari, Charlene and Natalie were with Viral as he put the final touches to his groom attire. The couple then held their first look session in the valet area of the Loews Hollywood Hotel, accompanied by a bright red Porsche.

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A black and white reflective portrait of the bride getting ready for her multicultural wedding at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

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A reflective silhouette of Viral getting ready for his wedding day at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

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Viral’s mother cries with joy as she sees her daughter-in-law dressed in traditional wedding attire.

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A reflective portrait of Viral getting ready for his Indian wedding ceremony at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

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A close-up portrait of Elina, beautifully dressed in traditional Hindu wedding attire, as she prepared at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

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Viral, dressed in traditional Indian bridal attire, reads a note from Elina before their wedding ceremony.

 

Portraits at Loews Hollywood Hotel:

Because of the color and intricate detail of Indian wedding costumes, together with the beautiful henna on Elina’s hands, there was immediately so much vibrance to the photos. I captured some intimate candids of the couple embracing during their first look, as well as some fun shots with them in the driver’s seat of their Porsche.

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Capturing the first look between Elina and Viral at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.

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Elina sheds a tear during her first look photo session with Viral at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

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An intimate embrace between the bride and groom, dressed in traditional Indian wedding attire.

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The bride and groom kiss in their bright red Porsche, during their pre-wedding photo session at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at La Canada Flintridge Country Club:

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A close-up shot of the ornate detailing and henna work in Viral and Elina’s traditional Indian wedding attire.

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Viral kisses Elina’s hennaed hands during their pre-wedding photo session outside the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

 

Baraat photos at La Canada Flintridge Country Club:

We then headed over to La Canada Flintridge Country Club where a traditional Indian baraat celebration was being held before the ceremony itself. This was marked by plenty of singing and dancing from Viral’s side of the family as the groom entered on horseback. The colorful saris of the wedding party gave so much life to the images, coupled with the overflowing joy of the occasion.

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The groom dances alongside family and friends during the traditional Indian baraat ceremony before his La Canada Flintridge Country Club wedding.

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Viral’s family celebrates his upcoming wedding in a traditional Indian baraat ceremony at La Canada Flintridge Country Club.

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The groom arrives on horseback to his traditional Indian wedding ceremony at La Canada Flintridge Country Club.

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Elina’s father joins in the traditional Indian baraat celebrations before his daughter’s wedding ceremony at La Canada Flintridge Country Club.

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Elina’s bridesmaids help her get ready before her multicultural wedding ceremony at La Canada Flintridge Country Club.

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Elina’s mother pinches Viral’s nose during the traditional Indian baraat ceremony at La Canada Flintridge Country Club.

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A young wedding-goer meets Viral’s horse in the pre-ceremony celebrations at La Canada Flintridge Country Club.

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Viral waits for his bride, surrounded by family and friends, at La Canada Flintridge Country Club.

 

Ceremony photos at La Canada Flintridge Country Club:

It was then time for the multicultural wedding ceremony itself, which mixed traditional western elements with those of both Elina and Viral’s cultural backgrounds. Both the setting and Indian wedding attire of the bridal party created such visually stunning images, with plenty of touching moments to capture as the couple embraced and their family threw rose petals on them in a symbolic gesture of blessing.

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Elina and her parents walk down the aisle during her traditional Indian wedding ceremony at La Canada Flintridge Country Club.

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Capturing an intimate moment between the bride and groom during their traditional Hindu wedding ceremony at La Canada Flintridge Country Club.

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Elina and Viral’s multicultural wedding included a number of traditional Hindu rituals.

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Elina and Viral’s parents thrown rose petals over the couple in a symbolic gesture of blessing.

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A close-up portrait of the Viral wiping away Elina’s tears during their traditional Hindu wedding ceremony at La Canada Flintridge Country Club.

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Elina kisses Viral during their traditional Indian wedding ceremony at La Canada Flintridge Country Club.

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The groom adjusts his bride’s earrings during their Indian wedding celebrations at La Canada Flintridge Country Club.

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A creative portrait of the couple as they read their vows during the multicultural wedding ceremony at La Canada Flintridge Country Club.

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A warm embrace between the newlyweds during their multicultural wedding celebrations at La Canada Flintridge Country Club.

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The bride and groom depart La Canada Flintridge Country Club in their bright red Porsche.

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A close-up shot of Viral and Elina in their red Porsche as they depart the Indian wedding ceremony at La Canada Flintridge Country Club.

 

Portraits on Hollywood Boulevard:

Viral and Elina then drove off in their Porsche, back to the Loews Hollywood Hotel, where they changed into their traditional western wedding attire. We then had a wedding photo session along Hollywood Boulevard, capturing some fun shots of the couple in this iconic part of Los Angeles, accompanied by their family and friends (as well as a few passing strangers).

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Elina changes into her traditional western bridal gown at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

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A black and white portrait of the newly married couple on Hollywood Boulevard.

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The bride and groom kiss while their bridal party watches on during their Hollywood wedding photo session.

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The newly married couple walk through the streets of Hollywood hand-in-hand.

 

Reception photos at the Taglyan Cultural Complex:

Their multicultural wedding reception was being held at the glamorous Taglyan Cultural Complex. This ballroom venue boasts spectacular lighting, with elegant chandeliers above and a really luxurious atmosphere. There were traditional Indian dance performances, moving mother-son and father-daughter dances, and heartfelt speeches, all of which I tried to capture in these Taglyan Cultural Complex wedding photos.

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Elina and Viral peek into their reception ballroom at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Los Angeles.

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Capturing the couple’s lively first dance during their Taglyan Cultural Complex ballroom wedding reception.

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The newly married couple were all smiles during their first dance at the Taglyan Cultural Complex.

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A wide-angle shot of the glamorous, chandelier-lit ballroom of the Taglyan Cultural Complex during Viral and Elina’s first dance.

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The bride and groom react to a speech made by Elina’s father during their Taglyan Cultural Complex ballroom wedding reception.

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Capturing the father-daughter dance during Elina’s Taglyan Cultural Complex ballroom wedding reception.

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Elina’s father lifts her into his arms during their father-daughter dance at the Taglyan Cultural Complex.

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A warm embrace between Viral and his mom during the mother-son dance at their Taglyan Cultural Complex ballroom wedding reception.

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A traditional Indian dance performance during Viral and Elina’s glamorous wedding reception at the Taglyan Cultural Complex.

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Capturing the couple’s reaction to traditional dance performances at their Taglyan Cultural Complex ballroom wedding reception.

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Viral’s sisters perform a traditional Indian dance for their brother during his Taglyan Cultural Complex wedding reception.

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A warm embrace between Viral and a family member during his multicultural wedding reception at the Taglyan Cultural Complex.

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Viral’s parents on the dance floor at the Taglyan Cultural Complex during the multicultural ballroom wedding reception.

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The bride and groom having fun on the dance floor during their glamorous multicultural wedding celebrations at the Taglyan Cultural Complex.

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Family and friends enjoying the dance floor during Viral and Elina’s Taglyan Cultural Complex ballroom reception.

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The bride dancing amidst family and friends during her lavish reception at the Taglyan Cultural Complex.

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The groom on the dance floor, surrounded by family and friends, during his Taglyan Cultural Complex wedding reception.

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The newly married couple having fun with their Coca Cola name bottles at the Taglyan Cultural Complex.

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An Indian drummer performing during Viral and Elina’s multicultural ballroom wedding reception.

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Capturing the bouquet toss in the dramatically-lit interior of the Taglyan Cultural Complex.

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A creative shot of the Taglyan Cultural Complex dance floor action, captured from above.

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Some younger (and older) members of the wedding celebrations occupying their time at the Taglyan Cultural Complex.

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The bride and groom are lifted onto the wedding party’s shoulders during their fun-filled Taglyan Cultural Complex ballroom reception.

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Capturing a kiss between the bride and groom by their sweetheart seat during the luxurious Taglyan Cultural Complex wedding reception.

 

Wedding photos at Taglyan Cultural Complex:

Although it was a 16-hour, action packed day for us as wedding photographers, Viral and Elina’s celebrations were wholly rewarding, and I wish this fun-loving couple all the joy for their married life together.

June 1, 2015

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