April 11, 2011
We did our best in our attempts to keep up with all the cultures and traditions that were flying around us during Rishima and Fernando’s wedding day. We were prepared for a big cultural mix from the Mehndi ceremony a couple of days earlier, but it was even more than we expected.
From what we can remember, there was a lot of family from Trinidad and Tobago, Peru, India and various spots in North America. The wedding had a traditional Hindu ceremony, and the Brahmin (Hindu priest) came all the way from India. We counted numerous languages throughout the day (Spanish, Hindi, English, French, Sanskrit – maybe more), and everyone at the wedding were carrying their cultures with them loud and proud.
The wedding day was 17 hours of photography, which under normal circumstances may have felt like a long day. But this wedding had so much going on throughout, we swear it felt like only a few hours. It was intense, it was meticulous, and it instilled what we already felt like we had known: Cross-cultural weddings are awesome and we’re stoked to do more.
Rishima and Fernando’s multicultural wedding was featured on Pocket Full of Dreams.