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Vibrant & Traditional Indian Wedding in the Woods

Megan McCarty Taylor Ellsworth

Talk about a party—when it comes to Bhavana & Raghav’s gorgeously colorful, woodsy wedding, my only complaint about their celebration is that I wasn’t in attendance! I mean, the groom rode in on a gilded black stallion, the ceremony involved what can only be described as a rose petal shower, and one of the many toasts concluded with a handsome wedding guest stripping down to a Superman onesie—need I say more? All of the details of this big day are stunning, from the ceremony rituals performed on the mandap—the raised platform draped in sunny florals and turquoise fabric—to the bride’s blinged-out accessories complementing the detailed henna designs on her hands. North Plains’ woodsy sanctuary Horning’s Hideout added a dose of earthiness to the glitz and glam—and the tucked-away locale also ensured the epic post-ceremony dance party lasted all night! Keep scrolling to see all the breathtaking images.

From Powers Photography Studios:

"What can I say about Bhavana and Raghav’s wedding? The entire celebration was awesome. Once I found out that Raghav was making his grand entrance on a horse, I new this was going to be an amazing event to photograph. After a beautiful ceremony filled with wonderful games and traditions, it was time to start the reception and party. Dinner included a variety of tasty eats followed by a set of heartfelt toasts given buy friends and family members. The bride and groom officially opened the late night events with a coordinated dance that rocked and had the party ready to hit the floor. And dance they did! The stage was shaking as if we were at a concert and the partying continued well into the night. If you thought the party was over once the dancing stopped, think again! A large group of friends spent the night camping on the grounds including the bride and groom. What a perfect way to end such a fun day. Congrats to the newlyweds!"

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