After a very fun sangeet, Neera and Jeff had their wedding ceremony at the San Jose Gurdwara, which is the largest Sikh temple outside of India.
Neera got ready in her family home, while Jeff got ready at a nearby hotel. I love the parallel preparations they were having, apart but together in spirit.
For the baraat, the groom’s family approached the front of the temple, where the bride’s family were gathered to greet them.
The families exchanged garlands.
And then it was time to negotiate the price of admittance for the groom’s side.
A deal is struck, some treats are given, and the ribbon is cut!
After a leisurely breakfast for all of the guests, it was time for the religious ceremony inside the temple.
And afterwards, some portraits and a delicious lunch spread!
A beautiful, traditional ceremony filled with love and family. Coming soon– the finale of this beautiful wedding!
Photography: Anna Wu Photography
Venue: Sikh Gurdwara, San Jose, California
Hair & Makeup: M-Sutra Bride
Decor: R&R Event Rentals
Catering: Rangoli Flavors of India, Fremont, California
Dress: Seema Gujral
Videographer: Tri Luu Films
Anna Wu is a wedding and portrait photographer based in San Francisco, California. She combines a “fine art” aesthetic with a photojournalistic approach to beautifully capture the moments of a wedding day. Follow her daily adventures on instagram and view more of her work at annawu.com.
Part 1: Neera & Jeff | Milpitas Sangeet
Part 2: Neera & Jeff | Sikh Gurdwara San Jose Wedding
Part 3: Neera & Jeff | Exploratorium San Francisco Wedding