Have you ever seen a Indian Wedding at Angel Orensanz in NYC? Well the first one I saw there was amazing!
Debjani and Sandeep’s NYC wedding stood out from the others I had photographed at Angel Orensanz. The colors, the style, the flavors of the cuisine, and the joyful energy of this wedding were so elaborate and beautiful. These details were made so much more unique because of the cultural traditions they were derived from. Of course, working with this calm and collected couple was awesome too. It was a pleasure to work with Debjani and Sandeep on their engagement photos in Central Park, which also appeared in the New York Times, and then their wedding at Angel Orensanz in the Lower East Side.
How cool is it to meet with them 8 years later to photograph their family session too? Last week I had the pleasure of shooting their family session in Central Park, including their pup Hayley again, who is not so much a puppy anymore!
Debjani and Sandeep got married this Spring at Angel Orensanz Foundation in the Lower East Side. It was a great party! I love the vibrant colors in this wedding, which were enhanced by the glowing sunset that day and the vibrancy of the lighting in Angel Orensanz.
Here are some of the creative vendors they used:
Location: Angel Orensanz Foundation, Lower East Side, NY.
Band: Dexter Lake Club Band
Video: Hart Pictures, Jesse Hartman
Chef: Jehangir Mehta of Graffiti restaurant
Deb’s Sari: off the rack from some small shop in New Delhi
Dress designer: Angelo Lambrou, using saris and fabric from that small shop in New Delhi and Edison, NJ. Having worn her family’s traditional red sari for the ceremony, Deb picked saris (and flowers for her hair) that were traditional to Sandeep’s family for her reception dress.
Flowers: L’Atelier de Fleur
Hair and Makeup: My Hair and Makeup
Invitations, menus, programs, card table poster and all other printed items: custom designed by the couple (except for the save the date which was from a photo that I shot at their EShoot) and printed at Boxcar Press, the Center for Book Arts and Kinkos.
Groom’s Indian clothes: Om Sari Imports in Murray/Curry Hill.
Day-of Coordination: Sonal J. Shah Events
Lighting: Roberto at Angel Orensanz.
The card table was made up of frames and other decor the couple found on Craigslist. (The big frame was propped up precariously on Sandeep’s guitar stand.)
The mandap was made from excess curtain fabric that Debjani found in New Delhi, draped around a metal Chuppah frame that Angel Orensanz had in their basement.