celebrations: Bina + Andy’s Sangeet : Old Lantern

The evening before Bina + Andy’s marriage they hosted a sangeet at the Old Lantern in Charlotte. You are probably wondering what a sangeet is. I looked it up online and couldn’t find a proper definition, so I asked Bina to describe it. Here is what she said, “The sangeet is an Indian tradition, during which friends and family shower the bride and groom with music, dance, and humor on the eve of their wedding. In our case, we infused this tradition with rock n roll, folk, and Americana music that our friends and relatives have listened to and celebrated with us over the years.”
The thing that she didn’t mention is that all of her friends happen to be unbelievably talented musicians, dancers and speakers. They were all amazing!! Andy and I felt so honored to be a part of this extra special celebration!!
Enjoy a handful of my favorites from the evening….

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The guests of honor: Bina + Andy!

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The guests partook in an Indian dance called raas garba. Notice the guy on the bottom left taking a photo. :)

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Cute.

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Andy + Bina are very talented musicians as well!

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Go Bina!

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The little fans.

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Bina’s brother-in-law put together a very entertaining slideshow. 

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I love this one!

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Bina’s father won my heart. 

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Very colorful!

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Bina’s beautiful mother.

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Ice cream from the Ben + Jerry’s cart was a huge hit!

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The food from Taste of India in Middlebury was so delish!

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Lovely smiles!

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A few colorful details…

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For more sangeet fun, CLICK HERE to watch their slideshow!

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  • August 11, 2009 - 9:21 am

    Amanda Herzberger (Orchard Cove) - I love all the colors- beautiful!

  • August 11, 2009 - 6:49 pm

    Jonathan - The colors are amazing and as usual, you have captured wonderful expressions throughout! I love the shallow depth of field and sharp focus in these — it brings them to life. Bravo!!

  • August 12, 2009 - 10:23 pm

    Honey and Papa - I love the glimpse you and the Sangeets gave us into this tradition. It is a loving tradition captured by both or your lovely photographs.

  • December 8, 2009 - 12:21 am

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