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Indian Style Wedding Hosted at Trolley Square in SLC

by dav.d

Typically an Indian wedding will go several days and is truly unique. That doesn’t mean you can’t fake it and have an Indian STYLE wedding. The folks at Le Croissant Catering designed and catered this wedding hosted at Trolley Square in Salt Lake City and I was there to photograph!

This wedding was for Bethany and Steve. It had been a dream of Bethany’s to have an Indian wedding. There were food, henna tattoos, decorations, dancing, belly dancers, lighting, and more to have to make the evening memorable.

Typically malls are reluctant to have a photographer and a photo shoot going on their premises. Well, when that is the location of the wedding you almost have free reign of the place. Bethany had talked to Weller Books a few days before to see if we could photograph in their store and they said yes! Thank you, Weller Books!

I've never photographed in a bookstore before

I’ve never photographed in a bookstore before

I had the couple pretend to be reading the books and then act as if they just met at the bookstore. Cheesy, I know, but I like it.

Wedding photos in Weller Books at Trolley Square

Wedding photos in Weller Books at Trolley Square

Creating a unique story for the wedding photos

Creating a unique story for the wedding photos

Wedding photos in Weller Books at Trolley Square

Wedding photos in Weller Books at Trolley Square

We also talked to Cabin Fever if we could use their store for a few minutes as well. They are a novelty and gift store and they said yes. I tried to get some unique angles to photograph the wedding couple. It is pretty easy when you have toy robots in the store, lol.

Finding the unique wedding photos in a novelty shop

Finding the unique wedding photos in a novelty shop

Finding the unique wedding photos in a novelty shop

Finding the unique wedding photos in a novelty shop

Bride and groom pose for some wedding photography in Cabin Fever

Bride and groom pose for some wedding photography in Cabin Fever

We captured all the formal wedding portraits of the couple before guests arrived for the ceremony and the sit down dinner. This takes a lot of stress off of the couple and they can just enjoy themselves once the ceremony starts.

Bride and groom pose for some wedding photography in Cabin Fever

Bride and groom pose for some wedding photography in Cabin Fever

Formal wedding photos

Formal wedding photos

We braved the cold to go outside and get a few photographs. It is amazing what you can do when you have an hour with a wedding couple. I could spend hours photographing…

Braving the cold outside for wedding photography

Braving the cold outside for wedding photography

Braving the cold outside for wedding photography

Braving the cold outside for wedding photography

Formal wedding portraits

Formal wedding portraits

A pearl wedding ring on a hand decorated with the traditional henna tattoo. Pretty dang cool. Henna tattoos can be quite intricate and take a few hours to complete.

Wedding ring with henna tattoos

Wedding ring with henna tattoos

Finding the obvious locations for portraits

Finding the obvious locations for portraits

Who knows if I’ll ever have the chance to photograph in the mall again. Mall security seems to shut down anyone quickly. But we had free reign in Trolley Square to get creative and it wasn’t too busy. Next time I should hire an assistant to carry my light stand.

Outside the Old Spaghetti Factory in Trolley Square

Outside the Old Spaghetti Factory in Trolley Square

Outside the Old Spaghetti Factory in Trolley Square

Outside the Old Spaghetti Factory in Trolley Square

Bride with others wearing the traditional Indian wear

Bride with others wearing the traditional Indian wear

The 4-layer Wedding Cake

The 4-layer Wedding Cake

This counts as the first dance although the party was officially over and guests had actually left. This is why I always keep my camera out and with me even when I am leaving, there might be a candid moment like this to capture.

The first dance, after the party was over

The first dance, after the party was over

The first dance, after the party was over

The first dance, after the party was over

Le Croissant Catering did a wonderful job decorating, catering, and playing host to the wedding. They are great people. I’ve had the pleasure to work with them on a number of occasions.

Decorated to the Indian style wedding theme

Decorated to the Indian style wedding theme

Decorated to the Indian style wedding theme

Decorated to the Indian style wedding theme

Lamps above the dance floor

Lamps above the dance floor

No Indian style wedding is complete without belly dancers. I don’t know if that is true, but it is a rule I am making up right now. There were two. Each performed for about 15 minutes each. One of the belly dancers even included the audience for a dance around the dinner table.

A belly dancer entertains the wedding guests

A belly dancer entertains the wedding guests

A sit down dinner catered by Le Croissant Catering

A sit down dinner catered by Le Croissant Catering

The wedding ceremony

The wedding ceremony

Creating the formal wedding photos in an elevator

Creating the formal wedding photos in an elevator

The wedding ceremony

The wedding ceremony

The wedding ceremony

The wedding ceremony

A belly dancer entertains the wedding party

A belly dancer entertains the wedding party

The crowd dances with the bride and groom

The crowd dances with the bride and groom

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