Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My cousin's wedding, part 2: God is in details

I took loads of pictures at my cousin's wedding in Ohio and it was the most beautiful, sunny, picturesque weekend.

I wanted to document it, but I'm always wary of putting pictures of people (and people's children) on the blog who haven't consented to it.  Technically, there aren't any privacy laws where I come from - take that suckers! - but I'd still like to keep all my limbs, thank you very much.  So instead, I thought I'd put up pitchers of some (faceless but lovely) details that I managed to capture.

The delicious Yo! Sushi eggplant salad that I had at the airport while waiting for my flight.  If you haven't been to Yo! Sushi but enjoy conveyor belts, I strongly recommend this eggplant salad, the fried squid and the spicy tuna handroll.  Or that's the lack of Japanese food in my life right now talking.

My aunt's garden and backyard, including the little tree swing for children (is it bad that I wished that I could fit into it?  I mean, I'm practically still a teenager.  Not.) and the table cloth she put on the table out back.  We spent ages sitting under the trees and eating the most amazing dinners.  If you haven't had Haleem, find a way people, stat!  (Haleem is not a person, by the way, though if she were, she would be very hot and wear many bangles.)

A jar of fireflies captured by all my neices and nephews, and string of lights in the trees.  I admit that I had a hand in catching the fireflies, but we let them all go back to their sex lives shortly after, I promise.

Details from the wedding hall - I had a hand in stringing the lights up and putting the flowers together!  If anyone wants to hire me, I'm free and charge a million dollars a day.  By the way, that cake was as amazing as it looks.

My very glittery star and the henna I wore for the wedding.  The lady who came to do the henna did an excellent job, you can see some of the stuff she did on my cousin two posts prior!

Some of the amazing patterns and colours worn that day.  Everyone looked absolutely gorgeous (I know you're obliged to say that but they really did) and all the prints and designs looked so good together.  Anjuly wouldn't want me to say myriad here, so I will.  Myriad.  Also, dig my cousin's beaded pumps.  I know, right.

I hope you guys enjoyed these pictures... it was a relief to be behind the camera and I thought it was a very moving, simple and beautiful wedding, made all the prettier for all the (40 or so!) family hands that went on deck to bring together flowers, decorations and run little errands. Not very elegantly put, but I hope you see what I mean.


Anjuly said...

Some lovely photography, Shuls. Loved the beaded pumps and the sexy blouse.

Grace said...

Aww I just LOVE these photos! The cake sure looks great!

Helen said...

Great photography. Looks like a beautiful, stylish wedding!

Bonnie said...

I think this is a nice way to share pictures without violating anyone's privacy. We still get a very good look at the day! :)

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Dilan Dilir said...

lovely post:) nice photos!

Temporary:Secretary said...

oooh, more food pics please! i love them! x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures!! :)

Hoon ye

ChiccaStyle said...

WOW,great images!!!Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!

Milda said...

stunning photographs. the cake looks beautiful and yummy!

Kari. said...

You always have the most amazing and beautiful pictures!

Camille said...

i'm a sucker for details, so i absolutely loved this post!
nice cake!

Adriana Alfaro said...

lovely flowers and amazing food *.*
xoxo from Brazil!

Be said...

I am so jealous. I love fireflies and I just wished that I could capture them and put them in jars too. That would be lovely and just like they do in movies *sigh*

I love weddings. The food and the thrill of it all is amazing. I especially love looking at them in different cultures to see what they do for celebrations.

I never really contemplated on how people would feel if their face was on the internet for all to see. Probably not that happy. Oops.

Lovely post, looking forward to your next ;)

Sherry said...

I am in love with weddings! I was a wedding planner for years before I went to work in the tech industry. This wedding was GORGEOUS! And great job on the pics to portray the event. I am a new follower of your blog. I love it! Cheers!

ohyouprettythings said...

Wow!! Such a beautiful wedding! :] I hope mine can be as colorful and pretty! Yumm! The eggplant looks amazing!

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