Ellora + Esben: Day 1, Gaye Holud

We are currently in Ottawa photographing a very unique and fun wedding. Ellora & Esben are getting married the traditional Bengali way!

There are four days of celebrations and today we are sharing with you the first day. This day is called Gaye Holud during which the couple is smeared with turmeric and other cleansing ingredients to help prevent misfortune, purify and give a golden glow to the dark Bengali skin.

Enjoy these happy and colorful images we captured that evening! And check back soon for the rest of the days :)

 

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Ellora and Esben both had separate beautiful entrances:

 

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While sitting in their tent, they were traditionally entertained by stunning dancing!

 

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At one point all the women and girl got to choose a little gift!

 

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