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Cindy Schornberg
September 17, 2013 | Cindy Schornberg

Dual Wedding Ceremonies: Indian & American

Keswick Vineyards got double the pleasure when Ash & Nathan got married on Sunday, September 15th.  The day started with a traditional Maharashtrian Wedding Ceremony. Nathan arrived on horseback to the wedding location.  He was escorted by his family and friends who announced his presence with dancing and music.  Ash & Nathan were then separated by a curtain that was held by their parents until lowered so Nathan could see Ash for the first time.  They then had their shawls tied together.  Seven piles of rice were placed on the Mandap and every time they completed a circle, Ash would brush a pile off.  They did that for 7 circles with each circle making a solemn vow to each other.  It was then that Nathan gave Ash a necklace made of black beads and gold, which is the traditional Hindu jewelry worn by married woman.  Final prayers were said to complete that ceremony.  Guest then enjoy a cocktail hour while Ash & Nathan & the rest of the wedding party changed outfits to prepare for the American ceremony.  Ash & Nathan chose to hold their American ceremony near the front fountain of Edgewood Estate.  Ash was just as stunning in this wedding gown as she was earlier in the day.  What a gorgeous couple these two are!  After this ceremony guests enjoyed one more cocktail hour and then proceeded to the Sperry Tent for the reception.  C&O did the catering and the food was delicious and beautiful in presentation with a plated dinner for all.  Love the elephants that were on top of the wedding cake.  And what else could of topped off this wedding but a colorful sky at sunset.  What an amazing day filled with such beauty.  Special thanks for the following vendors for doing such an amazing job:  C&O Catering, Event Planner Cody from Amore Events, Photographer Katya from Story Motion, Videographer Jillian Video, DJ Mark Allen, Verde Natural Florals, Favorite Cakes, B2B Limousines and Albemarle Limousines, Hair & Make-up by Madison Hornsby of Moxie Hair & Body Lounge, Maharaj Sanjay Mahajan, Officiant Amy Kaminski and rentals by MS Events.


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