He picked a fine day in San Diego to promise his life to her. He asked her parents’ for their blessings and asked her hands in marriage. She, of course, felt it all along. She fell for him and said YES. They made it official over the Thanksgiving weekend and celebrated the occassion in style. Not to forget the “sister”, who played a big role in making all of these a reality. They are one lucky couple with one awesome sister!
Mehnaz and I were friends in fourth grade. To be honest, I remember very little about how we were as kids, but I do remember the friendship we had. Photographing her wedding was a great opprtunity for me to learn Mehnaz & Manny as a couple…I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. Mehnaz looked that incredibly gorgeous on her wedding day! And Manny, not to forget, were gorgeously handsom in his traditional groom’s attire. The couple took the stage and graced the evening with their looks, charm and modesty. It was a beautiful evening, created by and for a beautiful couple.
The reception took place in a brand new location in Phoenix, San Tan Elegant ball room. Manny’s entrace was an epic moment for me for many reasons…1) the groom was riding a horse and was escorted by his family and friends and a group of Bhangra dancers from Los Angeles 2) hundred some people from bride’s side was holding the gate for the groom for money (this is a tradition in every Bengali wedding) … 3) I was squeezing in to the crowd to capture groom’s cash-giving moments and my 24-70L lens feel off the camera, right in front the groom!!! It was quite embarassing when the groom had to pick up the lens, but the good news is no one was hurt!
The night was perfect. The music, the dance scores, food, decores, the people were amazing! The party ended with the departure of Mehnaz and Manny in a vintage Rolls Royce. This was an emotional moment for the parents’ to let go of their daughter. The entire community blessed the couple and waved them good bye.
Mehnaz & Manny — I’m so glad I was there to witness and capture your most special moments. I don’t think I can explain how I feel! Best wishes and lots of love…xoxo.