Anosha and Kuldeep’s wedding took place on May 26, 2019 at The Lafayette Grande Banquet in Pontiac, Michigan and it was an event that I’ve been looking forward to for a very long time! Over a year ago, I got a random phone call from Anosha while I was working out at the gym (I almost didn’t pick up because I was half naked as I was changing). She had mentioned she saw the Marie Antoinette photo shoot that I put together and fell in love with my style of photography. Since then, I got to know her and Kuldeep, including how they met and fell in love. Their story was truly a fairy tale one and this was inspiration behind their engagement session and wedding.
On the day of their wedding, I met up with Anosha and her bridesmaids at her mother’s house. It had started to rain but we were able to find beautiful light inside the house for the getting ready photos
Anosha’s dress was truly one of a kind. Her younger sister had hand-made this wedding dress and it was so beautiful. The amount of details that went into making the dress was just impeccable and was made just for Anosha;
Anosha and her bridesmaids had a henna design party the night before her wedding. I loved how intricate the designs were:
Anosha and Kuldeep’s first date was in front of the General Motors building by the Detroit river walk so we stopped and snapped a few photos there.
We then headed to Belle Isle for formal portraits and was able to find a spot with some greenery with the Detroit cityscape in the background. The colors for her wedding was blush and navy and it was done beautifully.
After formal portraits, we then headed to The Lafayette Grande Banquet. When I stepped inside the building, my jaws dropped because the ballroom was so beautifully decorated and the architecture was so grand.
The beautiful grand staircase at The Lafayette Grand. The night would not be complete with this fairy tale scene:
Kuldeep was seated on the dance floor and was in for a surprise.
Anosha and the girls had planned an Indian dance and surprised Kuldeep in the middle of the reception. Anosha is Afghan and I loved how she embraced and incorporated some Indian traditions into the wedding.
While all the guests were still mingling, we sneaked up to the balcony to get a few shots. This also gave the lovely couple a few minutes to themselves to take it all in.
Anosha and Kuldeep’s wedding was so special and they made me feel more like a family friend than the photographer. I’m so grateful to be able to document their wedding day!