Garba – Sweety + Evan – Indian Wedding Photographers Greenville SC
After the vidhi ceremony on the eve of their beautiful Indian wedding the families and friends gathered at the Vedic Center in Greenville,SC for the Garba Raas. So you might be asking what is a Garba Rass? In short it is a night of energetic dancing and fun with many guest wearing some of the most colorful and amazing traditional Indian clothing that you have ever seen. As a photographer, yet again I was blown away by the imagery and as a person curious about cultures other than my own I was mezmerized by the entire event. I have to say even the inner musician in me was blown away by the music. I found myself searching Spotify for Bollywood music in the days following the event. Seriously if you ever get invited to a Garba Rass by all means go. It is an event that you will never forget.
To explain it a little more I will start with the name. Both Garba and Rass are traditional Indian folk dances. Garba is done by a group and in a circular fashion. The songs are long enough where even those that are new to it can get the hang of it by the end of the song. Rass is done in two lines where people pair up using dandiya which are vibrantly decorated sticks. The object is to hit your partners dandiya sticks to the beat of the music and then each person moves down the line to a different partner.
I have to say there is one thing that really spoke to me about the events of Sweety and Evan’s wedding weekend, the way the events really bring family and friends together. I mean other than Sweety or Evan I had never met a single person at this wedding and by the end of the Garba I felt like family. I can only imagine the feelings their family and friends felt. Before the wedding even began they had already shared so much together that it would be hard not to feel an overwhelming sense of togetherness. To say a feeling of love was in the air would be a complete understatement.
Please enjoy some of my favorite shots of the Garba Rass.