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Ethan+Anaar Wedding | Day 2 | Catskills, NY

This wedding had so many interesting aspects, that it is impossible to properly show in the scope of the blog post.

The ceremony  took place at Anaar’s parents country home, followed by a reception under a huge, colorful, beautifully decorated tent. Ethan and Anaar, with an assistance of their friends, created an absolutely amazing ceremony that combined aspects from all different spiritual traditions that are important to them.  The ceremony consisted of seven offerings that friends and family made in form of a prayer, poetry or dance and the couple would circle the fire after every offering.   The seventh and last offering was followed by a joint circle around the fire of the entire wedding community and after this the couple led everyone to the party tent, decorated by all, in a procession for an incredible dinner, dancing and fireworks.  All in all, this was a magical weekend filled with love, respect, honor and friendship.

4 comments
  • Sally Glass

    Thank you so much for the superb photos. As a member of Ethan’s extended family who couldn’t come to this wonderful event, I am delighted to have a vicarious experience via these beautifully taken photographs. For the record, my sisters and I are children of Ethan’s grandmother’s nephew. That sounds far removed, but as children we came to know an love Ethan’s grandparents on his father’s side and know and love his parents, our cousins Sue and Peter. I’m looking forward to hearing all the details about the wedding from Ethan and hopefully Anaar, when we next meet.
    Thanks again,
    Cousin Sally GlassReplyCancel

  • Leni Winn

    Thanks to you Alex and Natalia, we just revisited two of the most wonderfilled days ever. The smiles on our faces had just about faded after returning home and now they are back. Your photos capture so eloquently the beauty and fun, the serenity and the pleasures and above all the sheer joy of Ethanaar’s wedding weekend. The photos are almost like a video. Now, Andy and I have the pleasure of going back over the them and deciding which ones we want to order prints of, and which to keep in our computer. That sparkler heart as a finale was inspired!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Gronewold

    It’s now almost a whole month since the wedding, and these pictures still give me such pleasure! I feel I can really luxuriate in the experience and relive how incredibly moving and wonderful and fun it was! These photos are extraordinary. They don’t just record the event; they really capture the spirit of it all. And what spirit there was!!ReplyCancel

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