Joe and Raddah’s Big Day

One thing I’ve learned as a wedding entertainer is that love knows no bounds. Joe and Raddah are a perfect example of that. Raddah’s family is Hindu and Joe’s family is Christian. In spite of their cultural differences they are very much in love.

The Hindu ceremony was held in the atrium at The Manor House. The reception for their 400+ guests was just across the hallway. Here is a picture of the amazing ceremony.

The Hindu Ceremony

The Hindu Ceremony

Raddah’s family members in the wedding party provided me with a real challange of name pronunciation. I practiced and rehearsed and I think I nailed them all, including Raddah’s dad’s name Chandron. Then to my surprise everyone else that night called Chandron by his nickname “Burt”. I had to laugh at myself.

Raddah and Joe came to us on the referral of Rob and Gina who’s wedding I did in November. Saturday Gina was the Tholee(Maid of Honor) in Rhadda’s Hindu Ceremony. Here is Rob and Gina with me Saturday.

Me, Gina and Rob

Me, Gina and Rob

I worked with Daniel Michael from Images By Daniel Michael on this event. I love to work with Dan because he is such a great guy and has a lot of energy. He took a shot of everyone at the wedding Saturday on the dance floor which we lead into dancing. When I get a copy of that shot I’ll be sure to post it. It should be awesome.

This reception had it’s own magical moments. I made a photo slideshow for them which everyone watched during dinner. I noticed all the parents tearing up. Both Dad’s gave tremendous toasts. Joe took the microphone and had some very nice words for his mother that really brought emotion to the Mother Son Dance. We did an exciting interactive to give away the centerpieces. The crowd danced to both American and Indian music. The last dance of the night turned into a bigger highlight than normal when Joe challenged Raddah to a “Dance Off”. Raddah won and it was awesome. I then recapped the story of how Joe asked Raddah to marry him as I introduced their final dance of the evening. What a great way to end a great night. Raddah came up to me at the end, hugged me and said “People are talking about how much they loved this reception”. Joe was equally thrilled and thanked me several times for a great party.

Here are a few more pictures from Joe and Raddah’s wedding.

400 guests lots of seating cards!

400 guests lots of seating cards!

Our Set-up, very clean

Our Set-up, very clean

Joe and Raddah cut the Cake, Dan at work

Joe and Raddah cut the Cake, Dan at work

Newlyweds bust a move.

Newlyweds bust a move.

More dancing

More dancing

Surrounded by their closest friends during the farewell dance.

Surrounded by their closest friends during the farewell dance.

Joe, Raddah and Me

Joe, Raddah and Me

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