I Dream of Genies: We Couple Up

Normally, in a Bengali wedding there isn’t a lot of time for couple’s portraits. Usually, the day has been jam packed with activities. Since Mr. Genie and I had already gotten married and there was no fear of seeing each other for the first time, I made sure to build in a cushion for couple’s portraits. When else would we be so decked out in Bengali clothing? I’m so glad I did! It was difficult to narrow down my favorites, but I grouped most of them together so that you can actually move on with your day.


Just a note, it was harder to smile with my teeth with all my head gear and faux nose ring. Every time, my ears or cheeks moved, or something came closer to falling off or did fall off. I was concerned that without my full smile I wouldn’t look genuine, but all of the pictures with closed lips are my favorite!



Here are two of my favorite detail shots:


Our shoes!


Coco had a brilliant idea to play with the veil for our pictures. These are some of my favorites because of how playful they are.


But then we got serious with the veil. Todd helped hold up the veil above us while Coco got down on the ground and snapped this beauty:


Mrs. Bracelet talked about how a parking lot may not seem like the likely place to take pictures, but let me tell you to trust your photographer! That’s how we got these:


These are my favorite pictures of the day and my favorite time of the day. The rest of the evening was a blur of people, but these portraits were just Mr. Genie and me with Coco and Todd, who were fantastic!

All photos by Coco McKown Photography



Mrs. Genie

Los Angeles
Wedding Date:
July 2012
"So You Don't Want to Make a Night of It with the Ring-a-Ding Kid?"
Real Budget: Kelsey & Sam
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  1. jetsetter Bee
    jetsetter 535 posts, Busy bee @ 2:35 pm

    Your outfits are absolutely STUNNING! I can’t stop looking at every single detail, gorgeous!

  2. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:34 pm

    These are beautiful, I love the ones with the veil!

  3. rucksack Bee
    rucksack 518 posts, Busy bee @ 5:51 am


  4. gondola Bee
    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:59 am

    Those were taken in a parking lot?! Wow!

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    sabz3003 100 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:31 pm

    These are so gorgeous! I too am a Bengali bride getting married to a Canadian, and will be having a fusion wedding. Your posts are making me feel excited because its all so pretty, and looks like it all worked well!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:00 am

    Aww I love these photos! Especially the ones with veil and those last two! Such a gorgeous bride and groom!

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