I Dream of Genies: The Entrance

After our couple portraits, it was time to go in to the main hall for the reception dinner. To try to keep with some tradition, we each entered with cousins and siblings. In Bengali culture, cousins are raised as siblings, so there’s little distinction between the two. My sisters helped me touch up before the grand entrance.




Mr. Genie and the guys entered first. The music chosen was traditional tabla and harmonium music from Bangladesh.



Then it was the ladies’ turn.



The first thought I had was, “Don’t trip.” The second was, “There are so many people here!” And then, I made it to the couch at the front with Mr. Genie.


And the festivities were officially underway.

All photos by Coco McKown Photography



Mrs. Genie

Los Angeles
Wedding Date:
July 2012
Classifieds: July 26, 2013
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  1. rucksack Bee
    rucksack 518 posts, Busy bee @ 2:15 pm

    I am just loving all of these wonderful colorful photos!

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    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:18 pm

    This is interesting, there are so many similarities with Iranian weddings! Since we had a Protestant ceremony we didn’t sit down, but that is customary in Persian weddings.

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 4:17 pm

    I had to laugh at the “don’t trip”. I said that to myself so many times!! Beautiful photos!

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    Amy, Guest @ 5:17 pm

    You’re so beautiful and so are your cousins! I love these photos.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:17 pm

    I love all the colorful outfits, so beautiful!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:00 pm

    Wow there are so many gorgeous colourful saris! You guys look like you are ready to celebrate with your amazing huge families!

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    BigJohno 36 posts, Newbee @ 8:54 pm


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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 7:02 am

    Love all the colorful outfits!

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:00 pm

    SO many beautiful colors. I love it.

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