My uncle did a short welcome and everyone was able to start dinner. Except for us. During dinner, Mr. Genie and I had a receiving line of sorts, where everyone came up to the stage for family pictures. This was a majority of the evening for us, but I’m glad for all the groupings we got and that we got to talk to everyone a little bit.
I love that Mr. Genie’s family got all dressed up for the occasion! MIL Genie got lots of compliments on her sari, and I found BIL A’s punjabi in Little India for a good deal.
We managed to get my parents into a few photos even though they were running around all night!
My cousins brightened up the mood and broke up all the standard poses.
This one makes me tear up. Coco and Todd got a lot of nice shots of my grandpa and me, but this is my favorite!
My sisters all looked beautiful!
I love this picture of my cousins on my dad’s side because we rarely get to be together all at once!
My nieces and nephews just steal the spotlight.
My best friends all got into the spirit of a Bengali wedding and wore saris. They all looked lovely, and I was so happy they could make it to both celebrations!
Did you do a receiving line with pictures? Are you planning to?
All photos by Coco McKown Photography
- The Genies Receive Lots of Gifts
- Mrs. Genie Gets Her Mehndi
- The Genie Gaye Holud Ceremony
- We Are Family
- Mrs. Genie Stresses
- Becoming a Bengali Bride
- A Bengali Groom
- The Genies’ Couple Portraits
- The Reception Details
- The Grand Entrance
- Los Angeles
- Admissions Assistant
- Wedding Date:
- July 2012
- Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center