Leslie + Punit

Rock Springs Wedding Same Day Edit

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When Leslie contacted me about filming her and Punit's wedding, I knew we would be in for a real treat. Leslie is from a cuban background and Punit is from an Indian background. Their love is undeniable and as Leslie eloquently put it, "God, gave me the man that I realistically needed" to fulfill all her hopes and dreams.

The weekend began with an energetic and extremely fun kickoff at the Friday evening Sangeet. Neil Desai and DJ Magic Mike rocked the party to get everyone dancing and on their feet.

Saturday kicked off with a gorgeous outdoor Christian ceremony under the lovely Gazebo at Rock Springs Center. The decor was splendid and the guests were conveniently carted via a brigade of golf carts. Even our team threw all our equipment on and took a ride, sooo nice! After the Christian ceremony, guest went off to relax and await the Baarat. During this cocktail hour guests got to enjoy delicious food ranging from Cuban cuisine to Indian cooking and even fresh sushi chefs.

Enter the horse. Punit mounted up the horse and began processing during the Baarat to greet the Chavez family. This is absolutely one of my favorite parts of all Indian weddings. Guests are invited to dance and celebrate to bring in the arrival of the groom to the new family. Neil Desai jammed out on the Dhol while Punit's brother got the crowd pumped with ceremonial dancing and chants. So much fun! After a beautiful and sentimental (read as misty eyes) exchange of garlands between aunts, uncles, grandparents, and parents, the groom was ready to see his beautiful bride decked out in traditional Punjabi garb. The amount of symbolism and ceremonies throughout the Hindu ceremony is gorgeous and it always helps when the priest is a jokester.

Finally, the reception. Wow! The decorations and energy at the reception were spectacular to say the least. Incredible furniture, lighting, decor, and linens graced the halls of Rock Springs Center. This was truly a magical setup. Leslie and Punit had professional Bhangra dancers to entertain, tons of delicious food and cocktails, but most importantly family were all able to share in this great joining together.

Now for our end of things:

We were exhilarated to not only shoot all of these events while capturing every last detail, but we also put together the Same Day Edit seen here to showcase during the reception. This is certainly no easy task and it would have been impossible without the help of all the incredible vendors. Santy Martinez was a joy to work with and he and his team made is easy to capture all the great moments. Amanda rocked it on keeping me on task and I would be remiss if I didn't take a second to brag about our editor/filmmaker, Emily. Emily is a gem, she is fantastic at capturing all the moments and put together the edit in record timing. She does all this with a smile on her face and simply replies after the edit is complete with "that was exhilarating." Thank you Emily for all you do and for allowing JBF to be as great as we are today!

Congrats Leslie and Punit! We cannot wait to see what life brings to you and to showcase your Feature Film.

Vendor shout outs:

Santy Martinez Photography
Neil Desai (DJ/MC/Dhol Player)
Magic Mike DJ
Rock Springs Center
Katsuri Indian Cuisine
Your Perfect Day Florist
Tap Snap Photobooth

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