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Noreen Turner Photography

Bridal Prep at Courtyard Marriott Downtown Philadelphia

Nipa celebrated her traditional Hindu wedding ceremony at the Courtyard Marriott in Downtown Philadelphia shortly after her bridal prep and her groom's baraat. Bridal prep is always fun with all of the beautiful details and camaraderie between the bride and her friends. Nipa's bridal prep involved so many stunning details. Her  mom started saving jewelry from the time Nipa was a baby, in preparation for her wedding day. The henna, combined with the rich gold and red tones in her traditional wedding attire and the gold and diamond jewelry was nothing short of breath taking. Sometimes brides feel like photographing the prep portion of the day  might not be important but some of the most beautiful and classic photos are taken during that time - photos that become heirlooms for future generations. These last few minutes before a bride becomes a wife show the fresh hair and makeup, the anxious nerves  or excitement, the perfect dress and veil, and the joy that this day has finally arrive - the first day of a new life. It's these early moment of the wedding day and the last moments that are my favorite. Watching the bride and groom before they see each other, and then at the end when they partied the night away are the best!

Location: 100 East Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107.