bride and groom in the griffin gate grand ballroom

Jackie and Neel celebrated their wedding over multiple days at the beautiful Griffin Gate Marriott Lexington KY.

For all my non Indian friends, let me describe a Sangeet.
A Sangeet is pretty much a big party held the night before the wedding day. Usually lots of the wedding guests attending  the wedding also come to the Sangeet. The girls usually wear lehengas or sarees – gorgeous bright colored dress that look amazing on the dance floor! Often relatives of the bride and groom put on singing and dancing performances. Sometimes there’s a band, a DJ or both.

view of Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington KY reflecting in the pond

Not only is this hotel easily accessible from the highway with gorgeous golf course views, there’s also

the outside view of mansion at Griffin Gate Lexington KY

the Historic 19th Century mansion! I can just picture an outdoor wedding right here on the lawn!

indian wedding guests in front of Griffin Gate Historic 19th Century mansion

Family and friends arrived from Atlanta, Ohio, and as far as India.

Griffin Gate Marriott Lexington KY Sangeet

I was having the time of my life assisting Photography By Vinod with this wedding!

griffin Gate Marriott grand ballroom for indian wedding

The staff at Griffin Gate had the grand ballroom all set up for dining and dancing.

griffin Gate Marriott grand ballroom set up for the sangeet
bride and groom in the griffin gate grand ballroom
griffin gate grand ballroom bride and groom walking in
wedding guests waiting in Griffing gate Marriott grand ballroom
bride and groom watching her sisters sangeet dance at griffin gate marriott
uncles play music and give speach at griffin gate mariott wedding
guest sings at sangeet in griffin gate grand ballroom
 Griffin Gate Marriott Lexington KY Sangeet
Bride dancing in the griffin gate grand ballroom
traditional Indian drummer playing at the sangeet wore a pink sequined shirt
guests ready to start dandiya dance

I, not knowing the name of this Gujarati dance, called it the “whacking of the sticks dance”. After my friends laughed, they helped me out and told me the sticks are called Dandia. I also I learned that Dandiya Raas is the traditional folk dance form of Gujarat.

bride dancing Raas at griffin gate grand ballroom

It’s a fast moving dance for any number of people and lots of fun.

guys dancing with dandia sticks at an Indian wedding at Griffin Gate Marriott
girls dancing raas in grand ballroom at Griffin Gate Marriott
dancing with Grandma at griffin gate marriott Lexington KY

This was my favorite moment of the whole night! Grandma danced right along with everyone!

Garba dancing at Griffin Gate Marriott Lexington KY

The Garba dance is another fun one!

Sangeet dancing at Griffing Gate Marriott Lexington KY
Youall ages on the dance floor at griffin gate marriott Lexington KY
garba dancing at Indian wedding in Lexington KY
view from inside the garba circle at griffin gate marriott wedding

If you are looking for a photographer for your wedding reception at Griffin Gate, I would love to talk! Fill out the contact form I’d love to know more about what you have planned!

Many thanks to the following for ensuring the wedding was truly perfect for this deserving couple:
Venue: Griffin Gate Marriott Lexington KY

Catering: Rajbhog

Makeup: Formality

Special Effects: Variations Events

DJ: DJ Vikas of Opening Minds Entertainment

Videography: Veda Films

Photographer: Photography By Vinod and Nelya

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