Dedipya and Ben had an intimate beach wedding, complete with family and friends who traveled in from all over the world, including California, Seattle, and India.
Everyone got ready at a house they rented near Niles Beach in Gloucester.
Dedipya’s mother had her dress handmade for her in India.
I loved every little detail of Dedipya’s dress. It was so beautiful and she looked simply stunning in it!
The couple wore Ben’s grandparents’ wedding rings, and Dedipya wore her grandmother’s bangles. Ben also wore his family crest on a pin that Dedipya had specially made for him. It’s so special when weddings feature lots of family heirlooms!
The ceremony took place at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester leading up to sunset:
Family and friends circled around the couple during the ceremony, making for an intimate setting.
We took some photos at Good Harbor Beach, and then went to the Elks At Bass Rocks for the reception, which is one of my all-time favorite spots for pictures!
The sunset gave us some breathtaking lighting.
Dedipya’s dress looked fabulous spinning on the dance floor:
Dedipya and her dad had a choreographed dance together to some Bollywood hits, which was a lot of fun:
Their guests were treated to desserts from Sticky Fingers Bakeshop in Gloucester.
Thank you Ben and Dedipya for letting me capture your beautiful wedding!
Dress: Handcrafted in India.
Rings: Groom’s grandparents’ rings.
Florist: Table arrangements by mother of the groom, mother of the bride and sister-in-law.
Ceremony Venue: Good Harbor Beach.
Reception Venue: Elks At Bass Rocks, Gloucester, MA.
DJ: Leo Francis
Cake & Desserts: Sticky Fingers
Catering: Harvest Catering
First dance | Gala Gala (Song from Telugu movie Race Gurram)
Father/daughter | Medley of Queen’s My best Friend and London Thumakda from Hindi movie Queen
Mother/son | Rascal Flatts – My Wish
Last dance | Songs by Zac Brown
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
I wouldn’t necessarily say it was one moment. The whole reason we had this wedding was to bring both sides of the aisle together, so they can meet each other, spend time together and have a chance to hang out with all of our friends who flew in from all around the country and also as far as India and Australia. and seeing how it all turned out, Seeing how much fun everyone had, just made it all so memorable for the both of us! 🙂
What was your favorite detail?
The beautiful center pieces made by both the moms together on the morning of. Ben’s mom actually grew the marigolds specifically for our Gloucester wedding because marigolds are considered holy in Indian weddings/celebrations. Also, my dress, my mom actually had it custom made in India. She personally did all the footwork in getting all the right fabrics and getting all the little bits and bobs they needed to bring it all together!
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
At the end of the day, it’s not about the dress, not about the cake or any of those little things. At the end of the day, it was about the time we spent with everyone who came, the whole weekend just turned out to be such an amazing time for all of us and having an open bar didn’t hurt either! 😀 I’m so glad the weather worked out and the cookout we had the day after gave us all the opportunity to just relax and hang out together and talk and share laughs.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Our first dance, we had missed so many steps because every time I’d twirl, because my skirt would twirl so much, Ben’s feet would get stuck and he’d barely catch himself from falling. Luckily, it all worked out, we were able to keep straight faces and somehow we did it!
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Three weddings, in three different places but we’re still waiting on our honeymoon! 🙂 I guess having so many weddings takes a toll on your savings!