New Jersey Backyard Puja Engagement Ceremony


I traveled all the way to Mount Olive, New Jersey to be a part of this special Hindu engagement ceremony, called a Puja, for Shivali and Anil! Their day was filled with BEAUTIFUL colors and so much laughter my stomach hurt. 

The Puja was held in Anil's childhood home and they had a backyard reception on the lawn afterwards. They played games, ate amazing food, and celebrated their choice to spend the rest of their lives together with their closest family and friends. Their families were so welcoming to me. Every time more food came out Shivali's mom insisted on taking me through the line and feeding me. It was the cutest. thing. ever. Enjoy all this beautiful color for your eyeballs as you scroll!