I was thrilled when my friend Ruby Velle, and lead singer of The Soulphonics, expressed interest in me filming her wedding.
Ruby and her soon-to-be husband Alex kick-started their weekend of ceremonies with a henna party at Kirkwood’s Howard House along with Indian street food provided by Bhojanic. Later that evening, dance performances were followed by a lively dance party MC’ed by the couple’s friend DJ Mike Zarin. The traditional Sikh wedding ceremony, also Anand Karaj, was celebrated on the beautiful lawn of the Howard House the next morning, symbolizing the union between the bride and groom’s families. I was moved by the music-filled ceremony and its traditions.
The same day, bridesmaids in pretty periwinkle took their places at Greystone in Piedmont Park before Ruby walked down the aisle in a low-back lace dress with gorgeous floral patterns on the sheer sleeves. Her hair held an arc of pink roses that matched the arrangements in the reception space—and her blush-colored heels! Ruby captivated the wedding guests by reading excerpts from Kurt Vonnegut during the vows, joking how happy she was that she and Alex had gotten through the weekend together. There were loud cheers all throughout the ceremony, especially when their handsome ringbearer and dog, Rosco, made his appearance in a vest and bowtie.
The newly Mr. and Mrs. Morgan made their way to the reception to groove alongside family and friends with live dhol players, DJ Jaz and a musical hero of mine, Lee Fields. The newlyweds made their grand exit in a bike-drawn carriage, ending their wedding weekend in style!