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Lauren and Pranay, Married at the Crane Estate

When I was young my mother told me of this magical place one day that she visited on a company outing that had a lawn that rolled and stretched to the sea. Later I would find out that she was referring to the gorgeous Castle Hill at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA, where Lauren and Pranay got married this July (this was their engagement session). I’m so fortunate to have witnessed their very joyful day and be able to shoot some wedding photos there. Everything about the day was so very… them. It was a celebration of who they were, their families, and laid-back and fun, my kind of wedding!

This intricate and gorgeous jewelry was a gift from Pranay’s parents to Lauren, from India

Lauren and Pranay fused their Jewish and Indian backgrounds in their wedding ceremony. This is possibly one of my most favorite wedding ceremonies because it was so personalized. They stood under a handmade chuppah / mandap which various siblings and family members held, and both sets of parents gave readings

The cocktail and reception had some great touches

Pranay’s parents and brother also presented some lively dancing

The very talented Brandy Band kept the dance floor alive the entire day, they rock!

Everyone gathered together for a tunnel for send-off!


Venue – The Crane Estate, Ipswich, MA
Catering – Swartz Catering, Somerville, MA
Dress – Designer: San Patrick; Bridal shop: La Reine Bridal
Florist – Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton, MA
Music – Brandy Band
Shang Chen’s assistant: Karman Lee Photography

Shang Chen Photography has rebranded to Saavedra Photography
Based in NYC | Open for select photography commissions on Sundays only

September 1, 2010 - 5:19 pm

Judith what a beautiful wedding…i think this is the most successful blend of east and west i’ve seen in awhile!

September 1, 2010 - 5:38 pm

Alex Very cool Jewish/Indian wedding! That’s awesome that there is an Indian tradition called the 7 steps because there is also a Jewish tradition called the 7 circles! I’ll have to look up the meaning of the Indian one to see if they are similar. Very pretty chuppah! :)

September 6, 2010 - 9:20 pm

Sandy a la Mode what a beautiful wedding! i love all the details and colors that you’ve captured! looks like everyone had a fun time too!

June 18, 2015 - 10:37 am

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