I love the colorful wedding attire for Indian / South Asian weddings. As Covid restrictions were being lifted in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, it felt good to be planning weddings again. Our clients had planned a destination wedding. But in the spring of 2021, the uncertainty of overseas travel safety led the couple to host a backyard wedding in Virginia at the groom’s parents’ home instead for a small group of friends and family.
Our happy bride, with her hair and makeup done by Norma Rio of Bridal Artistry, getting ready for her first of two ceremonies.
Such a stunning skirt in reds and pinks with the floral patterns quite appropriate for a backyard wedding.
Yes you can do a fun baraat even at home!
The exchange of jaimala garlands at the start of the Hindu wedding ceremony
After the Hindu ceremony, we flipped the focal point to the opposite side of the tent for a Christian ceremony
Getting help from her bridesmaids, our bride changed into a different wedding dress for her second Christian ceremony.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Private residence, McLean, Virginia
Wedding Planner: Event Accomplished, Vicky Choy
Catering: IndAroma and Saran Cafe
Photography: ELEE Photography, Eric Lee
DJ: Extra Hot DJs, Bobby Mudhar
Decorator / Floral Design: Shagun Weddings
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Bridal Artistry, Norma Rios
Cake: Baked & Wired
Pastor Officiant: Terry Blackburn-Parker
Tent, Tables, Chair Rental: Sammy’s Rental
Photobooth: Party Favor Photo
Saree Pinner: Jayshree Rathod
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