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Suee & Tad | St. Francis Hall wedding | Washington, DC

Suee & Tad were married at the really spectacularly beautiful Franciscan Monastery.  And their tables were differentiated by fruits!  But really, the very best part was their first dance, which they did to none other than ‘Power of Love’ by Huey Lewis and the News.  Yes, my friends, best first dance song ever.  Add a kickin’ band, incredibly sweet families and a classy location and you’ve got a pretty great wedding.

bride and groom dancing at st. francis hall

Suee & Tad got ready at their house in Washington, DC.  They remodeled it themselves and it’s gorgeous.

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Suee’s twin sister helped her get ready.

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I normally don’t futz around too much with the bouquet but I loved the play of the orange against the blue/green leaves I found outside the hall.

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Bride and groom portraits on the grounds of the beautiful Franciscan Monastery, across the street from the hall.

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Suee and Tad had major decoration win at this wedding.  Each table had a different fruit and the escort cards directed guests to their tables by “grape” or “pomegranate” or “strawberry”, etc.  I love this idea!

wedding reception at st. francis hallfruit table decorations at wedding reception

Big thanks to Jessica Shepard for coming out to help me with this wedding.  The photo on the right below is hers.

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The next two are Jessica’s – I love Mom laughing!

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The last image in my camera at the end of the night.  Hilarious.

last image of the night at wedding reception

Suee & Tad’s vendor team:
Coordinator: Ashlee Virginia Events
Photography: me!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: St. Francis Hall
Catering: Indaroma
Band: The Real Geniuses
Florist: Fifi Flowers

facebook comments:

ElizabethMay 31, 2012 - 10:21 am

The ceremony photos gave me goosebumps. Good work, dude.

Jen SmithMay 31, 2012 - 11:05 am

So much beauty! I love all the colors of an Indian wedding, but that BW of the couple in the walkway with braided columns is perfect!

HeatherMay 31, 2012 - 11:35 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE all the colors!

nadineMay 31, 2012 - 11:46 am

that is one lovely and gorgeous bride!

Kelsie TaylorMay 31, 2012 - 12:33 pm

such a beautiful couple! i love all of the colorful details.

mikeMay 31, 2012 - 1:36 pm

Love Indian weddings. Good work here.

Gavin FarringtonMay 31, 2012 - 5:43 pm

Congratulations Suee & Tad! Amber, I love that very first shot with all the great reactions. Great capture!

Mary SylviaMay 31, 2012 - 11:18 pm

There are some amazing shots here but I keep coming back to one early on during the getting ready where she’s being hugged by her Mum or Grandmother? I love that shot, it’s such a beautifully captured moment.

matt shumateJune 1, 2012 - 5:18 am

What fun! Some wonderful moments that will no doubt serve them well for decades to come!

JosephJune 1, 2012 - 10:58 am

Yes! that last picture is excellent. What a lovely wedding =)

SullyJune 1, 2012 - 11:07 am

Lovin it! I wish I had been invited…

Jason MizeJune 1, 2012 - 12:18 pm

really great coverage! I’ve only experienced one indian wedding to date, but it shows that you have told their story nicely! I love the few intimate moment of the ceremony! Great post!

ALMA //June 3, 2012 - 9:59 pm

Great Indian wedding coverage..love the emotions in this post!

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