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Anju & Brian | Dulles Marriott wedding

Anju and Brian couldn’t constrain their awesome to just one wedding ceremony, so they had two.  In the morning, in the beautiful (but yes, very warm!) May sunshine, they held an Indian wedding with lots of vibrant reds and golds and tons of laughter.  And that night, everyone regrouped for a Western ceremony and more dancing than you can shake a stick at.  It was rad.

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Whenever I show Indian weddings to Western couples, they always say “oh, the colors!”  It’s kind of a funny on-command thing.  But, obviously, “oh, the colors!”

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Big big thanks to Marcella for coming out to help with this one.  Below is hers and I’ve got a handful of others scattered in here.  Anju and Brian had the exact same idea on either side of the cloth and ambushed each other with rice when it was lowered.

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Anju has one of the all-time best laughs.

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The Dulles Airport Marriott may be right next to the airport, but they have a lovely little tree and pond area for portraits.  Middle of the woods, right?

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We had a nice break for lunch, during which Anju and Brian were hard at work finishing things up for the ceremony.  We rejoined them as they got ready for Part 2.

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Shot below is Marcellas – love it!

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DJ Wes spun the mad beats.

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Towards the end of the night, Anju stole my camera.

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But she gave it back.

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Congratulations, you guys!

Anju and Brian’s vendor team:
Ceremony and reception venue: Dulles Airport Marriott
Florist and ceremony decorations: As U Wish
Caterer: Tandoori Nights
Evening officiant: Amanda Knief, Humanist Celebrant
Cupcakes & cutting cake: Cupcakes Actually
Videographer:  Babar from Advanced Video Solutions (please ask me about them)
Makeup: Suzanne Minsky with Bridal Beauty Associates
Hair: Krystal Morant
Photobooth: Majestic Photobooth Company 

facebook comments:

mikeJune 8, 2012 - 1:49 pm

Sharp wedding : D

carolineJune 8, 2012 - 2:46 pm

oh my! the colors! ;b but seriously, love the smile that is plastered on this bride’s face, especially in image #36! they seem incredibly happy and you documented that beautifully!

ShyannJune 8, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Love the color in those first shots!! The portrait of the bride is stunning!

ChantalJune 8, 2012 - 5:47 pm

That shot of her getting a kiss from her mother is so timeless. Love everything about this!

Amanda BasteenJune 8, 2012 - 7:18 pm

Looove the up close shot of the bride, beautiful!

MattJune 8, 2012 - 7:26 pm

What a beautiful, relaxed and fun looking wedding!

Nessa KJune 8, 2012 - 8:09 pm

I LOVE the first dancing shot of the two of them together. I’m with Caroline – the bride never stopped looking thrilled the entire wedding through and I’m just loving it. :) What a beautiful wedding.

HeatherJune 9, 2012 - 11:59 am

Oh I love love love all the colors!!

marcella treybigJune 9, 2012 - 2:32 pm

you really know how to tell a story with the photos you blog and the way you photograph them! lovely day!!

KimJune 9, 2012 - 10:08 pm

I don’t know if I’ve ever seen such a fun, spirited bride! And you did such an amazing job conveying her spirit with these photos. Nice work!

TallJune 10, 2012 - 10:34 am

Great! This looks so fun! Great pics, Amber!

Natalie Champa JenningsJune 10, 2012 - 10:15 pm

Such beautiful, summery, bright colors! It really makes this event look so festive in photographs :)

Derek MartinezAugust 8, 2012 - 11:53 pm

You really captured it and told their story beautifully, amazing work Amber!

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