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Lauren and Kunal's Hindu and Christian Wedding in Northern Virginia!

It's finally here!  Lauren and Kunal's jam-packed wedding day complete with two incredible ceremonies: one Hindu and one Christian!  Yay! I've already gushed about Lauren and Kunal in their super cute engagement session and their wedding sneak peek, but I may just have to gush some more!  I just love them!  Lauren and Kunal were married (twice!) at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, and man did we have a good time.  To start the day, Lauren and Kunal got ready in their respective rooms, but I spent most of the time with Lauren as she really went through quite a transformation with her makeup, jewelry and sari!  After we took some photos with both groups, Kunal had to get ready for the baraat, the Hindu wedding procession in which the brides parents welcome the groom.  I love the milini where Lauren's mom welcomes Kunal by blessing him with a tilak, or mark on his forehead.  So cool!  The rest of the Hindu ceremony was just beautiful and I thought Lauren looked absolutely stunning throughout the whole thing!   My favorite part of the ceremony was the charthurthi karma when Lauren and Kunal fed each other four times for nourishment of the bone, muscle, skin and soul.  It was clear they were both a little hungry and were happy to eat!  :)

After the Hindu ceremony, there was as quick of a change as possible into the attire for the Christian ceremony!  The Christian ceremony was held in the same space as the Hindu ceremony, and Courtney of A Sweet Soiree Evenets did an awesome job with the turnaround of that process!  You could tell that Lauren and Kunal were super happy during the ceremony, and particularly Kunal at the end!  With the stress of two ceremonies, it's always nice to be done with the second one and officially married!  After the Christian ceremony we went back outdoors for some group photos that everyone happily participated in.  I really love the photograph of Lauren with some of her flower girls, as it's just adorable!  I swear, the kids in attendance at this wedding could not get any cuter!  :D

The reception following the ceremonies was absolutely beautiful and I loved how there was so much color in the room!  It did not take long for everyone to relax, eat a ton of Indian AND Louisiana-inspired food (think fried chicken and mac & cheese!), and dance the night away.  One of my favorite shots of the evening though was at the very end, where I took Lauren and Kunal out into the hotel lobby with...you'll never guess...a fish tank!  Yes, there was this awesomely lit fish tank in the hotel, which just so happened to match the color of Lauren and Kunal's reception.  I shot through the fish tank for some end-of-the-night photos and could not be happier with the results.

I want to thank Lauren and Kunal for having me photograph their amazing wedding day, and also thank their family and friends for being so great to work with!  I'd also like to thank Courtney Swierczek of A Sweet Soiree Events and Matt Buerhaus of Buerhaus Design for being so helpful throughout the day.  More vendors at the bottom!  :)  Enjoy!

Venue: Fairview Park Marriott Planner: A Sweet Soiree Events Photographer: Lisa Boggs Photography Videographer: Buerhaus Design DJ: Planet DJ Stylist: Makeup by Mala Baraat Horse: Harmon's Carriages Florist: Davinci's Florist Baker: Fluffy Thoughts

Thanks for looking!

Love,

Lisa

Lauren and Kunal's Hindu and Christian Wedding - Sneak Peek!

I seriously love Lauren and Kunal.  They are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet, and I was so excited to photograph their wedding this past weekend!  There are many more to come, but here are two of my favorite photos from their wedding day that I just loved.  I hope you enjoy them!Thanks for looking! Love,

Lisa

 

Belen and Peter's Falls Church Wedding!

This wedding is incredibly special to me because it was the wedding of Peter, my awesome brother-in-law, and Belen, his awesome fiancée (now wife!).  When our family met Belen for the first time, we knew immediately that she was the right match for Peter.  She's an incredibly sweet and gentle person, while at the same time being a no-nonsense kind of gal!  Being married to a Boggs man myself, I can attest you have to hold your own around them, and Belen certainly does around Peter!  They completely balance each other out, and I could not have been happier to photograph their wedding! We started out the wedding day at Belen and Peters condo where Belen was getting ready.  Belen's whole family is incredibly talented, so they were the ones helping with hair and makeup that morning!  Not to mention they cooked some amazing Ethiopian food for us which was hard to resist!  After getting ready we drove to the church where both the ceremony and reception were going to be held, St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Falls Church.  I had never been there before, and on the outside it's white and very plain.  However, once you go indoors you're completely surrounded by ornate woods, columns paintings and stained glass.  It was gorgeous!  The ceremony was just lovely and there were a few happy tears shed before we all hopped in some limos and headed out to the Capitol area for a few group and couples photos!  Belen and Peter's wedding party did a great job goofing off and modeling for me, and Peter and Belen radiated in their photos together.  After that we took a break at a nearby hotel before we headed off to the reception back at the church.  The Ethiopian food that evening was to-die-for (my mouth is watering as I type this), and I also had a blast photographing the dancing that continued for many hours.  Belen's family loooooooooooves to dance, so we were up there shakin' it up until the very end!

Belen and Peter, thanks so much for letting me photograph your wedding!  I'm so happy for you both and I wish you so much love and happiness in your marriage!  Enjoy!

Thanks for looking!

Love,

Lisa

Sara and Dan’s Northern Virginia Wedding – Part One!

It's time for Sara and Dan's big day on the blog! Sara and Dan were married recently in Northern Virginia, and what's so unique about their wedding day is they had not one, but two ceremonies! This sneak peek is dedicated to their first church ceremony in Falls Church, Virginia, and the second sneak peek will be for their Persian ceremony in Vienna, Virginia! Hurray! Sara found out about me through a friend of a friend, and I was very excited to work with her! I met up with her and learned more about the two ceremonies, and it just sounded like it was going to be an exciting day. I didn't meet Dan until the wedding day, but you just knew who he was as soon as he entered the church! He has so much positive energy and genuinely cares so much about Sara and their two families...and it really, really showed! Sara looked stunning when she arrived in her vintage rolls royce, and the church ceremony was beautiful. What I really felt with Sara, Dan and their guests, was this huge sense of togetherness. Everyone knew each other straight off the bat. I didn't think one person there was unfamiliar with another, and I just really loved that.

I can't wait to post more of Sara and Dan's big day, but for now, please enjoy the photos below and stay tune for more! Thanks everyone!

Love,

Lisa