Tamanna and Nick wanted a wedding that resembles them : minimalist, classy, and… Them!
Tamanna’s parents are from Afghanistan. They organized a first religious ceremony on Friday, one day before the official date of their wedding. This was a private gathering with family members only. This was so important for the bride and the groom because their parents would meet for the first time.
They rented a penthouse in the Navy yard neighborhood, which had the best view on the Capitol building from the rooftop!
Their wedding at Eastern market
The following day, we started with the first look at Union Station. Unfortunately, it was rainy all day. Instead of doing our portrait session in front of the Capitol like we originally planned, we decided to go to the National Gallery of Art, the groom’s favorite museum in the Nation’s capital.
After two hours of portraits, we went to the venue: the very historical Eastern Market Building! Everything was set up by the team once we arrived there thanks to the professionalism of the wedding planner Karla Calle from Bee Inspired.
Once all the guests sat down, the ceremony started. It was lead by one of their dear friend. The ceremony was well thought and again, reflected their passions and who they want to be as a couple : fun and nerdy!
After their own ceremony, the second part of the afghan ceremony took place one hour after this. We had time to take family formals and more bride and groom portraits!
Once everyone got sited, the afghan tradition started.
Then, they spent three hours on the dancefloor with the excellent and award-winning DJ Kelton Higgins.