Wedding at Mount Airy Mansion, Maryland

When you arrive to the Mount Airy Mansion, it is hard to resist to the charm of the XVIIe century. The while wall and old paintings give to the venue a taste of history. 

Kristina and Eric chose this place because it resonated with them. It was simple and classy, like their wedding. Three bridesmaids and groomsmen, less than an hundred guests, a half-an-hour ceremony was their wedding. 

For stressed brides, you should have seen Kristina and Eric wedding. Stress free, quiet, very emotional and romantic. The only thing you could feel in the air was love. 

Venue : Mount Airy Mansion

Photographer : Mary Sandoval, assisted by Natasha Lamalle.

Why do I love Indian weddings so much ?

A Indian wedding in India

I haven't discover Indian weddings like most wedding photographers. As I was questioning myself about whether or not to start to wedding business, I went two weeks in India to be part of a three-day wedding. This was such a unique experience. We were welcomed with warm arms.

It was the peak of our trip ! I rushed into a shop with my former roommate and resident of New Delhi to find the perfect saree.

Sorry but I cannot restrain myself from posting these...

The wedding took place in Amritsar during two wonderful days, where we drank only water and Black label, and danced like crazy on Indian-Sick music. Legen- wait for it - dary. Legendary !

What I love so much about Indian weddings are not just the colors. It's all about the traditions, the music, the culture. I enjoy seeing a total different way of committing to the love of a life. 

But above all, what I love the most, is the music. I can't just listen to Indian music. My full body is moving, starting with my feet, then my waist and then my arms up in teh air. I cannot do anything about that. 

Washington DC Indian wedding photographer

I have shoot three Indian weddings - two Indian Punjabe weddings and one Pakistani Punjabe - and I cannot wait to shoot more. Here are some peak of these wonderful moments !

What about you ? How do you like to cover an Indian wedding or to be part of it ? What's your best experience ?

Wedding in Grosse Ile, Michigan

I am a good friend and as a good friend who cares about wedding preparation, I could not have let my friend Gabby get ready without capturing this moment. I quickly did my make-up, put on my dress, and started to shoot my friend and her family. 

During a wedding, I believe getting ready is often looked over but is the most important and most intimate moment of the day. It is still quiet although stressful, personal although crowded. This is the moment of the bride, and the bride only, to have pictures she will cherish for the rest of her life. 

We spent half a day at the pilot house on the island of Grosse Ile in Michigan.

I loved being a part of this special day for Gabby and Billy. 

Wedding at Havre de Grace, Maryland

Maggie and Ryan got married last weekend in Havre de Grace, Maryland. I had the fabulous chance to hang with both of them during their preparations. We started in North East, along the water.

The wedding day was a beautiful day, maybe too beautiful, with a 90°F sun outside. We all sweat together, laughing about our sweat on our faces and under our arm pits. (Sexy times).

Wedding ceremony in Havre de Grace, in Maryland

The church ceremony, in a Catholic church, was shorten because of the heat. However, the church service was beautiful and everyone enjoyed their time inside the building.

Wedding reception at La Banque de Fleuve

The guests did not take long to arrive at the venue La Banque de Fleuve ! The venue was beautiful, located along the water. The catering company Rouge Catering already had the amuse-bouche ready and a delicious antipasti bar when we arrived quickly after the ceremony to cool of our bodies.

After the introduction while the sun was setting down and a small dance party on the music of the incredible band of Escapades Music, the guest went to eat and listened to the adorable speeches from Dad, the sister, the roommate and the best man. 

After the main course, the guests went right back to dance like crazy and ate their fantastic dessert. 

Havre de Grace wedding photographer

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Wedding Planner: Brooke Granger Events

Venue: La Banque De Fleuve (Havre de Grace) 

Catering/Dessert/Bar: Rouge Catering

Music: Escapades Music

Photographers: Natasha Lamalle second shooting for Artemas Photography

Florist: Sheila Smith

Makeup: Picture Perfect, Chrissy Forbes

Wedding at the Morais Vineyard, Virginia

Nazli and Kanwar married twice. In one day. Which bride on earth would not want this? Nazli was in heaven when she changed for the second time even if she was up since 3 am to get ready !

Indian wedding in Sterling

They started the day with an Indian wedding. Sari and jewel on, Nazli looked amazing ! We started the day at a Sikh temple in Sterling : Raj Khalsa Gurdwara. We took our shoes off and we all wear a scarf on our head. After an hour of ceremony, the guests went to eat to the buffet ready in another room of the temple.

Persian wedding at Morais Vineyard 

In the afternoon, we settled in the amazing garden of Morais Vineyard, Virginia. Nazli came to the ceremony on a horse-drawn carriage with her dad. It was a lovely moment which everyone enjoyed. 

After the ceremony, the cocktail hour and the meal, the real fun started on the dance floor. The two families went crazy on Indian and American music. As the tradition requires it, they throw money at the new couple ! 

I love Indian weddings

In another blog post, I explained why I love Indian weddings so much. This is more about the beautiful colors. The culture and traditions are so interesting to me. It really gives me so much creativity!

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Cinematography : Mary Hansan Studio

Photography : Natasha Lamalle second shooting for Focus Fine Photography

Venue : Morais Vineyard

Hair : Goli Mohseni