September 18th - The Baraat
September 19th - The Wedding
Vimal and Lauren's engagement was my first shoot in 2020, back before anything pandemic-related had even crossed our collective minds. I loved their sense of play and energy together and was thrilled when they asked me to document their Indian fusion wedding in Virginia. Of course, like many larger events, we had to postpone for an entire year -- but it was very much worth the wait.
So finally the date came, and I boarded a plane, spending a few days in DC and a couple of nights in Virginia. They had the event split up over two days. The night before was a full Baraat, where Vimal arrived dancing on a horse while the wedding guests cheered him on and Lauren partied from the balcony of their two-story mansion. Then, on Saturday, they had both a south Indian ceremony and a western ceremony. It was probably the longest span of coverage I've ever done, but time sped by so quickly.
This wedding was truly one of a kind. And Vimal and Lauren's chemistry is unrivaled -- whenever together, they radiated love. They both have the most infectious, genuine smiles and have a way of making anyone immediately feel like a friend. It felt so at home, even far from home.
These days were full of dancing, performances, great food, reunions with old friends, and plenty of colors. It was an unforgettable one.
Thank you to this dream team for all of your support:
Second Photographer: Christian Nwosu Photography
Dessert: Duck Donuts
Henna Artist: Yogita Devani
Rentals: Bride & Joy @brideandjoyrentals
Sammy’s Rentals: @sammysrental
Horse: Diane’s Horse Carriages
IV Hydration: @puredropiv