As a native Washingtonian, Sara only developed her love of bourbon (a love she now shares with her husband Kiran) through working with a Congressman on the Hill. As the only non-Kentuckian in the office, it was only a matter of time before she developed an affinity for that fine southern liquor. Kiran & Sara met working for that same Congressman, and so it was obvious that their DC wedding would contain both their love for DC, and their love of bourbon.
Sara & Kiran’s Intimate, Winter Wedding at Carnegie Institute for Science in Washington, DC
Photographer: Emily Clack Photography LLC | Event Venue: Carnegie Institute for Science | Caterer: Eat & Smile Catering | Makeup Artist: Krystal Morant with Bridal Beauty Associates | Wedding Planner: The Bridal Bitch | DJ: Dan Goldman of Bialek’s Music | Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Sara’s Father is no longer with us and so she gave Kiran his gold cuff links as a gift on their wedding day.
Sara and Kiran called their special day an “urban winter wedding” Just before their wedding in DC, they had a traditional ceremony in India. For their wedding here, they decided to mix it up a little bit by having an intimate dinner of 50 before the Jewish ceremony. They chose a beautiful venue here in the city and got ready at a boutique hotel just down the road (Hotel Rouge).
They saw each other before the wedding so we could take photos at the National Portrait Gallery in downtown DC, which in my opinion is the prettiest museum in town.
Click inside for the rest of Sara & Kiran’s intimate Washington DC wedding at the Carnegie Institute for Science.
My uncle officiated our ceremony which we did standing underneath a chuppah that was made out of Kiran’s mom’s wedding saree.
We loved the idea of getting married in the round as the chuppah is open on all sides and we figured everyone would get a good seat rather than just seeing our backs – it worked out even better than we had hoped, we loved looking out and seeing faces all around us of the people we love. And best was having people stand up wherever they were to do their readings – the readers ended up all over the circle so we really felt that everyone was pulled into the ceremony.
I grew up dancing, so having a fun first dance was really important to us. We loved taking a few dance classes together, and had a blast performing our first dance to Lauryn Hill’s Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.
Congratulations Sara & Kiran! Thank you for sharing your beautiful, intimate winter wedding with us. A special thanks again to Emily Clack Photography for sharing this DC wedding with us via Two Bright Lights.