Images: Manali Photography

It’s been a really long week and it’s only Wednesday. Still trying to nail down this new childcare setup, have SO much to do to make our basement ready for this new daycare/Kindergarten were hosting, finally wrote the heart-breaking email to un-enroll Conrad from his daycare, and still trying to find our new care provider (meaning interviews, confirming a contract, etc etc) …. all on top of our full time jobs, with partial child-care now.

It’s …. a lot. Some weeks I handle it better than others, and this week was just not one of those well-handled weeks. Doing my best to turn it around today and likely going to take a day or two off next week so I can get some of these things OFF our to-do list (and out of my brain) and hopefully start feeling more whole again. Just before Virtual Kindergarten starts on the 31st and everything changes again ….

On a MUCH brighter note, we have the most beautiful multi-cultural wedding on the blog today AND we’ve finally updated our day-of coordination services page to include COVID-conscious micro weddings (let us know if you need help!). So let’s try shifting to the positives, shall we?

From the photographer: Madhu and Colin met at the University of Iowa and hit it off immediately. After a few cheesy pick-up lines, and overlapping classes together, they were dating! Once they graduated, Colin moved to DC for work, but they continued to date long-distance. After countless flights and dealing with different time zones, Madhu packed up everything she owned in her Toyota Corolla, and the two of them drove 22 hours from Des Moines, Iowa, to Washington, DC Soon after, they moved in together and became engaged!

Madhu and Colin had the most unique wedding day, blending their traditional Indian and Irish cultures into a celebration of the love shared between them, their friends, and family! Their wedding day was simple, relaxed, fun, and filled with lots of color.

The morning of the wedding, Madhu and Colin opted to get ready in the same space, but still chose to do a first look. Colin was stunned seeing his beautiful bride, even though he already knew what her dress would look like. Madhu had their initials and wedding date embroidered onto her gorgeous purple and gold dress, which was such a sweet touch.

The ceremony infused equal parts Indian and Irish culture. The couple wore the traditional Indian garlands and wedding necklaces, walked around the lamp, and read a traditional Irish marriage poem!

Their reception space was adorned with beautiful navy, purple, gold, and fuchsia elements. Peacock-inspired details were incorporated into their floral design and reception decor. The party lasted all night long, filled with hilarious speeches, dancing, and a bubble send-off to end the night!


Photographer: Manali Photography | Venue: Glen Echo Park | Caterer: Delicious Gourmet | Florist: Flowers by Judy | DJ: Monica Shah, A2Z Music Factory | Bridal Lehenga: Ruchita Dagli Designs | Hair & Makeup: Amola Surya, Empower MD | Videographer: Laurentina Photography | Personal cake and cupcakes: Sweet Teensy Bakery

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