Images: Minna Cirino Photography

I hope you were all able to enjoy the long weekend and the beautiful weather we had here in DC! We got out and took Charlie to the zoo for the first time, and met up with some friends there. While not all the animals were out/habitats were open, we still got to see some animals, get a bunch of steps in, and catch up with friends. It was just what our family needed!

While the clouds have rolled in for today, it kind of sets the mood for today’s rainy garden wedding. Despite having to postpone their larger wedding celebration, Claire and Hitesh still wanted to get married on their planned wedding date. So with their closest family members, they gathered in Brookside Gardens for an intimate microwedding to celebrate their love!

From the photographer: Planning a wedding under the current circumstances is not for the faint of heart, but when a couple is like Claire and Hitesh, who care about the thing that matters the most – marriage, an intimate ceremony on a rainy afternoon becomes incredibly meaningful.

Claire and Hitesh were married at Brookside Gardens with six of their closest family members in attendance, and Claire’s uncle officiating. It was a gorgeous setting for a beautiful ceremony that included mangalsutra – a traditional Indian custom of the groom adorning the bride with a necklace made of black and gold beads, and a special surprise song by Claire’s uncle.

Hitesh had also planned a surprise for Claire for after the ceremony. Family and friends lined up in their cars at a parking lot to witness the announcement of them as a married couple and their first dance. Claire was definitely surprised! Claire and Hitesh are planning a larger celebration with friends and family once it is safe to do so.


Photographer: Minna Cirino Photography | Venue: Brookside Gardens

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