Friday, May 28, 2010

charlottesville wedding: becky+ajay 05.02.10

my fabulous assistant, lisa, and i headed up to charlottesville, virginia for becky and ajay's sunday, may 2nd wedding and what a fun day it was! friends and family traveled from as far away as india, the united kingdom, canada, as well as from all parts of the US. it was a day filled with love, happiness, traditions, and so rich in culture.

becky and ajay chose to to see one another prior to the ceremony so we met on the lawn of the university of virginia for some photo ops of the couple together, as well as the wedding party. that way they could join their guests soon after the ceremony at the reception. they truly enjoyed themselves, as the pictures show!

the ceremony was held in the university of virginia chapel and the rev. claire goodman performed the most beautiful ceremony! becky and ajay included several readers in their ceremony as well as lighting of the unity candle. In addition to exchanging rings, the couple exchanged flower garlands (known as varmala) to symbolize their love. The garlands were made of brightly hued flowers and were draped around the couples necks. varmala are considered to be an important ritual during a hindu wedding ceremony.

after the ceremony everyone headed out to the greencroft club in nearby ivy to celebrate good times, great music, fabulous cuisine, and lots of fun! in memory of becky's father, the couple chose to cut their wedding cake with his naval officers sword. so, so sweet and one of the most touching aspects of the day. i know he must've been looking down on his daughter with a big smile.

ceremony location: the university of virginia chapel
wedding celebrant: the rev. claire goodman of sacred ground ceremonies
floral design: ken ward of couture designs (formerly patterson's flower shop)
ceremony music: encore trio
videography: jill rose of jillians video productions
reception venue+catering: the greencroft club
additional catering: milan indian cuisine
cake: riki tanabe at albemarle baking company
reception music: the jeff decker band via sam hill entertainment


arudra said...

nice pictures, thank you very much- Arudra Kuchibhatla, India.

telugupatrikeyam said...

Really very nice. thank you so much for picturising our friends' photos. we appreciate you once again
-Raghu Puvvada, India

Robin Warner said...

The most beautiful, glowing bride I've ever seen, and such a dashing groom. These photos capture it all!

Elizabeth said...

Dear Becky and Ajay - What wonderful photographs of a lovely wedding worthy of a special bride. Becky - you are so beautiful, stylish and elegant. Love Elizabeth