Their first date was a forced one; A friend of a cousin of a guy knew a guy who would simply be perfect! Sonal had her doubts; thinking that this random guy has one Indian friend and only for that reason they would be a good match. Roshan was thinking the same; only trying to find excuses to get out of the whole arrangement. He wanted to simply tell her that he had to cancel because he had to wash his hair; but with his friends/ cousins and everyone else harassing him he reluctantly agreed and went on the blind date.
To him it was the best decision he had ever made as he instantaneously fell into hour long conversations with a beautiful girl who he simply adored. She was calm, cool, collected, funny, beautiful and simply perfect in his eyes. Their casual dinners became day long dates and weekend trips as their love and infatuation with each other grew.
Fast forward two plus years and their wedding was filled with family and friends excited to see Sonal and Roshan finally get married. The morning of the wedding was festive; as bridesmaids, parents and cousins all assisted Sonal get ready. She was smiling from ear to ear and excited to wear a traditional Sari for the wedding; complete with traditional jewelry, nose ring and a gold belt. Roshan was eight flights down relaxing in the lobby with family and friends ready to see his beautiful fiancé and for the Baarat to start.
The Baarat stopped Baltimore Traffic as Roshans family took to the streets for a lively Baarat; filled with family dancing, friends picking up and carrying Roshan and a dhol player who kept the party going. Once they made it to the entrance of the wedding; Sonals family and friends joined in the festivities as they escorted Roshan to the Mandap.
The wedding was simply gorgeous as Sonal and Roshans eyes lit up at every turn; truly understanding that within moments they would finally be married. Their hands gleefully brushed up against each other as they simply smiled and enjoyed the journey to become husband and wife.
Once the ceremony ended; Sonal and Roshan went upstairs to change to get ready for the reception. Sonal has been dreaming about her beautiful white wedding dress since she was 4 years old; visions of a beautiful cathedral length veil draped on a gorgeous white dress with accents of color all around. As she grew older; the visions became stronger and she simply wanted to don a Gorgeous White Dress on her wedding day. Her wish was granted and she simply looked ravishing. Roshan lost his breath and was completely chocked up the first time he saw her.
Their first look took place right outside of the Baltimore Harbor as our fantastic couple spent some time right on the water to get some beautiful sunset pictures. After a quick detour we headed back to the reception hall for a reception that kept everyone’s jaws on the floor. The fantastic décor, amazing music and scrumptious food kept everyone dancing all night long.
Sonal and Roshan we had an amazing time photographing your beautiful wedding; we hope you love the wedding images as much as we do! Also a special Thank you to Laurie Bracewell for shooting with us!
Venue: Baltimore Marriott at the Inner Harbor Camden Yards
Carriage Company: Carriages of the Capital
Makeup Artist: Oksana from Bobbi Brown, Arlington, VA
Decorator: Katen Shah, owner of Elegant Designz; Raleigh, NC
Cake Company: Chris Sweet Bakery Baltimore, MD
Dhol/Tabla Player: Dholi Ram, MD
DJ: DJ Ravi from DC’s Dynasty
Lunch Caterer: Bhavna Patel of Lansdale, PA
Reception Caterer: Royal Taj, Columbia MD
Indian Dress Designer: Gauri House of Vadodara, India
Reception Wedding Dress = Davids Bridal, Rockville, MD