Lisa never took games too seriously, she would play to have fun and enjoy the company of others. Akhil was the polar opposite; he was competitive in nature and everything was taken as a personal challenge that must be won. These two met in the oddest of circumstances; Akhil and Lisa were placed on the same flip cup team at a friend’s Halloween party. Lisa’s first memory of Akhil was Akhil directing Lisa how to “properly” play the game. They playfully bantered back and forth about the game, about each other and their mutual friends. Akhil brought up the “science” behind flip cup bringing in words like “momentum”, “velocity” and “spilt beer on wood law” and soon sparks began to fly as they flirted, laughed and talked together.
Two short years later Akhil planned out an entire day full of festivities to relive their relationship in an effort to woo Lisa into marrying him. With riddles in hand he escorted Lisa to Great Falls, VA and before the first stop was complete and before he could open the bottle of wine from their picnic lunch he got down on one knee and proposed simply because waiting any longer would be too much to bear. All she could think of was simply “this is the kind of love that you see in the movies.”
Six months later Lisa was sitting in her hotel room waiting for her wedding day to finally begin. Lisa and her mother sat together in the wee hours of the morning and reminisced as Lisa had her hair and make-up done. Lisa’s mom cracked jokes at Lisa’s expense and enjoyed their time together. Akhil was in his room four stories down and simply enjoying his morning as his parents helped him get ready.
Once they both got ready and prior to the ceremony we were able to take these two lovebirds away for a few moments as we captured some fantastic images of the two of them in love and enjoying each other’s company for the last time before they were to be married.
The Baraat was nothing short of spectacular as Akhil and his twelve groomsmen, family and friends danced to the music of a dholi escorted by DJ Lucky. The groomsmen danced all the way to the Mandap leading Akhil in to be married. Moments later Lisa entered with her bridesmaids and uncle. Lisa looked stunning as she sheepishly smiled all the way to the Mandap. The ceremony was a traditional Hindu ceremony with readings of beautiful scriptures, a walk around the ceremonial fire, the traditional seven steps precluded with the blessings of family and friends.
From the ceremony family and friends went directly into cocktail hour as they enjoyed fantastic food and beverages. The reception started shortly after with touching speeches, entertaining dances, a cake cutting and a reception people will never forget. Family and friends stayed till the early morning hour dancing, drinking and celebrating the love of Lisa and Akhil.
Lisa and Akhil we had an absolutely amazing time at your wedding and we hope you love the wedding images as much as we do.