She was a part of the family well before she signed the marriage certificate or even agreed to marry their son. Andrea lived with Shiva’s parents since she took a job down in DC well over a year ago. His parents would wait up late – pacing the home waiting to get a call that Andrea that she was off work and heading home – Shiva’s mom would have dinner ready and his dad would sit down with Andrea and talk about world politics every night. She was the daughter Shiva’s parents both loved and a part of the family years before they were even engaged.
Shiva worked in New York and Andrea in DC – they would make the train ride up or down the east coast religiously every weekend and both joke that they were the reason that Amtrak is still in business. For years they waited to become husband and wife. They waited for a beautiful summer wedding that fused two cultures into one. A Hindu ceremony fused with the Chinese dragon dance and tea ceremony. The entire day was spent smiling, laughing and hugging family from far and wide as they celebrated their love and the love of all those all around them.
Andrea and Shiva thank you for allowing us to capture your amazing wedding day – we absolutely loved your families and obviously the two of you.
National Building Museum Indian Wedding
Venue: National Building Museum
Wedding Coordinators: Taylor and Hov
Makeup Artist: Kelly Woods
Hair: Melanie Medeiros
Decorator: Nivanjoli (Prabha Bhambri)
DJ: Planet DJ’s
Caterer: Spilled Milk Catering
Horse: Harmons Carriage
Lion Dancers: Wong People