on the way home from katie & nikhil’s rehearsal dinner, matt & i wondered how in the world they were going to have a wedding to top such a perfect evening. we worried a little for them but the minute i showed up to katie’s room the next morning i realized exactly how incredible their wedding day was going to be- no need to worry at all! katie greeted me the way she greeted everyone who walked through her door- with a radiant smile that was almost a laugh she was so full of joy. her bridesmaids took their time getting ready, alternating chatting with katie over a glass of champagne with mascara and lipstick. the enviornment was light and fun and katie was the life of every moment- her makeup artist even had to request that she disengage for just a second while he perfected her lips! :) nothing phases katie- whenever something that she needed to do or remember popped into her mind she would immediatly pass it along to the bridesmaid or family member most suited to helping her with that little detail. she responds passionately and quickly and doesn’t dwell on anything that would keep her from enjoying every second of the day. as someone who internalizes everything and is prone to worry, i really have so much respect for katie and it was so refreshing to spend the day capturing her! once she and nikhil met up the day was just a whirlwind of energy and fun for everyone. even regular visitors who were exploring the gardens where katie & nikhil were married were swept up in the celebration- cheering for them and calling their congratulations as we explored the grounds for a few couple portraits before the ceremony. what a wonderful day it was!
it’s so dreamy to get married in a garden! but there are some little bugs…and katie saved nikhil from one during their vows: ;)
just after their ceremony, nikhil’s immediate family offered their love and blessings to the new couple in the traditional way- such a sweet, intimate time:
katie & nikhil snuck away for a few more portraits after the ceremony but really it was more of a time of celebration and fun- for all of us!