The first time I sat down with Arzu and Adil, our conversation went something like this:
Arzu and Adil: “We’d like to hire you for two ceremonies and one reception.”
Me: “You want to hire me for three days?”
Arzu and Adil: “Yup! We have one ceremony in April, another in June, then a big reception in July.”
Me: “Alright. Sounds good to me!”
I can honestly say I’ve never photographed three weddings for one couple before. Technically it was only two weddings and one big party, but you get the idea! The added benefit of the unique nature of their wedding(s) was I got to spend a good amount of time with this couple, and for that I’m thankful! These are two welcoming and loving people who also happen to have ties to Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!). For each event I wasn’t just the photographer, but a guest and a friend. They welcomed me in, talked with me, fed me, and I got to meet many of their friends and family. It was a pleasure and an honor the three times I got to be apart of their lives!
For this post I’ll be focusing on just their “reception.” After their two ceremonies, they invited all their friends and family to a lunch gathering. This took place at Restaurant 2941 in Falls Church, a wonderful venue with some great food and beautiful scenery. The couple and their guests spent some time outside, then we had our own room and meal inside the restaurant. It was a small, intimate setting, but I don’t think Arzu and Adil would of done it any other way.
We treated this day more or less like a “full wedding day,” so we spent some time taking some couples portraits, and after dinner there were toasts and a cake cutting. Seeing as how they had already been married for a couple months by this point, the whole event was very relaxed. It was a great opportunity to hang out with friends and celebrate the start of a new life together!
Alright, enough of me talking, onto the pictures! (Yes, I was included in the Virginia Tech picture!)
Thank you Arzu and Adil for welcoming me into your life and allowing me to share in not one, not two, but three great days! Here’s to many happy years!
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