He never thought of himself as a boy that was good with the ladies, and neither did his friends and family. He was simply Aditya - sweet, smart, ambitious, practical, and funny. So when those around him heard that he had a girlfriend - an outgoing, gorgeous girl with just as much talent and ambition as him - they all wanted to see proof that she was real.
And when they met Dana, they not only saw she that was real, but that she was the real deal for Aditya. Her warm heart matched his sensitive soul, his quiet nature balanced her boundless energy, and both of their brilliant minds pushed one another in their academic achievements. From the very beginning, they were quite the pair. But when I see Aditya light up at Dana's laugh, and Dana lean into Aditya's steady arms, I know they will be real deal for a lifetime to come.
Aditya and Dana's wedding day was one of those elegant and traditional days with a stylish twist that Jeff and I simply adore. We had already fallen in love with the simply adorable Dana and Aditya themselves, but when we walked into Dana's parents home the morning of the wedding and saw a traditional-yet-modern Vera Wang gown hanging up, I melted into a puddle of happiness.
Dana is a truly graceful girl, and I loved photographing her elegance.
We spent a few minutes with the ladies before hopping in the limo to head to the ceremony at The Immaculata.
Just minutes before the start of the ceremony...
What beautiful moments my hubby captured...
The wedding party was magical to work with - Dana and Aditya have the sweetest friends!
I loved that each groomsman wore a different tie in the same shade of blue. It added just the right amount of personality and interest!
After the Catholic ceremony, Aditya and Dana headed out with all of their guests and family members to take part in a Hindu ceremony for the afternoon. Everybody met back up for the big reception at L'Auberge Del Mar, and we stole away with just Dana and Aditya for a few minutes before heading into the party. It was such a peaceful time!
I'm head over heels in love with this shot of Aditya. It's the perfect mix of two traditions coming together.
I've been keeping it pretty calm during Part One today and trying not to let on just how stinkin' excited I am to show off Part Two of this dynamite wedding. The reception decor by Jennifer Cole Florals is STUNNING and the moments are breathtaking... You'll get to see it all tomorrow, so stay tuned!
Wedding Photography : The Youngrens | Ceremony Location : The Immaculata | Reception Location : L'Auberge Del Mar | Event Coordinator : Adele Meehan | Floral Design : Jennifer Cole Florals | Dress : Vera Wang | Shoes : Manolo Blahnik | Make-Up : Paula Mayer Studios | Hair : Paula Mayer Studios | Band : Wayne Foster Entertainment | Reception Lighting : Classic Party Rentals | Catering : L'Auberge Del Mar | Rentals : Classic Party Rentals | Stationery Designer : Simply Posh Design | Transportation : La Costa Limousine |