Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA.
WOW!! Where to begin... I guess from the start is always a good thing. Drew & I headed out to the home of brotherly love, Philadelphia. We met Fareha in a very small room with a lot of woman inside. It was a party atmosphere from the moment we arrived. Love it when we show up and everyone is in good spirits and loose. Yes, I admit there are some wedding's we show up to and of course everyone is happy but there's a little nervousness in the air. But Fareha and her friends were awesome. So after some prep shots we had their first reveal. It was a great moment as Chris surprised Fareha wearing a Sherwani, a traditional South Asian dress for men at weddings. She had no idea and thought all along he would be in a traditional suit. Be sure to check out the pics below. After some images in the hotel we headed to Please Touch Museum. If you've never been there before and have kids what are you waiting for!!! What an amazing place for kids & adults. Ok- back to the day. Since it was a little hot that day I found a nice shady spot to do some shots of the 2 of them before we were joined by the bridal party then the family.
Once we were done it was right on to the Baraat. For those who don't know it's a grooms parade leading to the ceremony. Everyone dancing, singing, juggling, banging drums. So great. I love being involved in different cultures and seeing how they celebrate. So much fun. This led us to the steps of Please Touch where Chris was greeted by Fareha's family and officially welcomed. We then headed inside for the ceremony where Chris's parents and friends sang songs and read prayers for the bride & groom.
After the ceremony we spent some time in Please Touch taking advantage of some of the museum's displays. Of course the rest of the night was spent celebrating and partying. Thank you Fareha, Chris, your family & friends for making us feel so welcome and for a great evening. Here are some favorites from the day.
Thought this was so fitting for a wedding day.
Some shots of Fareha getting ready.Loved how you can see both her & dad's reaction to their first meet as a bride.
She's in their somewhere. :)
Told you! :)
I know it's a little tough to see but here's Fareha & Chris's first reveal where Chris surprised her with his Sherwani. Loved Fareha's expression caught in the mirror.
Getting mom's approval. :)
Fareha looked absolutely beautiful.
Loved this next series of images we captured in the hotel room. I couldn't decide on a favorite so I put them all up. :)
Love this image.
Really love this one...I love them all!! :)
The color was incredible. And everyone was having a great time despite the heat.
Of course the guys can't be outdone so they had their best sox on for the day.
Breaking out the fisheye for this group!
Yes, Chris can levitate. Believe it or not he was able to do this for almost a minute! ;)
Here are a few images from the Baraat. Such a celebration!
Cool capture from Drew. Yes that's me laying down. Anything to get the shot!
Fareha & dad heading up the aisle.
Loved this image. It has Chris's 2 sisters & brother in it along with Fareha's 2 sisters, brother & mom. Such a loving fun capture.
Great capture by Drew of things getting a little emotional and not having a tissue so you make do.
Walk out as husband & wife.
Some details from the day.
We had access to The Alice in Wonderland exhibit. I could have shot down here for hours!!!
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dumb approve...