During the third of five events of Lulu and Rahul’s Atlanta wedding weekend, Lulu stood up and thanked everyone for coming, and said “Don’t worry, we’re almost there!”
When you’re a Taiwanese girl marrying an Indian boy, you can’t have just one event. Day 1 was the Mehndi welcome party; Day 2 was the Indian ceremony and luncheon in the morning, and then the rehearsal dinner for the next day’s ceremony in the evening; Day 3 was the Christian ceremony and reception; Day 4 was a farewell brunch. Ben and I shot three of the four days, and loved getting to know everyone over the course of the celebration.
We first met Lulu and Rahul in New York when we were there for another job. We initially were supposed to meet just for drinks before our separate dinner reservations. But we quickly found that Ben and Rahul had a shared nerd-love for cocktails, wine, coffee and indie music. While I watched them get carried away in conversation, I started to worry that Rahul was Ben’s real soulmate. We had such a great time talking with them that we added them to our dinner reservation, and the four of us kept the conversation and laughs going at our favorite New York restaurant, Candle 79. That lead to us shooting their Napa Valley engagement session a few month later (OK really just a day of wine-tasting disguised as an engagement session), and then eventually their wedding.
It was great to get back to Atlanta, where I began my photography career 10 years ago, and shoot at the stunning Biltmore Ballrooms. Lulu and Rahul’s Indian wedding events were so beautiful and so much fun. And it was perfect capping off the weekend with the main event, which was the Christian ceremony and reception at Lulu’s parents’ country club.
Rahul writes a blog dedicated to mixology, and publishes his cocktail inventions with recipes and photos. If you’re curious, check it out here: http://spiritedalchemy.com/