It was wonderful to work with Nabiha and Andy during their gorgeous wedding in Norfolk, VA in the Waterside Marriot Hotel.
In January in Virginia, it is odd to have a 55 degree day, but the weather was simply amazing during their special day.
We started the day at the bridal suite, laughing, telling stories and talking about their hand-painted henna by a local artist in Virginia Beach.
The we walked to the waiting area where the father of the bride shared some intimate and love-filled moments.
My favorite part of the ceremony was all of the family sang together a hymn of praise. It was so refreshing to see everyone- even though they were all from different sides of the world- united in love.
The reception was so much fun- the DJ playing everything from Bruno Mars to traditional Pakistani wedding reception songs.
Traditionally, Brides wear red, so the bride chose to wear a hand-created veil and the bridesmaids wore a cranberry colored dress to match the colors.
I have never seen so many people so excited about the photobooth- nearly 20 people squished inside at one point!
We ended the night with the cake cutting, toasts and finally- the sparkler exit in the tunnel leading to the get away car.
Christal Marshall is a mom of three, photographer, videographer, homeschooler and just a straight hustler.
She was voted top 20 wedding photographers in VA in 2016 and 2018. She has been featured over 50 times in various different publications.
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