Kuni & Ami: A Gujarati Indian Wedding. Westin Alexandria Hotel. Arlington Indian Wedding Photography
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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Kuni and Ami’s magnificently beautiful Indian wedding at the Westin Alexandria Hotel near Arlington, Virginia burst with color, culture, and heartfelt emotion. From the vidhi ceremony on the first day of this 3-day Gujarati wedding, when female relatives converged on bride & groom to paint bare skin with stroke after stroke of a yellow turmeric-sandalwood-saffron paste… to the parade of women, with traditional Indian “pots” atop their heads… to the groom’s processional on the day of the Indian wedding ceremony, groom carried on the shoulders of two men… to the groom approaching the bride’s mother as she reaches out to apply red “tilak” to his forehead… to bride & groom, seated on the mandap, hands clasped… to the women who approach the newlywed couple to hug the bride and pinch the nose of the groom… to the elephant adorning the 3-tiered wedding cake… to the elaborate, sumptuous decor of both wedding ceremony and reception… to tears mingled with toasts… and to the joy of dance and celebration, this is one wedding that is truly unforgettable. Many congratulations to the happy couple, and many thanks to the groom for writing a heartfelt review of our Arlington Indian wedding photography services on Wedding Wire! I’m so thankful to have had this opportunity to photograph you and to have taken part in your special day!


"My wife and I had a three (3) day traditional Indian wedding. Irene Abdou Photography was very professional throughout the entire process. She timely appeared at the events, and even prepared a photography slideshow for the reception. Compared to my past dealings with other Arlington wedding photographers, Irene is truly a “professional” photographer. In regards to her pictures, they were absolutely amazing. After the slideshow, several of the guests commented on how wonderful the photographs looked. Now, almost a month after the wedding, guests are still commenting on the wedding pictures. We could not have asked for anything better. She was able to catch the excitement of the wedding in a very artistic manner. However, the most amazing thing was that despite being horribly un-photogenic, she was able to take wedding pictures that make me look good. Overall, I would strongly recommend Irene Abdou Photography and intend to call her when my younger siblings get married." –Kunal Mirchandani, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


Also scroll down to the bottom of this post for a list of wedding professionals involved in making this wedding an amazing success!


Many of our clients feel "horribly unphotogenic," and when I begin working with them, I find that all they really needed was a professional wedding photographer who could make them feel comfortable and relaxed.

Wedding Professionals


Wedding Photographer: Irene Abdou Photography, Clarksburg, Maryland
Serving the Washington DC metro area, including Arlington, Annapolis, and Washington DC, as well as destinations worldwide


Wedding Venue: Westin Alexandria Hotel, Alexandria, Virginia


Floral & Event Design/Decor: Partyland Flowers & Events, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Specializing in modern Indian wedding decor, Persian weddings, Muslim weddings, South Asian weddings, and Jewish weddings


Wedding Cake: Catherine Dunn

Wedding DJ: Minakshi Entertainment, Maryland

Wedding Caterer: Chowpatti Catering

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