I've decided to break Huma and Sayeed's wedding into two parts - namely, because I helped them with two events and their are just too many beautiful photos to share! I assisted with both their informal henna party the night before, and their actual wedding ceremony and reception the following day. Huma and Sayeed were such a beautiful couple to work with. Huma is a self-professed Type A - the social organizer of the pair, bustling with energy and silliness. While Sayeed is super relaxed, chill and down to earth. The way they balanced each other throughout the planning and their days of celebration was a lovely thing to behold - a wonderful match that speaks volumes as to how their marriage will be for years to come.
This was a fun one for me because it was "off season" - in mid December which is rare for us wedding planners. The henna party took place at the Crown Plaza at Crystal City and was a mix of traditional vs. non traditional because this really was a fusion of Pakistani and Bangladeshi families and cultures. It was co-ed rather than all-female, but they did partake in several traditional moments (including the tradition of stealing the groom's shoes and him having to pay to get them back!) - and provided delicious south asian food! Sarah Khan Events did the decor for both the henna party and the wedding - it was so colorful and fun! The Mehndi artist was there all night (I even got to sneak in a quick one myself right before she left) and did such a beautiful job.
So enjoy these beautiful shots by Mary Sandoval (who was fabulous to work with) - and tune in next week for Huma and Sayeed's wedding at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens!
Huma and Sayeed's Vendors:
Coordinator: Katie Wannen, The Plannery
Venue: Crown Plaza National Airport
Photographer: Mary Sandoval Photography
Decor/Floral: Sarah Khan Events
Henna: Henna Harmony