anjella & sarmad: hall of springs

One word sums up this wedding extravaganza and thats “WOW”! Seriously its only February I feel like we could end the year with this one. This wedding had it all in terms of beauty, energy, class, mega details & great families. I remember exchanging emails with Sarmad back in April of last year and instantly liked this guy. Something about emailing back and forth with Sarmad just felt like I was talking to one of my boys. So when they setup a meeting I got to meet his wonderful wife to be Anjella. I instantly knew she was going to make an absolutely beautiful bride. Boy was I right! We showed up to the Gideon Putnam for the pre wedding photos. The ladies were all on the 3rd floor being primped and pampered and the men were on the 4th floor gelling up and getting their bow ties just right. Often we don’t get shots of the groom getting ready since we’re at the brides location. In this case with all parities in the same building why not, right? Since all went well upstairs if was time for Anjella & Sarmad to head downstairs and have their first look. We chose a very private spot that only us, the bride, groom and both sets of parents could see their first look. I absolutely  love the first look images, the light and emotion is just breathtaking. Then it was outside for a handful of some bride & groom portraits. I always feel the need to thank the bride and groom for toughing it out in these cold months while we deliver the images we love taking. Now its time to head to the Hall of Springs for their beautiful Persian ceremony. Now, correct me if I’m wrong I believe the ceremony table spread is called a Sofreh Aghd and it was decorated so nice. I know tons of work went into this since I was there on Thursday before their wedding and the families were setting it all up. So I just wanted to say I thought it looked awesome, see for yourself below. After their ceremony it was party time. The lighting by Clifton Park Rental changed color and the candles were lit. The flowers were by a florist I’ve never worked with before, Anthology Studio. I gotta throw props their way because the room looked great. Evan, Kara & their team did a real nice job! I don’t know their DJ companies name so if anyone does feel free to leave it in the comment box below. The DJ had a percussionist and a violin accompany the tunes. Its one of the most unique sounds I’ve heard. They were off the hook as a direct result was a packed dance floor all night long. Anjella & Sarmad didn’t leave out anything and really threw one hell of a wedding. I hope Mexico is treating you well and I hope once you see this blog post your trip gets that much better. Big Joe & myself can’t thank you and your families enough for everything. We look forward to working more with your families in the future.

My turn’s next! 10 days…

Twin brothers…. this threw me off all night!

Speaking of two’s… Anjella had not one but two makeup artists.

I love this getting ready shot.

Sarmad was a little nervous and tense before their first look…

Right here Anjella’s telling Sarmad “Don’t make me cry.”


What a ridiculously good looking couple.

She’s working it. How awesome is the dress? I love them mermaid dresses.

Outside for a few..

I love this little series.

The eye contact is pretty sweet here.

I think the one on the left is making the wall.

I often talk about grooms that are styling… Sarmad was rocking a John Varvatos tux.. not too shabby. All grooms should own their tux. I know the tux rental companies might get mad at me for saying that but come on… Does the bride rent her dress?

A whole lot of beauty in this image..

Something seems right about bow ties in b&w… You know the bow ties back big time right?

If I must pick a favorite from the day I think this is it.

Wow… I pick these as a fav too!

I love the tones in this.

The Sofreh Aghd

I love this shot.

I told you the room looked great!

The candy bar was so fun to photograph. Confession… I ate more of those chocolate covered pretzels than I care to admit.

Remember where you saw it first 😉  Oh yeah… Anjella has a new look from this image on..

First dancing it up!

I love when a bride and groom are on the dance floor together all night.

I love shooting in the Hall with all this light!

I’ll end with one of the coolest wedding cake displays of all time… again I don’t know who did this so feel free to leave their name in my comment box.

next one

just dance