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Nixon Library Indian Wedding

Well this was the first of both children’s weddings that we did for this family.  The mom of the bride was a hoot and kept me laughing a lot.

Our groom came in on Daisy, a horse we use a lot for our Indian Weddings, Drea did our brides hair and makeup and dressed her.  My favourite officiant for Indian Weddings, Shukavek Dasa officiated, Special Occasions/Parag did an excellent job from baraat through to the closing of the dancefloor.  Simply Sweet Cakery provided the cake, White House Catering were great to work with for the food/beverage and service staff, and Matei provided some of the photos above, the better ones, lol, mine are the darker/fuzzy ones.  And it was great to be back at Nixon Library, it had been a while.

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Nixon Library Wedding celebration

I got a call from this lovely mother of the bride who had pulled the vendor team together but no needed someone to verify she had done all she should, tweak/suggest things etc, and then run the day.  The bride was very busy on the other side of the country, so mom had been trusted totally and had run with it.

I was not available to run the event on the day, but my Teri was, s I spent the last couple of months prior to the wedding helping mom cross the ts and dot the i’s, and then Teri orchestrated the event on the day itself.

This family was orthodox Jewish and as a lot of the Jewish weddings we do are reformed, I loved getting my teeth back into the moments that needed to be incorporated into the timeline/event, as it had been a while.  Since doing this wedding we now have two more weddings happening this year from the same group of mothers/brides, love it.

Over the years we have done a few weddings at the Nixon Library and it was nice to be back there again.  Thanks to Julie Sterling for the photos below.










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One wedding, one day, two locations

Well I had my first wedding on Sept 11th for a while (for obvious reasons) this year.

A lovely two culture couple which meant the guests got to experience and learn the different ways weddings are celebrated.   My day started with an Indian Wedding Ceremony at the Hyatt HB at 10am in the morning, which was preceded by the grooms arrival on a white horse and the milni which followed.  Prior to that it had started very early at a house the groom’s family was at close to the hotel, thank goodness the bride and I did not have to be there for that too.  This ceremony was followed by a very casual Indian buffet lunch.  Then the bride headed to the groom’s house for another ceremony, while everyone else had some down time.  I meanwhile headed off to the Nixon Library where we were now going to do a christian style wedding ceremony and american style dinner/dance with dj until midnight.  Guests were bussed to and from the Hyatt, as most of them were in house.

Here are some pics to show the very different celebrations that the same 200 guests got to enjoy.

Thanks to their photographer  Edna of Square Eye                 for sharing these photos with us.

This shot is the traditional Indian Ceremony at the Hyatt :

Then the christian style ceremony at Nixon Library:

Then the reception/dinner/dance at the library,  in the beautiful replica of the East Ballroom from the actual White House:

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