When we were preparing to photograph Leah & Razi’s Carmichael Congregation Beth Shalom wedding, we were a little nervous! We worried about keeping people out in the smoke for too long. Not only that but we weren’t sure the effect the smoke would have on the photos. As it turns out, we worried for nothing! Everyone was such good sports about being out in the smoke (we tried to keep it super short!) and their portraits turned out absolutely beautiful!
From the moment we got there we could just feel the excitement. Everyone was so happy to be able to help these two amazing people get married! We’re always suckers for those little personal details that make each wedding unique, so we just loved finding out that Leah’s dress was made from both her mother and Razi’s mother’s dress and veil. The dress was made using Razi’s mom’s dress and the flowers that decorated it was from Leah’s mother’s veil. We absolutely love that!
We’ll always talk about how much we love first looks and Leah and Razi’s was no exception. They were so ready to see each other, we thought Leah might run to him! It was so sweet! Leah is deaf and the first thing Razi signed to her was “you look amazing”. We may have filled up an entire card with just their first look, it was that good! Once we moved into their portraits it was not hard to pose them! They got all close and lovey-dovey on their own!
Their whole wedding day was just a huge party with their family and friends. The had so many people helping them with the order of events during their ceremony. Leah’s mom even made their wedding cake! How amazing is that?! It was so beautiful with the purple flowers and it tasted even better! (We’re always suckers for red velvet!)
Congratulations Leah and Razi! It was such an honor to be a part of your wedding day!
Venue: Congregation Beth Shalom
Event Coordination: Beyond Smitten Events
Florals: The Blonde Bouquet
Catering: Vicki Forrester
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