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Ruchi & Kevin {Indian wedding | Uptown Charlotte part 1}

We love everything about Indian weddings. The food, the colors, the culture. Everything is visually stimulating so photographing it makes our minds want to explode!

Ruchi and Kevin got married several weeks ago. It was pretty amazing. They are such a fun couple! Both doctors, super good looking and ridiculously sweet. Seriously, this is our job. Sometimes I feel like I should pinch myself…..

There were some pretty amazing vendors involved too.
Indian Bridal Attire | Bridal Gown from Dreams Collections in Artesia, California
Reception Gown |  by Marchesa from Saks Fifth Avenue 
Hair & makeup | Kymm of Who’s The Fairest
Caterer & Day of Coordination | La Tea Da’s
Ceremony Site | Center City Marriott
Reception Site | The Mint Museum
DJ | DJ Elementz, Troy Nguyen
Officiants | Hindu Officiant: Dilip Gore & Christian Officiant: Father Michael Flynn
Florist | Lily Greenthumb’s
Lighting Design | Party Reflections
Videographer | Kiss the Bride Media

Check out their amazing day…this is part 1

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Here is a little sneak peek from tomorrow’s goodness!family photography

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Sakshi Jain - OMG sister and brother in law look amazing! These photos are fantastic and I cannot wait to see more!

Tyler Bernstein - Beautiful pictures from a beautiful event!

tiffany dao - I really wish I could have come to this beautiful wedding! You can really see the love in these photos. Congrats Kevin and Ruchi! I wish y’all a lifetime of happiness and love.

Maleenee - These photos make me so happy! Great snapshots of such an amazing day :)

Vy - These photos are all sooooo beautiful!! U can totally tell that it was such a fun ceremony. I wish my friends Kevin and Ruchi a happy marriage together!!!! Woohoo!!! Finally married!! More pics pleeaaaaaase!!!

trisha chung - Gorgeous bride, handsome groom. Beautiful pictures. Great job Lucy and Steven!

tyler bernstein - What a fun night! Awesome pics!

Bryan Chung - Awesome photos of an amazing event! Such a fun time!

Kimberly - Absolutely stunning bride! Great pictures that really capture all the emotions of the day!

daniel & jackie {foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding} part 2

Thanks for coming back to part 2 today….let’s boogie!

I love diving right in to some of the portraits we captured that day….

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the image from the behind the scenes shot above….daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0079daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0076daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0077daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0078daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0080daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0081Amazing details by The Graceful Hostdaniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0083daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0084daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0085PSA…do you know what my weakness is??? KRISPY FREAKIN’ CREAM DONUTS!!!!! YUM!daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0086daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0087daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0088I have been a HUGE fan of the artist Jon Kuhn for years and this is some of his amazing work on display at The Foundation. I actually had the honor of meeting Mr.Kuhn several years ago with my parents at his studio in Winston Salem. I always say, when I win the lottery, I want to own a piece of his artwork!daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0089daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0090Where cocktail area was held , Daniel & Jackie had framed engagement pictures in every single orange cube you see below. Seriously, there is nothing more flattering to us as photographers, than to see that your clients display their images you helped create! daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0091daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0092daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0093We see LOTS of hilarious entries into a reception by the wedding parties and this bridal party had us laughing ALL DAY! They were A BLAST! One of the groomsmen came in and took a selfie with me for his entrance…that was a first. Loved them!daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0094daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0095daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0096daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0097daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0098daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0099daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0100daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0101Love this moment between Daniel and his momma. I always say, a man that treats his momma good is a GOOD MAN!daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0102daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0103daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0104daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0105daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0106daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0107PARTY TIME! Oh….and it was a PARRRRRTTTTYYYYY!daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0108daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0109daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0110daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0111daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0112daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0113daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0114daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0115daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0116Ya’ll, no joke…. Jackie grabbed the mike and rapped like it was nobody’s business! I was amazed!daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0117daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0118daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0119daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0120daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0121daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0122daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0123daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0124Before the end of the night, we LOVE sneaking our couples outside for some dramatic light romantic portraits. It just gives a different feel to the natural light images that we captured earlier in the day. This usually takes no longer than 10 minutes but it is worth every second. Promise!daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0082daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0125daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0126daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0127Time to exit…but of course it had to be to the Florida State Seminoles chant!
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Man, this was good. So good. We loved being a part of your day and your life and documenting these moments.

Gotta give a shout to the vendors one more time, they were all so amazing to work with and make our job even more awesome!

{vendors}

planner/designer: Ashley Cash of The Graceful Host
Hair/Makeup: Sara Egri
Venue: Foundation for the Carolinas
DJ: Jonah of Split Second Sound
Floral: New Creations Flower Company
Videography: Isabel’s Corner
Catering: Queen City Catering
Cake & Sweets:Wow Factor Cakes
Pipe & Drape: Party Reflections
Lounge Furniture: Sterling Event Design

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Nia Bigby - Amazing pictures…..can we do it all over again?! So much fun!

Alicia Torre - Loved the emotion that jumped off every pic! Congrats to the gorgeous couple!

Donna W - WOW, great reception photos! The photos are amazing, I left to soon!! It was a blast.

Dan Williams - One hell of a wedding

Dan I Williams - Loads of love and best wishes to D & J ( or is it J & D)

POPS - It was an experience for the ages. Congrats to my son and daughter, they really pulled it off.

amanda pagano - all amazing!!! as usual!!! xoxoxo Love these… Love Danny and Jackie… Love Lucy and Steven! =D

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daniel & jackie {foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding} part 1

You know the kind of love that makes you laugh until it hurts? The kind that makes you fall asleep on the phone talking because you never run out of things to say? The kind of love that no matter the distance, you will make a way! That is this kind of love.

Daniel & Jackie met playing flag football. Both are crazy athletic and competitive. During their engagement session they brought a football and played….if I were Daniel I would watch out, Jackie don’t play.ha. When we left the engagement session my jaws hurt from permagrin and laughing so hard! Lots of laughing and smiling and joking around, there is never a dull moment.

Their wedding day was no different. There was so much goodness that I had to break it up in two parts (so come back for part 2 tomorrow). The vendor team was amazing, so let’s give them love here today too….

planner/designer: Ashley Cash of The Graceful Host
Hair/Makeup: Sara Egri
Venue: Foundation for the Carolinas
DJ: Jonah of Split Second Sound
Floral: New Creations Flower Company
Videography: Isabel’s Corner
Catering: Queen City Catering
Cake & Sweets:Wow Factor Cakes
Pipe & Drape: Party Reflections
Lounge Furniture: Sterling Event Design

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& jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0068daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0070daniel & jacquelyn | foundation for the carolinas | charlotte, nc wedding_0071Join us back tomorrow for more goodness at Daniel & Jackie’s wedding!

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Damu Winston - I love it! #LegendaryMemories

LaWanda Norton - Beautiful pictures! You guys are perfect for each other. Love you!

Nakeia Mundine - Beautiful!!!

Dan Williams - Wonderful day, great time and special people. What more can a Father ask?

Darrilyn Vassar-Jackson - Love and laughter. Gorgeous pictures.

Brittany Winston - Gorgeous couple! Many blessings on your marriage!!

Dad - Boy did we look goooooooood

Daniel - Thank you to Smitten and Hooked and the rest of our amazing vendors for being not just vendors but friends to us during one of the most important times in our lives. You helped allow us to create the wedding of our dreams and managed to capture those memories that might have faded in time on Camera! Thank you again Lucy and Steven for helping us remember this special day in photography you all did a magnificent Job!

Erica Albers Payne - beautiful pics Daniel! you all are a beautiful couple!!! best wishes for a long happy marriage :-)

René McClain - Fantastic shots! Every bit of joy, love, and laughter from that day comes through in the pics! Beautiful!!!

Sha Ni - Awwwww they came out beautifully!! Can’t wait to see the rest!!!

Nia Bigby - I can’t stop smiling! These pictures are beautiful!! Your photographer was awesome!

Cheri Capela - I love this.

Nicole Shipp - Love the pic!

Ray Williams - a memorable event, congrats you two!!!

Aunya Godismybeauty Allen - Congrats to you Danny and your beautiful wife! These pictures are very nice! May God bless your union!!!

Rachel Shiekman - Great pics! I love the collage the idea!

Leigh Culbert - Lovely photos. CONGRATS again! #TeamHelptheNewleywedsGetSomethingFREE ;)

Danielle Graham - Love the pics! You guys look gorgeous!

Crista Cohen - awesome!!! two of my favorite people. Jax-you are so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love these pics!

Pinky Nacre Scott - I love it! Beautiful couple and pictures!!

Jerre Clay-Burnett - Love these pictures. Thanks for sharing your beautiful day with us. Love you guys!

Griselis Reyes-Gil - I LOVE them! My favorites are the pictures that captured all the laughter of your special day. Such joy caught on film forever. Beautiful! ❤️

Krista Weaver - Love these 2 and their pictures!

Mahea Soller - Congrats on your beautiful day… These pictures are wonderful!

Tracy Lady Barnes Banks - Beautiful day and couple! Love the pics!

Emily Chwastiak - Such a gorgeous event for an amazing couple!!! So glad we got to be a part of their special day!!!

Donna Williams - BEAUTIFUL…these photos brought back memorable moments for me. I’m so happy for my new daughter and my son, much love to you both. AND a big thank you and GREAT job to the “team – photo, videographer, venue, caters, hair, makeup, DJ…etc. etc.” to make their day PERFECT.

Brandi - I love these!! Wow –what gorgeous shots! You guys look amazing :).

Nicole - I love all the laughter. You guys are a beautiful couple. Congrats!!!!

Rachel - Great pics! I love the collages the most. And the look on the groom’s face as his bride walks down the aisle is priceless! :D

Georgia Austin Gates - Great pics! Had a great time!

LINDA FERRELL - The wedding was absolutely beautiful and the pictures have recaptured the spirit and the love you too continue to show for one another!!

Liz Strunk - Such a beautiful couple!!! Loved being apart of your special day!!

Kimberly Pittman - Loved every picture!! So much love, happiness & laughter in each photo!! Best wishes to you both!! God bless your union (:

Princessa - Beautiful. You two are amazing together.

Rasheen Godley - Awesome wedding!!

Wardell Smitj - Congratulations again… Here’s to a lifetime of happiness!

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