Congratulations to Angie & Sep. Eric and I were so incredibly thrilled to be a part of your celebration. One of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer is the opportunity to peak into the lives of a couple who is so in love and the amazing energy that they create with their friends and family. It’s so wonderful! And to have a unique cultural experience is such a treat for us and something we would probably never witness otherwise. So thank you so much for allowing us to document your wedding!
You may remember Angie and Sep’s Central Park engagement photos. It seems like they were taken not very long ago, it’s just amazing how time flies.
The beautiful bride, Angie! She was fighting tears all morning. Lucky girl to still look so beautiful even after and during crying.
I loved how the colors of the bridal party all came together so nicely. Here is Sep with the boys backing him up.
I’m putting a lot of details up for this post because the incredible event planner, Joan of 6 Degrees of Celebration did an UNBELIEVABLE job transforming Sep’s parents’ backyard into a gorgeous wedding. No stone was left unturned, literally! The backyard was completely transformed. There were two tents that housed the ceremony and the reception. They were decorated to the nines and every little detail was special for Angie and Sep. Joan, Angie, and Sep thought of amazing ways to incorporate little things about Angie and Sep into all the details of this wedding.
There were beautiful monogrammed place cards, menus, and programs. There were details highlighting both Persian and Italian traditions and specialties. The bouquets were not only beautiful but they were so deliciously fragrant. I couldn’t believe how wonderful they smelled. I loved how the centerpieces combined tumbling fruits and flowers with a rustic box and a beautiful glowing lantern. The tables were all named after cheeses.
There was a very special display during the ceremony that is a Persian wedding tradition. All of these delicious, treats were presented so beautifully and symbolize a sweet life for Angie and Sep.
I love the joy in this photo!
And the happiness just keeps on coming. This is Angie’s parents and her cousin.
Angie and Sep wrote their own vows! I can’t even hide the tears anymore during ceremonies. On this day I was taking pictures from behind a huge flower urn. It was the only place I had an angle and thank God for that urn because tears were streaming down my face! Their vows were beautiful. There was a lot of crying but through their tears was laughter and joy. It was too much for me to handle haha.
This is Sep’s dad.
A fleeting moment of Angie and Sep post ceremony.
And time for the party!
They had a wonderful choreographed traditional dance with a twist of the swing! It was really cool.
The dance floor was packed all night. So crowded that Eric and I pretty much took turns on the dance floor because there was hardly room for the two of us amongst all of the people having fun. And it was a very, very large dance floor.
There was not only a lot of hoisting up of the bride and groom, but Sep actually crowd surfed! It was awesome! Don’t you just love the lighting inside the tent!
Angie wasn’t going to let Sep have all the fun. She was flying over the crowds heads quite a few time as well!
Another really fun tradition that was incorporated by Sep’s family was the cake knife dance. Some of the ladies on Sep’s side danced around with the cake knife and would not hand it over. It was a crowd pleaser! Here is Sep’s mom enjoying the festivities. Sep also had to try to give money to the girls dancing with the knife and we have a lot of great shots of that too! Eventually his sister turned over the knife.
I learned through the speeches that Sep is not only an Entrepreneur but an artist as well. Of course I googled his information and have to share a little of his artwork with you! It’s amazing, and it’s all about love and emotion!
I Want You to Want Me
We Feel Fine
Thank you again to Angie, Sep, and Joan from 6 Degrees of Celebration!