This was such a fabulous wedding! The ceremony was held at Basho’s parents house. His dad, who actually married them, is a Buddhist monk who also runs Marpa landscaping. Needless to say, the space was absolutely gorgeous complete with lily pond. The ceremony was meant to take place outside, but due to the rain was moved in, which I think made it all the more unique and special. There was an incredible feeling of closeness as we all huddled into one of the many yurts on the property.
The reception was held at Boulder’s Dushambe Teahouse, which is a remarkable structure completly hand carved and painted by Tajik artisans and sent over as a present to it’s sister city Boulder. At one point a belly dancer came out and strutted her stuff with swords and candles and Amanda’s mom really tried to look not at all surprised or shocked, but you could tell.
One of the many reasons I love photographing weddings is that I get to witness the couple’s most magical day and be a part of the festivities. This was truly one of those weddings that everyone wishes they were invited to.
You can view more photos from this featured wedding over here, but below are a few of my personal favorites from the day.
I have a not so secret love for photographing rings. This one is particularly rad as it resembles a rose, Amanda’s nickname.
I think this next one is possibly one of my all time favorite photos I’ve taken. That I want to be a bride too look on the little girls face is precious.
It’s a rose on a rose on roses. =)
Why have one when you can have three magnifiscent cakes!