Friday, April 18, 2008

Congratulations Mollie and Javad - April 5th, 2008

Mollie and Javad celebrated their wedding day with not one but TWO wedding ceremonies -- a traditional Persian ceremony as well as a Roman Catholic wedding ceremony. I was honored to preserve the many memories of their special day. Following are a few of the well over 1,000 images taken through-out the day.

Dad's first look at his daughter in her gorgeous gown was priceless. :)

The Catholic ceremony was performed at Ste. Genevieve DuBois Catholic church by Bishop Robert Lynch, a long-time friend of the bride's family who traveled from his diocese in St. Petersburg, Florida to celebrate the wedding of Mollie and Javad. (Which Maria and I found pretty cool since we've actually attended Mass at St. Jude Cathedral in St. Petersburg!)

Mollie and Javad are both from the St. Louis area although they currently live in Washington, D.C. Like most people who move from St. Louis -- they miss Ted Drewes frozen custard -- so it was an essential part of the wedding day to stop for a wonderful sweet treat. St. Louis brides take note -- your entire wedding party gets FREE Ted Drewes for stopping by for frozen custard on your wedding day!

A trip to Anheuser-Busch followed the frozen custard run -- we were lucky enough to be able to shoot at several locations on the A-B campus including the Clydesdale stables!

The Persian ceremony was truly beautiful -- and included a number of great laughs compliments of the groom. When the celebrant teased Javad for not using a computer to type out a written note to Mollie -- he quickly responded that the ceremony does follow a 3,000 year old tradition! :) Javad definitely knows how to think on his feet...and entertain a crowd.

The Persian ceremony was performed and the dinner reception held at Windows Off Washington in the North Ballroom -- an awesome place for a reception. The couple was treated to a amazing spring sunset.

Click here to watch a short slideshow of their big day.



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