Intimate Civil Ceremony | New York Wedding Photographer

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Breanna Warren

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July 12, 2023

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One of my favorite parts of being a New York wedding photographer is being able to capture non-traditional marriages. Manveer and Zeel opted for an intimate civil ceremony at their home, surrounded by their closest friends and family. They had a small gathering that was the perfect way to celebrate their love together. 

The day started off with cultural traditions inside the house. Manveer and Zeel sat together as family and friends participated with them in these traditions. He wore a black suit with a white shirt and a black tie. She wore a gold, shimmering sari paired with a dark maroon lip color. It was such an honor to be a part of such an important time for them and to be able to capture these moments for them. 

After the cultural traditions inside, the guests moved outside for a wedding ceremony in front of twinkle lights. Guests stood around the couple as they exchanged vows in the backyard and sealed their promises with a kiss. As they walked back down the aisle, guests tossed small, dried flower confetti at the couple. It was such a beautiful celebration! 

We took couples portraits around the property after the ceremony. They had a great brick wall for the couple to stand in front of, and the lighting outside was great! We also captured some really great shots around their BMW and the wooded area around the house. The venue was so simple, but we were able to select so many different areas to take photos together.    

They held a reception outside under a white tent in the backyard after portraits. The tent was decorated with twinkle lights and simple arrangements of wheat and grasses in vases on the tables. Their intimate civil ceremony was such a special time with all of the most important people in their lives. 

I feel so honored to be invited to participate with couples on such important days and to be invited into such sacred spaces. If you are planning a wedding, whether you are going a more traditional route or embracing a non-traditional day, I would love to help you capture the details of your big day. Reach out, and let’s get something booked!

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