Thursday, October 04, 2007

Mr. & Mrs. Shakarian

Christina and Coren called their wedding "The Big, Fat, Armenian Wedding", and they did not disappoint! It was a day full of crazy dancing, music, food, loving toasts, and fun.

The day started at the home of Christina's parents. In Armenian weddings the bride and groom see each other before the bride puts her dress on. I love this shot of Christina peeking as the boys arrive!

After they do a bit of dancing the bride puts her dress on.

There's a lot of traditions in Armenian weddings. The brother of the bride puts on her shoes, but since Christina doesn't have a brother her brother-in-law was going to put her shoes on. However, her nephew decided to take on the task. How cute!

They also pass the veil around the bride 3 times, but to save time they only did it once :)

I love this shot of Corey seeing Christina in her dress for the first time!

After some more dancing we headed to a park to do the formal shots. Christina and Corey had a HUGE bridal party. The biggest I've ever shot. Luckily they were very easy to work with!

The ceremony was held at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood. It's the church that Christina's family attends and it's gorgeous!

The reception was held at the Omni Hotel in Downtown LA. The lighting and centerpieces were beautiful! Professional lighting is SO important! It makes such a huge difference and turns a stark, boring reception hall into a spectacular ballroom!

Christina and Corey, thank you so much for including me in your big, fat Armenian wedding! It was such a pleasure to work with the two of you! I hope you are having an amazing time in Tahiti! Here's your slideshow!



At 8:51 AM, Blogger Ricki Ford said...

Amazing job Drew.. Beautiful as allways.

At 12:40 PM, Anonymous bbballmom22 said...

hey drew. beautiful pics. that church seems to be lit well. did you have to use flash, or was their enough lighting?

ill be shooting an event there soon and was wondering on the lighting? any tips would be great


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