I first met Keisha almost a year ago at a bridal educational workshop. She seemed so sweet, that I knew I wanted her as my bride... but things are never that easy. For the next bridal workshop she brought her fiance, Ninan, with her. I witnessed how well their personalities complimented each other from the start. As Ninan and I talked, we discovered that his parents were from the same part of India as my father (Kerala, India)... which meant we shared a Malayalee culture as well as a Christian Faith. (Growing up in Ohio, it's been rare to meet another Malayalee, outside of family).
It had been a couple of months since I first sat down with Keisha and Ninan for a consultation, so I had given up hope that they would choose me as their photographer... but they finally came back to me and asked me to work with them. :) It's always a huge honor when a couple chooses me to be a part of their very special day!!
So, we first did engagement pictures along the Scioto Mile in downtown Columbus.
And then, yesterday - Aug. 17, 2013 - the big day finally arrived!! And it was gorgeous!! Keisha and Ninan not only celebrated their love and commitment for one another; they also brought together two cultures and combined traditions to make this day that much more meaningful. Guests traveled in from all over the world to witness and celebrate their marriage. There was love and laughter everywhere you went and by the end of the night, the whole room felt like one big family.
Many blessings to Ninan & Keisha as they begin their lives together as a married couple!! My love to you both!! ~Sarah Elizabeth
A lot goes into making the wedding day successful, so thanks to Linda Evans, the coordinator, & Pastor Sarah at New Hope Church in Powell (next to the Zoo); Jim with Ohio Limos; The Venue at Corazon - for allowing us to use their grounds for pre-wedding pictures; Mega Beat Entertainment (Chris & Jennifer Holloway) provided the DJ, Photo Booth & all of the Flowers for the wedding and reception; Debra at the Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center for the reception; Tricia Gale's Patty Cakes - which everyone raved about; Videographer Chris Johnson with New Prospects Video; and I can't forget Miss Pamela Glover!! - She helped throughout the entire day!
(Also a BIG thank you to my assistants - Caryn who was my 2nd photographer for the day and Sara who acted as my right hand and second head.)