October 6, 2010 | Filed Under wedding posts
sunday was the finest fall day in gettysburg one could have hoped for – sky like a painting all day long, with brightly lit clouds and deep blue sky. a great day for a game – or a wedding – or, if you’re jessica and nafeez, both!
their love of football (and their guests’ love of it, too) spilled over into many aspects of their wedding – from the team jersey portraits, to the projector screen game playing in the corner of the reception hall throughout – but it was just one part of what made the day so unique. the melding of two cultures aside – all the bridesmaids delighting in their brilliantly colored saris! – it was a joy to witness the little things about jessica and nafeez themselves that were woven into the wedding. instead of being fed bits of bengali sweets, as would occur in a traditional ceremony, they opted for pizza-flavored goldfish. alongside a traditional indian tabla band that played throughout dinner – which included two buffets, one of indian, and one of american food – guests had access to hand towels in gold and green team colors to wave when appropriate… printed with a lincoln profile, and the memorable gettysburg address quote, “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.”
jessica and nafeez had a two-day ceremony, each day celebrating one side of the two cultures they brought together. it was my honor to be the one to capture their memories of this second day, held at the wyndham gettysburg, and my absolute pleasure to be a part of their family for a day. thank you so much! here’s a few of my favorite moments from the day: