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Here’s another posting from Kelly and Hendrick, this being their rehearsal dinner which took place back in late July at Castle Hill Cider. This being my first visit to Castle Hill, I immediately fell in love with it’s wide open indoor space and ring of trees off to the side. Kelly had mentioned to me and Jason that a lot of their guests would be children, so the rehearsal dinner would involve many games and activities with them in mind.

The dinner theme was also very “Virginia” oriented. Wines from nearby vineyards and wineries, and local Starr Hill Brewery beverages were provided for the “adult kids.”

I took several shots of this guy doing hundreds of somersaults on what felt like the hottest day of the year. He didn’t seem phased by the heat one bit, though. The young are so resilient.

Refreshingly cold, lavender-infused washcloths were passed out to cool guests off. These cloths reminded me of the end of Bikram yoga class, when the instructor would pass these out to everyone after sweating their bums off for 90 minutes.

  • Kristin - You truly captured this evening! It was a lovely celebration!2011/10/18 – 21:06ReplyCancel

Day three of Shalin and Hema’s wedding celebration concludes with Hema donning her final ceremonial gown, Shalins Baraat, their marriage ceremony and tearful Vidai farewell. Shaking Hands Productions was by our side once again providing outstanding video documentation. You can view their video trailer of Shalin and Hema’s celebration HERE. Jason and I were also assisted by our friend and talented photographer Kevin Zhan.


For his Baraat, Shalin arrived to the Cultural Center in a gorgeous black Rolls Royce.

Shalin’s parents and sister.

Our last day with Shalin and Hema was a kaleidoscope of emotions. The morning was full of smiles, laughter and anticipation for the wedding. After the ceremony and lunch, Hema walked out of the Cultural Center with her father and Shalin. They were accompanied by Hema’s sisters, mother, family and friends for the Vidai. This is when the time has come for the bride to say goodbye to her family and leave with her groom. This occasion was met with a copious amount of tears, especially from Hema’s father, who was so happy for her marriage but also very sad that he was going to miss her.



  • Tammy Keefer - Thank you kindly everyone! If anyone is going to appreciate the Jimmy Choo’s Aaron, I know it would be Kelsey! There is a special pair that awaits her… Bottega Veneta, Las Vegas ๐Ÿ™‚2011/08/03 – 02:14ReplyCancel

  • sabrina lightbourn - Amazing images! They must be so pleased! I agree with Aaron – that picture with the fire and sparkles is magical!2011/08/02 – 11:30ReplyCancel

  • Lora Elaine - Love love love this!2011/08/02 – 10:12ReplyCancel

  • adam barnes - wow. just wow. such beautiful images…2011/08/02 – 10:09ReplyCancel

  • Aaron Watson - You should have seen Kelsey’s face when she saw the Jimmy Choo’s! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the colors and the emotion. The picture with the fire should be entered into competition!2011/08/02 – 09:20ReplyCancel