Ratha is one of those brides that I love most – too busy to be a bridezilla, a little scattered, and more than happy to let her day go however it may. I’d only ever chatted with Ratha by email in the months leading up to their wedding, but I still felt like we were old friends when I finally met her on her wedding day. She’s just that type of person who makes you feel right at home.
Ryan and Ratha were married at Strong Mansion in Sugarloaf Mountain, outside of Frederick MD. It was an absolutely gorgeous venue, and one of the most emotional ceremonies I’d seen all year. It rained that day, which was a tiny bummer (the ceremony had to be moved indoors), but the rain stopped long enough for outside pictures in the gardens and around the mansion, which made all of us SO HAPPY. The reception was ultra-fun, since the groom was a hardcore rocker from the 80′s. It was nothing but hair bands once the sun went down. Totally Freaking Awesome.
I was lucky enough to have my good friend Bruce Rubenstein from Brooklyn NY along to shoot with me. It’s always so nice to shoot with an old friend. We both had a blast, and you can see from the pictures we weren’t the only ones!