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The beautiful thing about being present on a day of life significance is witnessing moments like this. Watching these events—like this moment before Lauren’s father saw her in her dress for the first time–force you to be present with them.  It’s truly an intimate and wonderful thing. They have been anticipated in the minds of all involved for years and years and sharing these moments with them is like sharing their dreams. And seeing dreams come true? Not a bad gig!

I’ve known Lauren Russo for nearly a decade now. We danced together on our high school dance team. Her beautiful spirit matches her even more stunning looks, and I’ve witnessed her mature into a lovely woman who has so much to give to the world. And I’ve known Zach since we were both in diapers! I was so happy and honored to be asked to be present in this special moment with them. It makes growing up a little easier :] Happy years ahead of you both! Xo — C

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Second Photographer: Kacie Nolan

Hair. Bridesmaids: Amber Kennedy/Alejandra Rigoli

Hair/makeup for bride: Jyll Kauffman

Dress. Jeanettes Bridal

Flowers. Shelley’s Floral

Cake. Confections Bakery

Dj. Victor Angry

Event coordinator. Melinda Monroe

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© Carly Arnwine Photography © Carly Arnwine Photography | Lethe + Kevin Yarmosh | Bengali Wedding | Richmond, Virginia I knew I scored big with shooting Lethe and Kevin’s wedding for two reasons : 1) Lethe and Kevin are the biggest sweethearts I’ve ever met 2) They asked me to shoot their cultural Bengali wedding.

Really, she had me at ‘cultural’. AMAZING. I’ve been dying to shoot a wedding like this since I got into the business, okay, it’s pretty much WHY I went into the business.. I’m just slowly getting to my goal — so needless to say, I was beyond happy (and honored) when she reached out to me. On top of that, both Lethe and Kevin are fellow Dukes (JMUUU!!) so naturally I knew that the party was going to be epic. It’s just a given that anyone who went to JMU knows how to party.

I loved how Lethe and Kevin incorporated both worlds into their wedding : she wore a traditional white Bengali dress for the ceremony, and then they both changed into their party outfits after for the reception — so FUN! I think this should really be a requirement for all weddings personally. I mean how often do you have this huge celebration??

To Lethe and Kevin and their beautiful families : thank you again for the honor of capturing your big day! We had so much fun and wish you a lifetime of happiness and warmth (I added that because I know Boston is FREEZING). Love you! — Carly + Mike

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Dress & Veil: Lavanya | Jackson Heights, NY | https://plus.google.com/106320452092173915543/about?gl=us&hl=en

Shoes: Glint | Nordstrom

Jewelry: Preet Jewelers | Jackson Heights, NY | https://plus.google.com/109016882767736985416/about?gl=us&hl=en

Hair: Shanti Lynn | La Bella | http://www.mylabella.com/

Makeup: Leslie Whitmore O’Dell | MAC https://www.facebook.com/odellwhitmore?fref=ts

Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo | http://www.alfredangelo.com/

Wedding Cake: Laura- The Buttercream Bee | http://www.thebuttercreambee.com/

Flowers: Vogue | http://www.vogueflowers.com/

Church: St. Bridget Catholic Church | http://saintbridgetchurch.org/

Reception Venue & Catering: The Westin Richmond | http://www.westinrichmond.com/

DJ: Alan Boyle | http://www.choiceentertainment.com/

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Travis and Janey met the day that Janey’s sister (and maid of honor) left for Spain to teach. I had just dropped her off at the airport and was feeling pretty sad that she left, so she tried to occupy her mind on other things. Some of her best friends made plans to go out and Janey decided to join. They ended up at Galaxy Hut, a bar in Arlington, and that’s where she saw him. An initial conversation stretched into the night, and then well in weeks.. and well, the rest is history. They bring out the very best in each other: Janey’s sweet demeanor matched Travis’ gentlemanly ways. Four years later, Travis proposed in D.C. at the spot where we first kissed after our first “real” date. © Carly Arnwine Photography Travis + Janey Wedding | © Carly Arnwine Photography © Carly Arnwine Photography 3 Travis + Janey Wedding | © Carly Arnwine Photography untitled-47 Travis + Janey Wedding | © Carly Arnwine Photography Travis + Janey Wedding  | © Carly Arnwine Photography Travis + Janey Wedding  | © Carly Arnwine Photography untitled-318 Travis + Janey Wedding | © Carly Arnwine Photography untitled-1087 Travis + Janey Wedding | © Carly Arnwine Photography Travis + Janey Wedding | © Carly Arnwine Photography Travis + Janey Wedding | © Carly Arnwine Photography Travis + Janey Wedding | © Carly Arnwine Photography Travis + Janey Wedding | © Carly Arnwine Photography Travis + Janey Wedding  | © Carly Arnwine Photography untitled-325 Travis + Janey Wedding | © Carly Arnwine Photography untitled-369 Travis + Janey Wedding | © Carly Arnwine Photography Travis + Janey Wedding | © Carly Arnwine Photography Travis + Janey Wedding | © Carly Arnwine Photography Travis + Janey Wedding | © Carly Arnwine Photography Travis + Janey Wedding | © Carly Arnwine Photography Travis + Janey Wedding | © Carly Arnwine Photography Travis + Janey Wedding | © Carly Arnwine Photography Travis + Janey Wedding | © Carly Arnwine Photography Travis + Janey Wedding | © Carly Arnwine Photography

Venue: Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, Virginia
Hair: Mindy, Up Do’s for I Do’s
Make-Up: Caitlin, Up Do’s for I Do’s
Dress: J.Crew, Veil: Ellie’s Bridal Boutique
Flowers: Marie Coulter and friends (Grandmother of the bride)
Cake: Silva’s Patisserie
DJ: Mike Hooke, Washington Celebrations
Ceremony Music: Washington Celebrations
Photo booth: Premier Photo Booths, LLC
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It was the summer of 2007; Kyle and Maretta were just starting their new lives as freshman at James Madison University. The first week of school was all about making new friends and getting to know the campus—a freshman only affair. Through the first week of freshman activities Kyle and Maretta crossed paths and a spark ignited. She loved his Southern accent, he loved her genuine smile. As the summer came to an end and classes started, they started to spend more time together and realized they had so much in common — they both had a love for good food, travel and Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. What more can you ask for in a mate?

Finally at Thanksgiving they decided to became an official couple and now, almost 6 years later they’ve extended their family and adopted a dog, traveled to many different places, shared their personal passions with each other (who knew Maretta could ever love NASCAR?!) and now are finally getting married in September!

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