Sachini & Mike Wedding at Irvine Nature Center

December 3, 2012

Here is another great Fall wedding at Irvine Nature Center, which is an insanely great outdoor wedding venue in the DC metro area. I am pretty lucky that every time I shoot at Irvine the weather is just incredible even if it’s in May or June. Anyway, Mike and Sachini have very difficult cultural background but were able to beautiful blend everything into their ceremony.

They met about 7 years ago in Berkeley, CA.  They were both part of Amnesty International, a human rights activism group.  Mike grew up outside of Boston and Sachini grew up in Southern California, but both lived in the Bay Area for a few years when they met.  Now they are loving living in Baltimore, where they both do public health work. Since they are pretty new to Baltimore, their wedding was a really big reunion bringing together all of the friends from all over the country.  They tried hard to really blend Sri Lankan, American, Jewish and Buddhist traditions when they wrote their ceremony.  Looking back, they both felt the day honored their heritages while capturing their relationship really well and was a ton of fun!

Sachini resting on Mike's shoulder looking out into the meadow

The main entrance of Irvine Nature Center

The lawn in the back where the ceremony took place

The bride walking down the aisle

The groom receiving blessing from bride's grandmother flew in all the way from Sri Lanka

After I do's

Flower bouquets

Paper flowers decorated on the steps to the ceremony

Side view of the reception tent

Corner view of the reception tent

Lemonade sign

Cocktail area setup on the deck of the main building

The newly weds getting intimate

Matching boutonniere and bouquet

The newly weds getting more intimate at the playground

The newly weds getting cozy in the woods

Newly being really natural

Standing in the middle of the meadow

Bride and groom's individual portraits

Newly weds being goofy

Reception table setting

Reception tent at dusk

The first dance

Wedding cake