Monday, August 31, 2009

ARVIND & KARISA

**Update: stay tuned for a really awesome video at the end of this post by Curtis Nemetz!**



Karisa and Arvind have such a unique and special story, I have been holding my breath over here to finally post these images! The couple met in India - Karisa on a long term missions trip and Arvind serving in the country full-time. It wasn't until Karisa's last day that Arvind made his feelings known, and today they've made it past the hurdle of a long distance relationship all the way to their marriage vows on the first of August! They will both serve as full-time missionaries in India together in just a few short months! This was a wedding that will come back to me over and over again, the joy, the tears, the true and piercing beauty that radiates from faithful servants fulfilling their calling...



































I really just can't get enough of these shoes - green! yes!














Karisa, you are SO beautiful!




They met each other for the first time that day on the train tracks!







































When the guys "flowers" arrived I couldn't believe it - so ingenious!









A little leapfrog never hurt anyone...





























I love this moment of worship during the ceremony














The reception was awesome (and it was just outside the church building- so creative)! Casual seating arrangements so everyone had to mingle a little :)




every table was unique...


















complete with a kids table...




and a CUTE photo booth...




While guests were enjoying chai tea and coffee we ran out to a hill behind the church for a few more photos!







































The reception at night!










































I felt truly honored to be a part of this wedding - thank you THANK YOU Karisa and Arvind - God bless you both and your ministry in India!


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Here's a little plug for my favorite videographer on the planet - Curtis Nemetz - Take a look at these moments through his eyes... so amazing!

Arvind and Karisa from curtis nemetz on Vimeo.


Curtis

13 comments:

lorieloo said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful. =)

amylashelle said...

amazing. really. amazing.

Becca said...

Ha! I was going to write EXACTLY what Lorie put! :) Truly though....BEAUTIFUL!!! You did an amazing job as always El!

Curtis Nemetz Productions said...

Nice work Ellie. It was great working with you again. You are right... that was a moving day.... like emotionally moving, not a day of relocating.
Curtis

Tasha said...

WOW! I've waited for this wedding since the engagement photos! Maybe it is because I've been to India. Maybe it is because Kyle and I feel called to the mission field. Maybe it is because Ellie captured their story so well! The video was amazing!!!

Christina Looker said...

LOOOOVE. drool. amazing. breathtaking. you freakin' ROCK girlie!!!! :)

Nathan and Nicole said...

Awesome Ellie. I'm bawlin' like a baby over here. I loved it. Thanks for your video Curtis!

mumsywall said...

Absolutely beautiful! Awesome video!

Band of Brothers said...

chills...the photos and the video...i'm completely entranced by the intensity of this couple...almost makes me want to get married all over again!

and the green couch. drool.

and I LOVED the cool writing on everything.

her hair and dress are stunning!

Emily Faulknor said...

Ellie, these are PERFECTION! Great job!

Karisa & Arvind said...

Oh Ellie, Arvind and I adore our photos! Thank you so much for sweetly and perfectly capturing our wedding day.

It meant so much to us to have you as our photographer... as the pictures show so clearly, you have a gift for not only capturing the moment, but the soul and the story. We love that our photos bring back every little emotion we were experiencing (and give us a window into little fun moments that we missed at the time!). It's so easy to praise the Lord for our wedding day... and your pictures will help us do it again and again.

We love you, Ellie! Thanks for serving us so well on our wedding day. You are awesome, friend!

Tasha said...

What can I say, I came back to check these out again because they are such awesome pictures. I've decided that my favorites are the first and last pictures you took with Karisa's hands.

Paulette said...

um, can you say amazing? The couple, the wedding, the pictures. Amazing!