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Anjali & Rob


* Anjali (Private chef & writer for The Kitchn) & Rob (Actor, writer & comedian) * Photographer: Christina Richards (APW Sponsor) * Soundtrack for reading: “This Will Be Our Year” by The Zombies *

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

Anjali & Rob | A Practical Wedding

The Info—Dress: Saja, scored new from Preownedweddingdresses.com (APW Sponsor) / Suit: Indochino / Fringy Ceremony Garlands: Made using the Oh Happy Day Tutorial / Caterer: Pacific Harvest / Photographer: Christina Richards (APW Sponsor)

Other cool stuff: We wrote our own vows, which not only included our promises to each other for the future, but also acknowledged the difficulties we overcame to be together (Torrid beginnings! A two-year separation when I worked in Japan! Rob’s refusal to wipe down the counters when he does the dishes!) and the admiration we have for each other. Even my mom said she knew us both better after hearing them. I took on possibly too many craft and cooking projects in the months leading up to the wedding, but help from friends and family made it easier and a lot more fun. And Rob took on his own projects, like the Milhouse and Goblin (our cat and dog) table numbers and the mix CD timeline that told the story of our courtship through the mix CDs we’ve made for each other over the years. But above all, we wanted to throw an unfussy, super-fun party for our favorite people, with good food, good wine and lots of dancing. Which we did!

One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: A backyard party where we just happened to be getting married.

Favorite thing: Anjali—The first song after the mother-son dance, when everyone was invited onto the floor to dance to Otis Redding’s “That’s How Strong My Love Is.” Not only was I dancing with the love of my life—now my husband—on a beautiful evening to one of our favorite songs, I was looking around at the couples dancing around me and every one of them was someone I loved. I said to Rob, “This is like the end of Rushmore, when everyone is dancing together!” It felt magical. Rob: Our first dance. Not only did we dance to a song that was incredibly meaningful throughout our entire relationship (and the soundtrack to this post), but Anjali softly sang the entire song to me. She doesn’t sing often, but when she does, it’s amazing.

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  • http://www.actsofbeauty.co.uk/wordpress ActsofBeauty

    Such a lovely, simple, fun looking wedding! And thank you for introducing me properly to The Zombies – amazing. Plus you’ve inspired me to make more mix-tapes.

  • http://www.armyamy.wordpress.com Army Amy*

    The wedding has an effortless look in the pictures! Everyone looks so happy!*

  • http://www.wrightremedy.blogspot.com Addie

    Dopest (most dope?) hair ever! Shallow comments aside, you all look so happy.

  • http://poppiesandicecream.blogspot.com Amanda

    Such a pretty dress, and also the little flowers and side hairdo. Also, this : “A backyard party where we just happened to be getting married. ” And Army Amy is right, everyone looks so happy. So airy, floaty. And I loved that part about your first dance. Congratulations !

  • Marguerite

    I love every single thing about these photos! Gorgeous people, delectable food, excellent photography and, of course, the deliriously happy vibe.

  • http://www.hibouphoto.com kandise

    So gorgeous, so happy. Congratulations Anjali & Rob!

  • http://rachael-maddux.tumblr.com Rachael

    Oh this so great! So pretty. We love that last scene in Rushmore, too—”Ooh La La” was our last song of the night. It was perfect. Seeing all of our friends dancing around us, some of them in totally unlikely couplings, was so fantastic.

  • Krysti

    Beautiful!! I love your “one sentence to sum up the vibe!” That is exactly what my fiance and I are going for at our wedding. We want it to feel like a lovely, but fairly ordinary backyard BBQ where we happen to be doing something extraordinary. Your day completely captures what I hope ours will be. Congratulations and best of luck in everything you do!

  • http://bringitinheavy.tumblr.com Genevieve

    That last photograph is pure joy & love.

  • http://katelynbrooke88.blogspot.com/ Kate @ Stripes and Polka Dots

    These are stunning! Congratulations!

  • http://upupcreative.com upupcreative

    okay, so, seriously no offense to any other brides, for real, but OH MY GOD ANJALI IS THE CUTEST BRIDE EVER.

  • Anjali

    Thanks for all the nice comments everyone! Christina did an amazing job of capturing the spirit of the wedding, which WAS a deliriously happy day all around.

    And thanks for the nice hair comments! I went back and forth about paying a pro to do it, but I’m so glad I just went for it. The stylist did something I would never in a million years be able to do myself and it even lasted through almost all of the dancing. So worth it!

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  • http://www.4realequalityweddings.com emily

    “mix CD timeline that told the story of our courtship through the mix CDs we’ve made for each other over the years” um, this is pure genius. awesome idea.