Farhan & Amber's Franklin Park Peacock Wedding / by Angela Fortin Washington

I have been shooting engagement sessions and senior portraits at Franklin Park

for a long time, but I have never gotten the opportunity to shoot a wedding, so you can imagine just how excited I was to get the chance. Not only was it that it was at Franklin Park, but I knew that I would love Amber and her crafty DIY vision for her peacock wedding.  

I love figuring out how a couple works together and what makes them most themselves. I am so glad we got to have an engagement session last month, because let me tell you, they rocked their portraits (and we didn't have a lot of time so that was a very good thing!)! 

Everything from Amber's handmade wedding dress to Farhan's traditional sherwani to the little ring bearers scarves, everything about this wedding was unique and gorgeous! Check out some of my favorites from the day!

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 pretty incredible, right?

pretty incredible, right?

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 I love this egg for the ring bearer

I love this egg for the ring bearer

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 love the bouquet of orchids! 

love the bouquet of orchids! 

 Amber, you are so stunning!

Amber, you are so stunning!

 Crazy bunch of kids :)

Crazy bunch of kids :)

 What a princess, such a pretty model :)

What a princess, such a pretty model :)

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 Sherwanis are so cool!

Sherwanis are so cool!

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 Little prince, just like Daddy (too cute right?)

Little prince, just like Daddy (too cute right?)

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 Is this not an awesome bridesmaid dress?

Is this not an awesome bridesmaid dress?

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 I don't normally include these images, but the colors were just soo pretty, I couldn't help myself!

I don't normally include these images, but the colors were just soo pretty, I couldn't help myself!

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 Little models..

Little models..

 The best flower girl I have encountered yet :)

The best flower girl I have encountered yet :)

 Arriving in style

Arriving in style

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 Walking mom down the aisle, doing it like a pro! 

Walking mom down the aisle, doing it like a pro! 

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 The moment where all the stress of the day is forgotten, gotta love this.

The moment where all the stress of the day is forgotten, gotta love this.

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 Fairytale

Fairytale

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 And then I ran after the carriage and got a ride haha..

And then I ran after the carriage and got a ride haha..

 Favorite!!!!!

Favorite!!!!!

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 Who knew there was such pretty light at high noon in mid August!?

Who knew there was such pretty light at high noon in mid August!?

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 Then we headed to the butterfly room :)

Then we headed to the butterfly room :)

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 Ughhh how could you not love this venue?

Ughhh how could you not love this venue?

 Colored table cloths are such a great touch.

Colored table cloths are such a great touch.

 Amber also made all of the flower arrangements herself..crazy

Amber also made all of the flower arrangements herself..crazy

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 Such a unique cake..and the kids were sooo excited to dig into it!

Such a unique cake..and the kids were sooo excited to dig into it!

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  :)

 :)

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 Smart grooms don't ruin their bride's makeup haha

Smart grooms don't ruin their bride's makeup haha

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 This makes me want to wear a sari...

This makes me want to wear a sari...

 Amber's brother CJ was lucky enough to have a butterfly land on his shoulder 

Amber's brother CJ was lucky enough to have a butterfly land on his shoulder 

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 Ethan's favorite part of the wedding I am pretty sure.

Ethan's favorite part of the wedding I am pretty sure.

 Then off into the sunset ;)

Then off into the sunset ;)