I met Inali + Leon way back in 2019 when they traveled from Charlotte to Charleston for their engagement session. At the time, they were throwing around the idea of a destination wedding – and I was secretly hoping they’d contact me once they solidified their wedding plans. Then COVID hit and their wedding plans were put on hold. I still followed Inali on social media and often wondered how things were going with the two of them.
Then, in January 2022, Inali reached out to me to see if I’d be available to photograph their wedding in April. And it was an immediate YES!! I was so excited to photograph this wedding for Inali, Leon, and their families!! I just knew it was going to be such an incredible day… and it was!
Despite torrential rain all day, Inali + Leon were so happy and were finally married in a dual Hindu + Christian ceremony in a small conference room at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Charlotte. Although the weather didn’t cooperate with us, and the hotel wouldn’t allow us to take photos anywhere inside aside from the conference room, it really turned out to be one of my very favorite weddings EVER!! It was my very first time lead shooting a Hindu wedding and I am OBSESSED!! The traditions + rituals are so beautiful and sacred. I just found the entire ceremony mesmerizing.
Overall, it was just an incredible experience and I can’t wait to photograph my next one! Congratulations Inali + Leon – and THANK YOU for allowing me to capture your beautiful celebration!!
Wedding Photography: Dana Cubbage Weddings | Venue: Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte | Floral Design: Iris Blossom | Bride + Groom Wedding Attire: custom made in India | Hair: Hair by Nataliya | Makeup: Jenny Le Makeup | Bride’s Jewelry: personal