Rwandan engagement in Washington
The groom, Brice, is from Rwanda, and his entire family is going to be flying from Africa for their wedding in Yakima, Washington. The location was obviously super important, since we wanted to attempt to capture the spirit of Rwanda as much as possible, and although Rwanda is a lot more lush, we were really happy with the golden tones and rolling hills from one of our local hiking trails. I also love how when we had them in their more formal outfit, the light was softer, and then, once they put on their more vibrant attire, the light really started to show off for us!
Every outfit was made and shipped from Africa. No designer tags here - Brice's mother would go to their market, pick fabrics that she loved, and then she'd sew away. She even asked Brice + Cecilia what my favorite color was so that she could make a dress for me! So sweet! Then, for my favorite part of their session, I got them to show me some traditional Rwandan moves! They're supposed to put on a performance at their wedding reception as well!