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Mayflower Hotel , Washington DC Wedding - Live Painting for Sanjana and Matthew

Back in April , I painted live at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC for Sanjana and Matthew's Tamil ceremony .  This  is my first Tamil ceremony that I have painted live .

Live painting at The Mayflower Hotel , Washington DC

 Being a Tamilian, it was fun to hear Tamil   being spoken around me at a wedding. While every community's rituals at    weddings are different, some elements from Sanjana and Matt's wedding were similar to my community's weddings. 

Wedding at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC

And it also happened to be right around Tamil New Year. 

Sanjana looked beautiful in the wedding attire. She changed into a madisar for the actual wedding ritual . A madisar is a way a sari is worn by a Tamil Brahmin woman. Sanjana wore her mother's wedding sari for the wedding ritual , which made this a very significant moment at their wedding. 

   Live Painting of couple at Washington DC













 I painted the moment right after they got married. Matt tied the 'thali' around Sanjana's neck and they held hands as newlyweds . I love painting bright colors and I got to paint some very bright colors . 

Painting in progress

The Mayflower Hotel is a beautiful venue and this is my 2nd time painting live at an event. 

I painted live during the morning at The Mayflower and finished it up in studio since the reception was being held elsewhere. 

What do you think of the painting ? 

Finished Live Painting by Lakshmi


Dream team :
Hair, make up , sari draping , jewelry setting : Empowder by Amola
Event planner : Dream Shaadi 
Photographer: Photographik
Decor : DMV Decor
Caterer : Indaroma
Mehendi : @bhavnashenna
DJ : Dynasty Ave
Venue : The Mayflower Hotel 

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