Modern, Houston Indian Wedding
We are wrapping up yet another gorgeous Indian wedding on Maharani today, and for some reason with this one the happiness seems to be leaping off the screen. It might be because it’s a Texas Indian wedding, and they do everything bigger in Texas. Or, because of the magnificent lenghas, jewelry and décor. But, I really think it is because if you put your ear up close to your computer, you can hear these two University of Texas alumna screaming “Hook ‘em Horns!”
From our Maharani, Priyanka :
The wedding took place on Friday evening at the Meenakshi Temple of Pearland which has always had a special place in my heart. It has been in Houston since the 1970s when my dad first moved to the US and I have vivid memories of strolling through the temple as a child. With the humidity and Texas heat, it felt like we were in India. After the ceremony, guests freely roamed and viewed the beautiful grounds, followed by a traditional sit down Gujarati dinner. To keep a happy balance, we decided to have a modern reception on Saturday evening at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Houston with a cocktails, a photo booth, cabanas, and trendy lounge beats all night long thanks to my friend DJ Yogi-G.
There were so many favorite details and moments! We served Tex Mex and margaritas at our Sangeet from my favorite Mexican restaurant in Houston that I have been dining at since I was 12 years old. Watching guests load up on chips and queso is priceless! We made a grand entrance into the reception with my cousins blowing into Vuvuzelas as it was during the World Cup. Since we are die hard Longhorns, we had a University of Texas themed cake which we cut to our school song, “The Eyes of Texas”. I had the cake topper of Sachin and me in our superstitious game day attire specially made by Lily Tsai. We had Longhorn and football shaped cookies served with shots of milk! Shipley’s donuts were also served in the dessert bar. Anyone from the state of Texas knows about Shipley’s donuts…a little piece of heaven that melts in your mouth! Our friends loved the cabanas at the reception which gave the evening a lounge like feel.
We want to thank our dear friend Matei Horvath for capturing every moment of this special day so beautifully.
Gee…I wonder where their kids are going to go to college?! Congratulations to the beautiful pair, and big thank you to Matei Horvath for this sumbission!
DJ : DJ Yogi-G /Cakes : Susie Cakes / Decor : Weddings By Alpa / Hair & Make-Up : Fabulous and Flawless Hair and Makeup / Cake topper : Wedding Cake Toppers / Photobooth : Photo Con Queso / Venue : Hyatt Regency Houston / Mehndi : The Original Henna Company – Soniya Gheewala Ekici