Pandya Photography now takes us to the elegant Indian reception which takes place inside the luxurious ballroom of The Grove NJ. I am loving the vast space, and those massive chandeliers leave me breathless! The fuchsia floral centerpieces by the one and only Rangoli Weddings are so dainty and elegant. The sweetheart stage looks gorgeous under the sea of cascading drapes that sparkle. Perhaps what shines most is Maharani Sweta, in bold makeup by Style by Susmita, as she dances the night away in her pink and fuchsia lengha. The lucky guests got to dine on scrumptious Indian cuisine by Bukhara Grill and for dessert, is the lovely wedding cake by Palermo Bakery. I hear DJ Sunny Entertainment brought the house down with bass-pumping party beats. See every amazing detail of this day in the gallery!
From the bride, on the first dance:
"Our first dance was the moment I was most excited about during the day, as we had something up our sleeves that no one in the audience knew about. Instead of traditionally walking out after being introduced as husband & wife, we had prepared a live performance of a few favorite songs to share our love story with our closest family and friends. Dhruv entered first solo and joked about how he lost his wife already and needed to sing a song to help me meet him on the dance floor. As he started singing an a cappella love song, I entered atop of the venue’s tall staircase and felt 500 pairs of eyes staring up at me although I only had eyes for my new husband as he swooned me with his voice. After leading me down the staircase, we made our way onto the dance floor and picked up the beat with some fun, new Bollywood songs, incorporating a few of our closest friends to be backup dancers as any traditional Indian dance routine in the movies would have. We ended with a romantic slow song that we both loved and smiled big when it ended, both knowing that we weren’t even sure a month ago if this would’ve even been possible. What made the moment extra special was that four months prior to the wedding, Dhruv had torn his ACL while playing soccer. Not knowing if he would heal well enough to dance, we put our Bollywood-themed entrance on hold until three weeks before the wedding, when he finally had enough stability to give it a try. Although we had to simplify the steps, it meant a lot that we were able to stick to the theme we always wanted to do and both being big dance buffs and having done many performances for other events, it only felt natural to coordinate something unique on the dance floor for our own wedding."
What an awesome wedding! See ya next time, ladies!