The time is upon us to see Priyam and Amar make their love official in a sweet Indian wedding ceremony at the posh Hyatt Regency Long Beach, in Southern California! Complete with a fashion runway leading to the regal mandap, Manjit's Flower Cottage sets the stage for matrimonial bliss to take place! Gorgeous gold statues, red roses and rich fabric all come together harmoniously to make for a romantic backdrop. Samson Productions captures our lovely Maharani as she does her proverbial walk down the aisle, with bedazzled bouquet in hand! She looks amazing from head-to-toe! The heartfelt I do's are said, and our newly married couple could not look more in love! Catch more heartfelt moments from this magical union in the gallery, including how they made their grand exit!
From the bride, on the wedding style:
"Amar proposed to me 2 weeks before I was leaving to India for my friend's wedding. Unknown to me, my mom had already booked her tickets too so that we could double it up as a wedding shopping trip. So I didn't have TOO much time to research before we left for India. But I've always had a general idea of my wedding color palettes and I wasn't trying to re-invent the wheel either: A shade of green for the mehndi, lots of bright colors for the garba/sangeet, red, gold & green for the wedding ceremony and a cooler shade like purple or blue for the evening reception. And that's pretty much what I ended up wearing. Coming to decor, we based every event central to a particular theme or color. The Mehendi fell on the same day as Uttarayan (festival of kites) so we used a lot of small kites to decorate my cousin's house and most of the decor was gold and green. We set up a Mediterranean-inspired lounge in the backyard with lanterns and hookahs. The food was Mediterranean as well. My mom, aunt and my cousin (who also did my bridal henna) made custom shot glasses with mehendi designs and our names on it for the guests to take home as favors. I am a HUGE bollywood buff so for the Sangeet & Garba night my friends & family put together a Bollywood 101 class for Amar. Our amazing MC's introduced each era of the Indian Film Industry with iconic dialogues which was followed by a dance performance by those who grew up in that generation. It was such a treat to watch all the uncle auntys, our cousins and friends and my little nieces dance to famous songs. My favorite was a finale "recap" that my parents, brother, Amar and I danced to as a surprise for all the guests! To also incorporate garba that night, our decor was based around peacocks and a beautiful statue of Radha& Krishna in the middle of the room. We had a gorgeous swing to sit on with peacocks perched on it. Deepti's Floral Designs exceeded all my expectations that evening. The decor for the wedding ceremony was classic red/gold and ivory. It looked so elegant and I loved the bridal runway that Manjit's Flower Cottage created for me. Since our wedding was in January and my reception lehenga did end up being a dark blue, we decided to have a "Winter Wonderland" reception. The light blue/white decor worked as a good contrast to my lehenga and it worked well with the season as well! We had a cupcake tower topped with snowflakes, snowflake gobos along the wall and even our centerpiece Manzanita trees had fake snow on them. Our bridal stage had water panels on both sides and it was truly a visual treat. 3D Sounds and Manjit's Flower Cottage truly created the spirit of winter in the ballroom!"
The reception celebration is right around the corner!