Welcome to Nimisha and Vimal's fun-filled Indian wedding reception at the The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village in New Jersey! Every detail from the sweetheart stage to the design of the wedding cake illustrates modern elegance! Charmi Pena Photography captures our newlyweds as they make their grand entrance in style! This cool couple kept their friends and family entertained with lively performances and great music by Raaz Entertainment! And to make sure the guests' appetites were more than satisfied, Moghul Caterers served up a fine dining experience! Hats off to RB Event Design for planning such a lavish affair which you can see all of in the gallery!
From the bride, on the reception theme:
"Our reception had a movie theme. We had a red carpet walk, step & repeat, fun signs and a popcorn bar. Instead of doing traditional table numbers for seating, we had recreated scenes from famous romantic movies. Vimal was a truly a trooper and played the part of every male protagonist I'd grown up watching on the big screen. Halfway through the night, the crowd got to see the Feature Presentation - our same day edit! It was simply a magical evening."
On the first dance:
"We wanted something classic that we would hear in the future. That way if we heard it, we'd immediately dance to it together. We chose John Legend's "All of Me." It's such a beautiful song that John himself wrote for his wife Chrissy Tiegen. The song is about really loving someone at their best and worst. The lyrics describe how the lover speaks in riddles and rhymes but makes this person melt. I think a lot of couples can relate to that. They speak their own language that only the two of them understand. To anyone else it might not make sense, but together they're perfect."
On family and friends helping:
"What really helped with the process was going to the Vets themselves; former brides that had good experiences. I chose all my vendors right from my closest friends and family. I gained a real kinship with some of my vendors. Charmi, was not only my photographer but a sincere friend that I was able to bounce my crazy ideas off of through the process. I'd call her every day!!! Reema of RB Events was so caring and listened to my needs; she cared about creating a unique wedding just as much as I did. Each side of the family really took time to add to our events. My parents, sister and her husband ran around the tri-state to all our vendors on behalf of us. The wedding wouldn't be possible without them. My mom put a lot of detail into decorating our house to match my outfits as well as make the wedding ceremony very unique. At the reception, my side did a fun family dance to "Mahi Ve" which highlighted the lyrics "Everyone say Soni, Soni". Vimal's mom is a jeweler so she customized a beautiful mangal sutra for me and picked out delicate silver anklets. Vimal's brother gave a speech that left the crowd howling with laughter and Vimal's sister coordinated a dance that told the story of Vimal's life through his favorite songs starting with George Michael's "Careless Whisper" and ending with Vimal jumping off the stage and also joining them in "Mahi Ve" as a surprise for me. Everyone was truly involved."
"The wedding was detailed to a T! I loved using my imagination to really provide a romantic but thoughtful evening. I like to think of myself as positively particular. I put myself into the shoes of my guests as best I could. Some fun things I'd included were flip flops once the fast dancing began, sriracha & Tums with signs that said "hot & not" at the buffet and toothpicks and hand wipes with my sticky appetizers. We had signature drinks which included a fall apple sangria and ginger beer. The night ended with scrumptious spiced cinnamon and pumpkin cupcakes. It all tied together to reflect some part of our relationship."
Hopefully, this wedding gave you tons of great ideas! See ya next time!