Three words: Oh. So. Glam! We fully resonated with Sruthy when she said “this was very different from anything we had seen before”, about her reception. You’d think black and white are boring and passé, but only Electric Karma could make black and white look like the ultimate wow factor! While the main backdrop were essentially just pleated black and white panels, Rao Factor incorporated hints of deep aubergine through the lighting, a personalized dance floor decal, and the centerpieces. The white and blush blooms were in perfect sync with the five tiered cake from Supreme Kakes, and the rosy macaron tower. Each tier was separated using crystal drops, and while the designs were symmetric based on the tier, the middlemost was adorned with pale pink rosettes. Sruthy’s cream ensemble with intricate champagne beading was the right pick for the occasion and the color scheme, and Ankur contrasted in a spiffy cobalt blue tuxedo accentuated with a satin black bow tie. DJ Yogi from Karma DJ’s really brought the house down with his upbeat spinning, ending this extravagant bash on a note of fun and frolic! You know you want to devour this gorgeousness, and we’re here to enable that - head to the gallery to go over every detail by A&A Video Productions, bit by bit!

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Honestly, this wedding was so festive, it totally put us in weekend mode! But don't you worry because we’ll sure make you go TGIF with the wedding we have in store for tomorrow - come back soon! Until then, here's an excerpt from our conversation with Sruthy: 

 

Do you have a super romantic proposal story or engagement memory?
Three days before my birthday, Ankur told me he had a surprise for me but I had to be up and ready by 5:00am on a Saturday. Of course I was curious, but didn't ask too many questions. I probably guessed about 100 locations he was taking me to, none of which were correct. We finally arrived at an open field where I learned we'd be going on a Hot Air Balloon ride! We soared over beautiful greenery in Houston area in the Hot Air Balloon, and once we were high up in the air, he popped the question and I said "YES!"


Tell us about your wedding style. When you sat down to really figure out how your dream wedding would look, did you start with one central color, a palette of colors, or a theme that served as your inspiration?

We wanted a different feel for each of our three big events. For the Sangeet & Garba, we wanted rich and vibrant colors. For our ceremony, we wanted something soft and elegant.  For the wedding, we went with a soft coral color accented with whites, golds, and beiges. For our reception, we wanted something chic and evening elegant. This was very different from anything we had seen before.I had a general vision of what I wanted, but the specifics were fine tuned throughout the planning process with major help from my decorator and sister. For the Sangeet, we ended up going with blues, greens, and fuschias.


How did you choose your lengha or lenghas? Did you work with a certain designer? Did you spend hours on the internet first?
I went to Almas Tejani Desi Couture for all of my outfits. I had great experiences with her before for my sister's wedding, so I knew she was just the person to go to. I picked out my Sangeet and Ceremony outfits off the rack. I fell in love with both of them the moment I tried them on. I spent some time on the internet looking for how I wanted my custom reception outfit to look. I found the perfect gown design and worked with Almas to get it made. It came out better than I imagined!


Looking back, was there a really special moment that you remember from your wedding that stands out as the most magical?
My favorite moment from the wedding was at the Muhurtham time during the ceremony. This is the moment when the sheet between us came down and we finally saw one another. It was highly anticipated and incredibly special.

 

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Planning & Design: Electric Karma International | DJ: Karmadjs | Floral & Decor: RAOFACTOR | Cinematography: A&A Video Productions | Photography: A&A Video Productions | Venues: Royal Sonesta | Hair & Makeup: Blush and Glow | Catering: Bombay Brasserie | Catering: Madras Pavilion | Cake & Treats: Supreme Kakes | Mehndi Artists: Hina Khan Mehndi | Bridal Fashion: Almas Tejani Desi Couture