We love receptions that look like an extension of the ceremony, because is there a better way to make everything look put-together? K.I. Weddings chose to retain some key elements from the ceremony, like the floral dome, the gold frames behind the mandap, and all the blush pink accents. Prashe Decor further primped up Meridian Convention and Event Center by placing a gazillion floating candles within individual crystal candelabras on the stage, and a whole lot of lavender lighting to bring out the glint in the crystal tablescapes. Four lovely white and gold tiers of cake sat on a square rosette-adorned blush pink base, a marvel in the name of a cake by Edible Artistry. Payal gleamed in an all-white ensemble with tulle embellished overlays, and twirled with her sweetheart who donned a black tuxedo paired with casual suede loafers. The soiree turned into a musical fest with singer Hemang Thakkar from Rhythm of Dreams, and Anis Chandani on the flute, and DJ Prashant Poudyal coaxed the guests into putting on their dancing shoes with his fab beats! The reception also featured an aerialist from Triad Aerial Artists, who performed during the cocktail hour, and a caricature artist created amusing drawings for the guests. “It was so much fun to come up with these particulars and watching them come to life on the day of,” gushed Payal! Browse through the gallery showcasing the incredibly talented work of CB Art Photography.
That concludes Payal and Viral’s wedding extravaganza, one that left us speechless to say the least. We caught up with Payal to get the inside scoop of her wedding planning and the entire experience. Here's what she had to say:
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I was lucky enough to be able to go to India twice last year in order to shop for the wedding. Unfortunately, I did not have any luck finding my "dream" lengha at any shop with ready made clothing. My cousin recommended a design studio that she had used for her own wedding and I decided to give it a shot. It worked out perfectly because I was able to choose the fabric, color, pattern, and dupatta to my exact specifications.
For events other than your ceremony, tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
I have done a lot of bollywood dances growing up, and one in particular that I performed at a competition was Saath Samundar. I still have the outfit I wore and my niece actually wore that outfit and did the exact same dance as me. The thing that made it even more special was the actual dance i performed was playing in the screen behind her.
We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
For the ceremony, I knew I always wanted to use a blush pink color scheme. Pink was my late maternal grandmother's favorite color(her name was also Gulab!). I also wore some of her jewelry on the wedding day and incorporated photos of her and my paternal grandparents into my bouquet. It was so important to me to be able to honor them and include them in one of the biggest days of my life.
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