We are often overwhelmed by the elaborate details alone, but this time, it was the video that completely swept us off! Punya & Ravi’s film by the very skilled Tall Productions was spot-on in terms of timing, locations, expressions, and just the perfect juxtaposition of music and slow-mo shots! That wouldn’t be possible without the artistic work of Mandap Creations and Johanna Terry Events who, for the engagement, turned Narin’s Bombay Brasserie into a red-and-gold extravaganza. Red Lotus Henna Company provided all the mehndi services on the night before the engagement ceremony. A Lord Ganesha motif made from red flowers adorned the stunning sequin gathered white backdrop, over which red tulle with shiny underlays were pleated and draped like curtains. We loved Punya’s au courant choice of an ombre peach and coral sari paired with a gold sequin blouse. Ravi donned a cream bandhgala with a floral printed dupioni silk vest in red. The after-party styling was turned up a notch with edgy styling, owing to the spectacular, glass-covered venue, The Astorian. Black and gold were colors of the evening. Black chiavari chairs and gold candelabras filled the space, and the savory treats from Celebrity Cupcakes and Bite Macaron were set up using mason jars at the dessert bar. Punya and Ravi’s party had the cutest displays of their photos, taking us on a journey all the way from their childhood to this momentous celebration. “We had personal touches throughout - our favorite Indian foods, a dessert bar with selections from our favorite dessert spots in Houston, a deconstructed photo-booth (aka the selfie booth), life-size cardboard cutouts of Ravi and I,” recalled Punya. She looked gorgeous in an embroidered gown from Jade by Monica and Karishma, heavily layered in blue and purple tulle waist-down. Blush and Glow enhanced her to perfection with a sleek updo and an ethereal glow. Ravi made for a suave groom in black tuxedo with accents of pink and purple accessories. In the bride-to-be's words, “the weekend culminated on Sunday night where there were speeches, games, dinner, and a ton of dancing fueled by DJ Zee - including a performance by the Rice Bhangra team we both performed on as college students.” Go ahead and hit play to dance along! 

 This amazing video was complemented by the talents at Biyani Photo. Is there a better way to wish you all a happy Hump Day? We don’t think so! 

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Cinematography: Tall Productions | Floral & Decor: Mandap Creations | Photography: Biyani Photography | Bollywood Dance Performers: Rice Bhangra | Bridal Fashion: Jade by Monica & Karishma | Cakes & Treats: The Chocolate Bar Houston | Catering: Narin's Bombay Brasserie | Dj & Entertainment: DJ Zee | Floral & Décor: Johanna Terry Events | Hair & Makeup: Blush & Glow | Mehndi: The Red Lotus Henna Company | Venue: The Astorian |