The party blasted off to a whole new stratosphere of fun when Jessica and Adhitya’s spectacular reception shindig at the Barclay Villa began! The couple descended a grand staircase to cheers from their adoring guests. The venue was an elegant masterpiece, filled with earthy yet lux touches by Jennifer V. Event Design and Planning that made the ambiance warm and romantic. This talented couple immediately put on their dancing shoes and performed a lovely first dance that had the crowd going wild. After a champagne toast, the cutting of the chic white cake, and savory bites by Catering Works Inc., the couple was raring to let loose! Jessica and Adhitya told us their favorite combination of their diverse backgrounds was in the fusion of reception music. DJ Rang led the charge with euphoric beats, with the couple requesting an eclectic mix of tunes included Jason Mraz, Kishore Kumar hits from the ‘60's, ‘70's and ‘80's era, and fun, Bollywood and Tamil hits. This list makes us want to get up and sashay out of our chair! The newlyweds told us that the dance floor was filled to the brim from the second the first song played. Readers take note: An Eastern meets Western playlist incorporating a multitide of genres and eras will always be a bona fide hit on the dance floor! Relive the action in the full gallery by In His Image Photography. And make sure to scroll below for all the behind the scenes scoop from this lovely duo!
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We’ve finally arrived at the big moment! Jessica and Adhitya were wed under the sunshine drenched Noth Carolina sky in a refreshing outdoor ceremony at the Barclay Villa. Jennifer V. Event Design and Planning jazzed the space up with their artistic flourishes, and the ambiance was uplifting and perfectly suited for this charming duo. We’re loving so many details, such as the adorable ring bearer and flower girls in Indian garb. We are touched that the couple combined their Eastern and Western heritages for a fusion celebration that let both of their heritages shine. For the ceremony, a plethora of Jason Mraz songs were played since Jessica is a huge fan. Perhaps our favorite detail was Jessica’s Carrie Bradshaw-esque blue heels that twinkled playfully under her angelic white gown by David's Bridal. Adhitya’s heart skipped a beat as his beautiful bride made her way down the aisle, dolled up by Chrissie Owenby. The sentimental ceremony sealed the deal, and the duo were thrilled to be pronounced husband and wife! The fun continues with the duo’s glam reception soiree, but in the meantime, you can take a gander at all the precious snaps in the full gallery by In His Image Photography!
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Excited groom Adhitya told Maharani Weddings, “The night that I proposed to her, I was shaking with nervousness until I got down on one knee. As soon as I saw the tears of joy in her eyes, I was shaking with excitement.” Aw! With such an emotional proposal, we knew Jessica and Adhitya’s wedding at Barclay Villa would consist of oodles of hearts, roses, and fuzzy feels. It was very important to the couple to combine their Western and Eastern backgrounds. Since the duo already had a wedding ceremony in India, their Angier, NC nuptial was a traditional Christian wedding with a multitude of Indian flourishes. The resulting celebration perfectly blended two beautiful cultures. We loved the behind the scenes peek at Maharani Jessica readying herself for the most important day of her life surrounded by her sari clad bridesmaids. After being glammed by Chrissie Owenby’s magic, brushes, her sun kissed makeup and tousled waves were pure perfection! And the vibrant blue and orange saris were such a delightful contrast to Jessica’s pristine white gown from David's Bridal. In this post, we share all the pre-wedding shots of the bridal party, and we have to say, this is one handsome bunch! Coming right up is all the emotional ceremonial action, so hurry back! In the meantime, you can peruse the full gallery of portraits by In His Image Photography.
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Picture this setting: your closest family and friends, the beautiful backdrop of Snowbasin Mountain, and the stars of the night forming your own personal ceiling. These are just few elements of Maharani Erin and Sagar’s fusion Indian wedding. The bride was transformed into a Bollywood bride and slipped into a regal gold and navy blue lengha. The motif design work on this majestic gown was spell binding! A treasure trove of lights filled the spacious quarters of the Earl’s Lodge and bathed the venue with the most gracious illumination. This fusion Indian wedding was just spinning with style and grace spearheaded and designed by Kasey Stanislaw. The happy bunch danced away into the wee hours of the night with DJ Gunjan on the turntables churning out all the latest beats. Guests dined on delectable desserts handcrafted in house, no doubt there was a sugar rush; the dance floor was packed with energy! Capturing all the live magic was Mike Bokehaze and we hope we can share the cinematic journey with you soon! The bride was still glowing at the end of the night with the beauty magic of Versa Artistry. Our gallery shot by Claire Marika Photography is overflowing with joy.
Same time, same place tomorrow, Maharanis!
We return with the second installment of Erin and Sagar’s fusion Indian wedding out of the lush state of Utah. After their formal Catholic ceremony, the groom's high energy baraat led by DJ Gunjan, started at the top of Snowbasin Mountain. Guests were elated as they took a gondola ride to reunite with the bride’s family where the high energy dance off continued for another 25 minutes. The bride and groom held their outdoor Indian wedding at the Needle’s Lodge with floral embellishments by Harvest Moon Events. One of my favorite elements of this wedding was the oversized and colorfully pigment malas that the bride and groom gracefully draped on each other’s necks. A sky blue mandap with wooden frames was both earthy and unique; two elements that work well in outdoor Indian weddings. Behind the lens was Claire Marika Photography snapping away with all the images that you can find in our gallery.
We have an ultra classy wedding reception on the way!