Edoo Photography does a great job capturing all the memorable moments from this Texas Indian wedding. The bride, in her radiant red and gold sari, could not look more blissful as she marries the man of her dreams. Decor One does a fabulous job with the royal mandap. See more pics from the ceremony in the gallery.
From the bride, on the wedding style:
"For my wedding events, colors drove my vision. In my mind, the mehndi is meant to be super colorful. During my very short trip to India for wedding shopping, I found a pink and blue lengha for the mehndi. These colors sort of made everything else fall into place. My husband wore a blue kurta, and the decoration highlighted every bright color - pink, green, blue, red. The largest deco piece was the stage/mehndi station that had very colorful fabrics draped in the background, with tables, colorful lanterns as center pieces, and umbrellas to serve as the mehndi stations. For the wedding, since I am Telugu and we went for a traditional Hindu ceremony with a touch of an American exchange of vows, I automatically envisioned red, yellow, white, and gold. With the help of my decorator, Nalini from Décor One, I was able to find the perfect open mandap, all white with crystal details. The gold drapes, red roses, white garlands, and aisle with a mix of white flowers with various sized vases, brought pops of color, brightness, and modernity to the ceremony. Of course, the red and gold up-lighting added a whole other dimension to the room. To match with the theme, I designed the wedding ceremony insert for my invitation with the same color scheme – red and yellow."
On a special moment during the ceremony:
"The traditional Telugu Hindu wedding ceremony was beautiful and fun, but of course long! Although we had an MC that allowed the guests to know what was going on, it was hard to keep everyone’s attention on the ceremony. Also I really wanted us to be able to speak during the ceremony. So, after the Hindu part was done, we had an American exchange of vows. We walked back down the aisle away from the mandap to the entrance, where we had a simple decorated arch to serve as an altar. I got an officiant to perform a traditional American vow and ring exchange. Ryan and I were able to speak vows that we understood. The guests were very engaged in that moment, and emotions got the best of everyone. I will always remember that moment of the ceremony."
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