The time has come for Tarina and Viresh to attend their Indian wedding and reception at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center in Texas! Prashe Decor sets the scene for both occasions with a bountiful bevy of white and pink flowers gracing the ceremony mandap as well as the fifty-foot Winter-themed crystal encased stage at the evening soiree! The dinner tables look elegant adorned with a mixed variety of roses and hydrangea centerpieces! But I must say—nothing can hold a candle to our starring couple who look amazing in their bridal and reception ensembles. I especially love Tarina's reception look! Fashion Face dolls her up to perfection, with glittering gold eye shadows and long, flowing locks! And how handsome is Viresh is his tuxedo?! What a picture-perfect couple! Hats off to Electric Karma International for planning this fairy tale dream wedding come true! Come with me to the gallery to relive every moment captured by A&A Photography and Video!
From the bride, on the wedding style:
"My favorite color is pink so I knew what colors I wanted in my wedding outfit already. I wanted to incorporate the traditional red but add some pink to it. I chose color themes around my outfits really. My favorite designer is Sabyasachi and I already knew which outfit of his I wanted for my sangeet. I had to do some research for my actual wedding outfit and picked it based on colors and not designer. My reception outfit, I had an idea of the design and color scheme, which incorporated a more subtle baby pink in it and had wanted a winter wonderland type of theme. Viresh and I both came up with our themes together, though I think he mostly agreed with any ideas I had."
"I enjoyed almost all of it- though it was very stressful at the time! When I look back, I really miss it. I miss getting together with all the planners, having late nights coming up with ideas, brainstorming for something new and different for each event. Viresh and I traveled to India together with our moms to shop for the wedding and we went to 4 different cities and got outfits from those 4 different cities and we had sooo much fun!! We went to Calcutta, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Mumbai. I also had fun just having lots of family and friends over for about a month prior to the wedding, helping out with cooking food and planning events. We also had a lot of family dances at the sangeet and so every night for a month prior, we had dance practice with all the parents and had lots and lots of laughs during that entire month, it was a pretty unforgettable experience!"
On family and friends helping:
"We had a lot of family and friends that helped us out. Some came over to our house almost every day from 8am to 6pm for a month prior to the wedding to cook sweets and snacks for welcome bags in the hotel rooms, sweets for guests at events prior to the wedding, some for the groom's family, and some for the wedding itself. We had help with transportation from them, help with setting up the conference rooms at the hotel for tea, snacks, breakfast and brunch. We had a lot of help of course from our wedding planner Therese Cole Hubbs, decorator Pramel Shah (Prashe Decor) and a very good family friend of ours- Naresh Mittal who organized all of the food for the events- from design setup, to choosing the menu and ideas to coordinating delivery. He also was the one who created a lot of the decor ideas for our garba sangeet."
On a special moment:
"The most magical moment for me without a doubt was my entrance in the wedding and into the mandap. I had my 15 bridesmaids walk in, in front of me as the music played "tare hain baraati" and then I was carried in on a doli that had bright hot pink fabric the same color as my lengha and my brothers carried me in. I was carried up high above the crowd of people and as I looked straight ahead, I could just see my parents there smiling, waiting for me. I could imagine what they were seeing as well, me coming in for my wedding, being carried by my brother and cousin brothers. It was an amazing moment for me and everyone around me- I noticed tears in all their eyes. After we got to the mandap, I was carried up to my chair from the doli by my mamas (mom's cousin brothers). The song was so beautiful and perfect for the moment."
On the first dance:
"We danced to "Tum Hi Ho"- I love this song and introduced Viresh to it. After having been on only three dates with him, we were getting ready to go somewhere and he was helping me put my shoes on and that was when I realized he was the sweetest person ever. At that time, this song was playing in the background and I remembered that moment very clearly and thought of it as one of our songs."
"Our wedding invitations were made by Ravish Kapoor- a celebrity wedding card designer in India, who recently made Shahid Kapoor's wedding invitations and has made cards for movie sets like Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani and movie stars like Shilpa Shetty and Karishma Kapoor. They have featured our wedding invitation on their instagram and Facebook pages. My wedding and reception jewelry were bought from Calcutta, wedding was real uncut diamonds, I love the look of uncut diamonds! The reception jewelry was simple real diamond necklace and earrings. The mehndi artist is a new-to-Houston artist that has moved from New York and has done mehndi for Bollywood films such as Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna- her work was amazing! The venue we had our main events at was the Woodlands Waterway Marriott, an absolutely gorgeous venue where the staff and people that we worked with were wonderful and unbelievably kind and efficient. Our seven tier cake was one of the best cakes I have ever tasted and we got it from Cakes by Gina. We have been getting cakes made by her for small and large events for many years now and just love the taste! All flowers, bouquets were from prashe decor whom we used for all events at our home and at the venue. Our DJ- Chani from Desi Junction Deejays and his crew Prince and Sibin really made the entire wedding week come together with an unforgettable reception night! He played music continuously until 3:30am and still had guests both young and old- from 5 years all the way up to 90 years dancing until 3:30 in the morning! We had set up a midnight snack for guests with food from taco cabana which really hit the spot for those staying up so late. The party continued at an after party at the bride's brother's suite until 5:30am. I have heard multiple times from people that this was the most fun wedding they have ever been to. Our DJ said he had never had so many adults/older people dance nonstop so late into the night!"
Have a great rest of your day, gals!