Most Indian weddings have a group of families there that attend every wedding in the circuit that year and even use the same vendors. So, I get a lot of emails from brides asking for ideas that are not run of the mill, and something to make their wedding different from the bunch. I have said it before and I will say it again, if you have your personality shine through you wedding, and truly chose what you like, opposed to what is in style or popular that moment, your wedding will look timeless and unique. Take a look at great job Amita did with these gorgeous images by Yogi Patel,of Global Photography.
Amita on her cocktail hour : Cocktail hour included a lounge type atmosphere and 2 ice loges with the new couples monogram. 3 signature drinks were served including the "marg-Amita" and "pina Kolavada". The reception followed with entrances from the immediate family and bridesmaids and groomsmen. We let everyone entered to a song of their choice. The bride and groom entered to "California love". We thought this song was fitting for us as we both grew up in California and since college have lived out of state.
What I really am just tickeled about is this "pretty in pink" reception color palette. The gold and pink hues set a charming-ly feminine atmosphere, and provide the perfect backdrop for our princess Amita to dance the night away in her matching bridal lengha. Amita is a girly girl, and her wedding shows it through and through. A perfect reflection of our bride marrying her Prince Charming.
Amita on her reception : The reception hall was decorated beautifully and the sweet heart table was a dream with the chandelier hanging from the center over us. There were 50 tables of 12 people each and the centerpieces included flowers that came from countries around the world to incorporate the wedding colors of fuscia and gold. The Reception program began with a same day edit video made by Elysium Productions. This video displayed highlights of the Sangeet, Ceremony and Vidai that had occurred earlier that day. The program also included a dance performed by my brother, sister, and two cousins, some speeches, a father daughter dance during which a short video/picture slideshow played in the background (video clips of me throughout the years from childhood to adulthood with my dad and still pics were intertwined and put to the song of our father daughter dance), a first dance during which rose petals fell on us from above as we danced, and circ de solei style performance. Dinner and dancing followed. All of our 600 guests made it to the dance floor at some point which was exciting to see everyone dancing and enjoying themselves. This was truly a dream wedding.
I am so happy that Amita and Rahul's fairytale wedding came to life so seamlessly, and I want to say thank you to all the vendors that made it possible:
Photography : Yogi Patel, Global Photography / Video : Elysium Productions / Florals & Decor : Square Root / Hair & Make-up : Jeannie Jefferies, Couture Beauty / Coordination : David Yusuf / Caterer : Dehli Palace
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