This is the perfect reception to get 2012 started off on a high note because it is filled with great ideas, the prettiest style and a totally-in-love couple. I am just head-over-heels swooning over this dazzling jhoomar or bridal hair ornament, carved in kundan that is the perfect complement to her dazzling blue and purple lengha. Unlike earrings, necklaces, and even tikkas, a jhoomar is ideally only worn on formal occasions like a wedding. Thanks to the hard work of Preeti of Preeti Exclusive and BnB Photography, we can see how this simply divine blue, purple and white color palette works wonders. And since the groom proposed to his Maharani in Paris, what an adorable idea to have mini Eiffel Towers for the table cards!
Congratulations to Kirti and Kumar!
From their wedding planner, Preeti:
Kirti & Kumar had so many details as a part of their big day! One may have found it overwhelming, but they both were just such a wonderful & relaxed couple prior to & the day of. It's amazing that the day before it POURED rain & exactly a week after their wedding, their venue was evacuated due to Hurricane Irene! What a picture perfect day they had. Each touch & detail had a significant meaning to their dates, honeymoon, family, favorite ___ (place, song, fruit, etc). Yes - fruit! :) With Kumar being a DJ, he had the most extensive cocktail hour song list, I had ever seen a groom give to a DJ, as well his dance list! What was really special was that he created his own mix to the bridesmaids entrance song as well as their first dance song. He even gave her a very special gift before the baraat started - a music box that looks like a turntable, playing their favorite song.
Their ceremony started off very traditional with an elaborate mandap filled with florals, red & gold fabric & bling! Their aisle way had fabric swags with candelabras with florals placed on the pedestals. Kirti came in on a palki up to the main door & changed the pace a tad with something a little more modern…walking down the aisle with her dad, carrying a bouquet. After the ceremony, everyone, including the couple, went to have lunch. Kirti & Kumar really wanted to have a long table set up so they could break bread with their family & friends. Unfortunately, we just couldn't make it work, but they were very happy to have reserved tables with immediate family members. After they ate, we did the joote do paise lo game. After which, everyone was off to the terrace to see the beautiful doves released right before the vidhai.
During the break, my team had a big task at hand to make sure all of the couple's details were showcased. It still blows my mind that Pennylane Productions was able to make that amazing video edit of the morning to show to the guests in the evening.
Kumar proposed to Kirti in Paris so there were a few Parisian details through out the evening, such as the specialty drink was Moscato (their fav wine in France), mini Eiffel Towers to put the place cards on and the guests received mini reed diffusers as favors that had a baroque print (oh la la) on them. A few modern touches met traditional touches as the guests arrived at cocktail hour. They had a "wishing well" where you placed your "wishes" (the card stock was carefully chosen AND cut by Kirti to match the theme). The guests then placed their wish w/ a hook on a manzanita tree - which is modern, but the sign that Kirti made with the instructions had traditional peacock embellishments on them.
Some centerpieces also consisted of manzanita branches with crystal garlands, rose pomanders & led candles hanging in paper lanterns that Kirti also brought to the venue. Some were the candelabras used in the ceremony with added embellishments. The shorter centerpieces had similar florals (white lilies, gerba daisies, dendrobium orchids, roses & pink lisianthus), peacock feathers & real jasmine garlands around them to give a true authentic scent in the room as you walked in. Each table was renamed with carefully selected "favorites" The names also had a picture on them as a description or why it was their favorite. K&K really put a lot of thought into this. They had a table named Acai, Moscato, Paris, a few restaurants, the Book of Eli & a few others.
The food was delicious & the party was a huge success!