It's time to see Gouri and Tawady get married in style at one of the most romantic wedding venues in Atlanta, Georgia, —The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North! The mandap is perfectly draped in bright, orange-white fabric and an elegant chandelier. Our South Indian bride looks confident and excited in her Angadi Silks sari, as she does her proverbial walk down the aisle to marry the Maharaja of her dreams. Alternative Life Photography & Design catches all the joy and laughter of our terrific twosome as they embark on their journey to everlasting bliss. Check out the gallery to see more prized moments from their sweet ceremony!

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From the bride, on family and friends helping:

"I know people always say this but the wedding couldn’t have happened without all the help from family and friends. I had so much family that came all the way from India for the wedding, even my grandmother. They had been waiting for my wedding to make their trip out here. My family really wanted to help out so I put them to work :). They helped make the center pieces, cooking a special Karnataka sweet for over 300 guests (this took FOREVER), cutting out countries for the table names, ironing, printing out the invitations, coordination on the day of the wedding and cooking all the food for the haldi puja, which everyone LOVED. It wasn’t just family from India, but my parent’s local Atlanta friends, friends from far away, Rajesh’s family and his family’s friends. So many people were helping us, we felt very loved. They truly had their hand in every aspect of this wedding. I can unequivocally say we couldn’t have done this wedding without all their help."

On a special moment:

"There were a lot of magical moments; it will be hard to pick just one.  So I’ll pick one of the most memorable/ surprising/ “I love him so much moments.  It was during the wedding portion. It happened during the part where Rajesh and I finally see each other and I have to touch his feet after some of the puja. So I touch his feet, as the bride is expected, and get up and the next thing I know he is doing the same! Everyone was so surprised. Some of my girlfriends were cheering.  I can honestly say he thought it was part of the puja to also touch my feet (which I think might need to be added).  But it just shows you how much he thinks of me as equal and that I deserve the same respect. I will never forget that moment and the face he had when he looked at me after he did it."

Portaits are next!

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Venues: The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North | Photography: Alternative Life Photography & Design | Hair & Makeup: Mytypeofmakeup by Maha Karim | Ceremony Fashion: Angadi Silks | Bride's Reception Fashion: Samyakk | Groom Fashion: Ahmed's - Banglore India | Bridal Jewelry: Malabar Gold & Diamonds | Cakes & Treats: Publix | Catering: Chopaati | Cocktail Hour and Dinner: Madras Chettinaad