New York City weddings always come with an unparalleled charm, so Nirupama and Athmeya’s wedding was right up our alley for so many reasons, we don’t know where to begin! Off late, we’ve been swooning over the idea of a wedding festooned in rich, striking colors (we blame Fall!), so when we saw Nirupama and Athmeya’s nuptial photos, particularly the customary getting-ready shots, we fell in love and we fell hard! Charmi Peña Photography’s meticulous shots were a visual feast! The fresh Jasmine flowers adorned on top of Nirupama’s long braid were simply delightful. Nirupama and her bridesmaids were dressed in pink and purple Kanjeevaram saris respectively, draped by Karen from Bridal Gal, and they toasted to the bride right before she walked down the aisle at NYU Kimmel Center. Nirupama’s heirloom jewelry included a traditional waist belt, an arm cuff, and a full necklace set. We lost our hearts to the cozy, first-look photos of the couple; Athmeya’s mustard yellow raw silk kurta perfectly contrasted the bride’s ensemble and the greenery. Although Nirupama didn’t have a lucid idea about the overall look, she “knew (she) wanted to have a traditional look with bright colors.” NYU Kimmel Center seemed like the perfect setting for what Nirupama had in mind. Ravi Verma of Wedding Design expertly translated her vision into a splendid mandap with orange and red flowers, gold accents, and antique gold temple bells, set against luxurious purple drapes. Check out their gallery that simply oozes regal elegance.

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Congratulations to the lovely couple! In the next post, we’ll spill the beans on the entire ceremony so swing by to revel in this blend of tradition and modernity. 

Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Venue (Ceremony): NYU Kimmel Center | Venue (Reception): NYU Rosenthal Pavilion | Catering: Bhatti Indian Grill | DJ: DJ Shilpa | Cakes & Treats: Kitchen3N | Floral & Decor: Wedding Design | Bridal Fashion: Aneesh Aggarwal | Floral & Décor: Three Notch Florals (Cara & Kate) | Centerpieces/Sweetheart Stage