Today’s wedding feature has me falling head over heels. My favorite part of my job is to be able to venture out to all parts of the world and being part of a bride’s big day. There is just something so charming about being able to relive special memories over and over again. Today’s Indian Fusion wedding celebrates Michelle and Paraag and their whimsical love story is one for the fairy tale books. The bride and groom experienced both worlds of their upbringing and no Indian wedding celebration would be complete without festive pre-ceremony celebrations. With the beats of Nachle DJ Entertainment, guests were entertained with dance performances and succulent Indian cuisine at the AT&T Hotel & Conference Center. Head into the gallery by Studio Uma for all the whimsical images and peek our favorites down below.
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We are both physicians and met during our family medicine residency. He was my senior and I was a new intern. He says the first time we met I did not give him the time of day; that quickly changed! I knew he was the one for me when I could be my honest quirky self with him and feel complete with him by my side.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
He proposed to me at Vino Vino which is the restaurant he took me to for our first date. He waited until after dinner and as they brought out dessert, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I was fortunate to have my husband's family help me when we visited India. I love pink and so that was definitely a consideration. We found both my wedding sari and sangeet lengha in Lucknow.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our Christian wedding vows were very special to us, as well as having his maternal aunt sing during my entrance for the Hindu ceremony. We were so blessed with our loving families support and presence.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Always take time for each other. Try not to get caught up in the tiny details - no one will notice but you. Enjoy each other and don't sweat the small stuff.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
We had great food for each event that highlighted each of our backgrounds. The indian cuisine was fantastic. We also had Michelle make paisley cookies to serve after the Hindu ceremony which were decorated in a henna design. In addition our wedding cake and groom's cake were fabulous. Our groom's cake was modeled after the bottle of wine he proposed over and our wedding cake had an ombre of teal fading to pink with a gold henna design.
We have a sweet Indian wedding coming right up!