Today’s wedding feature is brimming with romantic vibes and we can feel the love bursting out of the screen as we celebrate the union between Brinda and Sunny. The duo brought on Partyland Sajawat to help them decorate and bling out their weekend. For the venue location, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City was secured for the fabulous ceremony and reception festivities. On the morning of the wedding, Sonia Collection was brought on to bedazzle the bride in the most shimmery makeup and bombshell hair. For her ceremony look, Brinda opted for a traditional yet fashion forward spin on the Indian bridal wedding lehenga. We’re loving how she chose a richly embroidered white gown with dramatic red pops of color to perfectly blend classic elements of Eastern and Western bridal traditions. Her look was unique and totally inspirational. We adore all the couple’s first look portraits in front of the beautiful Philadelphia architecture. So pretty! As the bride made her way to the venue, Sunny’s baraat, with live music and beats by Akshar Dholis and Luxe Event Entertainment, was coming in full force, signifying the upcoming wedding celebration. Lightyear Studio has delivered all the still images of the event that you can peruse in the full gallery.
Description of the Day
Our weekend kicked off with a welcome party for our friends and family attending from all over the U.S. We chose an outdoor venue for the beautiful summer evening. Themed with Indian street food and drinks (yes, Limca and Thumbs Up included!) mixed with 90s Bollywood movies and music, it was a casual event welcome our guests to our wedding weekend. The following day was Brinda’s South Indian styled and themed Grah Shanti at the DoubleTree, dosa, idli, and silk dhoti sari included! Sunny had his Grah Shanti the weekend before in Chicago with his friends and family. Then, wedding day! Our day started off with Brinda getting ready with/by the amazing Sonia Chaudhary from Sonia Collection. Brinda wore a custom piece made by Aso Palav and wore her mother’s original wedding jewelry. Our first look location was City Hall, Philadelphia – same location Sunny proposed! We were shortly joined by our family and bridal party for some pictures. Then time for Baraat! The baraat was a huge piece of our wedding as we planned to have it from City Hall to the DoubleTree…but for two weeks prior to the day, all weather services forecasted rain. Luckily, the rain stayed away and it was a clear beautiful day! Sunny danced his way with our friends and family from City Hall to the venue, with DJ BK and DJ Sampat live mixing! It was an incredible experience and quite a sight to see. Our mandap and reception décor was fully done by Sachi and Sunita from Partyland Sajawat. They did a fantastic job with everything – everyone loved it! We ended the ceremony with a happy vidai. Our friends and family blew bubbles as we made our exit, officially as Mr. and Mrs.
We began our Gatsby themed reception with cocktail hour with some fun mocktails and finger foods! We started the reception with our first day – Stay With You by John Legend. DJ BK brought the full package to make our reception a hit, complete with lights, tvs, and a video wall! Our friends and family put on a stellar performance. To add to that, Sunny surprised Brinda with a dance performance to Justin Bieber’s Beauty and a Beat. Palak’s Cakes appeased our guests' sweet tooth with three different cakes. Old City Photo Booth provided our guests with such fun props for an enjoyable photobooth experience! Our venue/special-events manager, Brendan Davidson, made sure our weekend went off without a hitch! He and his team are delightful and so organized. They took care of everything, even before we mentioned a thought or question we had. It was just an incredible weekend and we cannot thank our family, friends and vendors enough for being so great!
The lovely ceremony begins in our next post!