Welcome back to all the glory of Puja and Amey’s wedding. The bride’s beauty regime was accompanied by the charming bridal party who helped the bride prepare her special look. She opted for a maroon bridal lehenga with heavy embroidery work and an awesome bridal jewelry design she exclusively revealed to her soon-to-be-husband before the ceremony in an intimate first look moment at the aisle! Kelly Karsten Florals infused the ceremony with a summer vibe, adding the prettiest palm leaves and colorful blooms to the wonderful mandap stage designed by B3 Event Management. The ceremony took place at the Hilton Columbus at Easton where the enchanting rituals and blessings were beautifully preserved by SIA Photography in a very well capture sequence of images that shows us how these two became husband and wife! Don’t miss any detail and see the beautiful pictures of the lovely union in our full gallery!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met my groom through online dating. I knew he was the one when we couldn’t stop talking to each other. We would text 24/7 and could talk about literally anything without getting bored!
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The proposal was such a surprise! I was out to brunch with a friend and when I came back to the apartment, there were candles and rose petals all over. After he proposed, he surprised me with a video of all my family & closest friends sharing their congrats. We spent the rest of the day celebrating with our friends. It was perfect!
 
Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
Planning an Indian wedding is always stressful based on the number of events there are but everything turned out perfect! Since I work in the creative industry and already had a vision for how I wanted everything to look, it didn’t take me long to find vendors who could make it all come to life. I wanted a jewel tones decor & floral theme that was unique from what other people have done. I also wanted palm trees running down the aisle which turned out amazing! The most important details for me were the food and the DJ- which both turned out amazing!!
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
All of my dresses came from India and I wanted colors that would coordinate well with my decor for photos. I chose burgundy and gold for my wedding outfit & my groom's and navy for the wedding party. Although I loved my wedding outfits, my favorites were my Sangeet and reception dresses. My Sangeet dress was a pink floral lehenga from Mahima Mahajan and my reception dress was custom made from Gaurav Gupta.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable parts of planning for me were the small creative details that really made our wedding special and unique. We made a giant movie poster backdrop & banners with our photos on them for the reception, funny Snapchat filters, creative signature cocktail signs, custom place cards, fun bridal party gifts, etc. that really helped set our wedding apart. (all from The Girl in Tulle)
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Based on what our friends and family have told us, everyone especially loved the food at all the events and how smooth and organized the entire weekend was. Everything was perfectly on time and all the dances and speeches were fun and ran pretty quickly!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The most memorable moment of the wedding for me was walking down the aisle with my dad. It was so surreal seeing all my family and friends in the same room and it made everything finally feel real. I also loved the reception after party we had. My sister planned for a huge buffet of food for everyone (including chips & queso- my favorite) and it was so much fun just relaxing and being able to hang out with all our family and friends.
 
For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
My favorite decor for the weekend was the Sangeet. My decorator and I had spent the least time discussing it but it turned out so amazing and we even had a bike trolley to take photos with. We also had dances and singers perform at the Sangeet which was so much fun! I also loved our reception cake. I had found the exact cake I wanted on Pinterest & Short North Piece of Cake was able to duplicate it exactly! 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don’t stress about the planning! Have fun with it and let the little things go because you won’t even notice them on the day of and everything will turn out great!
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
 I absolutely loved the venue we used. (Hilton Easton). The guests loved how they could walk to so many restaurants, shopping, etc. and we had so much fun working with our contact. (Karen)
 

We are going directly to the splendid reception! Stay around, loves!

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Floral & Decor: B3 Event Management | Cakes & Treats: Short North Piece of Cake | Ceremony & Reception: Hilton Columbus at Easton | Planning & Design: Karen Barwick - Hilton Columbus at Easton | Floral & Decor: Kelly Karsten Florals | Catering: Tadka | Catering: Banana Leaf Catering | DJ: DJ Khan | Paper Goods/Backdrops/Accessories: The Girl in Tulle | Photography: SIA Photography | Bridal Fashion: Mahima Mahajan | Sangeet | Bridal Fashion: Gaurav Gupta | Reception |