Puja and Amey’s first public appearance as a married couple took place right after their marriage ceremony at the Hilton Columbus at Easton whose brilliant planning staff ensured the day was the most unforgettable with all the events going without a hitch. Short North Piece of Cake created a fantastic watercolor wedding cake that resembles a vibrant painting. To follow the same ceremony décor theme, Kelly Karsten Florals provided all the palm leaves and multicolor flowers that combined with B3 Event Management’s jaw-dropping stage and created the perfect ambiance for the newlyweds! Illuminated by floating candles, Puja and Amey were photographed by SIA Digital Studio, the photo team captured the couple’s best poses wearing their fabulous reception outfits. I’m especially loving Puja’s selection for her big party, her unique choli design was a true statement and helped her steal the limelight! Take a look at our favorite moments of this incredibly beautiful love story in our full gallery.
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)
If you are already brainstorming for your big day, don’t miss our posts tomorrow!
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 Digital Studio | Bridal Fashion: Mahima Mahajan | Sangeet | Bridal Fashion: Gaurav Gupta | Reception