Welcome back, ladies! We hope you are ready to dance and to have some fun because Bharvi & Mithil's wedding reception will cheer you up and will make you want to dance. This vibrant and joyful celebration that was held at one of the ballrooms of the exclusive Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, was the perfect closing for the wedding events, as our lovebirds were able to celebrate their recent union surrounded by their loved ones at the same time that they were having fun! All the guests had a night to remember, thanks to the talented and versatile DJ from XtraHotDjs Entertainment & Event Design who played the perfect melodies to set the musical mood for this reception party, making everyone dance the night out. The laughs, the dances, and the good vibes did not stop throughout the whole evening and Bharvi & Mithil had the perfect reception they always wanted! We want to make a special shoutout to Cassie Valente Photography for the incredible shots that were taken during this event! Through each of these shots, we can relieve this magical moment just as if we were there, and by just taking a look at them, we can tell that this is going to be an everlasting love story. If you don't want to miss any detail of this vibrant celebration, go check today's gallery!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
In 2010, Mithil and I unknowingly resided in Georgia Tech freshman dorms just 3 minutes away from each other. It wasn’t until Spring 2011 when i met Mithil while I was studying with his roommate. For the next year, we continued to enjoy each other’s company and slowly it turned into something more than friendship. I knew he was "the one" when I wanted to study more and more with his roommate just so I can spend some time with Mithil during our breaks ;)
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
After dating for over 5 years, Mithil decided it was time to escalate things. He convinced me and few other friends to head down to Destin, Florida for some beach time fun. Little did I know, there’d be dozen other friends in Florida waiting to surprise me. Given Mithil's past puzzle hunt adventures, I didn't suspect anything out of the ordinary when he organized a puzzle hunt which comprised of various puzzles we solved along our journey to Florida. Each successful answer led us closer to the treasure chest which contained the biggest treasure of all, the key to my heart (in this case, it was shaped like a ring).
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.
We did not hire a wedding planner as I (the bride) was pretty familiar with the wedding planning process since my brother got married a year ago in Atlanta as well. We also benefited from having a long engagement (1.5 years) and thus we didn’t feel rushed in the planning process and had the time to research the vendor options. we knew we wanted an outdoor wedding and given the guest count of over 300 people, our options with outdoor event space were limited in the metro Atlanta area. We visited the Hilton Marietta Hotel and fell in love with the outdoor veranda which overlooked the golf course and the rolling hills. We knew this was the location for us! Unfortunately, it rained during the wedding day so we used the ballroom for the ceremony. For Garba, we had a hand painted tree/branch backdrop with parrots. In front of the backdrop we had a rickshaw which was so much fun for everyone to take pictures with. We both love the outdoors and wanted our wedding to have a rustic outdoor feel to it. The decorator did a phenomenal job with mixing those two elements and gave us a gorgeous mandap full of greens, blush pink florals and white florals hanging from the mandap ceiling. The aisle pieces were rustic lanterns with various shades of pink florals hanging out.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew from the start that I wanted to wear pink on my wedding day - pink has always been my color and its very flattering on me. I decided to wear a hot pink bridal lengha by Aneesh Agarwal. For my reception outfit, I wore an ivory lengha by Sajda by Suman
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Our favorite part of planning was the overall theme/design. We were in love with outdoor and rustic theme; there's just something about nature that makes it so beautiful. Coming up with the details of every aspect of the day and seeing it come to fruition was awesome! Food tasting was another very fun aspect - who doesn't enjoy an excuse to eat 5 servings of cake without feeling guilty?!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
In general our guests still remind us to this day how fun the entire wedding weekend was from start to finish. Guests especially loved the rustic theme for the wedding and a very personable reception where they heard very personal and heartfelt speeches from family members and bridal party. Based on this feedback we received from hundreds of guests, we highly advise couples planning their wedding that perfection isn’t possible but fun and memorable definitely is.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
During my mendhi night, Mithil surprised me with a beautiful and grand gesture of a surprise 10-minute fireworks show. I was completely surprised and couldn't have asked for a better way to kick off the wedding weekend. The moments only became more and more special event after event. Thanks to our excellent photographers and videographer, we will get to relive those special moments every anniversary!
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.
To complement the rustic theme from the ceremony, the reception centerpieces were a mix of 30 inch tall centerpieces that looked like floating bouquets and these geometric terrariums with white and blush roses and hydrangeas surrounded with lots of greens. Our first song was Stand By Me by Ben E King. As a surprise, Mithil and his mom joined my father and I halfway through the father-daughter dance turning it into a father-daughter and mother-son medley. There were other surprised during the dance performances as well. I joined my bridesmaids towards the finale song and surprised Mithil. But the real surprise was when Mithil joined his groomsmen during their finale song. This was truly a surprise since Mithil is not the biggest fan of dancing.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Create a dedicated wedding email account to help you stay organized. Take your time with the planning and try to not get stressed. Take advice from everyone but don’t let people influence the final decisions to the point where it is not something that you want. Relax and plan a fun day for you, your significant other, and your guests. Perfection isn’t possible but fun and memorable is.
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