Hello, Maharanis! We are kicking off this Thursday with Simer & Andres' nuptial celebration! This fusion wedding combined each other's culture and background to create a dreamy celebration that you will enjoy! For this first installment, we will take you to an outdoor photo shoot that leads into a vibrant and colorful sangeet ceremony. So let's jump right into it! For the first portion of his elegant and fun-loving photo session that was carried out by the talented crew from Steve Koo Photography, we get to take a look at our lovebirds sharing with their bridesmaids and groomsmen. And after it, it transitioned into a romantic and charming photoshoot that showcased the most lovely moments of this pair embracing a traditional Indian style, and we are loving every bit of it! Simer looked breathtaking on her red lengha that was beautifully complemented with the wavy hairstyle and the nude makeup that Jenny Torry Artistry created for her, while Andres embraced his new culture wearing a champagne Sherwani suit. They ended up looking like the princess and the prince of a lovely fairytale! These lovebirds were ready to move on with the vibrant and colorful Sangeet ceremony! This is an event that everyone enjoyed and we want to make a special shoutout to Prashe for the incredible decoration that was created! The color selection and the multicolored floral arrangements provided a harmonious and vivid scenario that we cannot stop seeing! If you want to take a closer look at this pre-wedding ceremony, don't miss the gallery that we have prepared for today!
Dallas, TX Indian Fusion Wedding by Steve Koo Photography
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Andres and I met in medical school under the romantic background of coffee and anatomy. As we got to know each other I realized he was becoming my best friend and who better to be “the one” than that.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We were in Galveston, Texas visiting his brother. We had planned to go on a morning run along the beach, which I tried to get out of because it was chilly outside. Eventually, he convinced me to go and along the way, there was a cardboard box with a puppy inside. On the puppy’s collar was a note saying his name was Ollie and the guy behind me had a question to ask. I turned around and there was Andres on one knee!
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.
Our first decision we made was to get a wedding planner because we were about to move to Chicago to start our residencies and knew planning a wedding in Dallas across the country would be hard. We met Meredith through a recommendation from a friend and everything after that was honestly pretty much easy! She got to know us and was able to make really personalized recommendations that fit our idea perfectly.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I entrusted that to my sister who was in India at the time. I knew I wanted traditional red for my Indian lengha and she designed the rest. It turned out perfectly. For my traditional American wedding dress me and my went dressing shopping alone after I had almost quit searching for one. Once I tried on the one we both knew instantly and got it on the spot.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Cake tasting, it was a dream come true for a sweet tooth like me.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think I everyone loved how we mixed our cultures throughout the night. Especially the mixes in music that our DJ, Dominic, played. It kept the dance floor packed the whole night.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Standing at the altar about half through our vows, church bells from a church across the street started playing and gave me goosebumps during an already priceless moment.
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.
We did a lady sangeet at my parents' house the night before the wedding. It was as our way of showcasing as much of the vibrancy of Indian Wedding traditions into one night for us. The wedding reception we blended ou Mexican and Indian cultures through food and music. We had elotes during dinner, churros, chai, and kulfi for dessert. The music had mixed Latin songs with a dhol player playing.
We still have more details to share with you, so stick around for more!
Sangeet Venue: Private Home | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Nasher Sculpture Center | Planning & Design: Significant Events of Texas | Floral & Decor: Prashe | Hair & Makeup: Jenny Torry Artistry | Catering: Wolfgang Puck Catering | DJ: LeForce Entertainment | DJ: DJ Jazz | Bridal Fashions: Gowns of Grace | Cake & Treats: Sugar Bee Sweets | Photography: Steve Koo Photography | Videography: Spinning Leaf Films | Event Designer: Significant Events of Texas | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Significantly Said - Significant Events of Texas | Lighting: Beyond | Lighting: LeForce Entertainment | Rentals: BBJ Linen | Rentals: Peerless Tents & Events | Transportation: Blue Diamond Limo | Tuxedos: Jos A. Bank