Hello there, ladies! We know you were so captivated by Saras & Jeff's first look photoshoot that you were dying to see more of this sweet couple. So, you will be thrilled to know that we still have many more details to share with you! This time, we are taking you inside the halls of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts for you to delight yourself with all the beauty surrounding the magical wedding ceremony that united these two lovebirds in marriage. Without any question, this was the dreamy wedding celebration Saras & Jeff always wanted, and you want to know how we know this? Well, it is because this life-changing event said perfection anywhere you looked! Simply take a moment to admire the magical Mandap and decor crafted by April Robin, it is all captivating and eye-striking beyond words. The soft-colored hues, the multicolored floral arrangements, and the ideal placement of all the ornaments created a perfect backdrop for this special celebration. And talking about perfection, we cannot forget about the superb planning and execution of this wedding ceremony done by Kaleidoscope Weddings. They showcased all their talent and expertise in making a dreamy wedding come to life. How amazing is that! If you don't want to miss any detail of this fabulous wedding ceremony, make sure to take a look at all the shots captured by Twisted Oaks Studio in today's full gallery. It will take your breath away, plus, will get tons of inspiring ideas!
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
My proposal was absolutely the cutest thing! Since I am originally from Tampa, Florida (I am a true Floridian and love my state), Jeff knew it would be important for me to get engaged at home. In addition to that he chose one of my favorite locations (which is the beach) with our most precious little Nico. I could tell that he was acting a bit nervous when we were walking on the beach and it become more apparent when he had to take random pictures near a lifeguard stand until he got on one knee. Perfect day!
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.
To start the planning process, I did a lot of research online. This was a very busy time in my life as I was completing my last year in fellowship so I tried to do as much as possible during random times. In regard to our venue, we had a number on our list but as soon as we walked into the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA (Hamilton Roof Top Garden) we knew that it was the perfect venue for us! It had an amazing view:) I am also so pleased to have had the opportunity to work with amazing people that made the wedding so special. I cannot thank enough Beauty by Archana/Jassi for my beautiful hair, Mandaps by Dhoom for a beautiful set up for the ceremony, and DJ Ravi Jackson for the can't miss Baraat. In addition, my wedding photos (Twisted Oaks) and videographer (Fiore Films) are the best in the business. We had the Bachelor Boy's for our band and it was such a fun time on the dance floor and we highly recommend them for any wedding!!!! Thank you Jennifer at Kaleidoscope Weddings for coordinating everything on such a busy day.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
For my wedding, I decided to have a traditional South Indian Sari for the Indian ceremony and then a white dress for the reception. Since I was planning my wedding during a busy time in my professional career, I was lucky that my dad and youngest brother were able to go to India and pick out the fabric and colors (gold, red and green) and then tailor them according the bridal party's specifications. Since the wedding was in the summer, I really wanted to have a good color scheme for my bridesmaids and groomsmen. The color that I ended up choosing was glacier and I think everyone looked amazing.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our wedding guests absolutely loved the Baratt and the Indian ceremony. Since it was a fusion wedding, some of the guests had never been to a wedding with Indian components before. They had an amazing experience witnessing the prayers and rituals that were performed for the ceremony in addition to seeing a fun filled Baraat with plenty of dancing!! In addition, we had Alicia Finger for Live Event Painting. During the ceremony, she depicted us during our first dance and it was absolutely amazing. It captured us perfectly and the guests enjoyed watching her and the painting unfold!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I would say the most special moment in the wedding was having my mom and dad walk me down that aisle towards the Mandap. I know this is one of my dad's proudest moments and it made me so happy to see the joy in his eyes (and my mom as well) throughout the night. It was very important for him to have an Indian component to the wedding in addition to having my bothers involved. A family moment that will never be forgotten. The other special thing for me was having a table dedicated to past loved ones on both sides of the family.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
The best words that I can say is to cherish your wedding day because it will go by so fast (with a blink of the eye). Enjoy the moment with your family and friends because this is truly a celebration for all involved.
We hope you are enjoying this celebration as much as we are. If so, don't miss the upcoming wedding reception!