After chatting for months on social media Lisa & Devan met in Austin for the weekend and sparks flew. Countless dates, phone calls, dinners, walks, and coffees continued until the bride’s birthday trip in Arizona. As the sun was setting, Devan proposed on the Horseshoe Bend trail.
Giving a nod to tradition, the bride settled on an ivory lengha with red detailing. Traditional kundan jewelry and bangles completed her quintessential bridal look. In the evening, they made a turn for something more modern with a chic black tie reception.
The wedding was overflowing with small, thoughtful details infused throughout. The guests enjoyed personalized welcome cards, cocktail napkins, a treasured jenga block guest book, and an adorable squad of little ones created a warm and inviting ambiance into the couple’s celebration.
“Don’t sweat the small stuff, enjoy every moment, and know that the things that go wrong, only you will remember. I think that a lot of brides, like myself, are stressed through planning and then before you know it, it’s over!”
Congratulations Lisa and Devan!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Devan in 2016 in Knoxville, TN in a group setting. We didn’t talk much then, but he reached out to be in 2018 via social media. We talked for 9 months before I agreed to us finally going out together. He planned the best weekend for us in Austin and I knew that weekend that we was the one!
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We went to Arizona for my 28th birthday with a group of friends. Devan and I flew in a day early to be able to celebrate my birthday together before everyone else arrived. We had planned to go to a nice dinner and he suggested that we go to Horseshoe Bend before dinner since it was “only a short walk”. It ended up being a mile and a half or so up this rocky path where we watched the sunset and next thing I know, he was down 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.
I booked my vendors a year in advance. I secured my planner, decorator, photographer, DJ, and hair and makeup first. I then booked my draper, henna artist, desserts, etc. I absolutely loved ISHNAE & CO and how welcoming they were. They made me feel absolutely beautiful the entire weekend and they made me feel at ease. I also loved how relaxed and fun our photo/video team was. Navi K Productions team was also great.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I wanted my wedding outfit and reception outfit to be purchased here in the states so that I could see it and pick my colors in person. I knew I wasn’t a “red” bride, but still wanted a touch of red to keep it traditional and bridal. I am glad that I chose an ivory base with red accenting.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I enjoyed working on all of the small details that mattered to me most. I loved my jenga blocks, cocktail napkins, welcome cards, thank you cards, etc. I also loved practicing the dances with my family and husband!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think everyone had a great time at the reception. The dance floor was packed the entire night and the music was great thanks to DJ Vinay with Desi Junctions DJs! This was definitely the highlight of everyone’s weekend.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There were multiple moments like this, but walking down the aisle with my parents and all of the emotions going through my head definitely replays in my head. Our first dance is another moment that I replay often!
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 kept our wedding welcome dance a surprise! That was such a fun dance to work on together and a nice treat for our family and friends.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don’t sweat the small stuff, enjoy every moment, and know that the things that go wrong, only you will remember. I think that a lot of brides, like myself, are stressed through planning and then before you know it, it’s over.
When your wedding week hits, remember that you have planned all year for this and that now is the time for you to enjoy yourself. Be kind to yourself, treat yourself, and enjoy the moment!
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