We knew we were in for something uber special and delightful when we learned that Rimas Films were the master cinematographers behind Akshita and Brandon’s big day! Their way of capturing, editing, and choice of music always strikes the right chord with the wedding aficionados within us! This fusion wedding was a trifecta of festivities that included a Sangeet, ceremony, and a reception hosted at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Hotel. Ketan Shah of Elegant Events orchestrated this joyous fete, and it was so sublime from start to end! “Two days of intensive celebrations and rituals and I never saw the couple looking tired or bored. They were always smiling, laughing, and just radiating happiness…”, remarked Rimas Vasiulius of Rimas Films. And true to every word, the intimate Haldi ceremony gripped us with a feeling of excitement and warmth, as we watched the couple revel in the fun in their coordinated “wifey” and “hubby” tees. Elegant Events stole the show by singularly handling event design, lighting, styling, and floral and decor - what a multi-faceted team! The Sangeet was all about statement and minimalist ethnic decor, so elements like tangerine embroidered umbrellas, and silk cushions in hues of red and saffron reigned plenty. On the day of the ceremony, Brandon looked exuberant as he entered fon a horse in a gold sherwani, dancing away with his family and groomsmen. Speaking of the squads, both the men and women were dressed to perfection in coordinated purple and gold ensembles. Elegant Events set up a remarkable Art Deco style mandap using classic colors like saffron and red. We particularly loved that they utilized the entire stage instead of restricting the decor to the center. Akshita looked like the perfect mix of glamorous and traditional in an ornate red brocade lehenga featuring paisley embroideries, and black accents on the border. An air of mystique surrounded the reception that was lit in lavender hues, and featured crystal decor, stone-studded candelabras, and lots of sequins and sparkle. The stage was done up in tones of antique gold with three structures, and the middle one that consisted of a crisscross panel of candles was particularly enchanting. Akshita’s beaded ivory sari-gown was a showstopper outfit, and the muted Makeup by Mala was the cherry on the cake. The night of waltzes, singing, and speeches came to a close with DJ Ravi entertaining the guests, and Moghul Caterers pleasing their palates with scrumptious fusion cuisine. Canela Bakery baked a marvelous wedding cake that was the perfect finishing touch. All the fun and frolic was captured brilliantly by the award winning photographer duo, Katya and Arthur, from StoryMotion Studios. Watch this fairytale come to life by hitting play on the video!

Akshita, Brandon and Rimas Films totally took away the hump from our day! Come back tomorrow because you are so in for a treat with what we have in store for you!

Venues: Hilton McLean Tysons Corner | Floral & Decor: Elegant Events | Draping/ Styling: Elegant Events | Lighting: Elegant Events | Event Design: Elegant Events | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Mala | Mehndi: Makeup by Mala | Cake: Canela Bakery | DJ & Entertainment: Dj Ravi