Today, we feature the unique Indo-Guyanese wedding of Amrita and Anthony in New York! For two high school sweethearts, what could be more fitting than exchanging vows in a lush wedding celebration at the premier venue Antun's by Minar! Our talented bride beautifully executed her self-planned wedding and looked stunning on a bright crystal lehenga set. Amrita joined her charming groom Anthony at a fantastic floral mandap designed by Royal Charms Inc., which showcased joyful colors like yellow and hot pink! The bright colors prevailed during the entire celebrations including the whimsical cushion jeweled wedding cake, designed by Cakes by Stefania’s pastry team, it was sliced by the newlyweds at their glitzy and glamorous wedding party! This Indian-Caribbean wedding paid homage to the couple’s heritage and entirely reflected the bride and groom personalities. The intricate rituals, blessings, and festivities of the union were captured by MaxPhoto NY in a beautiful video footage that will make this couple remember all the best moments of their grand day! Check out their wedding video below!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met in Thomas Edison High school in October of 2005. I literally felt like our souls reached out to one another at eye contact and just knew this was it.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Anthony took me to see the Empire State Building one evening on October 10th 2015. It was the Eve of our 10 year anniversary. We were looking out to the beautifully lit city of NYC when at the stroke of midnight (our 10 year anniversary) he told me how much I meant to him and how happy I made him and how much he loved me and he then got down on one knee and proposed!
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 am a control freak with OCD who never likes to accept help. I planned my entire wedding by myself, hand picking every single detail with Anthony. I handmade everything I could to save cost such as favors, programs and I even decorated my own Henna Sangeet night.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I went to browse a store in Richmond Hill called Sanskriti Inc. And with no intention of buying I fell in love with an outfit. I didn't want to rush and purchase at the first stop but once I tried it on and my mother who was with me started to cry, I knew this was the one.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I think the most enjoyable part of the planning was hand making my centerpieces. I purchased everything and had one evening where my sister's, mom, sister in law and my two 4-year-old nieces at the time help me paint and put it together. It warmed my heart to know my nieces had a hand In helping me put the finishing touch on my centerpieces.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The guesses loved the vibrant colors of the decor done by non-other than Hasina Ahmed of Royal Charms!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Well, there are 2 things, When my family " gave " me away during kanyadan and Anthony kept sneaking little kisses on the cheek whenever he could!
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.
I LOVED my decor especially my isle and my flowers at the head and foot of my isle. The colors were a bright fuscia pink with pops of red and yellow. I also loved that I was able to do it a little differently and have my ceremony and reception in the same day, even though that isn't a traditional way to do it in Guyanese Hindu weddings. I loved my reception outfit. Instead of wearing the American white wedding dress, I wanted to keep to my custom as much as possible and instead wore a white crystal lengha.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
When planning your wedding Be true to your self as a couple in terms of style and budget which is extremely important.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I had a very special detail on my synthetic brooch bouquet, which was my grandfather's picture, who passed away the year before.
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