We are excited to bring you all the highlights of Sheena and Ankit's fabulous wedding at the exclusive Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport. Here, our sweet duo chose to hold their two-day wedding festivities, starting off with a Moroccan theme Sangeet night that announced and honored the upcoming marriage and was followed by a sweet Hindu wedding ceremony. The union took place under a majestic white carved mandap that later was cleverly transformed into the reception stage by the acclaimed décor team of Pearl Celebrations. Sheena made her grand entry in a glorious peach outfit for her ceremony and in a unique blue design for her reception, Michelle J Falcone gave the bride a natural makeup look for both events that seamlessly completed the charm of her outfits. Premier MVP DJs’ music provided the primary element at the reception, ensuring the couple had the best night of their lives! Regal Palette Studio immortalized the beauty of the couple and the best memories of this unforgettable day in a lovely film you will find below!
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Ankit proposed to me right outside of the restaurant where we first met! I knew something was up because he was acting strangely on the walk over. After he proposed, people sitting outside at the restaurant started clapping and cheering from across the street, and neither of us realized we had an audience!
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 enjoyed wedding planning for the most part! We decided to have our wedding in May, and we knew we wanted a hotel venue that could accommodate us for the Sangeet the night before the wedding and reception. We chose the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, and that made things convenient for our out of town guests. My wedding and reception outfits were purchased in India, and I got to design both of them to customize the looks. For the Sangeet, I loved my mom's engagement sari, so I had it made into a skirt, had a matching blouse made, and found a matching dupatta. For the decor, I wanted the events to look simple and elegant. Our Sangeet theme was Moroccan with lanterns as centerpieces and eggplant and teal as the colors. For the wedding, our mandap was gold and ivory with candlelight in the aisle. The reception remained in the gold and ivory theme with taupe linens added into the mix. We had our reception centerpieces as submerged white calla lilies and floating candles. We really had great experiences with all of our vendors- they made the events amazing and now we have fabulous memories!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I wanted to wear a light pink lengha for my wedding because my mom wore a baby pink saree for her wedding! My mom and I went to India to shop, and we came across an article online for wedding shopping in New Delhi, which directed us to Bhumika Grover's shop. I got to design my lengha based on her selection in the store and added my personal touch to have it made just how I wanted.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was the cake tasting for us!
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the wedding weekend as much as you can because it really flies by so quickly. Take a moment to take it all in with your husband!
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