We are back, darlings! We are pleased to share Siya & Jay's romantic wedding today. This celebration started with a joyful Baraat led by Rose Events Entertainment. The Radisson Hotel Hauppauge-Long Island was the ideal backdrop for their wedding day. The elegant ballroom and sophisticated amenities perfectly complemented the out-of-this-world floral and decor arrangements created by Simply the Best Creations. They transformed the venue into a dreamy paradise, leaving all the guests in awe. Tum Hi Ho Events took charge of every aspect of the day, ensuring everything ran smoothly, and the couple and their loved ones could fully enjoy and savor each moment. Thanks to the exquisite bridal fashion by Papa Don't Preach by Shubhika, Siya looked stunning on her wedding day. The intricate mehndi design by Henna For All was a work of art that added a touch of elegance to her overall look. Completing her bridal ensemble was her hair and makeup, flawlessly done by Dolled Up by Lulu. The reception party was lively and energetic, with delicious treats, drinks, and entertainment. The catering, by Rajbhog Foods Inc, served up an array of mouth-watering dishes that tantalized the guests' taste buds. The dessert spread by Dortoni Bakery and Café was a sweet sensation, including a fabulous wedding cake that looked and tasted heavenly. Guests could quench their thirst with delicious cocktails provided by 321Chillz and cool off with some delightful ice gola from Ice Gola Express. And let's not forget about the music that kept everyone on their feet, courtesy of Rose Events Entertainment. Channa Photography captured all the special moments and emotions of the day beautifully. The team's keen eye for detail and creativity shone through in every shot, resulting in stunning and memorable images. Their expertise in lighting and composition ensured that every shot was breathtaking and truly captured the essence of the day. With their exceptional skills, they provided Siya & Jay with beautiful and timeless documentation of their wedding day, which they will treasure for years. Enjoy the gallery we have compiled for you. You'll love every detail!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Jay is from South Carolina, and I am from Long Island, NY. He and I met on Dil Mil. Funny enough, we are from the same "Patel" community, but we never knew each other. Our parents knew of each other but never came across one another. After endless texts and calls, Jay flew out to Boston for the weekend at the time, as I was in my senior year of college. We spent the whole weekend together watching Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix (I am not a zombie girl, whatsoever) and a first date night at The Cheesecake Factory, and you're probably thinking, "The Cheesecake Factory?" but there's a meaning behind it -- Jay thought only cheesecakes were sold there so in true Siya fashion, I had to show him otherwise. We laughed about this and decided this was where we would go for the first date. They always say, "You know when it's the one," well, in my case, it held to be true. I instantly knew he was the one after the first date weekend was over.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Jay proposed in July 2020, smack in the middle of COVID. We were caged for the past few months due to COVID-19 and wanted to see each other as we had not seen each other in four months. We flipped a coin, quite literally; Jay flipped a coin between Las Vegas and Miami. The coin landed in Miami, and while I was planning to just see my love, Jay had bigger plans up his sleeve. After an afternoon of sightseeing in the sweltering heat, Jay popped the question in the South Pointe Park Pier. I was ready forever!
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.
The overall experience of planning the wedding was quite the experience, to say the least. Being the first female to get married on both my mom's and dad's side of the family always comes with perks. I managed to let go of what I could not control but did not compromise on my vendors. We looked at a few venues, but the Radisson in Hauppauge ended up being the best fit for my family due to its proximity to my parent's home. In terms of hair and makeup, I always told Lulu from Dolled Up By Lulu that she would be the one adorning me for my big weekend- and she made it happen, flying out right after a wedding, cross-country, to make it happen! My outfits all came from different regions of India, including my Papa Don't Preach by Shubhika (which they somehow managed to pull off super last minute!) All the designers were easy to work with. My decorations were with no other than the amazing Henriette, who I knew for a while, and I did not want anyone else to decorate my wedding.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Funny enough, I initially leaned towards a pink lehenga. However, the one I got married to caught my eye, and I envisioned myself in that lehenga ever since I laid my eyes on it. A fun fact about my lehenga is that the Sanskrit wedding vows are etched into the dupatta.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was working with my husband and my vendors to bring my vision to life. We had a lot of fun ideas, but the vendors made the process super seamless for me, and that was the most enjoyable part for me.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
To this day, I hear a lot of raves about the food/decor/DJ/HMU/and outfits. Of course, we hear a lot of compliments on the premium alcohol options as well.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
A really special moment in my wedding that constantly replays in my mind is when I walked up to Jay to do our first look. I remember the butterflies in my stomach to this day. Those are the same butterflies I got when I fell in love with Jay. I will always cherish that feeling.
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.
The reception itinerary, in particular, receives a lot of compliments and raves from the wedding weekend. The guest felt that the reception was intricately planned, and there was not a single dull moment in sight. There was even a conga line at one point during the reception!
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Take a deep breath! Before you know it, the wedding weekend will be over, and you will be living with your forever roommate. It's not always flowers and a rainbow, but cherish it, and make sure you get ample rest leading up to the wedding, as you will need it.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
My henna was intricately done by Henna for All. Her work is immaculate! My reception cake was pink with cherry blossoms, and it was one of my favorite aspects of the weekend itself.
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