Welcome back, sweethearts! Let's get this New York City Indian wedding and reception under way with the help of Connor Studios! On the morning of the ceremony, I hear guests were treated to a waffle truck that the couple rented. Who doesn't love waffles?! Then it was off to the palatial Liberty House for the nuptials, which began before sundown and ended at twilight so everyone could appreciate the transitioning of the skyline. What a gorgeous view for all the guests to enjoy! And I must say, Design House Decor brought their A game as usual with fabulous floral and decor. The mandap looks so vibrant covered with red and purple fabric! I hear the newlywed couple's reception was a beautiful and relaxed event. Baked By Melissa designed mini cupcakes in the shape of the couple - too cute for words. Guests also feasted on a lovely dinner catered by Bukhara Grill. Speaking of lovely, Maharani Sandhya looks sensational in her purple lengha as she dances the night away with the man of her dreams to the heart-pumping beats of Volcanik Entertainment. Every detail of this exciting event, which was flawlessly executed by Preeti Exclusive, can be seen in the gallery!

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From the bride, on the wedding style:

"Our ultimate goal was to have our guests leave knowing it was Sandhya and Neil’s wedding and nobody else’s. We wanted to it be classy, yet fun, light-hearted and original. We did not want it to feel over the top, ostentatious, or generic. New York City was our inspiration for the wedding ceremony and reception. The first thing we chose was our venue, The Liberty House, for its stunning skyline view. We wanted everything we did to complement the skyline. The majority of our guests were from out of town so we aimed to have them not just see, but fully experience the amazing city where we met, fell in love, and got engaged. We used a rich color palette that felt appropriate for the fall season—navy blue, maroon, purple, and gold. We pulled from these colors for our invitations, programs, table cards, seating chart, mandap, etc. To help bring our NYC concept to life, we customized the “I Heart NY” logo with our initials, used the hashtag #weheartthepathaks, and included the iconic NY heart on our table cards, seating charts, programs, etc. Given that our proposal and Save the Date card were Monopoly Deal-themed, we knew that guests would be expecting us to incorporate it into the wedding weekend. The garba felt like the most natural place. Our décor was Monopoly Deal themed using key colors from the game. We included stations (similar to the railroad stations from the game) where guests could learn to play the card game, learn how to raas (as we had a large number on non-Indian guests) and take a picture at the Monopoly Jail photo stand. We included several other touches from custom cocktails to favors to bring our theme to life." 

On the first dance:

"Our first dance was to “Earth Angel.” That was the first song we ever danced to so we thought it would be fitting to have it be our first dance. We danced to the first verse and chorus and then had our first dance turn into a group dance as surprise for our guests. We both love dancing and grew up doing it so it was important to us that our first dance was more than just a slow dance. Our friends continued the show with a routine (their routine was a surprise to us). Neil and I came back in for the last song which was “All I Do Is Win.”

Have a great rest of your day, ladies!

Floral & Decor: Design House Decor | DJ: Volcanik Entertainment | Planning & Design: Preeti Exclusive | Photography: Connor Studios | Sangeet Venue: New York Marriott Downtown | Ceremony / Reception Venue: Liberty House | Cinematographer: Iris Cinematics | Cakes & Treats: Baked By Melissa | Catering: Bukhara Grill