After saying their heartfelt I do's in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony at the Golden Peacock Hall, Rikki and Sourabh let loose at their fun-filled reception at the Robert Livermore Community Center in the East Bay. Donning a colorful turquoise and darkle purple lengha sari, our Maharani is a dazzling delight! Elegant Looks beautifies her dark brown eyes in shimmering silver and plum-toned shadows along with a hot pink lip. And did you notice that her jewels are a perfect match to her vibrant fashion ensemble? I know I did! Her most prized accessory and soul mate for life is right by her side looking quite dapper in a modern three-piece suit. They make an adorable pair! To keep the party going through the wee hours of the night, the one and only Wicked Entertainment turned down the lights, and turned up the music and the dancing never stopped. You can see all the memorable moments of this romantic affair, courtesy of MDCSF Photography, in the complete gallery!
From the bride, on the wedding style:
"Where do I start? Sourabh proposed to me on his birthday in October and we were not planning to have a big wedding, we were just going to go do a court marriage and be done with it but our parents insisted that since we are the first ones to get married—to have an Indian wedding. Then it was all about planning a wedding in two months. I had always wanted to wear a burgundy choodha so Iwanted to make sure my theme would be burgundy and golden for the wedding. Even though I am indian, but I've [lived in the] U.S. almost my entire life, I wanted to incorporate American tradition into my Indian wedding as well so I had bridesmaids, a flower girl and ring bearer in the wedding."
"The most I enjoyed was taking care of little details, like getting the cake made by my friend, designing my own guestbook, getting my cake toppers made and making sure our friends, especially our non-Indian friends would enjoy our wedding and not get bored."
On family and friends helping:
"... The biggest help was my mother going to India to do my wedding shopping. My best friend did my flowers for me for my court marriage and for my Indian wedding..."
On the first dance:
"We danced to—'Bahoon Ke dharmayan' from the movie, 'Khamoshi'. He [Sourabh] wanted an English song which I didn't know. I wanted a really old Hindi song which he didn't know so we were sending each other lists of songs we both knew and wanted to dance to. There was only one song which we both had on our list that we both liked and actually knew which worked out perfectly since it's a beautiful song."
"[The] cake and bouquets were done by my best friend. Pictures were taken by MDCSF who were the first ones to be booked for my wedding. My cake toppers were made on special order to match our outfits. We had special cards made for Instagram hashtags. Ajooba Team were wonderful in getting me everything I wanted for the reception. Wicked Entertainment did an amazing job on the lighting and music, making sure all the requests were accepted."