In the second edition of Mala and Jason’s nuptial fete, we witnessed them joining in holy matrimony at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, followed by a luxurious and elegant reception. We were in awe of Mala’s entire look, starting with her swept back braided updo, the sheath wedding gown with romantic lace appliqués, and the timeless diamond necklace she added. Jason looked suave as ever in a classic black tuxedo paired with a satin black bow tie, and the two made for a smashing couple! The two whisked away their wedding party to the ballroom reception, where soft blue and yellow lighting lent a grandiose vibe. Exclusive Events NY made the stage look like a cosy candlelit dinner set up, and gathered cream drapes stole the show. Mala donned a deep purple lehenga with gold and green accents, and her hair was styled in a bouffant on the top with tight curls cascading down to her waist. Jason looked adorable in his tuxedo, this time with a green bow tie to match his wife’s. The tiers on the square white cake were lined with glittery gold ribbons, and seemed like something all the guests gladly devoured. The DJs from Desi Sound Crew brought in the party vibe, while Bukhara Grill kept the guests satiated with their fine contemporary Indian delicacies. Visit Mala and Jason’s gallery, a piece of art courtesy of Ajit Singh Photography’s punditry.
Mala patiently and excitedly went over all the details leading up to her big day, and the planning process when we asked. We thought you'd enjoy this:
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Jason and I met at work – we both worked for a wine company in northern California. Jason had just moved there from Cincinnati and I had moved from Chicago, so neither of us knew many people in the area. Jason got into a small fender-bender and his car had to go into the shop for a couple days. I offered to give him a ride to/from work while his car was in the shop and quickly learned that he had a rescue dog named Rudy. The rest is history! We started taking Rudy to the dog park once in a while after work which turned into dinners and dates. We always say that it was Rudy who really brought us together!
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
This will sound corny, but the most enjoyable part of the planning process was spending time together. We tried not to take any one aspect of the wedding too seriously, so we ended up having fun in the planning which I think flowed through to the execution of the events. We decided that our planning goal was to make a weekend of events that would be fun and memorable for all the guests to attend so they could eat, drink, dance and spend time together.
What did your guest particularly love about your Wedding?
Many guests told us how much they loved our cocktail hour - Honeymoon map, since it was something they'd never seen before. We had so many ideas of where we wanted to go for our honeymoon that we decided to crowd source our honeymoon location from our guests. We made a map and circled 4 options of location we could go to for our honeymoon and gave every guest one vote. We promised that we would go to whichever location had the most votes. And sure enough, Greece and Italy got the most votes and we went there for our honeymoon 6 weeks after our wedding. It made the honeymoon extra special since we knew our family and friends had a hand in sending us there.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Just have fun! If you're having a good time, your guests will also. The weekend was even more amazing than I could have imagined and it felt like the guests fed off of the energy and excitement of the Jason and I. We all danced the nights away and after the fact I realized that I didn't stop to think about what was supposed to be happening next or if the photographers were getting the right pictures. And in the end, everything happened perfectly and the pictures turned out great!
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details!
We had so much fun seeing our friends' SnapChat pictures using our custom wedding filter! The custom filter was quick and easy to make and made for really fun snaps and social sharing! One last thing I'd add is that this wedding was extra special for our families because it was a blending of cultures. Jason's family is from the mid-west (Cincinnati) and many of them had never been to an Indian wedding. They were really excited to learn about our traditions, wear the clothes, eat the food and especially DANCE to the music! As a surprise, Jason's family even choreographed a dance for the Sangeet night since they knew that was our tradition. It was so fun that they did that and it really showed my family and parents in particular, that Jason's family was jumping in head first.
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