Sigh, there really is no place like home, and this ingenious couple, Shalini and Dineth proved that statement with their at-home, contemporary fusion wedding. Opting for Shalini’s parents’ house as the atypical venue, the couple with the expertise of Simply Elegant Weddings & Events hosted a gorgeous, rustic outdoor ceremony and reception on the front lawn. Everything was in perfect sync, starting with the bride’s dull-gold lehenga with an embroidered organza dupatta that was accentuated with a magnificent diamond jewelry set. She was gussied up with a bronze, sun-kissed glow, and neutral-brown lips, and swept her hair in a side bun to show the design on her blouse. Her bridesmaids were painted in pastels, in blush pink net saris and light gold blouses. Dineth looked spiffy in his ivory and gold sherwani, accompanied by well-coordinated groomsmen. Enchantment Floral scattered white petals along the aisle, and in keeping with the countryside feel, set up a natural mandap with white drapes, blush florals, and a birch wooden structure with branches and extensions. Guests were seated on wooden cross back chairs, and much of the decor was handcrafted - “we created our own table numbers from wine bottles, painted and installed a “doorway” to walk through for the aisle, made our own signs and mirrored program for the wedding, and custom clear acrylic invitations”, gushed the stunning Shalini. This fabulous wedding came together two days before the wedding, and in the bride’s words, it was truly incredible to see everything come to life in a place so familiar to them! Rhee Bevere Photography shot some of the most spectacular shots, especially of the details, and you can see every single one by heading to the gallery!
A reception followed the ceremony, and the big day came to a close with a cocktail hour at night. Follow us onto the next blogpost where we will walk you through it all!