For today's fresh and airy ceremony, we take you to the magnificent grounds at the Woodmark Hotel. The adorable couple, Vidya and Kavi, wanted an elegant but relaxed feel for their wedding, and thought this waterfront location would be the perfect way to achieve that goal. They made a great choice, because guests couldn't stop raving about the scenic ceremony spot! Also, the venue choice resulted in some seriously gorgeous, naturally lit photos taken by Victor Zerga Photography. For her ceremony, Maharani Vidya was dressed in a regal, traditional sari chosen by her aunt in India. Hanna Mazur's carefully created hair and makeup and Eela's mehendi on Vidya added to this Maharani's dazzling bridal look! We cheered for Kavi as he dashingly rode into his baraat on a trusty steed from Country Wagon Carriage Service. The natural location was further enhanced by florals and decor by the always trustworthy and artistic Nalini's Flowers and Decor with planning and design by Emily at Manette Gracie Events. Everyone looked so excited for the couple to be married, and the ceremony was definitely worth the wait! Join us is a few hours when we cover the newlyweds' sunset reception. While you wait, check out their complete gallery!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the One?"
We had an interesting first date - a few jokes and stories. We saw promise and scheduled a second date. That's when we knew we had something special. The rest is history!
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Kavi was sweet and traditional at the same time. I flew to Seattle to be with my family the day before Thanksgiving, and he joined us on Thanksgiving Day. He was talking to my Dad and asked his permission to marry me right in front of me! My whole family was so overjoyed to be part of such a special moment.
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.
I had a lot of help with planning! Once the venue and date were set, the rest fell right into place. We wanted an elegant but relaxed feel. We couldn't have asked for a better location - waterfront and gorgeous. We decided on royal blue and gold for our reception. Once I chose my reception lehnga, my Mom and Nalini, our florist, chose the perfect table arrangements to complement it, complete with elephant centerpieces!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My wedding sari was selected in India by my aunt. It was classic and clean. I didn't have time to travel to India to choose my lehnga. After extensively searching online, I decided to have a bespoke lehnga made by Charmi Creations in London. The process was streamlined and the fit was flawless.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Kavi and I had a great time working on the invitations. The excitement of our engagement was still fresh and we had a ball looking at different samples. We also had a fun time putting our favors together. I'm a coffee girl and he's a tea guy, so we chose to combine those two into a simple and fragrant favor!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The location! We got so many positive comments. So many of our friends had never attended a Hindu wedding, so the combination of its beauty and the beautiful venue made for a wonderful event!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There were so many special moments in our wedding! I think the most special moment was walking up to the Mandap and seeing my parents, family, and friends all around me and all smiles - it was an amazing feeling.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the process! Details are fun and important, but they're not everything. Enjoying yourself, savoring the moment, and smiling is even more important.
Loved hearing about Vidya's wedding planning process! Check back in a bit for more from the couple's waterfront reception!