Today our red carpet rolled out to welcome the spectacular wedding reception of Tanvi and Vir, held at the fabulous and enormous Quaker Station in Akron, Ohio. This incredibly lucky pair were photographed by GaganHarnav Photography who captured the couple best pre-reception moments in a charming outdoor photo shoot. Rania's Hair Salon & Spa totally nailed creating a half smokey eye that gave our Maharani an intense and alluring look and Sooha Rang’s splendid jewelry were the perfect accessories for her evening bridal outfit. Vir posed in a midnight blue tuxedo that guaranteed him being the best-dressed gentlemen of the night! Side by side with the photographer was Elite Ohio Events whose excellent job helped to immortalize all the loveliness of this precious union in a fascinating film featured in our Video Blog. See our full gallery for more images and enjoy!
Akron, Ohio Sikh Wedding by GaganHarnav Photography
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Vir's cousin is a friend of my family. She called my mom one day in April 2016 and asked if I was seeing anyone and if I would be interested in talking to her cousin. We talked on the phone first and then decided to meet. It didn't take long for us to know that this was going to be a forever thing. It just felt right and everything just fell into place.
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It was during the photo shoot we posed for a picture by the Golden Gate Bridge. Vir hugged me and as he was hugging me, I realized he was hugging me very weirdly and moving around too much. After a few moments I got suspicious and I stepped back to see what was going on. In the same moment, he had pulled out the ring from his pocket and gotten down on one knee. I was so surprised and happy that I don't even remember what he said to me next. All I remember is that I said "yes." The photographer caught the moment on his camera.
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.
The reception was designed by Vir with some input from me. Vir was very picky about the guest experience and flow of the event. He wanted everything to be perfect. Vir flew in his favorite DJ from California. Every detail of the décor was hand picked by Vir. Unfortunately, in the Cleveland area, there isn't many hair/make up artists that can dress up an Indian bride. I picked Rania because during my hair/makeup trial she did a fabulous job of putting the look together.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
When I went shopping for my outfit, it was the only one that I loved. My outfit was custom designed by my mom and Sooha Rang did my jewelry designing. Vir's outfit was custom made by an Italian designer.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
FINALIZING EVERYTHING and watching it all come together on the day of the event.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The whole guest experience from the minute you parked your car at the venue until the end.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Practicing for our slow dance.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Do not stress ~ do not forget to enjoy the actual wedding. Yes, weddings can be stressful but you have to remember to enjoy every moment of it.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Our videographer was amazing! After the event, he worked closely with us to make the highlight video and was very friendly and open to our ideas. Everything we mentioned to him that we wanted he was able to take that and create the perfect video.
We will break down all the unique entertainment details of the fabulous reception in our next post!
Cinematography: Elite Entertainment | Photographer: GaganHarnav Photography | Reception Venue: Quaker Station | Planning & Design: Royal Decors | Floral & Decor: Royal Decors | Event Designer: Royal Decors | Lightning: Royal Decors | Hair & Makeup: Rania's Hair Salon & Spa | Catering: The Saffron Patch | DJ: DJ Hans | Bridal Fashion: Sooha Rang | Bridal Jewelry: Sooha Rang | Live Music: David Hakim - Arabic | MC: Rocky Virk | Second Photographer: Finest Element Studios