Here it comes, a new featured love celebration! This time, we ride the love plane and land in the rocky mountains of Arizona for Jenna & Tushar's lovely Indian Fusion wedding. Our beautiful Maharani rocked a traditional but unique wine and gold lengha for the Hindu rituals. She was looking absolutely beautiful for her big day! The bride was assisted by Casey Brough and Summer Abdeh for her hair and makeup respectively. The duo made sure she was looking flawless the entire time and they sure nailed it. Henna by Purvi created the beautiful henna art Maharani Jenna and the bridesmaids had. Amazing indeed! The lucky groom, Tushar, wore a beige and wine traditional sherwani for the Hindu ceremony. They were both looking amazing and I was particularly amazed by the color palette chosen. It was traditional yet modern. The earthly vibes of Arizona were all over the place for this celebration! The ceremony was held at The Paseo and what a beautiful time that was! The crew from Your Jubilee was all things busy with the planning and design of the event and as you will see, it was a true success. So, join us one more time for another featured gallery, thanks to Erika Greene Photography, and get yourself your daily dose of glam!
Apache Junction, AZ Fusion Indian Wedding by Erika Greene Photography
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met on March 15, 2015, at a coffee shop in Portland, Oregon. (initially, we met on match.com and after chatting for a week or so we decided to meet up). I think I knew he was "the one" after our first meeting. I went home and sat on my bed and thought "I could see us growing old together"
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Tushar proposed at chokhi dhani resort in Jaipur...days before our actual engagement ceremony ;).
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.
We hired YourJubilee wedding planners as we were planning the wedding in Arizona from Houston Texas where we live. They were amazing and took care of all the details. The venue "The Paseo" was amazing, Hair was done by my best friend Casey Brough, Makeup was Summer Abdeh, Mehendi was "henna by Purvi". Outfits were from Gaurav Gupta online (India), Manavar (Houston), and Ventura's Bridal (Houston). The theme I was going for was just colorful, I let the planner design and take care of the rest from there. We were out in the desert, so I wanted it to be a desert fusion wedding atmosphere. We had a local burro (donkey) come dressed in our wedding colors who delivered beer and soda to the guests (this is a local southwestern tradition). The DJ (DJ Adhi) played the dhol, we had both Indian and American cuisine (India Palace and Atlasta Catering).
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Bridal Lengha was actually picked by my co-worker. lol. I couldn't decide between 3 lenghas so I showed them all to her and she picked! The fusion outfit was a version of a Gaurav Gupta dress that I had seen online, and the traditional wedding gown was made to look very simple and elegant in contrast to the other two dresses.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Dress shopping was my favorite part of the planning process. My mother was supposed to fly into Houston to dress shop with me but a close friend unexpectedly passed away and she had to stay back home. So instead, my husband came to all of the dress shops with me and created a WhatsApp group for all of my friends who were deciding at each store which were the favorite dresses. It was a really fun day!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The guests loved the venue as we were out in the Desert with mountains and cactus and beautiful sunsets/weather. They also loved the wedding burro (donkey). We also received a lot of compliments on the great music!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The moment we said "I Do" and kissed for the first time as a married couple!
For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
This was a fusion wedding so we did things a bit differently than a typical Indian Wedding and different from a typical American Wedding. We had a bridal shower at my best friends house with physic who did tarot card readings! We had a Mehndi night that was very low-key but all of our American friends loved getting a henna tattoo! We did two pre-wedding photoshoots to take the pressure off of all the photos on the wedding day. We went out to the desert near the venue and took photos which was really great! The main theme we tried to focus on for our wedding was for everyone to have a good time. The planners did an amazing job executing all of the small details so the day went perfect and everyone had a great time. I love paper/letters so we spent a great deal with the wedding paper designer who designed custom work for all of our invites, menus, food labels, etc. Everything turned out beautiful!
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Try to relax and soak in all the moments as much as possible. The time will go by very quickly, so remember to have fun and enjoy yourselves.
See you in a bit for more, Maharanis!
Mehndi Artists: Henna by Purvi | Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Ceremony Venue: The Paseo | Reception Venue: The Paseo | Planning & Design: Your Jubilee | Floral & Decor: Lux Florist | Hair: Casey Brough | Makeup: Summer Abdeh | Catering: Atlasta | DJ: In The Mix Entertainment | Cake & Treats: Bear and The Honey | Cinematography: My Event Film | Event Designer: Your Jubilee | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Pine and Cactus | Rentals: Event Rents | Rentals: The Confetti Studio | Rentals: Lace and a Barn | Transportation: AZ Limo | Beer Burro: Haul N Ass Productions