We are back with Gaitree & Kenroy's marvelous fusion wedding! I can't wait to share with you the details of the grand reception and the romantic photo shoot that went on after the ceremony, so let's get right to it. The Westbury Manor hosted the newlyweds and their guests for the bash and the place was looking heavenly, just the way it should be when a Maharani is getting married. The team from Fern 'n' Decor was recruited to craft the floral arrangements and decoration of the venue, and they nailed it completely. A true success! Our couple also wanted to pamper their loved ones after an evening of flying emotions, so for that, the incredibly delicious culinary sweets from Francesco's Bakery made their appearance and it is safe to say that the guests got the sugar rush they needed to tear the dance floor apart. The one in charge of making that happen? DJ RAJ Entertainment & Event Lighting of course. The fun pro brought the house down with a fine selection of songs that left no one seated. Want to see the rest of today's nuptials? Join us in our gallery captured by George Street Photo & Video!
Flushing, NY Indian Fusion Wedding by George Street Photo & Video
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Our story began in June 2014 when Gaitree first met Kenroy's best friend and best man, Devon at a wedding. Although Kenroy wasn't there, in epic wing man fashion, Devon set up a double date for us with him and his wife, Sara, who also went to high school with Gaitree. A week later, Kenroy and Gaitree crossed paths for the very first time at a restaurant in Long Island, N.Y. and the rest, as they say, is history. After two and half years of dating, we were engaged on March 16, 2017 while on vacation in New Orleans. I knew Kenroy was the one when I started to realize he saw me the way I wanted the rest of the world to see me. We understood each other and brought out the best in each other and that's when I knew I wanted a future with him.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Kenroy and I were on vacation in New Orleans, I was just getting ready one morning in the hotel room. This was about halfway through our trip, and I thought I was getting ready for just another day of sight-seeing and exploring the city. But when I turned around from the mirror, Kenroy was on one knee and asked if I wanted to marry him and I said, at first, are you serious? Then of course, yes. It was simple, intimate and just the two of us. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way because he knows I get very shy in big, opening settings when I'm the center of attention.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My bridal lengha was custom made from India. I knew I always wanted a traditional red wedding dress. And when I walked into the store and saw it on the mannequin, I knew I had to have it and nothing else would do. I tried on several outfits but kept coming back to my first choice. It turned out beautiful and I loved wearing it. I felt like true royalty in that outfit, as every bride should on their wedding day.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The best moment of the wedding had to be our entrance into the reception. We wanted to do something to reflect our Trinidadian and Guyanese cultures so we walked in waving our flags with our immediate families also waving their flags to Soca music. It was like we were at a carnival. I think it reflected the marriage of our West Indian culture perfectly.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
These are the words of wisdom I wished someone had told me sooner. At some point during the planning process, it may seem that picking the right flowers, decorations or whatever decision is stressing you out at that moment is going to make or break your wedding. It may even be causing you and your fiancé undo conflict but at the end of the day, no one will remember what color the decorations were or what the flowers looked like, the only thing they will remember about the wedding, is that they had a good time.
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DJ: DJ RAJ Entertainment & Event Lighting | Cakes & Treats: Francescos Bakery | Photography: George Street Photo & Video | Ceremony Venue: The Hindu Temple Society of North America Community Center | Reception Venue: The Westbury Manor | Floral & Decor: Fern 'n' Decor | Hair & Makeup: Lulu's Hair | Bridal Fashions: Samaira | Registry: Zola Wedding Registry