Welcome back, Ladies! As promised, we are back with more inspiration for you. Today we are featuring the beautiful nuptials of Shalini & Anupam. Now, we are heading down to Birmingham, Alabama, for the magical ceremony that took place at the grand The Sterling Castle, where Shalini, our beautiful Maharani, enlightened the hall at her entrance, leaving everyone speechless. Her astonishing look was entirely created by Gunn Glamour, who created a flawless look that included a bold lip color perfect for a daytime wedding! We are almost out of words as to how everything was executed. The perfect planning and organization from Red and Gold Events brought the couple's vision to life took this event a higher level. Once the ceremony ended, everyone attended the wedding reception at the Hyatt Regency – The Wynfrey Hotel. It was a real party, and everyone enjoyed the delicious food from Bawarchi Biryanis - Atlanta, and of course, the astral beats from DJ Riz Entertainment, who played a phenomenal playlist that made the newlyweds danced the night away surrounded by their nearest and dearest. You can relive this fantastic event thanks to the great photo art from Jashim Jalal Studios, who transformed all the best moments into a beautiful gallery that you will love.
Birmingham, AL Indian Wedding by Jashim Jalal Studios
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
We wanted a summer outdoor wedding so I decided a bold pink/magenta would be the perfect shade to complement the occasion. I traveled to India to do my wedding shopping with my parents and sister-in-law. Unfortunately, the shade I had in mind was not in fashion in New Delhi at the time I was shopping so I had to use my imagination and take a leap of faith with the lengha I chose as it was in a light grey shade. The store showed me a fabric in the exact shade I wanted and promised they could make the dress in the color I wanted. Thankfully it worked out wonderfully and I'm glad I took the risk!
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part of the planning process was how it brought me closer to Anupam and my family. We all spent lots of time chatting on the phone about every little decision and everyone pitched in to help. It meant the world how invested everyone was in making sure our special day was truly unforgettable.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved the wedding venue, Sterling Castle! It was an outdoor venue with a castle, a lake, and a beautiful reception hall. Misty and Victor, the owners of Sterling Castle, did a phenomenal job transforming the venue into a tropical paradise with beautiful flowers and pineapples flown in from all over! They also decorated the pergola overlooking the lake into a lovely mandap for us to get married under.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Start as early with the planning as you can. Book the major vendors ASAP because the good ones get booked fast, especially on a long weekend! Enjoy the process and ask for help from your family and friends. Chances are they will actually love to help with some of the decisions. Don't fight with your fiancé(e) about wedding details because it isn't worth it. What matters most is that you enjoy the celebrations and cherish the memories with your family and friends. And invest in an amazing photographer and videographer because they will help capture those memories so you can treasure them forever!
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DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Hair & Makeup: Gunn Glamour Hair, Makeup, & Bridal | Planning & Design: Red and Gold Events | Catering: Bawarchi Biryanis - Atlanta | Cinematography: Light Cannon Films | Photography: Jashim Jalal Studios | Sangeet Venue: Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel | Ceremony Venue: The Sterling Castle | Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency – The Wynfrey Hotel | Reception & Sangeet Decoration: Mandap World | Ceremony Decoration: The Sterling Castle | Reception Catering: Taj India | Baraat: Nottingham Shire and Carriage for Hire LLC | Dhol: Dhol by Jaskaran | Cake & Treats: Indulge Sweet Shoppe | Event Lighting & Mirror Photo Booth Rental: Platinum Ent DJ | Mehndi Artist: Horizon Henna