Suhani and Sunny’s wedding was an absolutely authentic rendition of a traditional Indian wedding, through and through! The summer ceremony took place at the Renaissance Dallas, an expansive venue that allowed for a lot of creative freedom in terms of design, for Affinity Celebrations. “We designed the area using shades like dark pink, bright yellow, gold, and tangerine, and also incorporated some lovely floral garlands to complete that traditional Gujarati look,” remarked Affinity Celebrations. They set up a lovely round mandap that was enveloped in striking tangerine tulle drapes, with bright florals woven around it. A floral Ganesh wall was set up at the entrance, which elevated the Baraat as well as the walk down the aisle. Suhani was crystal clear about the kind of red traditional outfit she wanted, and found her dream outfit in Dubai, which was all red with gold gota work. Suhani and Sunny coordinated subtly but perfectly, with Sunny donning a cream thread-embroidered sherwani, with a crimson red safa. The bridesmaids and groomsmen added a pop of blue to the event, in their matching ensembles, and made for some darling photos clicked by Bytegraph. Check out the gallery brimming with colors and exuberance!
Before we wrap up the #OnceUponAShah nuptial shindig, here's our convo with the bride about her big day!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Sunny and I were introduced by mutual friends who thought we would make a good couple. Our first meeting didnt go so well. We went bowling and later to get froyo. thought he was shy and boring, he thought I was loud and overbearing. But 6 months later, we started talking again over Facebook at 3 am one night. He invited me to try this new restaurant with him, I said yes, and here we are 4 years later! A few months after we started dating, we went on a double date with my friends. That night, as he dropped me home, I suddenly realized that I could spend my entire life with him. He felt like family, and I felt like I had known him forever even though it had just been a few months. It was that random night that I knew he was "the one".
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Sunny took me out to dinner one night, and since it was late, he ended up spending the night at my parent's house. The next morning he woke me up at 5 am and told a very grumpy me to go sit in the car. I fell asleep immediately in the car, and when i woke up, we were at the airport parking lot. He still wouldn't tell me what was going on, until we passed security and got to the gate. We were going to Colorado, which has always been one of my favorite places. We flew to Colorado, got a car and drove all the way up the Rockies. Once in Vail, we rode the trolley upto the highest mountain. There, at a beautiful spot called the Wedding Deck, against the magnificent mountain backdrop, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
The wedding planning was actually a lot of fun, and not as messy and stressful as I expected it to be. The toughest part was finding the perfect venue, and we researched a lot and had about 20 different meetings before settling on The Renaissance Hotel. They had a beautiful banquet hall and a perfect separate entrance for the barat. Another aspect that we spent a lot of time researching was the decor. I wanted my wedding to be traditional, with red orange and gold hues and lots of flowers. We found Affinity Celebrations through a mutual friend. My wedding theme color was blue, so I wanted blue outfits for me and my husband for the Mehndi and Sangeet events, and I wanted an all red and gold outfit for the wedding. I found all of this along with the matching gold jewelry in Dubai. It really is a shoppers paradise!
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was definitely shopping for outfits. We went to Dubai and India to shop for mine and my husband's outfits as well as the bridesmaids sarees.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The first look...Sunny saw me in my wedding dress for the first time on our wedding morning and got teary eyed. I will never forget that moment.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Just relax and have fun. Even if things aren't perfect on your wedding day (which they won't be), people will still have a good time. You dont want to go through this entire event stressing about silly little details and not enjoy the big moments. Be mentally present in every ceremony, take time out for your close family and friends and just remember that a happy marriage is way more important than a perfect wedding!
We hope Suhani and Sunny's wedding wiped away all your midweek blues! Return to the blog tomorrow where we are featuring a gorgeous Sikh wedding from Pittsburgh!