Nikhil and I met in the unlikeliness of circumstances in our hometown of Dallas TX. In late 2015, exactly one week before Nikhil would fly 2,000 miles across the country. I was having dinner with a good college friend and he randomly mentioned that it was a shame that he never set me up with his high school friend. About an hour later we coincidently ran into Nikhil as he was celebrating accepting his new job in Seattle.
Never underestimate the power of film at your next Indian wedding. Film takes to you another place and time, when emotions are high and hearts are filled with joy. Film allows to relive those once in a lifetime moments that can never be recreated. Today are proud to introduce to one of the industry giants. And, you’ll soon understand why this passionate film maker is one of the best of the best.
Name and/or Company: Impressive Creations
Tell us about your business name: Funny you should ask! About 19 years ago, I thought I wanted to be a music producer. So, I got a mac, ProTools and started recording music. A few months in, some friends from my church asked me if I could make them a slide show, and I said sure, so, I started making slide shows (photo montages), and one day I was talking with my wife, and we were thinking about names for business. I was thinking “Press Play Productions” or, “Press on Productions” but we could not decide. That night, I got an email from a friend that we made a slideshow for, and as she was thanking us for the video, she said’ “Thank you so much, Brian, this video was such an Impressive Creation, we just can’t stop watching it.” I was like; there it is, that’s it! So, the name ImPRESSive Creations was birthed! My last name is secretly hidden in the company name! A few years later, I almost changed the name because it felt prideful, like everything we did had to be Impressive, but I let it go, and the name just stuck!
Where are you located? Do you travel? We travel worldwide, and yes, we are located in the South Bay of Los Angeles County! It’s great where we live! Right in-between all the action of Orange County and Los Angeles!
How long have you been a professional? Been creating video for about 17 years, full time, for 12 years!!!
How did you get your start? I grew up at the beach, Bodyboarding (similar to surfing) with my friends! This fun, summertime passion, turned professionals for me in 1992 when I became Pro Rookie of the year and went onto the world tour of Bodyboarding! During this time, I learned a little bit about video editing. In fact, I edited my very first surfing video using two VCR’s! My dad would go to the beach and film us riding the waves, and I would come home and edit my videos on the VCRs! So crazy!! Shortly after getting married in 2000, I got a Mac to do music production which quickly turned into video work! My wife actually got us our very first photo montage, video job! She started it all and gets all the credit! The backbone of Impressive Creations! In 2002, one of my friends from church asked me if I could film his wedding, so I borrowed a huge camera from my friend, filed all day, stressed out, and edited my very first wedging in iMovie version 1 and the rest in history!
Describe your style in three words: Passionate, Unique, Inspired
What services do you provide? Cinematography Services! We capture one of life most amazing moments, and tell a story, one frame at a time! I love what we do! It’s so purposeful! It’s such an honor to get to be with these wonderful people and one of the most significant days of their lives! I love watching the final highlight video, and I am amazed at what these people get to have as a memory! It is not some cheesy, super long wedding video! It is a movie!!
How has social media changed your business? Its helped a lot, but it does get frustrating as well! Social Media is always evolving. I miss the personal touch of meeting someone and saying in person about what we offer and getting to know them. Now we get a lot of emails like this “We saw your work on Instagram, and want to know how much you cost.” I miss the personal interactions! Social media is so crowded, and it’s so competitive, and it’s so fake most of the time. Its all about likes, comments, and entertainment. People put so many filters on things and say things that are just not true. We all look like we have the best lives in the world, but truth be told, we are all in the same boat, trying to run successful, thriving businesses. However, social media is here to stay, and we will use it and stay current with the trends.
How do you provide education to your couple’s during the planning process? We go over everything in details about our services. We share ideas and inspiration as well.
What’s in your camera bag right now? A lot! Our team is ready for everything and anything at any given moment. We carry everything from back up cameras, prime lenses tripods, sliders to drones. We bring what is necessary to fulfill what we are hired us for. We fully understand what it takes to cover the job to its maximum potential.
What makes you different? Our attention to the flow of the music and coloring is where we stand out. Also, our customer service is top notch!! We are on it!! Send us an email, and you will see why! email@example.com
I am a musician first! Music flows from my veins! So, when we are doing an edit, we always tap into the feel, vibe and dynamic of the music! Also, we pay very close attention to the coloring to each and every clip! When we film a wedding, the lighting is changing so much through the day, from preparations to first look, to Baraat to Ceremony and Reception, everything is always changing, so we want our videos to have a consistent look through the entire film! Just like a motion picture movie!
Do you want to offer prospective clients any advice on hiring a professional? I always tell people to do their research and make sure you LOVE LOVE LOVE the look of the videos you are signing up for. Also, to pay attention to the details of the coloring and flow of the storyline! Know what you are getting before you sign the contract!
We hope you enjoyed our conversation Brian Press of Impressive Creations. This guy is busy, with family, work and travel. So, if you’re in the planning stages of your wedding or corporate event do not hesitate to get in touch with him. He’s a really approachable guy and you will soon see why we are big fans of his.
Anita Dongre just released her limited collection of Pichhwai pieces.
In traditional Rajasthani art of Pichhwai inspired this special edition bridal couture capsule. Comprising of 15 limited edition pieces exquisitely hand painted by their master craftsmen, each ensemble from their Pichhwai collection is full of minute details and intricacies. If you look at each outfit you will realize the countless effort of the artist in painting different styles of motifs. Each are narrating a poem that flows seamlessly in the realm of ones imagination.
There is something about Mani Jassal and her designs that we are automatically drawn to. Maybe it is the free spirit in her designs that have a touch of tradition that we love. Her latest collection “Free Spirit” has us drooling. The pieces are easy to move in and are made for any girl who loves to dance. They opened their show with one of our favorite pieces, the FLOWER CHILD HIERARCHY skirt. Check out the video below to view the fashion show and see some of our favorite looks below.
Social Media is a beautiful thing. It offers us the opportunity to admire talent from afar. And, sometimes when you’re lucky enough a DM pops up and it’s that one of the many talented people you have been admiring. Meet Badal Patel the creative behind, ādara.
Company name: ādara
Tell us about your business name: Love, regard, care, and attention
These words are the definition of ādara in Sanskrit. The same words that apply to marriage also define our design philosophy. From start to finish, our attention to detail, considered design choices, and love for what we do is what elevates our stationery.
Where are you located? Do you work with clients from afar? : I am based in the Greater New York City area, and work remotely with the majority of my clients. I also take on international orders as well!
How long have you been a professional? I have been working as a professional graphic designer and art director in New York for over 5 years. I’ve had the opportunity to work at the top design agencies and studios in New York, so my bar for design is set pretty high.
How did you get your start? I started to design wedding stationery on the side while I was working as a full-time designer in the City. The idea started when my cousin was having a bridal shower and when I went to the store, everything was focused on Western weddings with white bridal dresses. I realized that there was a huge void in the market for people like me. I was also getting married soon and knew I’d need to design my own invites since there was nothing out that that reflected my design aesthetic and taste.
Describe your style in three words: Tasteful. Sophisticated. Thoughtful.
What services do you provide? I create elevated stationery for the design-minded focusing on weddings and upscale events. For clients looking for truly unique pieces, I offer a Bespoke Package with custom typographic designs using luxe printing techniques and colorful paper stocks. I also offer pre-designed House Collections for the budget conscious couple or those on a pinch for time. In addition to all of this, I also take on freelance design work focusing on branding, visual identity systems, and art direction for campaigns.
How has social media changed your business? Social media has give me more exposure to those that might be looking for what I offer. Although I’m quite small and still have lots more to grow, it’s a great start and I’m looking forward to connecting with more people and helping them build out a beautiful vision.
What makes you different? I believe my aesthetic is what sets me apart and high bar for design is what sets my work apart. Every font is carefully picked from professional foundries. Ever letter is carefully set to ensure legibility and a creative composition. Color palettes are thoughtful and sophisticated rather than cliche. I create timeless and classic pieces that are simple but still have character and nod to culture. They’re modern, but not so stark that they lose all charm. I’m not afraid of taking traditional elements and using them in an unexpected way. Restraint in design is often the hardest to achieve. It’s a skill that takes a keen eye and years of practice.
Do you want to offer perspective clients any advice on hiring a professional? Remember, your stationery is the FIRST impression you make to your guests. It sets the tone for the rest of wedding. Whether you want to be more laid back and fun, or black-tie sophisticated, there is a tasteful way to it. Nowadays, it’s easy to find invites anywhere, but at the end of the day, stationery is all about taste and aesthetic so you should find someone who matches your vibe and can deliver.
Accolades & awards: ādara has been featured on many blogs such as Green Wedding Shoes, the Knot, Bride & Tonic, Southasian Bride Magazine, and more! My work has been recognized by D&AD, The One Club, Graphis, Communication Arts, amongst others.
How do you provide education to your couple’s during the planning process? There are so many factors and variables when it comes to wedding stationery and I will help guide you through all of it! I start by sending a PDF that goes through the entire process, design options, and details. Then I provide a complimentary consultation where I’ll get to know more about you, your wedding, and your vision. We will go through the PDF, see what designs you like, and you can ask any questions you might have!
Look no further you have just discovered one of rising stars in the Indian wedding industry. Be sure to reach out to Badal for fresh ideas on making that first impression to family and friends for your own wedding.
We love seeing brides and grooms keeping cultural traditions alive to celebrate their wedding day! This wedding displayed how to balance a modern touch on traditions.
The wedding was hosted at the Rancho Las Lomas, a private estate in southern California that is full of beautiful gardens. Both the ceremony and reception took place in El Teatro, which is an open-air theatre under oak and sycamore trees. El Teatro served as a perfect space for the traditional ceremony which then transitioned to the reception area. To add color and style to the stage area, the top was full of greenery and peachy tones that matched the vibrant dresses of the bride and bridesmaids. The Italian Ruscus overflowed from the top as peach, and purple roses along with white Proteas accentuated the vibrant colors. At the bottom lay golden, vases that overflowed with florals that resembled the vibrant arch. It was full of greenery along with Snapdragons, Roses, and Proteas. This floral style was also displayed in the bridesmaid’s bouquets that had peach and purple tones. Meanwhile, the bride’s bouquet was full of white florals that complimented her traditional vibrant wedding dress.
For the reception, tables were decorated with golden vintage details. Vintage frames were used for table numbers, as golden candles lit up the evening. The tables were adorned with floral arrangements that were full of vibrant florals on top of golden lamps. This beautiful wedding was designed beautifully by Cortney Helaine Weddings. With so many touches throughout the ceremony and reception, it truly was a gorgeous vibrant wedding.
Venue: Rancho Las Lomas | Florist: Little Hill Floral Designs | Planner: Weddings By Cortney Helaine | Photography : Two Moon Photography | Videographer : Memory Machine | Hair/Makeup : Dolled Up By Lulu | Catering : Natraj | 24 Carrots | DJ or Live Music: Special Occasion DJ | Cake or Desserts: Patty’s Cake | Rentals: Sundrop Vintage | Signature Party Rentals
We are proud the announce the 2nd annual issue of our magazine, entitled, “Under the Influence.” A collective of real-world Indian weddings, Instagramers who influence and shape the industry and the latest from fashion designer, Anita Dongre. Lastly, we are humbled at the opportunity to collaborate with ifluencer, Diipa Khosla for Mac cosmetics.
We will continue to work hard to inspire brides to be, showcasing the talented people who make the industry what it is today. We have so many ideas on how we can build a stronger community and know the possibilities are endless.
All of our love to those who support us and are a part of our ever-growing tribe.
Roshni is the ying to Jack’s yang. To say they are perfect for each other would not represent their union well enough. As they walk hand in hand and share the story of how they met and where they picture their future, it’s hard not to smile. They exude happiness. It’s the type of happiness that brightens your day just by thinking about them. They met through mutual friends and a friends party, and through Jacks charm, sincere love for others and foodie heart won over Roshni. Their first date was in Arlington, VA where Roshni worked as a lawyer and over time, promotions and opportunities Jack moved to Texas to pursue his career. Over flights, skype calls and the phone their love grew deeper, their bond stronger and with puppies in tow a house become a home and a family was born.
On their wedding day Roshni was a vision of style and grace in an embellished a Sabyasachi lehenga and dazzling custom Christian Louboutin high heels, that were autographed by Mr. Louboutin himself! Her maang tikka reminded us of old world Bollywood style that is simply as classic as it is breathtaking. She took our breath away with her style, elegance and beauty! Their three day wedding affair started with a Haldi/Grah Shanti puja, followed by a Mehndi and then a Garba/Sangeet. The next day Jack teed off with his groomsmen and family as they played a few rounds of golf as Roshni relaxed and was pampered. That evening they had a beautiful Meet & Greet with a ceremony and reception to follow the next day.
They were married in a gorgeous outdoor summer ceremony at the Keswick Luxury Resort in Keswick, VA. Their bright yellow and peach mandap by the masterminds at Imperial Décor, made for the perfect summer wedding backdrop. Their traditional Hindu wedding included fusion elements to play homage to Jack’s family traditions as well. Surrounded by family and friends, Roshni and Jack made their rounds around the sacred flame and soon became husband and wife.
Their reception was equally beautiful as it was heartfelt. Their outdoor wedding reception under a beautiful tent included hues of turquoise, yellow and peach. The couple laughed and cried as family and friends shared loving stories and wished the couple well. Their guests danced the night away and literally ended the night with a celebratory bang with a dazzling firework display!
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From time to time we like to sit down with some of our favorite wedding professionals and get a glimpse into what makes them unique and great at what they do. Today we chat with Nadine of The Henna Project as she shares how she started and why she has grown to love the art of mendhi so much.
As a little girl growing up in Egypt, henna was embedded in many joyous events and occasions. From henna parties to getting henna on the beach in the warm sun, it became integrated with lots of beautiful memories.
Fast forward to the year 2014, I took a trip to Morocco with my mom, aunt and her husband. Roaming the streets of Marrakech, we were surrounded by henna patterns everywhere and approached by Moroccan women to get our henna done. My aunt herself ran a henna business for a few years as an expat living in Washington D.C. and she incepted the idea that I can pick up the craft since I already had a little artist in me. And so the soul-search trip to Morocco and a heart-felt chat with my aunt opened the doors to the start of my henna journey.
YouTube and Google became my best friends as I eagerly searched for tutorials, suppliers, attended conferences and did everything I possibly could to perfect my henna skills.
Henna became my gateway in connecting with people from all kinds of cultures and different walks of life that I myself have never really been in close proximity to.
I started to apply what I learned about henna in other aspects of my life. It gave me a newfound form of self-confidence. I couldn’t believe all this beauty came from nature and this allowed me to embrace my own natural beauty and reiterate that message for other women to start feeling confident in themselves as well.
I dabbled a little in festivals and fairs, worked with clients from all over the world from prenatal henna to festival goers who wanted to adorn themselves in beautiful patterns until I got my first bride.
Bridal henna was a whole other threshold and I found myself escaping in the woven traditional patterns heavily influenced by South Asian cultures. That’s when I started to specialize in bridal mehndi because everything about it spoke to me.
I admire South Asian wedding traditions. I love how every tradition has a story behind it. And the more I immersed myself in henna, the more I found out about the root of these traditions.
One of the reasons why henna was so popularized in the South Asian community was because back then a lot of the marriages were arranged and often henna artists would hide initials of the groom in the mehndi design. Seeing as the night of the wedding was the first time the bride and groom met, the groom would avidly look for his initials that’s carefully hidden and this acted as a casual and laidback ice breaker to ease the tension of not knowing one another.
Another thing I love about henna is that it contains cooling properties that helps calm the body and I find that it works wonderfully for a bride who’s stressed (and let’s be realistic, all brides are usually super stressed before the big day).
I absolutely adore working with brides because then I’m able to connect with them on a closer and deeper level and this translates beautifully in the henna design itself. Bridal henna is not a quick process, it usually takes hours upon hours to complete but it quickly became my favourite form of therapy.
Four years later, I left my stable 9 – 5 corporate job as the Head of Marketing and Graphic Designer of a software company to pursue henna full-time.
Now my entire life revolves around this mesmerizing craft and I always make it a point to invest in my skills whether it be through attending an overseas conference, an online workshop with other artists or playing an active role in developing bridal photo shoots.
And while bridal henna is where my heart is at, I also make sure that I’m active in teaching other artists how to pursue henna as a career as well. A common problem I’ve seen is that a lot of henna artists out there do not channel their efforts in the right places and I help mentor and coach it in the right direction to help their businesses grow.
Henna has influenced me in ways more than one and nothing titillates me more than being asked to do henna on a bride on one of her most special days. It is a huge honour for me to become part of someone’s wedding and I never take that experience lightly because every bride needs to be treated like the queen she is and I love how henna is my medium to help evoke that feeling.
Hayley and Dee decided to have two days of wedding festivities, one of which was to honor Dee’s heritage with a traditional Indian ceremony and the other day was to celebrate Hayley’s Western culture.
On the first day, the Indian ceremony was held to honor Dee’s family traditions and it was such a wonderful way to kick off the weekend. Shawna Yamamoto and Co. created a beautiful ceremony site, with lush greenery and vibrant colored garlands draping from the custom built mandap. The ceremony was filled with music and laughter and one of the most memorable moments was after Hayley walked down the aisle with her uncle when the veil that Dee was waiting behind was dropped and the couple saw each other for the first time. Their smiles were contagious and their love for each other shined so brightly for all to witness. After the memorable ceremony, Hayley and Dee hosted a gorgeous rehearsal dinner and welcome reception in the Rotunda Ballroom. Centerpieces comprised of red, pink and coral roses, dahlias and bougainvillea accented by rose gold vases and candles. It was an incredible, gorgeous and fun-filled day that set the tone for the entire weekend!
After a momentous first day of celebrating, Hayley and Dee were once again surrounded by the love and support of their family and friends for their second ceremony and reception. Hayley was a vision of beauty in her gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown that took everyone’s breath away. Lining the aisle were lush delphiniums, created by Shawna Yamamoto, that continued up to where Hayley and Dee said their I Do’s. There was an abundance of laughter and tears as they said their emotional vows to each other and it was truly special to witness. Following the ceremony, guests were ready to party again! A romantic setting was created for the reception with the help of soft ambient lighting by Shine Lighting. Tabletops were adorned with candlelight, lush centerpieces comprised of white roses and ample greenery that also tied into the green hedge wall backdrop behind the head table. The love that Hayley and Dee have for their family and friends shines through the gorgeous images so vividly, as their smiles lit up the dance floor. Midway through the reception, Hayley changed into a delicate short Monique Lhuillier dress that was a little bit more comfortable for dancing – which was a good thing because the dance floor was packed all night! And another fashionable touch, Hayley surprised Dee with custom his and hers bomber jackets. It was an incredible weekend full of memories that will last a lifetime. Congratulations, Hayley and Dee! Wishing you happiness, laughter and love always! – Text by Details Details
Dinki and Amit chose the picturesque city of Jaipur to shoot a beautiful pre-wedding video mimicking a Bollywood music video. Through the artful direction of Shalu and Payal Studios, Dinki and Amit were able to feel like Bollywood stars, dancing and posing to the music of “Hawayein” from “Jab Harry Met Sejal”. Shot mostly on location in Kishangarh and Jaipur, elephants, dilapidated forts, and white marble silt provided the backdrop under the sweltering sun. Truly, this was a dream come true for both Dinki and Amit, and it proved to be a memorable experience before their big wedding day.
Today we whisk you away to “America’s finest city,” San Diego, California. Famous for its miles and miles of white-sand beaches and amazing weather, the city offers an abundance of fun attractions for visitors of all ages. And, what better location to host your Indian Wedding than the Historic Hotel Del Coronado.
Name of Venue: Hotel del Coronado
Point of Contact and Title: Melody Corvalan, Assistant Director of Catering & Events
Point of Contact Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number/s: 619-435-6611
Where is the property located? : 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
Website: The Hotel Del Coronado
Do you offer a outdoor ceremony site? Our most popular outdoor ceremony venues are our private stretches of Coronado Beach located directly in front of the hotel.
Main Beach – 150 for ceremony, 150 for reception
North Beach – 1,500 for ceremony or reception
We also offer lovely beachfront and garden venues for receptions as well. The Windsor Lawn and Paseo Lawn overlooks our private beach and Vista Walk offers stunning ocean views.
Windsor Lawn – 600 for ceremony, 400 for reception
Vista Walk – 600 for ceremony, 600 for reception
Garden Patio – 400 for ceremony, 600 for reception
Paseo Lawn – 150 for ceremony, 150 for reception
Do you offer an indoor ceremony site? Our most iconic indoor venues are the Crown Room and Coronet Room with vaulted sugarpine ceilings and crown chandeliers designed by Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum. These rooms can be combined or reserved separately.
Crown Room – 800 for ceremony, 600 for reception
Coronet Room – 180 for ceremony, 150 for reception
Our spectacular oceanfront Ballroom is also a very popular space for weddings. With panoramic windows overlooking the Pacific, crystal chandeliers and a built in stage, this space is a romantic venue like no other.
Ballroom – 700 for ceremony, 720 for reception
The Hotel Del also offers several small indoor and outdoor spaces for intimate affairs.
Carousel Room – 288 for ceremony, 400 for reception
Crystal/Continental Room – 216 for ceremony, 120 for reception
Windsor Complex – 168 for ceremony, 100 for reception
Garden Room – 169 for ceremony, 110 for reception
Hanover Room – 100 for ceremony, 100 for reception
What’s the guest capacity of ballrooms? Our most iconic indoor venues are the Crown Room and Coronet Room with vaulted sugarpine ceilings and crown chandeliers designed by Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum. These rooms can be combined or reserved separately.
Crown Room – 800 for ceremony, 600 for reception
Coronet Room – 180 for ceremony, 150 for reception
Our spectacular oceanfront Ballroom is also a very popular space for weddings. With panoramic windows overlooking the Pacific, crystal chandeliers and a built in stage, this space is a romantic venue like no other.
Ballroom – 700 for ceremony, 720 for reception
Can the property accommodate multiple days organizing multiple celebrations ? Yes, the property has accommodated several multi-day celebrations. Our team is happy to accommodate any special requests.
Does the property accept offsite catering? Yes, we have worked with several catering companies.
Do you have a bridal suite and/or a suite for the guys? Our main property offers 100 suites to choose from and for a more discerning couple, our Beach Village property also offers 78 luxury beachfront cottages and villas.
Is there a pool, bar, and restaurant on site? Our main property offers a large pool and pool cabanas. Our resort offers seven distinct dining experinces from upscale oceanfront bistros to lively lounges.
Can you help with vendor recommendations? Yes
A wedding should be iconic, just like your love story. For over 130 years, The Del has hosted generations of newlyweds – and the friends and family who adore them – against an incomparable coastal backdrop. Go California casual and have an effortless barefoot ceremony on our glittering beach. Or channel the glamour of Old Hollywood among the wood-domed ceilings, chandeliers and heart-stirring views of our Crown Room and oceanfront Ballroom.
Few places in California fulfill the dream of exchanging vows on the beach and having a reception in the sand – with the ease The Del provides. None offer the complete services, destination amenities and the Victorian enchantment of The Del. Best of all, our catering and events team is well versed in working with diverse traditions and welcomes couples from all backgrounds. Some weddings make memories. The Hotel Del Coronado creates history.
Yesterday we shared with you the destination wedding of Diipa and Oleg where they celebrated the Hindu culture of Diipa. Today we are concluding their wedding story with their Western ceremony beautifully captured by photographers FIH Fotografie.
Diipa was dressed in an all white hand embroidered gown. It was very regal and the hand embroidered pattern on her bridal gown was almost Indian like. She chose a complementary cream/blush colored wrap dress for her bridesmaids. We loved seeing the mendhi that was still on everyones hands from the days before. As Diipa and Oleg said their “I DOs” there was not a single dry eye. Even from looking at their photos you can tell of the love and emotion that was in the air. Similarly to their Hindu ceremony, the day before, their Western ceremony was also held outdoors. The views from their ceremony looked over the mountains of India and guests showered them with flowers as they made their way down the aisle as husband and wife. Diipa changed into a second dress for her reception and joined their guests for dinner and dancing.
The wedding of Diipa to Oleg was one of the more popular destination fusion weddings of 2018 and beautifully captured by photographers FIH Fotografie. Born in India and now based in London and Amsterdam Diipa is now a social media influencer with a worldwide audience that tunes into her every post. They held their fusion wedding in India where the first days were filled with pre wedding events followed by their Hindu ceremony. Their outdoor madap was decorated with flowers dripping down the sides as guests sat at every corner of their ceremony. Dippa was wearing a traditional red and gold lengha. We loved her choice of lengha and jewelry, we are seeing more and more brides turn the the traditional red tones this year. All of their female guests were wearing saris, some of them for the first time, and all of the men wore hand tied turbans. For their reception they treated their guests to a party under the stars. The tables were adorned in tones of whites and greenery with tall centerpieces. They made their grand entrances as a fireworks display lit off next to them.
Stay tuned as we share with you their Western ceremony, and you will want to see Diipa’s gown it is to die for.
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the Pelican Hill Resort Meena and Nimesh held their wedding for their closest family and friends. In our previous post we shared with you their sangeet and wedding with a beautiful narrative by Details Details. Today we share with you their wedding highlight video by Lin and Jirsa. We always love watching a couples wedding day video, hearing the words that are spoken and seeing all the action of the wedding day always puts a smile on our face.
Venue: Pelican Hill Resort | Photography and Video: Lin and Jirsa | DJ and Lighting: 3d Sounds | Florist: Shawna Yamamoto | Lighting: Amber Events| Henna: Beauty by Rachana | Cigars: Cuban Cigar Factory | Coordinator: Details Details | Makeup + Hair: Dolled up by Lulu | Donuts: Fry Girl
Meena, Nimesh and their families created multiple days of joyful celebrations at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach CA.
Meena and Nimesh started their wedding weekend off with an incredible Sangeet. Design elements, created by Shawna Yamamoto and Details Details, consisted of a luxurious cocktail hour with daybeds adorned with custom made pillows and trays overflowing with floral arrangements and candlelight, as well as an enormous customized hedge bar that was definitely a show stopper! The ballroom was transformed with white draping along the walls as well as from the ceiling to create separate tents with lounge seating beneath. Lanterns and vibrant orange marigold garlands and floral arrangements popped brightly against the white draping and gold mirrored tabletops. Guests dined on delicious food and enjoyed many entertaining dance performances throughout the evening. The night was filled with dancing, eating, laughter and of course, lots of love for Meena and Nimesh. It was such a wonderful way to kick things off!
After an amazing Sangeet, there was no doubt that Meena and Nimesh’s wedding day was going to be an incredible celebration full of fun and most of all – love! Meena was a vision of beauty in her Sabyasachi lengha that was perfectly complemented by her gorgeous jewelry that adorned her from head to toe. After the Baraat, where Nimesh was driven in a customized NYC taxi cab, we began the processional into the ceremony at the iconic Pelican Hill rotunda. The existing structure had soft draping, floral bands, lush tall centerpieces and lined the aisles with green hedging, all created by Shawna Yamamoto. The ceremony was full of traditions, music and it was so incredible to witness the happiness and love between these two lovebirds and their families. It truly was such a joyous occasion! Cocktail hour was held on the Terrace, where guests enjoyed drinks and delicious bites while enjoying the breathtaking sunset. Meena and Nimesh were able to sneak into the ballroom for a few quick photos by photographers Lin and Jirsa, before guests arrived. White draping and chandelier treatments of natural lush greenery served as the backdrop to tables with tall and low lush centerpieces comprised of white roses tulips and orchids and ample greenery. We are so honored to have been a part of this wonderful wedding weekend and wish a lifetime of happiness and love to Meena and Nimesh! – Written by Details Details
Stay tuned for their wedding video by Lin and Jirsa
Yesterday we shared with you the wedding of Priti and Ambrish where Priti told us their love story and how they met and how she knew he was the one. Today we conclude with their reception and the story of their proposal.
Picture the Amalfi Coast. Now, picture the perfect proposal. Both memories and an engagement ring are what Ambrish gave me as souvenirs from our Italy trip. We had a photoshoot planned near the end of our Italy trip, and I thought there was a potential that Ambrish might propose at the end of our photo shoot on the beach of Positano. Cue the butterflies. I was surprised when we met the Flytographer photographer at Le Sirenuse and not at the predetermined meeting spot we initially discussed. However, he told us we would get amazing portrait shots on the balcony of the hotel. After a few posed shots, our photographer encouraged Ambrish to dance with me to get different types of photos, and I started to laugh because there was no music playing and we were both out of our element. He then told Ambrish to remove the phone from his pocket because it was showing in the shot – I started scolding Ambrish to put away his phone for an hour when Ambrish pulled out a sealed and stamped letter. He handed me the note with his feelings written in it. I noticed it was written shortly after our first date which expressed how that after our first date he knew I was the one. Still shaking with the letter in my hand I looked at Ambrish who was on one knee, and he asked me the most exciting question of my life. Safe to say, I said yes to a lifetime of love and adventure!!