What a way to start the week! Kaitlin and Vaibhav’s gorgeous Hindu wedding was a breathtaking celebration! I love their photos by Cathy and David Photographers. There is just so much joy, color, and light in these images that they make feel so happy, even on a Monday morning!
The Couple: Kaitlin and Vaibhav
The Wedding: 9.10-11.11 – Armour House – Lake Forest, IL
What three adjectives best describe your wedding day? Warm, vibrant, and blessed
Was there a decor theme that ran through your wedding? What was the inspiration for that particular idea and how did it reflect you as a couple? Our goal was to have a traditional wedding that honored both of our families and heritages, so we kept it simple. We chose a beautiful venue and worked with a great design studio to highlight the garden where we had our Hindu ceremony. We carried the bright colors of the garden into the reception arrangements and used highlights of gold.
What were some of the different ways you used decor elements to create the beautiful, cohesive event you were envisioning? We wanted a traditional garden feel with an Indian twist. I chose to wear Indian style clothing for the Hindu ceremony and to my surprise, my family followed suit (and had great fun doing it). Overall, we used gold and pink/red to keep with traditional Hindu wedding colors.
Where did you choose to hold your wedding, and how did the location influence your decor decisions? We chose an amazing old mansion with a beautiful garden. The venue had a lot of character – from the blooming flowers in the garden to the marble hall where the reception was held. We tried to set off the venue by choosing bright flowers and antique-style accents.
Looking back, do you have a favorite project or successful decor idea from your wedding? Tell us what you loved about it! We needed customized programs for our Hindu ceremony so I made them myself. The finished product was a Zine — one page on which I formatted doodles and explanations of the ceremony parts. I then folded the page into a mini-booklet. It was useful, cute and environmentally friendly too.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Cathy and David Photographers
Event Planner & Florist: Yanni Design Studio
Ceremony Venue: Church of St. Mary
Reception Venue: Armour House at the Lake Forest Academy
Videographer/Film Maker: Sureshot Productions
Officiant: Fr. Dick Sparks, Sri S Shivagnaniar
Invitation Designer: Universal Wedding Cards
Catering: Gaylord Catering
Cake: The Lovin Oven Cakery
Wedding Dress: Ritu Kumar
Groom & Groomsmen Apparel: Mens Wearhouse
Make-up: Kasia Walnoy
DJ: Tony Talwar
Rings: Celines Diamonds
Rentals: Halls Rental
Thank you, Kaitlin and Vaibhav, for sharing your absolutely beautiful celebration with us!