The Couple: Anne and Neil
The Wedding: 7.16.11 – Holiday Inn, Westlake, Ohio
What three adjectives that best describe your wedding? Colorful, exuberant, cultural
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? Since we wanted to merge two cultures but still have a traditional Indian wedding, we decided to make the ceremony as traditional as possible and the reception a regular American affair. Most of my family wore saris and I wore the traditional red and white colors for the ceremony while the reception, although still formal, was more of a party atmosphere. We wanted a peacock theme for the reception so used the cool green and blue colors along with real peacock feathers in the centerpieces, on the cupcake table, and in my hair. The DJs up-lighting in a nice cyan blue made the room look very cool and inviting.
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? We love looking at the photos and remembering how fun everything was! Having a horse and sound system outside for the grooms side during his baraat was very exciting for everyone because it was a suprise. But the best part was having our extended families together for 3 days of celebration!
What was your wedding color palette? The ceremony was white, red and gold while the reception was peacock colors like blue, green and dark purples with cyan blue lighting.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Aaron Courter
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Holiday Inn
Videographer/Film Maker: Shailesh Shah; US Video
Officiant: Ashok Bhargav from the Shiva Vishnu Temple of Greater Cleveland
Invitation Designer: Parekh Cards, India
Catering: Holiday Inn, Chef: Saeed Bokhari
Florist: Pavi Designs
Cupcakes: A Cookie and a Cupcake
Wedding dress: Khajana Couture from Iselin, New Jersey
Baraat and wedding ceremony outfit: Sahil in Chicago
Hair and make-up: Viraj Parikh
DJ: DJ Naveen
Dance instruction: Ballroom Dancing
Favors: Pat Catan
Rings: Kleinhenz Jewelers, Westlake OH.
Henna: Rita Patel of Ritas Beauty Salon
Tablecloths and Linens: LNique Specialty Linen Rental
Mandap: Decoration Designers Inc.
What a wonderful wedding Anne and Neil!
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