Welcome to a special Saturday edition to our blog! The last post was about days one and two of Sonya and Matt’s Multicultural wedding. Today we are going to tell you about the third day and the three wedding traditions held.
The Indian Baraat is one of the most fun filled traditions in the entire wedding ceremony. It’s the Groom’s big entrance to the wedding grounds. The spruced up groom is the center of attention as he is elaborately dressed for the occasion. Sonya and Matt’s family and friends gathered around as Matt took his place on the white horse. They danced to some western and indian music all the way to the milni location. The Milni is the welcoming ceremony where the bride’s family welcomes the groom’s family. This is celebrated with the exchange of garlands to key family members.
Sonya and Matt’s Hindu wedding was nothing short of an alluring and exhilarating event!! The mandap was just gorgeous and made Sonya’s Garden vision come to life. Made of Branches and garlands of greens and ivory and blush roses the couple performed the traditional Hindu ceremony. At the end of the hindu ceremony, Matt’s cousin performed the traditional american ceremony with their bridal party on the stage and the exchange of rings. The couple was pronounced Husband and Wife!
The reception took place in the National Ballroom at the Omni and brought Sonya’s dreams to life with her “rage in the forest” theme. We changed our soft muted tones for bright vibrant violet and purple tones, accented with Gold. Several of the tables had oversized gold candelabras with cascading floral and candles, while the 2 large clover style tables held large trees adorned with greenery and lush florals. The stage was the perfect backdrop with boxwood walls, crystal chandeliers and a gorgeous chaise. The couple had mini cupcakes from Baked by Melissa in New York, one of their favorite bakeries as well as some Homemade gelato in a cart with their custom logo. As the couple and their friends danced the night away in typical rage fashion we had some glow items to set the moved as DJ Firoze kept the crowd dancing.
What a memorable weekend with such a wonderful family. We had so much fun planning and spending time planning this special wedding. It was 15 months in the making and worth every minute. We are so thankful to have such amazing clients and families we work with. As we look back on Sonya and Matt’s wedding weekend we would also love to wish them a very happy first anniversary.
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Planner: Pavone Events
Venue: Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate
Henna: Tejal Henna
Caterer: Woodlands and Aashirwaad
Hair and Make up: Sumalya’s Studio and Michelle Renee The Studio
Photography: KV Photography
Cinematography: NSPG Media
Decor: Occasions by Shangri-la
DJ: Dudha Productions
Stationery: Dogwood Blossom Stationery
Sweets: Sweet City Gelato
Floral: Raining Roses Production