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By Gunjan

Today we’re transporting to the land down under at one of the most beautiful venues of all time, The Sydney Opera House in Australia and Southern Light Photography was there to capture it in all its glory! Our bride and groom, Priyanka and Tejas, looked absolutely amazing at all of their wedding events. I particularly love the dark printed sherwani Tejas wore to his Sangeet and his little ukulele made the best accessory!

Throughout the post Priyanka shares fun tidbits about how her and Tejas met along with how their wedding day came to be!

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“A boy born in London and raised in Florida, a girl from Australia, faithfully crossed paths in New York at the right time – two people from opposite ends of the world ended up together, because fate would have it no other way. We met in New York and started dating on New Years Eve. It was a dream come true for this Australian girl, to have met her Prince Charming in the city she adored the most.”

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“My favorite part of the wedding was when I was brought into the mandap on a palki, and as I sat down around the fire, I saw the look on my family and Tejas’ face! Their faces were lit up with love and I was overwhelmed with tears of happiness. At that time the pandit started chanting the Sanskrit wedding vows, and as I looked up into the fire, my life felt complete. I was about to start a new chapter of my life with Tejas, and I couldn’t wait for the rest of our lives to begin.”

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“It was a warm August evening, and Tejas took me out on an iconic New York evening. He had organized a horse and carriage ride to take us through Central Park. As we approached the famous fountain in the park, I could hear the sweet melodies of a saxophone playing. He got down on one knee and proposed to me with the New York skyline witnessing our love story.”

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This shot is so beautiful. Southern Light Photography did such a great job including the iconic backdrops into Priyanka and Tejas’s portrait session without overshadowing the couple!

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“My parents had booked the Sydney Opera house for my wedding as a surprise to me. It had been my dream to get married there since I was 3 years old. The wedding day came like a whirlwind! The entire day felt like one big dream! I felt like I was floating on clouds the entire day.”

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I am gasping at this cake! I love how it looks like there is a dupatta streaming down the tiers – gorgeous!! Also can we pause for a moment to admire how Priyanka and Tejas literally look like they were floating on clouds for their first dance? Such a cute touch!

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Thank you so much to Southern Light Photography as well as Priyanka and Tejas for sharing their special day with us!

Make sure to head on over to the photo gallery to see all of the images from today’s wedding!

 

Australia Indian Wedding Vendors: Photography - Southern Light Photography / Venue -Opera Point Marquee, Doltone House / Mehndi - Zenat / Hair and Makeup - New Look Beauty / Cinematography - Moving Presentations / Mandap and Décor - Decor-a-shaan

One week away from Christmas and I’ve definitely been dreaming of glitter. I stumbled across these Steve Maddens that are simply perfect to wear to your holiday parties…but also to wear year-around at an Indian wedding. These “high and mighty” pumps are a little over 4” and come in a gold or blue glitter (note: glitter all over)! The pointy-toe is uber modern and chic. It’s a beautiful way to sparkle any type of dress- whether Eastern or Western. It’s definitely for the risk-taker bride and will be amazing to pair with a bold lip color!

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P.S. Did I mention the ATLANTYC is under $100!

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By Gunjan

After you get engaged there are undoubtably three questions you will get asked over and over again. The first is how did you get engaged? The next is when is the wedding? And the third is have you decided on a honeymoon location yet? The later two are simple two second answers but the first one is the one where people expect a grand romantic story. Luckily for today’s couple, they have this challenge in the bag! Situated on a stoop on Georgetown’s gorgeous campus, one future bride-to-be was given the surprise of a lifetime when her super sweet groom-to-be orchestrated a Bollywood inspired proposal – complete with dance moves, romantic songs, family, friends and a proposal sealed on bended knee. This future bride is one lucky lady!! Visit their YouTube page to see how this amazing proposal unfolded! georgetownproposal

By Gunjan

Rimple and Harpreet Narula just debuted their exclusive runway bridal collection at the Hotel Mountainview in Chandigarh featuring exquisite Lehengas, Anarkalis and Sarees. Three years ago I was lucky enough to wear two outfits by these designers for my own wedding and I’ll never forget how it felt visiting their showroom and being given the royal treatment!

Now fast forward and they’re back with a stunning new collection. Check out this sneak peak from the show!

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The regal embroidered jackets, beaded lengha and bustier top, cutout anarkali and cream colored lehengas are all giving me bridal envy! What do you think of the new pieces? Do you love them as much as I do? Let us know on our Facebook page!

By Gunjan

We are flying off to gorgeous Costa Rica today to celebrate Anokhi and Amit’s wedding by Nadia D. Photography. This beautiful couple celebrated their union with four amazing events in paradise which included a Mehndi and Sangeet, Hindu wedding ceremony, reception and trash the dress shoot!

I’ve gone on and on about my love for Nadia D. Photography before so it should be no surprise how obsessed I am with her latest work. From the stunning Costa Rican scenery, the bride’s flawless ensemble and makeup, the vibrant décor and the all around fabulous details of this wedding,  we promise you will be longing for more.

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I love these two shots of Anokhi. Her eyes are so seductive and her suit is absolutely gorgeous. I’ve never seen an Indian suit with that kind of draping in the back. The fall is so elegant!

To see each and every image from today make sure to visit our photo gallery!

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One of the best parts of your wedding day is all the quality time you get with your best friends before the madness begins. This picture captures that moment so perfectly!

Also, can we all take a moment to stop and swoon over Anokhi’s eyelashes? I mean, come on!!!

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Anokhi shares how her and Amit’s love story began and the inspiration behind their big day:

Amit and I met during his last year in med school. The year we met was amazing since we traveled a lot together and we grew closer because of it. Therefore, it was absolutely perfect when he proposed in Madrid, Sprain at the Temple De Debod. I had never experienced a relationship being so effortless. Amit has always put me first in his life (since day one) so I can say I am one lucky girl.

Our wedding was such a fairytale. It’s almost hard to describe because it was so surreal. We just used Costa Rica’s natural beauty to help dictate our wedding. Our view overlooked both the rainforest and the beach! Our wedding was chic, lavish, but very intimate. It was everything we desired and more. We literally would not change anything about it. Our vendors truly took care of us and Events & Experiences gave us our dream wedding. 

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If these images don’t make you want to immediately book a flight to Costa Rica, I am not sure what will. The heavenly beach, crystal clear water and blue skies made it the perfect spot for a waterfront portrait session. Love how adventurous the bride and groom were!

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Nadia D Photography blew it out of the park with these reception portraits. Anokhi’s two toned lengha inspired gown is one of the most beautiful reception outfits I have ever seen. Paired with Nadia’s impeccable eye for setting up a portrait, these images are truly one-of-a-kind!

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Thank you so much to Nadia D. Photography for submitting today’s wedding and congratulations to the happy couple.

To see all of the images from today make sure to visit our photo gallery!

 

Costa Rica Indian Wedding Vendors: Photography - Nadia D Photography / Event Coordinator - Punto De Vista / Wedding Dress - Red Paisleys  / Reception Dress - Silk Threads  / Hair and Makeup - KIS (cubed) Events 

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