In our last post you got a sneak peak at our blushing bride's wedding day ensemble and now get ready to feast your eyes on her jaw dropping wedding ceremony. Sheena and Sameer both wanted to blend their Indian heritage with their American roots when planning their wedding day. The couple opted to keep traditional elements such as the baraat, Hindu ceremony under a mandap, and traditional Indian attire with a few modern touches, but also incorporated American elements in their Kentucky Indian wedding
Sheena and Sameer had their bridal party walk down a red aisle surrounded by crystal stands, romantic candles and simple orchids. For an added personal touch they even had their adorable flower girl drive into the ceremony in a tot sized red convertible! To match, they had a mundap made up of dangling crystals, votives and candle light encompassing them as they became husband and wife. To bring everything together, Sheena and Sameer opted to have gorgeous white fabric draped all along that walls providing that final elegant touch.
"Our wedding day was more than we imagined it was going to be. We had very specific ideas on how we wanted the venue to look and feel. Our idea for each wedding event was to surprise our guests and give them a different experience. We achieved this by using completely different décor set-ups for the ceremony, lunch, cocktail hour, dinner, and reception. We started the ceremony with the groom arriving in a Cadillac golf cart (Sameer is an avid golfer), then had the traditional entrance of the bridesmaids and flower girls. Next, instead of my uncles walking me all the way down the aisle as per the Hindu tradition, they walked me halfway where I met my dad who walked me the rest of the way to the alter. During the ceremony, after Sameer and I were officially married, we stood and exchanged rings."
Stay tuned for a close up of Sheena and Sameer's bridal party outfits and portrait session by the amazing Shaun Ring Photography
Kentucky Indian Wedding Vendors: Photography - Shaun Ring Photography / Venues - Hyatt Regency Lexington, Lexington Center, Talon Winery & Vineyards / Catering - Funky’s Catering, Banana Leaf / Cinematography - IC Video / Event Designers - Weddings InStyle / Makeup and Hair - Jennifer Banks, Brooklyn Browning, Kinnari Shah / Photo Booth - Photo Booth Photos / Live Music - Quiana Parler and Friends / DJ - Kamlesh Kothari / Attire - Sheetal, Origin, Geno’s / Mehndi - Nidhi Talati, Abdhija Joshi, Mayaben Kalathia, and Nileshwari Patel / Cake - Sugar Forest