We're heading to New Jersey
today for the memorable wedding of Sagar and Namrata documented by Gary Flom Photography. Sagar and Namrata were hit by cupid's arrow when the two met via dating site OKcupid.com. After a whirlwind courtship which included skydiving in Santa Cruz followed by an amazing wedding proposal, the couple planned their dream Indian wedding!Gary Flom Photography
was on hand to capture all of their wedding events ranging from the Garba, Grah Shanti and Pithi, to the wedding and reception! Throughout the post Namrata shares all of the behind the scenes planning that went into her dream day!
For the wedding ceremony look, we wanted to go for a Jodha-Akbar type of style. My mom and I researched a TON before we found my ideal wedding outfit. It had a quite a bit of peacock prints on it...so with that and the Jodha Akbar look, we created a unique theme that combined both those elements when it came to decorating the mandap and deciding the look of the wedding ceremony. My makeup/hair artist, Sanjana Vaswami, took my idea and truly delivered by making me feel like a maharani the day of!
Love these little tropical Lassi glasses guests were served during the ceremony. Totally festive and refreshing!
For the reception, I knew I loved the colors gold and purple because they still carried on that royal look yet give the reception decor a very warm and romantic feel with a lot of candles everywhere. My reception outfit was a custom designed gown created by Neeta Lulla in Mumbai. The top of the gown was more like a corset top with a gown flowing down. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!
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to see more!
For our cocktail hour we had some amazing ice sculptures to represent the three places that connected us(LOVE sign, for Philly where we met; Empire State building for where we fell in love, and a skydiving parachute for our proposal). We also had a lady dressed in cabaret style serving hors d’oeuvres in a Martini glass (both were through Moghul Catering), which guests found very innovative and were taken by a pleasant surprise.
This cake and cake topper are so cute! Clearly we have a little basketball rivalry going on between our bride and groom!
Thank you so much to Namrata and Sagar as well as Gary Flom Photography
for sharing these gorgeous pictures with us.
Make sure to check out the photo gallery
to see all of the pictures from today!