Hello, our beautiful (and handsome) readers! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas celebration. Today we are featuring a Tony and Jaya’s elegant and chic wedding. Their big day had the great balance between their cultures. Tony and his southern roots, and Jaya and her Indian descent. Jaya looked ravishing in her dress that had a western-style with a subtle shape of the traditional Indian lehenga. I love that they incorporated the henna that is a ceremonial tradition on Hindu weddings. That day was full of love and laughter from them and their family who were to celebrate the momentous event. Check down below to see how they managed to get the best of both cultures and made it into a one big happy wedding.
The reception didn’t have a distinct theme, but color and music were important due to the bride and groom’s backgrounds.
The Outfit Inspiration:
Though she chose a more Western-style gown, her YSA Makino dress featured elaborate beading, and was a subtle nod to the traditional Indian lehenga.
The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Projects:
The talented duo also created the arrangements for the ceremony music, which was played by several musician friends who were also attending as guests.
The Highlights From the Ceremony & Reception:
The groom seeing his bride for the first time as she entered the church. Him leapfrogging over her at the reception. The bride and her family/guests (Indian and non-Indian alike) dancing to Indian music at the reception. One of the bridesmaids singing with the band at the reception (I’ve seen lots of friends/family of the bride or groom sing at weddings – this girl could SING).
Most Memorable Moment:
The groom was visibly emotional when the bride entered the church (they chose not to have a first look). If that isn’t memorable for them, I don’t know what is!
Favorite Part of The Day:
The bride and her family/guests (Indian and non-Indian alike) dancing to Indian music at the reception.
Photographer: Chanterelle Photography
Lighting: A.G. Lighting
Event Planner: Invision Events
Band: On the Air
Floral Designer: Opelika Floral Company
Event Venue: Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
Ceremony Location: Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
Cake Designer: Sonshine Cakes
Location: The Bottling Plant Event Center
Dress Designer: YSA Makino