Wedding: Archana + Veeral

Meet Archana & Veeral.
This delightful couple was married on June 15th at Pacific Palms Resort with 400 of their family and friends.  It was a pleasure and honor to witness the love, the romance, and the joy that Archana and Veeral share.
I don't know what I can say about these two other than the fact that they are such beautiful people, inside and out.
Archana and Veeral love nothing more than to have fun, spend time with their family and friends, and celebrate their love.  Their wedding day, from the early morning Bharaat to the Last Dance at midnight, reflected all of these values.
The ceremony was a gorgeous, floral dream.  Scarlet, burgundy, and white flowers adorned the Mandap with strands of fuschia orchids accenting the swags of sheer fabric.
From laughs to tears, the ceremony was emotion-filled.  All anyone needed to do was see how the bride and groom looked at one another and they could feel their true love.  I'll leave it to Matei Horvath Photography's amazing photos to showcase the beauty from that morning.
While guests enjoyed a lunch after the ceremony, then a relaxing break until the cocktail hour, the bridal party changed into their reception outfits.  Once again, the bride was breathtaking and the groom was dashing in his tuxedo.
The ballroom exploded with fragrant flowers in blush pink, peach, fuchsia, and white.  The guests' tables were accented with gold candelabras, charger plates, and table number frames.  The newlyweds sat at a sweetheart table for dinner, but during toasts and reception performances, a gold loveseat flanked with mirrored side tables and surrounded by even more beautiful blooms served as their comfy home.  The backdrop was created with lush curtains and ornate hanging frames filled with roses.
To get the party started, the grand entrance of the bridal party and family was one of the most unique I have ever seen.  As each group was introduced, they had their own special song and routine prepared.  A little "Gangnam Style" and "Harlem Shake" got everyone up on their feet!
In an evening of comedy skits and dancing performances, it was difficult to choose my favorite moments, but I narrowed it down to two.  The father-of-the-bride gave a heartfelt toast, which concluded with him singing a song for his daughter and son-in-law.  Then, during one of the beautifully-choreographed performances, the bride, who was seated with her husband to enjoy the show, jumped up to shake it with her girls.  Once the fathers, uncles, and rest of the family joined in, it was like Bollywood meets flash mob!
With 400 guests, the dessert buffet didn't last long.  It was so deliciously sweet and tempting that once the happy couple cut the cake, the guests dove right in.  And who could blame them?!
I love this couple, I love their wedding, and I love that I was keeping a BIG secret on their wedding day... pregnant with twins!  This event will always hold a special place in my heart.  Many congratulations to the lovely Mr. & Mrs!


{ VENDOR CREDITS }
Wedding Coordination: KGM Weddings
(a special thanks to my assistants, Kathy, Sendy, Narumi, Breanna, and Joanna!)
Catering: Utsav Events
Florals, Decor, & Rentals: Ethnic Essence
Videography: Avec Lumiere
DJ, Bharaat Musicians, & Reception Lighting: Special Occasions
Cake & Dessert Buffet: Vanilla Bake Shop
Hair & Make-Up: Dolled Up By Lulu
Officiant: Jnanamoorthy Bhat
Horse & Carriage: Enchanted Carriages
Cocktail Hour Pianist: Amman Kazi (10 Years Old!)

To read the Q&A with Archana and Veeral, click here.