We’re staring a new series of #TBT posts today to highlight a randomly selected wedding we have planned and coordinated. Strolling back through the memories of each wedding we have been a part of is so much fun. Every couple we work with shows a unique style and personality in their weddings and I just love seeing vision come to life on the wedding day! We hope you enjoy these #TBT posts too!
Stephanie and Akash come from two different cultures but one thing they knew, they wanted a wedding that represented both their worlds, and their love for each other. Can’t you tell these two adore each other? Stephanie is a meeting planner so she knew how to plan the wedding logistically and had some great ideas to make it work at Harwood Hills Farm, a venue with endless possibilities. She also knew she needed help to execute the day. Here’s why…
This was one of the biggest weddings we have worked on. It had the most vendors with a grand total of 18, 2 ceremonies, 3 dress changes, 2 cocktail hours and over 300 people! Side note: I logged in over 30,000 steps on my FitBit in one day; the most from any wedding I’ve coordinated! My other two coordinators Jaime, Anjie and I were wiped out but so excited to see Akash and Stephanie so happy throughout the entire day.
I have to say, Stephanie and Akash’s weddings were stunning. Garden romantic with the Western ceremony (Stephanie’s) and festive and symbolic for the Eastern ceremony (Akash’s).
They did the traditional Mehndi Henna for Steph’s hands and she wore both a stunning vintage dress for her ceremony and the traditional Indian dress for Akash’s with fabric purchased while on a trip to India.
After the two ceremonies and cocktail hours (1 BBQ and 1 Indian), the party started under a gorgeous clear top tent with table runners made from the fabric purchased in India. Simple wildflower groupings on the table brought the “Western ceremony” feel back into the evening. The guests ate traditional Indian cuisine and instead of cake, ate pie for dessert!
Akash and Stephanie combined two very different cultures into a beautiful wedding representing two families blending into one. All the guests loved participating in the Barat, the traditional “dance” to escort the groom and his family into the ceremony. The amazing video by Ryan Geldermann can be seen here to get a taste of how it all happened.
Some of the fantastic vendors who worked on this event with us!
Harwood Hills Farm
Grand Rental Events
Blue Pit BBQ
The Wright People
Douglas Pettaway (photo credit for most of the photos above)
Ryan Geldermann Videography
Local Color Flowers
Ken and Brad Kolodner – folk band
Planet DJ Productions
Culdesac Chauffer Company
Barat Horse from Spring Fever Farm
Mandap from Dharma Events