Niketa and Ishan Wedding

Niketa and Ishan

When Ishan Patel, 29, product manager, and Niketa Agarwal, 27, a registered nurse, first met for coffee, they felt a connection immediately. Their first date night was nothing short of interesting with them sneaking into Piedmont Park after midnight to talk for hours. It was a moonlit night and the pair danced to Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years.”

Ishan’s proposal was unique. One day while reading a local newspaper Niketa found her and Ishan’s photograph with the caption: “I’d like to order a lifetime supply of gulab jamun.” He got down on one knee with a ring and popped the question.

After the surprise engagement, the couple started planning for their big day on September 2017. They didn’t hire a wedding planner, but did use a day-of coordinator. Family and friends played a huge role in assisting the couple with wedding event preparations.

With Ishan and Niketa both living in Atlanta, they chose to keep their search in the city. In the end, they chose the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, which is known for hosting South Asian weddings.

haldi, mehndi, and grahshanti events of Niketa and IshanIshan and Niketa’s wedding was steeped in Hindu traditions like the haldi, mehndi, and grahshanti events held prior to the wedding at their homes. The families organized the sangeet at Westin complete with performances from friends and family. The decoration, backdrop and candle rangoli in the venue was done by Myar Decor.

The grand ballroom of Westin came alive for the wedding with candles and fresh flowers in tall vases. “I wanted the mandap to match the bridal party attire and hence chose white and pink with drapery and fresh flowers. Chiavari chairs were spread with small pouches of dry fruits for the 330 guests,” said Niketa.

The groom arrived on horseback for the baraat, as the DJ played top 40 Bollywood songs. The bride made a royal entry to a song from Bollywood blockbuster Jodha Akbar.

For the reception, the ballroom resembled a colorful garden with flowers, bouquets, of red and pink roses and green and white hydrangeas. There was a flower wall backdrop with candles and a small couch with flower vases on each side. The guests’ tables had floating candles and flowers — all this with Indian and American music playing in the background. The newlyweds were on cloud nine and danced to “Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai.”

Ishan and Niketa advise couples to enjoy every minute of the big day as it really does fly by!


BANQUET HALLS The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North 770-395-3933 BEAUTICIANS/COSMETICIAN Gunn Glamour 678-558-7637 Noorface 678-472-5292 CATERING Cafe Bombay 404-320-0229 DECORATOR/FLOWERS Myar Decor 404-268-7342 DISC JOCKEY XtraHot DJs 404-425-2130 EVENT PLANNER Anokhi Events 706-473-2734 MEHNDI Henna By Pria 727-459-6448 HORSE AND CARRIAGE Nottingham Shire and Carriage for Hire 678-621-3414 MEHNDI Beauty You Deserve 404-663-5344 PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER FengLong Photography 404-955-8311 PRIEST Sandeep Patel

niketa-ishan1

Photos Courtesy
FengLong Photography
404-955-8311
www.fenglongphoto.com/

 

  • Niketa Ishan Ftr Img

    Niketa and Ishan

    Photographer: FengLong Photography When Ishan Patel, 29, product manager, and Niketa Agarwal, 27, a registered nurse, first met for coffee, they felt a connection immediately. Their first date night was nothing short of interesting with them sneaking into Piedmont Park after midnight to talk for …

    Read More
  • Niki Mayur Ftr Img

    Nikita and Mayur

    Photographer: Peter Togel Photography Nikita Patel, 27, a pharmacist and Mayur Patel, 28, a graphic designer, took their vows in Birmingham, Alabama, on August 26. The duo met through a mutual friend. Mayur was once chatting with his friend on Facebook when he was then …

    Read More
  • Vijayagopalan Tebbe BackSeatPhotography Backseatphoto113 Low

    Vijayagopalan & Tebbe

    Sangeeta and Daniel get two have two weddings. How lucky is that? Since Sangeeta is Hindu and Daniel is Catholic, they decided to really unite their love and their families by having two ceremonies, to honor each culture. Planning this wedding took a lot of …

    Read More
  • LoveAffairPhotography FI 200x200

    South Asian Hindu Wedding

    The shoot was a luxury inspiration of pinks, teals, purples, golds, oranges, and reds. The goal was modern inspiration with traditional influences to celebrate their culture. The couple is Gujarati �Indian and are Hindu. The wedding celebrated their culture in every way possible from the …

    Read More
  • Singh Ferrer FI 200x200

    Singh weds Ferrer

    Sonia is east Indian and Ronjay is Filipino. They both work at the Mustard Seed in Edmonton and that’s how they met each other. They are both very kind people. Their wedding was two days long. The first day had getting ready, ceremony and formal. …

    Read More
  • Kinjal Sebastine Ftr Img

    Kinjal and Sebastien

    Photographer: Haring Photography Kinjal and Sebastien were in the same class at the medical school at Florida Atlantic University, and started dating February 2013. They both also completed their residency at University of Southern Florida in Tampa, Florida. Sebastien proposed to Kinjal while on a …

    Read More
  • Sara Dishant4

    Dishant and Sara

    Photographer: Jessica Williams Studio Dishant Dalal and Sara Gromoll dated for seven years before tying the knot. Dalal, 26, an IT analyst, and Sara, 26, a nurse, met in 2009 in high school, completed graduation the same year and then began dating. Five years into …

    Read More
Page 2 of 40«12345»102030...Last »