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Vi and Alex created the perfect wedding full of personal touches and vivacious flowers of the rose garden at the Oregon Golf Club. Their wedding day dreams were made possible by the wedding planners at Bridal Bliss. The florals complete with shades of pink, the four-tier pink ombre and gold accented cake, and the fuchsia bridesmaids saris made for a vibrant and color-filled day, especially with the bright blue backdrop the sky provided! During the reception, the bride, groom, and their families participated in a traditional Sri Lankan lamp ceremony where the families took turns lighting oil lamps; which signifies the two families becoming one. Vi and Alex’s wedding ended with s’mores, cupcakes, and a rockin’ dance party.
You know what they say about opposites attract? Sounds too cliché and right out of a Yash Raj movie right? Well for couple Krishna and Dillon from Georgia, that is how their journey began. The two met at the University of Georgia at a freshman event. Initially, they did not click and were total opposites. As their university years passed by, the time to part ways had come and the two realized that there was something more to their connection, a spark that started it all!
The proposal was simple and took place in the Dallas Botanical Gardens, a throwback to when the couple used to gardens in Athens while dating. The gardens represented a special location for both, filled with nostalgia! There was no place better for a proposal setting, and the couple enjoyed a romantic picnic once Krishna said yes!
The wedding took place at the Ridges Resort in Georgia. The couple did not hire a wedding planner as there was sufficient time between the proposal and the wedding to plan. Krishna and Dillon planned the entire wedding themselves and made the event special by hosting some pre-wedding functions at home.
The wedding was planned to be against an absolutely beautiful setting outside on the green lawn with natural sunlight. Unfortunately, it rained on the wedding day, and the festivities were moved under a tent. Still, guests enjoyed the wedding and were in awe of the beautifully implemented decor despite the weather challenges. The wedding reception took place at the same venue. Each table was decorated with a travel theme of the places where the couple had travelled adding a personal touch to the wedding festivities.
One wow moment during the celebrations was when the groom first saw the bride and was speechless. From not clicking to moving towards eternal love, this is a couple that will withstand the tests of marriage and devotion. Krishna and Dillon’s wedding will be remembered by guests, family members and friends with fond memories.
For Shreya and Sagar, a friends trip to Washington, D.C., with 18 people changed their lives forever. It was on this trip that Shreya, from Nashville, met Sagar, from Florida, for the first time, and they instantly clicked! After dating nine months, the two got engaged.
Shreya and Sagar married on September 15, 2018, at the Gujarat Cultural Association in Nashville, Tennessee. They planned their entire wedding themselves along with help from family and friends. Their wedding celebrations began with a colorful mehndi ceremony. Shreya chose a Moroccan theme for the function, where the venue was decorated with many colorful umbrellas. They went with matkas and diyas as the centerpieces for the tables.
The couple had an indoor daytime wedding, where they followed a traditional color theme of red, cream and gold. Shreya and Sagar chose an open oval-shaped mandap, which was decorated with floral cages lined along pillars that were donned with lotus flowers. A suspended Ganesha done with carnation flowers provided a beautiful backdrop to their mandap. The aisle was one of the best parts of the wedding décor. It was a 2-foot raised platform that was about 60 feet long and was decorated with red rose petals and lined with floating candles.
For the reception, Shreya and Sagar chose a more elegant and modern color theme with touches of black, crème and gold. They used accented bookshelves to provide a backdrop for their stage, which was decorated with floral-shaped cylinder glasses and candles. The centerpieces gave the room a fresh floral feel, complete with cascading flowers, hydrangeas, roses, orchids and Manzanita branches.
The bride and the groom danced their way into their reception, with their DJ providing them with special lighting effects and Bhangra dance beats. For their first dance, Shreya and Sagar chose country singer Brett Young’s “In Case You Didn’t Know.” Their dance playlist included Punjabi and Bollywood tracks, along with American hits from the 80s and 90s.
What’s more? As Shreya has a huge sweet tooth, there was a 32-foot long dessert table at the reception filled with a large variety of Indian and American sweets.