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Krishna weds Dillon Indian Wedding in The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge by Photo By Peter Togel Photography

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!

Adorable Indian Couple
Haldi Ceremony
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Bride to be at Haldi Ceremony

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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.

Friends Applying Haldi to Bride Groom posing in the Car
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Friends carrying Groom just to have fun
Groom arriving with the baraat at the venue
Groom dancing with the friends and family
Groom at the baraat

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.

Bride arriving at the baraat
Groom waiting for the bride in car
Groom waiting with the family and friends at baraat

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Bride arriving at the mandap
Mother In law grabbing Grooms nose Detailed view of garland exchange ceremony

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Bride feeding Groom at the ceremony
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Indian Couple With the Brides's Maids
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Outdoor Photo Shoot after the wedding
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Indian Couple Dancing at the Wedding Reception
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Friends and Family Dancing at the reception
Indian Bride with her Maids

Captivating Photo Shoot Outdoors

Shreya weds Sagar Indian Wedding in Gujarat Cultural Association in Nashville by Photo By Zamana Photo & Videography

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.

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Family Members Posing for the photo
Bride with the Brides's Maid

Indian Bride's Family

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Bride Posing with her friend
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Indian Bride with her maids

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.

Shivali weds Nimish Indian Wedding in Hilton Orlando by Photo By Memories Studio

Classic yet modern is one way to describe Nimish and Shivali’s wedding. Living in Florida and always facing uncertain weather conditions, the couple hosted a grand wedding despite the odds! These medical professionals celebrated their love with great fanfare with over 500 guests. In 2012, the two met at a garba event while in graduate school and sparks flew instantly. Five years later, Nimish knowing he was with the girl of his dreams, knew the time had come to pop the question!

The couple chose a destination wedding at the Hilton Orlando. The auspicious week began with multiple pre-wedding events including mehndi night and pithi ceremonies. The garba night was filled with energetic colors lit up across the ballroom. All the guests came dressed to impress as they danced and indulged in variety of delicious Indian, Mexican and Chinese street foods!

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The main wedding ceremony and all other festivities were made into starry events with the help of wedding planners, family & friends. Beautiful flowers and a natural setting on the garba night was made vibrant and lovely with the addition of many colorful hanging fabrics. The wedding ceremony was celebrated against a backdrop of peach and ivory along with crystals shining on a sunlit outdoor mandap with a live waterfall background. The reception was done in a navy blue, ivory, and gold theme. The stage had an elaborate backdrop with hanging floral centerpieces and archways.

Some unique personalizations created by the couple included the wedding newspaper and key cards for guests that detailed events, themes and fun facts about the wedding.

The guests were surprised as Nimish made his helicopter entrance into the Baraat ceremony. For Nimish, one wow moment came when he saw Shivali for the first time in her bridal outfit on their wedding day! From Garba to Mandap, life for the newlyweds will be filled with music as they live happily ever after!