Tina and Roshan
Tina & Roshan’s Las Vegas wedding was a 2-day celebration. We started on Friday with the official henna party, the Mylanchi. A brilliant, colorful Mylanchi party is one of many vibrant celebrations that are part of a traditional Indian pre-wedding celebration.
It took place at the Clark County Government building pyramid cafe.Tina was wearing a white sari. After dinner and welcome speeches, her first cousins put white sheet and a stool down. Indian drums, followed by Tina’s little nieces and nephews brought Tina onto the stage, where she sit on the stool. Her MC’s were explaining to everybody what was happening on the stage.Her cousins put henna on her palms and feet, her 4 uncles and brother were feeding Tina.
Then it was time for an outfit change and all the dancing festivities begun. Friends, relatives and children dance and sing songs to entertain her.In the meantime at one of the tables 2 henna artist made sure that every guest get henna on their hands. Artists use a paste made from dried henna leaves to paint intricate patterns on hands of the bridal party and the ladies. Tina, as the bride got the most intricate patterns, to set her apart.
She had her henna done in California before they arrived to Las Vegas.Tina & Roshan’s Las Vegas wedding was a colorful, eventful cerebration of their love and the first day, starting their life together as a couple! 450 family members and guests witnessed when they tied the knot at the Christ the King Catholic Church and celebrate with a great party at the Las Vegas Monte Carlo Resort! We started the day at the Monte Carlo Resort with getting ready images.
Than we went downstairs where Tina’s family get together, as an indian wedding tradition, the Bride received blessings from the elders in the family. Than we had a little time to take some images with the girls in the wedding party.In the meantime Roshan was taking getting ready images as well and head to the church with the guys, where we followed them with the girls.
The ceremony was held at the Christ the King Catholic Church by the priest who did a lot of ceremonies in Tina’s family.After the ceremony we took some family photos with immediate and close relatives in the church, than hopped into the party bus to go to the Springs Preserve , when we had some fun time with the entire bridal party and some intimate moments with Tina & Roshan.After getting back from Springs Preserve, Tina changed to her beautiful sari for the reception.
In the meantime they were enjoying cocktail hour with a mariachi band (part of Roshan’s Mexican heritage).Their grand entrance was festive. All the guys and girls from their wedding party danced their way to the dance floor. An indian drum player lead the way to Tina & Roshan’s grand entrance. Than the wedding party put their arms in the air and Tina & Roshan danced through the line both ways under their arms. Than after they were introduced all the man in the wedding came to the dance floor and danced around them with their arms in the air.
After all the speeches Tina’s mom put her hands over the couple to bless them, than gave them milk from a cup, than they cut their cake.After dinner Tina changed back to her white wedding dress to do the father-daughter, mother son dance, garter toss and bouquet toss, their thank you speech and a special dance they prepared before opened the dance floor for everybody.
Two awesome MC’s were making sure that everybody new what is happening and keep the fun going all night long!
Photographer: Images by EDI 702-286-8759 | Dress Designer: Sari: from Jayalakshmi in Ernakulum, Kerala | Sophia Tolli | Band: Mariachi Patron | Lighting: Bliss Entertainment | DJ: AmbianceAV 310-828-1006 | Cinema and Video: Lightsource films | Floral Designer: Flora Couture 702-221-1220 | Event Planner: Dare to Dream Weddings and Events 702-835-9327 | Event Venue: Christ the King Catholic Church 702-871-1904