Thank you so very much to Michael Falco at Christian Oth Studios for sending us today’s incredible affair. It is a lesson in color, design and general fabulousness that we will always look to for a wedding pick-me-up! And to the lovely, lovely bride for taking the time to share with us all of the perfect details and beautiful thought that went into the day…
The reception took the whole event to another level completely. We loved the crisp, white walls and floors of Studio 450 and maximized the 360 degree views of the city and water. The sunset and night sky were gorgeous against our reds and oranges inside. We did the whole event cocktail-party style with lounge chairs highboy tables and a lit bar. We lined the center of white ottomans with sari fabric and embroidered pillows, we hung clusters of lanterns around the room and set up a long table for anyone who wanted to sit for a bit and get a bite to eat.
We hired Sarina Jain, the Jane Fonda of India and founder of Masala Bhangra to choreograph our routine. After the cocktail hour I made a costume change into a lime green Lehnga, traditional Indian dress. Ravi and I were introduced and walked into the intro beats of AC/DC’s “Back in Black”. We walked around and greeted people and then took our positions opposite one another on the dance floor. Sharad cued Al Green’s, “Let’s Stay Together” and we started a very sexy dance… just when everyone was cheering for that the music exploded into the “Beware of the Boys” remix with Panjabi MC and Jay Z and we started an all out Bhangra routine that then transitioned into the well known “Mauja Hi Mauja” and we finished up with HipHop Bollywood moves.
So all in all, there it is, our own American Bollywood movie in the making. The process was intense, the planning insane but the day of was so worth every minute of it. Our friends and family made it an event that was amazingly filled with love and emotion and really reflected who we are as individuals, a couple and designers. We achieved what we set out to do which was to create an event that reflected us, screamed to the world that we are in love and hugged each and every guest for being the support we need to be where we are today. We are blessed and so thankful for such a wonderful day to remember forever. I didn’t want it to end. Now, I just want to make this a reality for other people in search of a special day!