Pooja and Nitin’s Indian wedding ceremony and reception was atThe Henry Autograph Collection. From getting ready to the reception, check out how we photographed their 16 hour Indian wedding at The Henry Autograph Collection.
Pooja and Nitin’s wedding was featured in the Real Wedding section of The Knot Michigan Magazine. Check out our South Asian Wedding Gallery If you like what you see and you’re ready to talk details, shoot us an email!
HOW DID YOU MEET?
We met in college at The University of Michigan, where we had always been great friends. We started dating after, during graduate school. Nitin went to Michigan State for medschool and I went to Upenn for dental school, and we did long distance for 3 years before we got engaged. Now we are both back in Michigan together, with a happily ever after.
WHAT WAS YOUR PLANNING EXPERIENCE LIKE:
Did you hire a consultant, planner or day of coordinator? Or did you DIY all the way? We hired a great wedding planner, Rajul Pillai. She is part of Blissful Weddings and Events.
DID YOU BRING ANY CULTURAL ELEMENTS INTO YOUR LOOK?
The whole wedding was based on traditions. During the wedding, my dress is tied to Nitins scarf to symbolize the union of our souls. A Mangala Sutra, a black beaded necklace with a gold pendant, is tied around my neck to symbolize the bonding of our souls for 100 years. We had the red and gold as our traditional colors of our ceremony outfits, but we also decorated the mandap in pink and white to bring a modern flare. I had my mehndhi done by Ekta Kansara, and chose the architecture design for my mehendhi. I had mehendhi for both my arms and legs. It extended up to my elbow on my arms. It took about 5 hours to get the whole mehendhi done due to the intricacy of the work.
GIVE US THE SCOOP…ANY LOCAL INSIDER TIPS?
Who were your favorite vendors to work with? Any tips for couples getting married in your area?
Rajul Pillai from Blissful Weddings and Events is THE best wedding planner. She is extremely detail oriented, helpful, and easy to work with. She will ensure you have your dream wedding come true. Rosy & Shaun wedding photographers were excellent in taking our wedding photos and did a
great job! They are extremely easy to work with and very friendly. DJ Sandeep is a great DJ and he kept our party going all night long. We had great foam sticks and a LED dance floor that really pumped it up for our guests. Amani Mokdad did an amazing job with makeup and will make you look like a princess. Ekta Kansara’s mehendhi designs are unbeatable! Bellsario has a great floral supply and gave the hall a heavenly look. Colonial Events did an AMAZING job setting up the backdrops for all 3 of the events. He provides excellent decor options and did a fantastic job with the whole wedding. Modern Art in Clawson is great for linens and for designing our invitations. Sweet Dreams for cake and pastries! So delicious!