We covered Shenna and Ben's Shikh and Jewish ceremony and Sixth & I Synagogue on the blog back in October and now we want to bring you their gorgeous reception at the Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC. Just like their ceremony, their reception was exceptional with outfit changes, an amazing cocktail hour and a party that was extended into the night because it was just too good to stop! This couple holds a special place in my heart as it was 6 years ago that they hired me at a meeting where I was in labor with my first child! :)
She is Sikh, he is Jewish. They are beautiful and brilliant. They were married in a Synagogue under a mandap. We took off our shoes and covered our heads, they drank from a kiddush cup and he broke the glass. It was an amazing coming together of two cultures.
Sonia and Neil were married during the intense heat wave of July. This low key couple kept their cool even during their outdoor ceremony in 100+ degree weather. Their ceremony and reception both involved elements of their Indian and Jamaican heritages. They took important aspects from Sonia’s Indian culture and implemented them in the ceremony and Neil’s Jamaican roots were implemented during the reception with Jamaican music and Jamaican rum cakes as favors.
This super fun couple had custom made Converse in their wedding colors that said Let Luv Rule and Sonia changed into them and a short wedding dress in order to more comfortably rock the night away. They enjoyed every minute of their day! Congrats Sonia & Neil!
While planning their wedding, Shifali was in medical school out of state, so Scott did the large majority of the planning. It was such a fun experience planning with the groom instead of the bride. He did a fantastic job of carefully intertwining both of their cultures and faiths in a lovely ceremony and reception.
Photography: Danielle Cover Photography
Florist: Petal Pushers Florist
DJ: Bialek's Music
Venue: Celebrations at the Bay
Makeup: Toshi Szpyra
Hindu Priest: Greater Baltimore Temple - Dr. Singanallur Murali
Christian Priest: St. Sebastian's Church - Fr. David Flaherty
Cake: Sticky Fingers
Mandap: Elegant Designz
Transportation: Zbest Limousines
Planning: Events to a T
Neenu & Sameer are a lovely couple who were both so invested in the planning of their wedding it was wonderful to witness. I worked with both of them equally and loved the experience. They were laid back, but at the same time knew exactly what they wanted and how to get it done. They and their families made my job easy and fun. And I could not be more in love with the results, all of the colors, the dancers and the many details that go into an Indian wedding make them amazing and this one was no exception!
All photos by Happy Heart Photography
Venue: Rose Hill Manor
Photography: Happy Heart Photography
Catering: Bollywood Bistro
Staffing:Decorator: My Wedding Decorator
Rentals: Party Rental Ltd.
Beraat vehicle: Kevin Zarchin,
Makeup: Bridal Elegance
DJ: DJ Lucky
Stationary: LilyPad Weddings
Cake: Creative Cakes by Laura
Planning: Events to a T