When the Bride & Groom Fall For Each Other…Literally!

{About Komal and Ankush}

So you might be wondering what the title of this wedding feature is all about. Scroll down. You’ll see the {cute} story behind the title of our latest feature – Komal and Ankush’s wedding. They got married on Thanksgiving weekend 2015 and incorporated their Gujarati and Sindhi traditions, starting with the engagement ceremony at a Gurdwara.

Komal was absolutely touched when Ankush honored Sindhi tradition by asking Komal’s grandparents for her hand in marriage. Behind-the-scenes, before proposing to Komal, Ankush flew to the SF Bay area to ask for their granddaughter’s hand in marriage. She shared it all with ShaadiShop!

{Selecting the Venues}

3 venues total:
Sangeet – Brandview Banquet Hall, Glendale, CA
Wedding – Metropol Banquet Hall
Reception – Renaissance Banquet Hall

All of these venues are very close to each other, making things easy for our guests. Things we liked about venues:

  • Have extensive lighting built-in. 
  • Similarly, the venues are so modern and chic we didn’t have to focus on decor very much.
  • The service was great; they had ample servers to accommodate our 350 guests
  • They accommodated everything for a South Asian wedding.
  • No additional permits/fees to have a ceremony flame indoors.

{When You LOVE to Dance}

We are a dancing family. We all love to dance so that was a big focus throughout. At the reception we brought in Karmagraphy to perform. We spaced their two dance performances out to keep the energy level up and at the end of one performance, they brought Ankush and I up to dance with them.

That night we also had a dance off… our parents rocked the floor!

{Falling For Each Other}

My sister and her boyfriend did a dance chronicling our love story. They even reenacted an incident from our first date where I tripped and Ankush fell on me…in the street. Of course my sister reenacted this in slow-mo and topped the scene off with, “we fell for each other”.

My sister also choreographed a flash mob.  In total it ended up being a flash mob of 40 people! It was definitely one of the highlights.

{Cuisine}

Mantra Cuisine catered the sangeet night. They did a fabulous job with a multi-station setup with a variety of dishes i.e. pasta and khati rolls, and bhel puri and their staff served at each station.

{Clothes}

My sangeet sari was a gift from my aunt and was made in India. My wedding lehenga was from Aanchal and the reception dress was from Frontier Bazaar.

{Mehndi+Hair+Makeup}

I got my hair, makeup done by Lulu from Dolled Up By Lulu. My mehndi was by Abir Javed and my draping was done by Brenda. I had images of a raja and rani designed into my mehndi which took time but I loved it!

Mehndi – Rajasthani style, up to my elbows; it took about 4 hours.
Ceremony and Reception Hair – updo for the ceremony and my hair curled and down for the reception.
Makeup  – I love Lulu’s work. She knows how to make a girl look like a bride! 

{First Look & Photo Shoot}

{The Wedding & Reception}

{Mehndi Night}


{Wedding Vendors}


La Fleur Bakery

Cake

Mantra Cuisine  Manohar’s Delhi Palace
Catering

Capri Flowers
Decor

Dhamaka Productions
DJ

Dolled up by Lulu
Hair & Makeup

Enchanted Carriages
Baraat

Greycard Photography 
Photography

Panditji: Shukavak Dasa
Pandit

Black Pearl Events
Day-of Coordination

Avec Lumiere
Cinematography

Congratulations Komal and Ankush!

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