tanaRi events had the distinct honor of putting together a Hindu wedding, with a blend of modern and tradition, for couple Aarti and Pratap in April 2015!
Before the big day, the bride’s side of the family honored the Hindu rituals of mehndi and haldi functions at the Taj Pierre in NYC. The wedding day festivities first kicked off with a Sehra Bandi ritual, a custom by the Sikhs’ where a heavy embroidered veil is fixed onto the groom’s turban to symbolize the maturity of the groom entering his new life. Following the customs, there was a baraat, where the groom and his side of the family danced their way through Central Park to The Loeb Central Park Boathouse, celebrating the momentous occasion with lively music provided by Jain Sounds. The guests were welcomed into the Loeb Boathouse by the bride’s’ side of family, where Cress Florals made sure to take the wedding to new heights with delicate and alluring florals to match the charming location. Hand picked by the bride herself, white and purple colors were envisioned throughout the venue to meet the vintage, yet classy look with decor such as the vintage bird cages and antique keys made for each guest. As a place of natural tranquility and romance, this was the perfect place for the couple to take their marriage oath! The mandap area, where Aarti and Pratap exchanged vows in the traditional Hindu way to be declared husband and wife, was also fully floral with beautiful hanging orchid flowers that had a picturesque lake backdrop. The stunning bride, Aarti, had help throughout all the events with Damali NYC who did hair and makeup, and Style by Smita as her draping artist, while wearing a classic Sabyasachi lengha. The wonderful ceremony was followed by a cocktail hour and seated lunch where guests were served delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine by butlers.
The jubilee continued at the exquisite Plaza location, decorated by Tantawan Bloom, for a dreamy and royal look with cherry blossoms and garden roses. In the continuing theme of elegance, cake master Sylvia Weinstock created a white and gold luxurious cake with multiple flavors that became a big hit! Food stations such as a carving station, spring campania station, fromagerie station, and market station were set all around the ballroom to provide variety to guests. Each table had white and gold place settings and elegant cherry blossom centerpiece that were placed on top of sublime champagne colored linens. As Aarti and Pratap were huge fans of music, they opted to go a different route and have live band Hank Lane perform their favorite hits! Guests had a great time dancing the night away to Aarti and Pratap’s favorite classics like Frank Sinatra, Beatles, and Stevie Wonder!
With all the wonderful celebrations happening, the talented Brenziers and Kaipo and Mariana from 15 Minutes of Frame captured the intimate details of the festivities. tanaRi events’ had an incredible time working with The Loeb Central Park Boathouse, the Plaza, all the other amazing vendors, and remarkable couple Aarti and Pratap for yet another successful wedding!