Alabama Weddings Magazine

2019

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dazzling music night A traditional Indian wedding can last from three days and continue for over a week. In the Hindu religion, on the first night, a priest will often perform the ganesh pooja, a ceremony that usually happens at home with only the couple, the bridal party and close relatives in attendance. The second day begins with a mehndi ceremony. For this, the bride and her female friends and family members will have intricate henna patterns drawn on their hands and feet. This is similar to a bridal shower in Western culture and the colors are typically very festive. Later that evening, the Sangeet will take place. The word "Sangeet" means music and translates to music night or musical party. This event is usually held a day before the ceremony, including both sides of the family to mingle in a fun environment. Every wedding guest is usually invited, and it involves an introduction of the couple's families, mingling, a meal and dances or other performances. Mango Lassi, a traditional yogurt and mango pureed drink was served, along with appetizers of samosas, pakoras and gulab jamun, a traditional Indian sweet. Event & Floral Design: RD Designs Event Design & Planner: Valia Rose Events Photography: Mo Davis Photography Bride Model: Dr. Shima Dowla China & Crystal, Ring: Bromberg's Hair & Makeup: Makeup Mel Team (Melissa Bogardus, Katina Mims Carter & Erin Milkay) Lighting & Draping: On-Site Productions Linens: I Do Linens Props & Furniture: PropHouse Birmingham Rentals: PRE Event Resources Venue: Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa Bridal Attire: Millionaires Collections Catering: Silver Coin Indian Grill Mehndi: Sonia's Threading & Spa Onsite Mehndi Support: Blue Lotus Mehndi Stationery: Awe Inspired Designs Stylist & Sari Draping: Draped2Nines

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