Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Modern Twist in a Traditional Indian Wedding

I am completely blown away by this beautifully stunning real wedding! The amazing mandap, the gorgeous garlands, and the lovely bridal party... Oh my! I seriously couldn't wait to share this with you! 

A few words from the photographer: Lindsey and Arpan were married in an absolutely breathtaking traditional Indian ceremony at Kapok Special Events Center. Their guests were welcomed into a stunning and magically designed ceremony site from Tammy of Special Moments complete with a mandap from Dean of Arc Divine.

Lindsey and Arpan's priest was kind enough to talk their guests through the steps of the Indian wedding ceremony so that every guest of every culture could appreciate its beauty. After the ceremony, Lindsey and Arpan changed from their saris into a wedding gown and tuxedo while their guests enjoyed cocktail hour. They then did a first look between the two of them before entering their elegant ball room style reception. Every detail of their wedding seamlessly highlighted and complimented their family and cultures.

I cannot even begin to convey how utterly incredible this aisle is... Just look for yourselves... Right? Totally magnificent!

Such lovely garlands (these get exchanged during the ceremony)...

The significance of the garland exchange is the same as exchanging wedding rings... 

I love that all of the saris are a different color!

Awwwwww... LOVE IT!

Time for a costume change! 

I LOVE how Arpan is looking at Lindsey.

Such a great shot!

Perfectly palatial...

Wow! Simple elegance...

Cheers!!!! 

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: ashfall mixed media, inc.
Caterer:  Chives Catering
Event Planner:  Special Moments
Floral Designer:  Flowers by Jenny
Musicians:  Taylor Mills Krebs - Harpist
Reception Venue:  Kapok Special Events
Other:  ArcDivine
Cake Designer:  A Piece of Cake Tampa
DJ:  Tip Fit
Linens and Coverings:  Connie Duglin Linens
Makeup Artist:  Michelle Renee Group