OMG... when I saw this gorgeous wedding, I seriously thought that was thumbing through the pages of Southern Wedding magazine. There are some profoundly stunning details (like, down to the field of rainbow wildflowers, I mean…who has that?!), a beautiful bride whose name means “noble kind” (and look at her, it totally fits) lovely, blush bridesmaids dresses, a kickass square wedding cake… Seriously, I could keep going, but I think I’d rather show you. Right?
But, first, here’s the lowdown… Heidy and Sharon were married at The Island House on Johns Island just outside of Charleston, SC. The Island House is a private location with beautiful views of the Stono River. Heidy and Sharon had an outdoor ceremony with about 70 of their closest friends and family who made their way to South Carolina from all over the country. Their reception was tented and fabulous filled with tons of dancing, hora-ing and fun! My girl, Heidy, changed out of her wedding gown into a fucking GORGE sequined dress that will absolutely leaving you drooling, brideys! Enjoy!Whoa... That's fancy!Dying over the blush.What did I tell you? Heidy is STUN NING!!Look at those flowers! Not just the lovely bouquets, but the wildflowers in the background. Gorgeous! And I am lovin' those bridesmaids dresses!Hopefully the glass Sharon is breaking is actually a light bulb. Yeah, light bulbs break easily... Glass does not always break! Definitely not what you want to happen at your wedding! Mazel Tov!
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...