Weddingbells (Toronto) - - Real Weddings -

JULY 28, 2017

Ameya and I met in the el­e­va­tor of our apart­ment build­ing six years ago.

Over the course of three months, we kept run­ning into each other and re­ally en­joyed those 15-sec­ond long “el­e­va­tor con­ver­sa­tions.” Af­ter our third el­e­va­tor ex­change, Ameya asked me out on a date, and the rest is his­tory.

Our wed­ding’s cen­tral theme was to weave to­gether our cul­tural back­grounds into one big cel­e­bra­tion.

Our colour pal­ette was bright and In­dian-in­spired with deep pink, gold and navy—which also tied into the brides­maids’ tra­di­tional In­dian at­tire. We in­tro­duced am­ple el­e­gance with fresh pops of colour at our mod­ern wed­ding venue.

Hav­ing gar­den roses lin­ing the din­ner ta­bles was such a treat.

We loved them for their beau­ti­ful look, fra­grance and be­cause they re­ally spoke for them­selves. My bou­quet con­tained stargazer lilies, which are my mom’s favourite and were in her wed­ding bou­quet as well. The best part was that the guests got to take home the bou­quets along­side cus­tom-de­signed favours from In­dia that were filled with chai spices and other spice mix­tures and herbs. We

per­formed a Bol­ly­wood flash mob. With many for­mer fig­ure skaters in the room, we had a lot of dance en­thu­si­asts to say the least. One of my brides­maids and I took Bol­ly­wood dance classes in the months lead­ing up to the wed­ding, and then we chore­ographed a dance that was sent across the coun­try to our cousins, the wed­ding party and some close friends. Our guests were re­ally sur­prised and it set the tone for our amaz­ing dance party!

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