Oh, you guys. This wedding was such a special weekend for us to get to tag along on. Gemma and Michael’s wedding celebration was a magical, multi-day event that ran the gamut of gorgeous Atlanta venues. But before we get into the backdrop, let me tell you about the main characters in our feature, Gemma and Michael.
Nehal and Dhruv spent their wedding weekend at Atlanta’s Marriot Marquis, a fantastically styled hotel with the kind of huge and distinctive flair that has elevated the building to a local iconic status. It was the perfect backdrop for this gorgeous, stylish couple to begin their life together.
Let me begin by saying how grateful I am to get to attend so many unique, and incredibly personal wedding ceremonies. Even when they’re following traditions that have been passed down for generations, our clients are so creative. This wedding was no exception; Arti and Greg’s wedding was a traditionally Indian days-long event that was not only beautiful and opulent and special, but also one of the happiest affairs I’ve attended.
The marriage of Laura and Mahesh was a colorful and charming mashup of cultures; the morning of their big day was spent celebrating with a joyful Hindu ceremony for Mahesh’s family, and in the afternoon the bride and groom shared their lovely hand-written vows at a ceremony that integrated Laura’s Jewish traditions as well. It was a day full of excitement and happiness, as this pair sealed their future together.
Koel and Sanjeev have one of those romances you see in the movies – the kind where the cute girl meets the handsome boy in a completely chance encounter standing outside of a bar in New York City…and they end up getting married.
Our couple this week was a special pair whose cross-continental romance began via their shared connections on Facebook. Ravi saw Valsa’s sweet smile on a friend’s page and despite the thousands of miles that lay between him in Atlanta and her in Kuala Lumpur, he couldn’t help but reach out to say ‘hi’. Many SkyMiles and much FaceTime later, technology was no longer enough, and the couple began planning their wedding in Ravi’s hometown. Friends and family celebrated the couple during a lively Sangeet at Monday Night Brewery and were treated with food carts serving an amazing variety of Indian street foods. Ribha Events did a gorgeous job of transforming the industrial space of The Foundry at Puritan Mill, which served as a soap factory in another lifetime, into a warm and traditional Indian wedding venue, and later into a jumpin’ party spot for the reception festivities! Their weekend was a series of joyful events that all added up to the beginning of a new life for Ravi and Valsa as husband and wife. Thank you both so much for choosing us to help create your wedding memories. Ravi and Valsa – we wish you the happiest years to come as you spend your time now face-to-face, in the same place for always. Congratulations!
There was a pure and playful love radiating between Punam and Mohan that made their wedding ceremony one of the sweetest we’ve gotten to film. Taking place at the striking W Hotel in Midtown Atlanta, the couple began their celebratory weekend with a pre-wedding get-together to welcome friends and family. Dhara Jhavia of Réve.ology Events created a beautiful backdrop, rich with traditional details, for the early morning joining of this charming couple. Punam and Mohan, we very much enjoyed being part of the laughter and love in your weekend – here’s to many more years full of warm glances and joyful memories.
You can see more of Punam and Mohan’s fun wedding from their talented photographer, David Murray.
Gloria & Soby’s Indian wedding in Atlanta was a memorable weekend overflowing with beautiful sacred rituals, glittering gold and red fabrics and jewels, and of course, lots of celebratory dancing! The beautiful bride is a bit of a former cohort, as we have worked with her in the past as part of Ribha Events in Atlanta. Actually, we had previously worked with many of the other vendors at Gloria & Soby’s wedding, which lent to an air of cohesion all of us in the background felt lucky to have. Our talented photographer friend, Garrett Frandsen, shot amazing, subtle pictures during the festivities, and DJ Sahil K had the very big job of making sure all that dancing never stopped! The bride and groom brought together their Hindu and Persian traditions in multiple elegant and jubilant ceremonies throughout the weekend, and fed everyone in attendance the most fantastic array of aromatic delicacies. Everything was so show-stoppingly beautiful and it is always lovely to be near a couple so happy to be united. Gloria & Soby, you guys knocked our socks off with this wedding! We are grateful to have gotten the chance to meet you and celebrate with you on your very special days – we wish you all sorts of joy and laughter in your years to come!