Hey hey hey! I’m back with more good stuff from Amanda + Aaditya’s wedding in Little Rock, Arkansas! Today I’m bringing you the Indian wedding ceremony and Mendhi. And I’m so excited because I love all the color, all the tradition, all the meaningful parts of this wedding, and especially all the JOY!
Let’s start with Saturday morning, where we gathered at a family home for prayers.
Meanwhile, the ladies gathered back at the hotel for the Mehndi party. I will never get tired of watching this. The designs are so intricate and beautiful and seeing it done is always fun for me.
And here is the final product:
The Sangeet is so much fun! On Saturday evening everyone gathered for a night of singing and dancing together, featuring performances by family and friends.
And I LOVED how they did the seating chart for this event! It was part seating chart, part photo backdrop.
After a fantastic dinner, the performances started. Everyone had so much fun showing off their talents!
And the performances were capped off with a dance by the bride and groom, before everyone joined them on the dance floor.
Next up, the Barat. On Sunday morning everyone gathered outside the hotel for the procession of the groom toward the wedding ceremony. In this modern version, instead of a horse, Aaditya arrived through the sunroof of the car.
The Barat led all the way up to the ceremony, where we stopped outside the ceremony room for blessings from the parents and family.
The Hindu Wedding Ceremony
As the group gathered outside, the beautiful Mandap awaited us, adorned with beautiful florals for the Indian ceremony.
And once everyone was in place, the bride made her entrance.
This red powder is applied to the part of the bride’s hair to signify that she is married.
And we finished with group photos of the bride and groom and their family and friends.
Bride and Groom Portraits
After the ceremony we had some time to take some portraits around the hotel. Every detail of the bride and groom was perfect!
If you want to see this couple’s Christian ceremony, check out the blog here.
Vendors seen here:
Planning & Design: Bella Baxter Events, Katherine Benson
Venue: Little Rock Marriott
Rentals: Hanks, BBJ Linen
Saturday DJ: M4U
Sunday Music: Bijoux and Rodney
Paper: Mrs Post Stationary
Glam Squad: Face Your Day, Aaron Charles and Mehndi : Pundit’s Wife
Wedding Insurance: WedSafe
Favors : Cocoa Belle Chocolates
Car: Arkansas Destinations