We had the privilege to work with another wonderful couple- Meet college sweethearts Kalyan & Annie. Words really can’t do justice to the bond this lovely couple shares but we’ve tried our best to pen it down.
Kalyan and Annie Samraj met at CMC, Vellore, a chance meeting that has paved the way for a lifetime of happiness. Kalyan and Annie’s wedding celebrations had a line-up of 4 events – Church wedding and reception at Vellore followed by Cocktails, wedding and reception in Bangalore. Our most memorable part of the wedding was the first event – the blessing ceremony at CMC chapel, this was where Annie and Kalyan studied and met after class…. now that is sweet! Decor consisted of a carpet of orange petals, white and orange floral stands with a tinge of purple . We used roses, carnations, daisys and lilies to work with. Our love for roses is a relationship for life! Annie was dressed in a white and gold saree and a sleek puff blouse and Kalyan in a white shirt and dhothi. The Church wedding was followed by Reception at May Flower. The venue by itself has a clean look and good to work with. Decor consisted of orange linen with purple runners, stage with stands of candles and florals and lights adorning the gardens.
The Bangalore events started off with a bang – Cocktail night had a surprise element planned out by both families for the couple. A slideshow of childhood photos of Annie and Kalyan, emceed by both the fathers. The DJ took on the rest of the night and boy does Kalyan know his moves! I was surprised to see someone as calm and quite as Kalyan go that crazy on the dance floor. Kudos!
The wedding started early at 5 AM. The place was adorned with bright marigolds and floral rangolis. Annie made an entry to the mandap in a “butti” (a basket) this is a telugu brahim tradition very similar to the use of a doli in the north Indian weddings. Like in most south indian weddings, lunch was laid out on a banana leaf meal- This formal sit down meal is never a let-down.
For the beautiful chemistry we’ve seen Kalyan and Annie share, there’s no doubt that this love story was meant to be and we’re glad that in some small way we got to be a part of the festivities that celebrated this lovely young couple, well that is why we love being wedding planners.
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