VISION: We wanted our wedding celebrations to represent our personalities, interests and our cultural heritage (I am South Indian and Rajan is Punjabi).
PLANNING: I was initially confused about how to go about planning the wedding. I ended up working with a wedding planner, Therese Cole from Electric-Karma. Therese was a total pro and kept me informed regularly about everything.
My advice for wedding planning is that you do not need a year to organize it – just know what you like (especially with regards to colors) and do not be over-influenced by Pinterest!
INVITATIONS: The wedding cards were done on Zazzle.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Veroa Fotografia from Spain. My wedding planner had sent me a portfolio of photographers from around Houston and Texas. Although they were lovely, they looked very much the same. One of Rajan’s friends had attended a wedding in Como, Italy and asked me to look at the portfolio of the photographers that had captured the wedding. I was so blown away by the emotions that they were able to capture. I arranged to speak with them on Skype right away.
It was going to be their first Indian wedding but I was confident that they would be able to capture it perfectly. Flights, accommodation, and meals were included in the rate charged. Although it was slightly more expensive but not exorbitant and definitely worth it. They absolutely lived up to expectations and worked so hard. They were there for each of the events and would have worked for at least 24 hours over 4 days and produced over 1,400 photographs to us.
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Veroa Fotografia. We used the photographer’s cinematography services. They were great and blended in with all the Indian cultures. They wore Indian clothes that my family and friends had given them to wear – it was awesome.