We had the wonderful pleasure of working with a couple and family this weekend that just wowed us with their traditions, hospitality, and love!

I was contacted by Rupi’s [the groom] parents who live here in Columbia.  They wanted to host a reception for their son and his new wife once they returned from their wedding ceremony in Canada.  The couple got married in Calgary a week a week ago and made it down to South Carolina for the festivities to continue with an exquisite reception held at the Columbia Convention Center.

I was only able to meet Rupi and Rohini one time before the event due to living out of state and their extremely busy schedules.  I did get to work closely with their parents and we shared many emails and phone calls to get all the details in order just as they desired.

 The reception was so lovely- guests arrived at the Convention Center for cocktails and hor dourves, made by Bombay Indian Grill out of Charlotte.  They were warmly greeted by the families of the bride and groom.  Guest were later invited into the ballroom that was filled with color and beautiful sounds.  The families of the couple were introduced followed by Rupi and Rohini.

After the couple cut the beautiful cake created by Angi Anderson, the couple took their place on the stage.  At this point, friends and family members of the couple gave heartfelt speeches about this amazing couple.  At the conclusion of the speeches, the couple took the dance floor for a  gorgeous first dance- this was followed by an invitation to all guest to join them on the dance floor…and they did!!!  It was amazing!

Dinner was created by Bombay Indian Grill as well- the display was gorgeous and food was so amazing- I did have try everything 🙂  Music was provided by DJ Jaz, GTB Productions – it was so wonderful. 

The beautiful flowers were created by Think Floral.  Lighting by Aspire 4 More.

Here are few photos- Brantley Freeman, All Dressed Up Photography was so lovely and came by to take a few set up shots for us to have!  These are so great- thank you so much Brantley!!!!!!

This one of the stage arrangements


altar centerpiece #2


Table centerpiece

table centerpiece #2

cake #3


The favor plates brought from India

table favors


Now these shots are candid that I took later in the evening so they are not professional quality!!!!!

This is of the stage in the dark so you can get the effects of the back lighting- white drapes by Aspire 4 More, colored draping by By Invitation Only…Event Planning & Design



The couple’s wedding portrait.



Now I know this is not a great photo but just wanted to show a full room shot…



I was lucky enough to catch a photo with the beautiful couple- the bride’s saree was breath-taking!!!