I am so excited to blog about this beautiful wedding. I was so excited when I first met with Rupal and Jerrod and they told me they were going to have two ceremonies one being an Indian tradition. They got married at the Hilton President Kansas City and their day was combined between beautiful colorful Indian traditions with elegance of the beautiful ballroom they got married in. I loved all their details and their colors. I also loved that they included their fur baby Oliver. Thank you so much Rupal and Jerrod for having me document your day.
CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE PROPOSAL AND HOW IT WAS DONE?
My parents were coming back in town from the holidays and Jerrod and I wanted to get dinner with them to celebrate Christmas & New Years. We had gotten together at my house on a Friday night. My dad, who always comes and helps to fix things around the house, wanted to show me where the water valve was in the basement to shut it off in case I ever had to. We came back upstairs and Jerrod was holding our dog, Oliver, and he asked me to hold him... and that is when I noticed the ring around Oliver's collar - and right then and there, Jerrod got down on one knee and proposed with Oliver and my parents there. I can't remember much else because I was in a daze!..... We celebrated and called family and friends and then still decided to go to dinner. I suggested the place (Summit in Waldo). We walked in and it was packed. Jerrod told me to go to the right, where they have an event space, and I was shocked when I entered and his parents were there along with my best friends and their significant others. Another awesome surprise!! We celebrated some more there with our family and friends. It was such a great night!
WHAT LED YOU TO CHOOSE PHOTOS BY NEYAN FOR YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY?
We loved that she had photographed other non-traditional weddings and an Indian wedding before, so she knew what to expect and that it wasn't going to be a typical day. She was professional, on top of things, and made sure to capture what we wanted out of our day. We looked at her other examples of work and they were so great! She was easy to work with especially with our schedules, which was awesome too!
WHAT’S THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT FROM YOUR WEDDING DAY?
We loved that we were able to include our dog, Oliver, in the wedding photos and also in the traditional ceremony. It meant a lot to have him included with us :)
IF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO REDO THE WHOLE THING, WOULD YOU CHANGE ANYTHING THAT DAY?
I don't think I would change a thing! It was the best day of our lives.
ANY ADVICE FOR FUTURE COUPLES PLANNING THEIR WEDDING?
We planned our wedding in 9 months, and it definitely can be done. Don't stress (easier said than done) and truly try to enjoy the big day and the special moments with your husband/wife, as well as your friends and family!
CEREMONY: Hilton President
RECEPTION: Hilton President
BRIDE’S DRESS: Belle Vogue, Stella York (not yet released part of 2018 collection)
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Mia's Bridal
FLOWERS: Wild Hill Flowers
DJ: Four Star Entertainment. DJ "Big Dog"
HINDU DÉCOR: Innovative Lighting
VIDEOGRAPHER: Dark Horse Digital Media
PHOTOGRAPHER: Neyan Babani – Photos by Neyan