Imagine planning the wedding of your dreams... Now Imagine planning two at the same time, and managing to make both amazing!
This is Part II in Sunaina + Kyle's story about their two fabulous weddings and how they wove their love for their friends and family into every aspect of their wedding weekend extravaganza!
First, MAJOR props to Sunaina + Kyle and all of their helpers. We know just how much time and care goes into wedding planning, and someone who planned two weddings ought to have folk songs written about them. Seriously. Get on that internet.
Second, we were so touched by the all the thoughtful details that went into this wedding weekend, in addition to the strong family connections that were evident everywhere. Sunaina's father passed away several years ago, and during Friday's Hindu ceremony, a beautiful portrait of him sat in a place of honor next to Sunaina's mother. During Saturday's American ceremony, Sunaina's brother walked her down the aisle, and her mother was her Matron of Honor, while Kyle's brother was his Best Man. Kyle, a bar manager in Madison, hand-crafted and bottled not one, not two, but seven signature cocktails (including a delicious non-alcoholic ginger beer) for Saturday's reception. The fine folks at Underground Food Collective, on behalf of Sunaina + Kyle, artfully blended traditional Indian and American staples in dishes like Paneer Potato Salad and Curried Chicken Salad, and Kuhl Entertainment played a great mix of American and Indian dance tunes that had everyone on the dance floor! Every detail of both wedding days was carefully and lovingly arranged, and it was really magnificent to be a part of.
Once last little wedding day story about Sunaina + Kyle that I think perfectly encapsulates their natures. Once Saturday's ceremony was over and it was time to start the Reception, Sunaina + Kyle got on the dance floor for their first dance. They had let Rob and I in on the secret that since they're not particularly serious people and had no real interest in spending 5 minutes dancing awkwardly in front of everyone, they were going to take the awkward factor up a notch by having the DJ cut to the Chicken Dance mid-song and have everyone participate! Well it worked, and I don't think the dance floor was clear the rest of the night! In fact, some of my favorite photos from Saturday were the late night dancing photos, complete with dance floor smoke and lights!
And now, without further adieu, enjoy the photos below, celebrating wedding day #2 for these two fantastic human beings!
Here is the list of Vendors (with links) that made the magic happen for Ceremony #2!