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Nashville Couple Blends Traditional & Contemporary Elements In Hindu Wedding at Lilac Farms

Friday, October 31, 2014

Every now and then, you stumble on a wedding that you have to digest slowly — there are so many beautiful elements to take in and you don’t want to miss a thing.

We felt that way about the wedding of Denise and Neerav (who also goes by Nick). Married in late August at Lilac Farms, the pair wanted to have a seamless blend of a traditional Hindu wedding and an outdoor party. The outcome was nothing short of breathtaking thanks to the couple’s vision and flawless execution by Laurie of Laurie DeAnne Events and a handful of other vendors.

Fall in love with the vibrant colors and details of this week’s featured wedding.

 

Denise & Neerav
Wedding Date: August 31, 2014
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Lilac Farms

Guests: 225


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traditional hindu wedding at lilac farms tennessee

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traditional hindu wedding at lilac farms tennessee

 

Wedding Team

Wedding Design & Planning | Laurie De Anne Events
Photographer | Krista Lee Photography
Gown | Olia Zavozina
Men's Attire | J Crew
Hair and Makeup | Amy Lynn Larwig
Invitations | Something Detailed
Programs | Felicia Dougherty
Caterer | Suzette Lane, Catering by Suzette
Cake Artist | Twisted Fig
Floral Designer | Branches
Reception Musicians | Burning Las Vegas
Rentals | Southern Events, Music City Tents and Events, Please be seated
Lighting | Nashville Audio Visual
Mandap | Visual Elements
Transportation | Grand Avenue
 

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traditional hindu wedding at lilac farms tennessee

traditional hindu wedding at lilac farms tennessee

traditional hindu wedding at lilac farms tennessee

 

Wedding Details, from the Wedding Planner

Tell us about Denise and Neerav.

I loved planning with Denise and Neerav. They both work in the medical field. They met at Vanderbilt and really got to know each other when they both took a medical mission trip.

They are great together! You can see how much Nick adores Denise and her, him. They both have full careers and I wanted to create the perfect day for this couple!  


What was their theme and what inspired it? 

I absolutely loved planning and designing this amazing Indian/American wedding!

When I first met this couple I was excited to hear their vision. I listened as they shared that they wanted to have a fun outdoor party. As well, both the bride and the groom wanted to keep the Indian traditions. I was up for the challenge and very excited about bringing their vision to life!

We started with the location. I wanted to pick a venue that would be suitable for an outdoor event but would have an upscale feel.  When I took the bride and groom to Lilac Farms they immediately fell in love with it. This was the location that would set the stage and be the drawing board for this beautiful event.

Can you share any special moments or highlights of their wedding day?

Denise looked absolutely stunning in her sari and I loved seeing her and Nick exchange garlands.


She did!!  Did they have any special requests or unique challenges that you had to work together to overcome?

When working with families from two different cultures is very important to find a balance.  It takes a lot of listening working together. It was a wonderful experience.

 

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indian american wedding at lilac farms tennessee colorful reds yellows

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Wedding Details, from the Bride

How would you describe your style as a couple?

After we decided that we would have a traditional Hindu wedding, I knew I wanted the entire event to be colorful.  I love the color combination of pink and orange and knew it would represent the beautiful colors in the Indian culture and represent spring. 

How did you incorporate that style into your wedding?

Laurie Hardman was my wedding planner and took care of everything.  You will have to ask her for the names of vendors.  I let her handle everything and very glad that I did :).   Between Laurie and the florist, the wedding and reception were unbelievable!!!!

Tell us about the change of clothes from your sari to bridal gown.  

Nick went to India last spring and he picked our outfits for the wedding.  We changed clothes for the reception but wanted to be a little more casual and comfortable.  Nick wore a suit from J Crew.  My dress was from Olia Zavozina.

Now that the wedding day is over, is there anything about your planning process you feel you could have done differently?

If I could go back and change anything, I would stress less about the details prior to the wedding.  I hired a great wedding planner and she made my life so much easier but for some reason I would still stress about the details.  I wish I would have just enjoyed the moment more and let her do her job. 

In one sentence, what words of advice do you have for couples in the midst of their planning? Advice for new brides.

Enjoy the moment!!  The day goes by so fast so make sure you take time to enjoy each other and the loved ones who traveled so far to be with you.  Also, spend the money on a good band.  The entertainment sets the tone for the event so try to cut cost in other places so you can pay for a quality band.

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About the Author:

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Newlywed Leah

For many women, their fascination with weddings fades after they say, “I do.” Not for me. Even though my wedding was two years ago, I still very much have a heart for weddings and helping brides focus on what’s important — building a day that reflects both the bride and the groom while focusing on the why of the wedding — the marriage. In addition to my job as a personal trainer and wellness coach, I also coordinate weddings part time, offering couples both perspective and a little elbow grease to make sure their wedding day is a success. I’m a huge advocate for life balance and I like to remind and encourage couples to keep their sanity — and a healthy relationship — in the midst of wedding planning. Check out my health and wellness blog at www.SanityOverSurface.com.

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1 Response to This Post
mattie says...

Best wedding ever. We are so proud if our Dr.Desai. he could not have picked a better mate to go thru life with.  Xoco

Posted on October 31, 2014 @ 3:57pm

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