About the Couple
and Deepika met while performing at the Sikh Cultural Program
at Oakton High School in Oakton, Virginia on Saturday, October
29, 1994. "As soon as our eyes met we knew there was
something special between us. And now 12 years later we're
planning our wedding and the rest of our lives together!"
says, the bride.
The bride is a graphic and web designer and works in Tysons
Corner. She definitely enjoyed planning every detail of
this wedding since she loves to be creative.
The groom is a very successful Operations Engineer and works
in Crystal City.
You can check out their latest pictures and information
on their nicely designed website (www.deepuandrinku.com)
The wedding events kicked off with a beautiful Sangeet on
November 22, 2006 at the Foxchase Manor in Manassas Virginia.
The colorful and gorgeous decorations were provided by Partyland
of Maryland. The theme of the evening was the color orange
and lots of Gerber daisies. The couple sat on a lovely swing
that was decorated with bright orange and gold fabric Gerber
The groom to be wore a Charcoal Gray with a light gray and
blue stole. The bride to be wore a vibrant wine color fish
cut langha with a halter blouse. The ladies at the event
sat by a fireplace with colorful pillows and throws and
sang traditional Punjabi wedding songs. The night continued
with performances by friends and family. The gidha that
was performed by Groom's sisters and cousin was a huge hit.
Everyone danced the night away!
The couple had a traditional Sikh Ceremony on Friday November
24, 2006. The ceremony took place at the Sikh Foundation
of Virginia Gurudwara in Burke Virginia.
The groom arrived on a white horse and the fellow groomsmen
and family danced away as they arrived for the milini.
The groom wore a White colored Sherwani from Diwan Saheb
with a purple turban. The bride wore a gorgeous Purple traditional
Punjabi suit with a heavy dupatta draped over her head.
The bride also topped off her look with a traditional parandee.
Her bridesmaids were in lime green Punjabi suits to contrast
with the purple. The ceremony lasted until about noon and
then was immediately followed by lunch.
The hindu ceremony took place at the elegant Westfields
Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia on Saturday, November 25,
2006. It was an absolutely gorgeous bright sunny day. The
ceremony took place in the Grand Dominion Ballroom. The
bride wore a very pretty red lehenga with crystal work and
a peach border. The groom wore a cream colored sherwani from
Diwan Saheb with swaroski crystal work and a red scarf to
match the bride.
The ballroom was decorated by Prabha Bhamri and looked absolutely
heavenly! The ballroom was lightly dimmed and had over 50
pink up lights all around to give the room a pink glow.
The aisle was a zig zag aisle outlined with huge cylinder
vases filled with water and lilies and pink lights. The
mandap was a contemporary round pink and white structure
with lilies and lights to accent it. It looked like it was
out of a fairy tale. The jaimalas were very different and
unique, pink and white lilies to match the décor.
The bridesmaids wore peach suits. The bride walked out on
her favorite song, "Tera Chehra" by Adnan Sami.
The ceremony was a very enjoyable and filled with laughs
Shortly after the hindu ceremony the reception took place
the same ballroom. The ballroom was now filled with tables
with huge cylinder centerpieces filled with water and lilies
and lights. The room had a vibrant pink glow. The head table
was an extension of the mandap with the bride and groom
in the middle and the parents on each side. There was a
live feed from the video onto a projection screen so everyone
could get a glimpse of themselves dancing and there was
a beautiful slideshow with pictures of the bride and groom
running throughout the night. Outside of the ballroom they
had an ice sculpture that had 2 calla lilies frozen inside.
The guestbook was an album designed by the bride that had
many pictures of the couple and some famous quotes. Every
detail of the reception was nicely planned by the couple.
The bride wore a very sexy fuschia pink fish cut lehenga,
covered with heavy crystal work. The blouse was draped with
beads and crystals on the sleeves and on the back. The handsome
groom wore a Ralph Lauren black Tuxedo with a silver vest
and tie. The night consisted of emotional and funny speeches,
performances by family and friends and a special Bhangra
Performance. Everyone danced the night away and enjoyed
delicious food from Bombay Palace. The party favors were
music CDs that had the bride and grooms favorite songs.
The cover was beautifully designed by the Bride. The guests
were raving about the decorations and details of the evenings.
The night ended with some more dancing.
kodak moment during the reception
Reception Diner setting
A picture perfect decor
Our parents and family who helped us out and gave us so
much love. Our friends from out of town and from near that
made our day so special.
All of our vendors, starting with Rakesh Grover - video,
Glenn Barnett - Photographer, Prabha Bhamri - Decorator,
Bombay Palace - Caterer, Suman for ceremony makeup, Robin
Harmon for reception hair and makeup, Partyland. We appreciate
all your hard work and efforts for making our day beautiful!
And thank you WeddingSutra for highlighting our special
day on the site.