A Fairytale Indian Wedding at Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando
Jennie and Roshan’s wedding, planned by Mpire Events, unfolded in magical venues at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
Most of us grew up watching Disney shows and movies, but some couples like Jennie and Roshan included that enduring delight in all things Disney by incorporating it into their special day. They chose to wed at ‘the happiest place on Earth’ – in Disneyworld! The guests stayed at the Renaissance Marriott at Sea World and the celebrations were held at various venues inside the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Interestingly, Mpire Events has become the first wedding planning company from India to organize a wedding in this iconic theme park.
To create a personalized wedding experience, Roshan, Jennie, her Absolute Bollywood crew from London and Vikram from Mpire Events came together for eight long months to conceptualize and execute the extravagant celebrations.Bride Jennie adds, “Vikram from Mpire Events was a joy to work with every step of the way. He was very enthusiastic and attentive which allowed me to enjoy the planning process. His team in Orlando worked tirelessly to make the wedding the success it was. Our guests described the wedding as seamless in term of the event flow and organization which was a result of their hard work.” Infusing Indian traditions with Disney magic, the wedding festivities were magical and the perfect prelude to the rest of the couple’s lives together.
The wedding festivities commenced with the Sangeet ceremony on the first night which was a fusion of traditional and western inspirations while the nuptials took place at the Wedding Pavilion, which is a castle inside the Disney property created around a lake and white sands. A festive Baraat procession was the most awe-striking element of the occasion – it included a mobile DJ vehicle and ‘dhol’ (traditional drums) players from London followed by the Pheras ceremony which had a pastel pink and Cinderella blue color scheme and took place under a flamboyant Mandap. Lush floral accents, complete with a backdrop view of the Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park added to the fairytale charm of this function.
Preceded by the traditional ceremonies, a grand dinner and reception was held at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The guests enjoyed a special Bollywood + Disney medley act by the bride and her Absolute Bollywood crew and an energetic performance by Zalon and his band. In addition, the glitz and glamour of the after-party with Dj Suhel featuring glowing furniture, dessert stations, and savory sliders were highly-popular with the guests. The couple also had a stunning portrait session at the Magic Kingdom featuring the iconic Cinderella’s Coach. Team Mpire Events worked closely with the couple to create a montage of personal experiences that blended their culture, traditions and individual interests to make their fairytale dream a reality.
Venue: Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida, US
Wedding Planners: Mpire Events
Makeup Artist: Natasha Moor
Bride’s Outfits: Sequinze London (Engagement), Jade by Monika and Karishma (Sangeet), Dilnaz Karbhary (Wedding), Cherie D (Reception)
Entertainment: DJ Suhel, Kiran Kamath, Absolute Bollywood crew, Drumline Entertainment
Photography: That First Moment