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Sonal and Srikrishna met in India several years ago when they were working together in Hyderabad. They then moved to the US for higher studies, Sonal pursued a Masters in Information Systems and Srikrishna an MBA in Finance and after graduating they decided to make Washington, D.C. their new home. Sonal works in Project Management with the IT industry, Sri was earlier a Management Consultant in the energy industry and recently he moved to Capital One Financial.


Couple shoot at Chunda Palace


Couple shoot at Sheraton Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa

Destination Wedding

Sonal and Sri are from Hyderabad, and the couple and their families decided to have a Destination Wedding. They considered Jaipur, Kerala, Goa and Agra before they finally settled on Udaipur. Says Sri: "We happened to be on vacation in Udaipur earlier this year and loved it. The weather was awesome, the palaces beautiful and the city had a truly romantic feel to it. Based on the places we liked during our trip, the view, the size of the location, and our budget, we settled on the Sheraton Udaipur Resort & Spa for our stay and the Sangeet. And the Chunda Palace for our wedding." The wedding was held on December 21, 2011 as per punjabi hindu traditions and the functions included the Mehendi and Sangeet, Haldi, Wedding ceremonies and a post wedding lunch at Jagmandir island.

Wedding Events & Locations


Sangeet, Mehendi, Haldi and Stay: Sheraton Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa
Wedding: Chunda Palace, Udaipur
Post-Wedding Lunch: Jagmandir Island, Udaipur

The Wedding Planner

Says Sonal: "We hired Back2Culture as our wedding planner. They were easy to work with. No surprises or last minute problems. What they promised is what we got (and much more!) and their services come at a reasonable price. The most important thing was that both of us had peace of mind and Garima Kumar, our wedding planner was very sincere and dedicated."

Wedding Clothes

Since Sonal and Srikrishna were travelling to India just a week before the wedding they decide to pick their wedding and sangeet attire in the US only- from Shehnaai Couture, a designer boutique (for Indian wedding clothes) in Manhattan, New York. Sonal wore a beautiful yellow and green Sabyasachi ensemble for the sangeet and a Saa. n. she lehenga for the wedding. Sri wore a blue kurta for the sangeet and a white achkan for the wedding. He says: "As I did not like the way a sherwani fits, I considered a Rathore band gala suit before finally deciding on an achkan. We handpicked the fabrics, the design and colors of all of our clothes and Shehnaai Couture did a great job!"

 

Recommendations

Sonal and Sri worked with these wedding specialists who they highly recommend.

Dev Purbiya, wedding photography, creative wedding cards, other creative print materials(click here to see the wedding invitation). Devendra is an extremely hard worker, AMAZING photographer, our best decision ever!!

Garima Kumar, Back2Culture (wedding planner, event organizer)- Our event would not have been a success without her. One stop shop. Highly highly recommended!

Mohaimen Kazi Photography: Engagement photo shoot in Washington, DC. Click here to see the wedding invitation designed with photos of this shoot

Shehnaai Couture: Indian designer attire in the US (extremely hard to find quality stuff in the US!)


Sonal getting ready for the Sangeet


Sheraton Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa


The newly weds with Sri's parents and sister


Post wedding lunch at the Jagmandir island. With Sonal's mother, father and brother

Photographs courtesy: Dev Purbiya

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