Nayha and Sohil, New Jersey, USA
A vibrant Moroccan themed sangeet followed by a sophisticated pastel toned wedding and reception summed up this couple’s nuptials.
A couple who have careers in the wedding industry are ones to watch out for when they get married. Nayha and Sohil’s nuptials were trendsetting and didn’t disappoint. This is the story of how they met and details from their elegant wedding.
How We Met
“I used to work at Kleinfeld Bridal (where the famous ‘Say Yes To The Dress’ show takes place) and often thought ‘Great! I work only with girls. I’ll never meet anyone here.’ However, I was on the buying team and my husband used to come in once a month for the trunk show to promote his line of bridal gowns. We met at one of these buying meetings and then all my co-workers started teasing us saying we should date. I guess, in retrospect, it helped to work with girls!”
“Post Kleinfeld, I worked at a wedding planning magazine and helped brides find their dream venue. So by the time we were looking, every venue in the Tri-state area was familiar but nothing really excited me. Then one day a new venue popped up in our database. And it was perfect!
As a designer, my husband is all about the details and the venue passed his test too. It was still under construction when we went to recce it and there was nothing to see but concrete. We still made a booking based purely on the floor plan and the attention to detail the owner was putting in. It turned out to be a good call!”
“My husband had hired a florist and photographer for a styled photoshoot of his gowns. We’d only been dating a few months but we knew we had to have Koby as our photographer and Sarah as our florist when we decided to get married. Koby flew in from Texas and Sarah came from Maryland to do our decor. We loved working with our friends and industry professionals.”
“The décor was Moroccan inspired – bright colors like fuchsia, yellow, orange and blue, Moroccan lamps, hookahs, and cushions – and we managed a cheery set up apt for a lively function like a sangeet.”
“We wanted to focus on the little details that make up the big picture here. Our wedding was going to be a traditional Indian one but we wanted modern décor. And Sarah did an amazing job planning it all. We couldn’t have done it without her.
Our outfits were from my husband’s fashion label Enaura Bridal Outfits. Both of us coordinated colors and went with a white attire that featured golden work.”
“We went with a minimalistic aesthetic to play up the beauty of the venue itself. While pastels once again made an appearance as part of the setup, it was lush foliage that dominated the decor.
We wore my husband’s label again but chose western wear. I wore a dazzling golden gown and he was dapper in a black tuxedo.”
Advice for Couples
“Relax! At some point, you have to let all the planning go and just enjoy the day”.
Venues: The Legacy Castle
Wedding Planner: Premini Events
Bride’s Outfits: Enaura Bridal (Wedding and Reception)
Groom’s Outfits: Enaura Bridal (Wedding and Reception)
Jewellery: Raabta By Rahul
Makeup Artist: Sanjana Vaswani
Photography: Koby Brown Photography