Sammy and Yuvraj, Houston, USA
This intimate wedding at the bride’s hometown evokes a sense of nostalgia and excitement at the same time.
When you know, you know, they say and Sammy and Yuvraj just ‘knew it’ the moment they saw each other. As they planned their wedding, one look at WeddingSutra Favorite Knotting Bells’ portfolio was all it took for them to ‘know’ that these were the ones who would capture their heartwarming wedding.
The bride shares with us pictures and highlights of their big day.
How We Met
“We met online via a matrimonial website and our dates were filled with fun and laughter. While it wasn’t loved at first sight, it was ‘like at first sight’ and a part of us immediately knew this was it. We started out as good friends and slowly fell in love.
Having very dissimilar professional backgrounds, we bring different and fresh perspectives into each other’s lives on a daily basis and our story makes us strongly believe opposites truly attract!”
“Yuvraj proposed to me in his hometown, Toronto at the lakeside, the beautiful skyline of downtown Toronto in the background. The celebrations continued with a beautiful engagement party hosted by his parents.”
“Ever since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to get married at home; home has a strong significance in my life and I wanted it to be a part of my new beginnings. My parents gave me the best farewell by getting us married there.
The original plan was to have the ceremony in the backyard, but because of the rain and dipping temperatures, we had to shift the celebration indoors. Nonetheless it was absolutely beautiful and everything worked out very well”.
“Our wedding was planned entirely by me with my family supporting me at every step of the way. I oversaw every little detail and Yuvraj’s family was very understanding and coordinated everything with my family so beautifully and gracefully.
As for the photographers, I wanted only the best because once the wedding is over, everyone goes back to their daily routines and the only thing left are the memories that connect us. Only photographs allow us to relive those memories and I did not want to jeopardize the quality of our wedding pictures and videos. I trawled through the work of a ton of photographers before finally coming across Knotting Bells who are by far the best photography team I’ve ever worked with. I loved the photographs the second I saw them. We flew in the entire team to Houston from Mumbai and they captured our special days with so much passion. Each member of the team had a different eye, a quality of significant importance. My makeup artist was Fashion Face Houston and she is the best in town. I knew exactly who I wanted and as soon as we booked our wedding dates the first thing I did was book my dates with her because she gets booked almost a year in advance!”
“Our first wedding function was the Jaggo, a fun-filled event that has a very Punjabi flavor. Keeping the cultural significance in mind, I wanted a very traditional look for this event. I wore a fuchsia and orange sharara from Preeti S Kapoor with beautiful gota work. I finished the look with floral jewellery.”
“For my haldi ceremony I was going for a ‘cool bride’ vibe hence I chose a yellow kurta with cape sleeves which I paired with dhoti pants. My floral jewellery was from Prune in New Delhi.”
“For our sangeet, I wanted the decor to infuse the party with liveliness. The set up was practically bursting with color – fuchsia, orange, turquoise blue, and gold. I wore a Tarun Tahiliani outfit with floral prints that went perfectly with the theme of the night.”
“On the day of the wedding, I wanted to look like a traditional bride so I wore a red Anita Dongre lehenga customized to my preferences.
The setup included an abundance of flowers and pastel colors and Yuvraj and I with our brightly hued attire really stood out.”
“I just wanted to have fun and dance the night away at my reception so I went with a western wardrobe. A Gaurav Gupta creation won my heart – the massive ruffles were playful and perfect for the fun-filled mood of the event.
Advice For Couples
“To be very honest, the only advice we would like to give to all the brides and grooms out there is enjoy each and every single moment!
Do not stress about anything because there are so many things that cannot be controlled! At the end of the day, the only thing that’ll matter is you and your partner’s relationship.”
The Wedding Makers
Bride’s Outfits: Preeti S Kapoor (Jaggo), Tarun Tahiliani (Sangeet), Anita Dongre (Wedding), Gaurav Gupta (Reception)
Floral Jewellery: Prune (Haldi)
Jewellery: Jain Jewelers, Patiala
Makeup Artist: Fashion Face Houston
Photography and Videography: Knotting Bells