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  • Dilshan Edussuriya

A Gatsby Inspired Indian Wedding In Texas

Updated: May 21, 2019

When we said Maitreyee's and Joel's wedding was one for the books, we meant it in every way. We were honored to have had the opportunity to plan this multi-day lavish, elegant Indian Wedding which took place in San Antonio Texas. The DILSHAN Weddings and Events team had a total of 90 days to plan this wedding, and we managed over 40 vendors for this wedding, including 6 international vendors! The Sangeet and the welcome reception was held at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio. Guests were treated to dancing by Señorita dancers in true San Antonio fashion, and dinner for the evening consisted of Mexican and Indian fusion menu, from vindaloo quesadillas, to chicken tikka masala tacos, and nutella parathas for dessert. The Bride and Groom made the entrance on a pedi-cab, which was one of the highlights of the evening. Wedding day festivities kicked off with the Baraat. The Groom was ushered into the ceremony in a colorful procession, on horse and carriage, with dancers and drummers adding to the energy of this parade. The ceremony and reception were held at the prestigious St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio. Our Bride, Maitreyee loved the 1920s, including the Gatsby era. With that in mind, we set out to design a theme that encompassed and reflected the Bride's inspirations as well as her personal taste. From a custom aisle runner for the ceremony, to custom napkin rings, to phalaenopsis orchids that were specially flown in from Thailand, were some unique and special touches for this wedding. The cake for the reception was a five-tiered masterful confection by Sweet Traditions, with a cascading, edible gold lace peacock. Entertainment for the evening included a jazz ensemble with Joe Caruso, whose performance of Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon" for the First Dance left everyone spellbound. A lavish dinners, along with a candy station, awaited guests. Guests were then, once again treated to a live performance –a Bollywood dance troupe, which opened the dance floor where DJ Lakha continued to keep guests entertained and on their feet for the rest of the evening. Be sure to view the entire photo gallery, as well as the highlight video, by Biyani Photo and Video. We are grateful to the Nigalye family for giving us the opportunity to plan this gorgeous Indian Wedding. Congratulations Maitreyee and Joel!

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