Smita and Raj got married on a lovely fall day at the always gorgeous Marriott Grand. The rehearsal and henna was held in the Statler Ballroom and the wedding and reception the following day were in the Crystal Ballroom. I love shooting in that space because of the bright light that flows in on three sides! The whole weekend was a fun gathering of family and friends celebrating this happy couple. Their kindness and thoughtfullness toward each other was evident, and their genuine happiness to be getting married was contagious.
The Bollywood dance team from Wash U put on a great show, as well as a performance by some family members.
Goodnight.. see you in the morning!!
Mer and I began the day shooting the details, and we love all the fun jewelry and bright colors!
The gorgeous bride
Golden elephants, y’all!! (and stunning florals on a light, bright ceremony mandap)
I love the how much joy and music is woven into the ceremony
Time for an outfit change!
You may be able to guess Smita’s favorite color? Bright pink!
After Raj changed into his classic tux, we went for a quick stroll before the reception.
The room echoed the bright pink and gold… gorgeous!
Thank you Smita and Raj for welcoming us, and letting us capture your joyful wedding day! with love, kate & mer
Planner: St. Louis Wedding Consultants
Ceremony & Reception venue: Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel
Florist: Belli Fiori
Catering: Taj Palace
Cake: McArthur’s Bakery
Linens: Belli Fiori
Decor/lighting: Fatima Designs
DJ/Band: ArcEos Events
Ceremony musicians: Mahendran S. and Rishy Bavan
Henna & dressing: Henna Tattoo STL
Hair & makeup: The Mane Attraction
Videographer: Sweet Tea Media