We actually had two ceremonies. We had a Catholic ceremony in the morning and a Hindu ceremony in the afternoon. Two ceremonies in one day! Our ceremonies were like a dream because we couldn’t believe that it was finally happening and that we got to see so many people we loved that we hadn’t seen in a while due to COVID.
First Dance Song
Mashup of “Fallin’ All in You” by Shawn Mendes, “Gazab Ka Hai Din” by Jubin Nautiyal and Prakriti Kakar and “Finesse (Remix)” by Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B
Father/Daughter Dance Song
“La Vie En Rose” by Louis Armstrong
Mother/Son Dance Song
“24K Magic” by Bruno Mars
Cake Cutting Song
“10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
Groom's Cousin Dance
Bride's Cousin Dance
Any memorable moments from your reception?
All of the choreographed dances. We had a first dance, father/daughter dance, mother/son dance, groom’s cousin’s dance, and bride’s cousin’s dance.
What was the best part of your day?
Bride: When we were taking our couples photos. It was the only time the two of us got to spend much of any time together.
Groom: Spending time with our family and having fun during our reception.
What was your favorite detail from your wedding day?
Our guestbook. We had stumbled across the idea of having guests taking polaroids, gluing them into the guestbook, and writing a little something next to it.
Advice from the Couple
Wedding planning is terrible, but is so worth it. Remember to enjoy your actual wedding day because it goes by in the blink of an eye. The anticipation is the most terrifying part but once it gets going, just go along for the ride, no matter what gets thrown your way.
What would you have done differently if you had the chance?
We would have chosen a venue that provided us with more services rather than trying to do 90% of the planning on our own thinking it we would save more money.
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and Robert Livermore Community Center Reception Site:
Cresta Blanca Ballroom Officiant:
Father Antony Vazhappilly and Pandit Photographer:
Fits & Stops Photography Videographer:
Fritz De Guzman Videography Wedding Planner:
Perfectly Bubbly Events Event Designer and Rentals:
Dazzling Streaks Events DJ and Lighting:
Prestige Entertainment Caterer:
Amber India Restaurant & Events Cake:
Safeway Bakery Bride's Attire:
Janene's Bridal Boutique and Shehnai Bridal Boutique Bride's and Bridesmaids' Hair and Makeup Artist:
DesignHERImage Bridesmaids' Attire (Church Ceremony):
Birdy Grey Jeweler:
James Allen Paperie:
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