In late October in the Washington, DC area, especially by the water, the temperatures can turn quite chilly for an outdoor wedding. On this day, the weather was absolutely perfect for this fusion Indian wedding at Celebrations at the Bay in Pasadena, Maryland, which has uninterrupted views of the Chesapeake Bay. While the couple and their wedding party’s attire were vibrant in color, the decor used softer palette of colors. All photos by Echard Wheeler Photography.
The groom wanted to have a short baraat because he thought it was one of the more fun elements of an Indian wedding. If you need a guy that can get the crowd dancing, Dholi Ram is your guy.
During the Hindu ceremony, the groom ties the mangalsutra necklace around the bride’s neck, the Indian version of the wedding ring. I also loved this white open mandap design by Prabha Bhambri, very airy and doesn’t block the water view.
Venue: Celebrations at the Bay, Pasadena, Maryland
Wedding Coordinator: Event Accomplished, Vicky Choy
Caterer: Catering by Uptown & Chutney Indian Restaurant
Photographer: Echard Wheeler Photography
Videographer: Ebb & Flow Productions
Floral Design & Decor: Prabha Bhambri of Nivanjoli
Music: Anthony Simpson of MyDeejay
Hair+Makeup: Makeup by Dina
Dhol Player: Dholi Ram
Gowns: Shia Gupta of Nazranaa
Priest: Swami Ji Krishnamurthy Gopalachar
Transportation: Bayside Limo & Chesapeake Charters