JaTina - The Bollywood Inspired Indian Wedding {Dallas, TX}

2015 Feb 13 - by Preeti
Last year we featured the most adorable wedding proposal and engagement from a couple in Texas. Tina and Jatin, hereafter known as JaTina (get it?!), got married in the summer and today we have their wedding to share!

I love Tina's enthusiasm and fun ways and it showed in their wedding. They had funny sunglasses, a fun Oscar inspired wedding cake, and paper confetti - seriously who doesn't love confetti!

Let's turn it over to our fabulous BFIW bride Tina to share their wedding:

Our 8 year journey finally took a major turn and we finally tied the knot. Both Jatin and I are huge fans of Bollywood & absolutely love dancing and so without doubt our wedding took that theme. We actually called our wedding a movie: JaTina - A Love Story, combining both our names.

This was also a South Indian and Gujarati wedding, so I had some of my pre-wedding rituals keeping with the South Indian/Telugu traditions and he had his pre-wedding events as per the Gujarati traditions.

My mehndi night was an item number themed event, where people had the option of dressing up as their favorite time number character from Bollywood. My bridesmaids, some groomsmen, a few friends and family performed item number Bollywood songs - from the 1960's to 2014, they covered it all! The night was complete with chaat, falooda & cupcakes with mehndi designs.

We combined sangeet night with garba raas - the first half were performances by family and friends and the second half was garba & raas. Jatin and I used to be a part of a raas team, so we got some friends together to put up a raas performance to kick off the raas-garba event. We had personalized dandiyas for people to take home.

We had food carts to keep with the Indian street food style - we named one side ""Bajipura"" (that's where Jatin's grandparents are from) and another side was named ""Bombay"" that's where I was born. The Bajipura food cart had Gujarati food - kheechyu, fafda, undhiyu, puri, jalebi and the Bombay side had the typical Bombay street food - vada pav, bhel, pav bhaji.

We had a lassi counter at the end of the night to help people quench their thirst after the non-stop dancing!

The wedding morning had everything from baraat to rituals. We got neon wayfarers for our bridal party so they could wear it during the baraat. Jatin and I had bride and groom glasses. I entered on a doli accompanied by my brothers, mama and best friends. We had a traditional South Indian lunch - dosas, idlis, vadas, sambhar, rice, rasam etc. Jatin is a huge mustang fanatic and he used to own one back in his college days, so of course our getaway car had to be a Mustang.

The reception night was full of performances, including skit & speeches. We called it the red carpet event and at the entrance we had a red carpet leading to a photo booth and also life size picture of Jatin and I so people didn't have to miss a chance of taking our pics. We had a cocktail hour in the foyer area after which people went inside the ballroom, which was followed by entrances of our parents, siblings, bridal party and us. There were light up glasses for all the guests.

It was magical, and luck, that we managed to get indoor fireworks during our first dance. The rest of the night was full of dancing, along with light up glasses and glow sticks. The food for that night was Indo-Chinese.

We found an awesome baker in the Dallas area, who was able to make our vision come alive. We wanted to keep with the Bollywood theme and I wanted our cake to look like movie reels with our pictures on it. At the same time I wanted it to look elegant, and that's exactly how it turned out. Not to mention how delicious it was too.

The color scheme for the entire weekend was pink, orange, green, yellow & purple. They were all inspired by my outfits and the bridal party outfit. I'm very fond of bright colors!!

Family and friends not only from across the country, but across the globe made it down to attend this special occasion. I'm so thankful for all our friends, who went above and beyond to mae sure everything went smoothly and for being by our side ever step. Lastly, I don't think any of this would have been possible without our parents' generosity and the fact that they always shower us with love.

Thank you so much for sharing your wedding! We're all going to oogle at your pics and celebrate Bollywood style too.

Jatin + Tina (JATINA) Cinematic Wedding Montage from Digital Shaadi Films on Vimeo.

{Wedding Vendors}

Photography: Digital Shaadi Weddings

Videography: Digital Shaadi Films

Venue: SLPS Hall, Irving TX

Wedding Coordinator: Events by Hala

Decorator: Decor One by Nalini

DJ: DJ Riz from Riz Entertainment & Dholi TK

Hair and Makeup: TC Makeup Studio

Mehndi: Zohra Ajani

Reception cake: Frosted Art Bakery & Studio by Bronwen Weber

Draping for sangeet and wedding: Draped2nines

Caterer - sangeet, wedding & reception: Bombay Sizzlers

Life size cutout: Gigantic Color

Pedicab for sangeet entrance: Spokes Pedicab

Groom's outfit - sangeet & wedding: Silk Threads Dallas

Reception outfit: Frontier Raas, Delhi

Mehndi outfit: Kalki, Santacruz, Bombay