Rocky Mountains Hindu Wedding

2016 Dec 12 - by Preeti
Adarsh and Geeta both lived in Washington, DC for many years. They were down the street from one another, had common friends, but never crossed paths until they moved to the Midwest.

Years later, serendipity brought them together for their first date was in Chicago on a Friday night and they hit it off immediately! Over a late night slice of chocolate pie Adarsh asked Geeta for a second date ...for the next night! She said yes and never looked back.

The engagement proposal was a big surprise to Geeta! Between Geeta's hospital on-call schedule changing, and her planner self trying to arrange dinner plans, she almost ruined Adarsh’s proposal plans!

He fooled her into thinking she was going to a baby shower for his cousin, but instead he ended up taking her to a private rooftop and proposing on one knee against the Chicago skyline. Adarsh then took Geeta to a fun Italian restaurant where all of their siblings were awaiting to surprise her and join in the celebrations.

Colorado was selected as the location for the wedding because Geeta and her family spent every summer in Gunnison and Crested Butte since she was a young girl. It is a special place that reminds Geeta of her father Satish and holds many wonderful memories. Adarsh, with his love of the outdoors and adventurous spirit, fell in love with CB as well.

Can you possibly think of anything more rustic and beautiful than the Rocky Mountains?!

They had a traditional Hindu Maharashtrian religious ceremony, but against the backdrop of the mountains and nature. This was such a special event in their and their families’ lives, which they wanted to be in nature’s true scenery.

At the beginning of the wedding planning process, all they knew is that they needed a horse for the Baraat - easy enough to find in the middle of Colorado! But the rest...arranging a multi-day Hindu wedding event was definitely an adventure. It was full family affair.

Geeta's mom hand made desserts and snacks for each wedding event and created paintings to place as decor at each party. Adarsh’s parents spent time coordinating with the priest and shipping all the detailed items they would need to prepare a proper Hindu ceremony.

Both of the moms even provided personal recipes to the chefs at the Club and Crested Butte Mountain Resort to help create local Indian dishes.

Photographer:  Third Eye Photography//Event Designer: Prashe Decor//Transportation:Alpine Shuttles//Ring Designer: Bradley Gough Diamond//Caterer: Crested Butte Mountain Resort//Reception Venue: Crested Butte Mountain Resort//Floral Designer: FloraEventi//Cinema and Video:Kasala Productions//DJ: McFarren & Reich Worldwide//Event Planner: Princess Productions//Groomsman Attire:Sahil//Dress Designer: Studio East6//Dress Designer:Studio Elite//Band: SuperCollider Band//Apparel:Texas Sari Sapne//Caterer:The Club at Crested Butte//Cake Designer: Wildflour Sweets