Samyuktha & Sanjeev's Modern TamBram Hindu Wedding {Texas}

2016 Jun 1 - by Kate
We have a beautiful wedding on tap for you this morning! Samyuktha and Sanjeev's traditional Hindu wedding in Texas was full of fabulous and fun flair and lots of tradition. Many of the couple's relatives flew in from Indian for the affair which was incredibly personalized and what Samyutha called "East Meets West!"

The Big Fat indian Wedding talked to Samyuktha about her big day. Take it away!

Tell us about the wedding.

We had a traditional TamBrahm style wedding at my home in Dallas, Texas. It was a traditional Hindu ceremony that we held outside. My husband's family is from Chennai, India and most of my extended relatives are from there as well so a lot of people had flown in from the motherland!

Could you tell us about any special wedding customs/clothing you had?

We are both Tamil Iyers and so my wedding saree is a nine-yard that is wrapped in a special way. There is also a special dhoti for the men.

What was the inspiration for your wedding?

Having grown up in the states, I wanted to mix the best of both worlds so the reception was a very modern set up while marriage function was done traditionally: Sort of an East meets West style!

What was the hardest part about wedding planning?

Well, my husband and I had our parents meet about two and a half months before the wedding the first time. His parents had flown up from India for a visit and it was the perfect time! We thought they'd talk and get to know each other first. By the end of that meeting, they decided on a wedding date already! So getting everything done within the time period was the hardest part. It was super busy, yet super fun!

Did you do any DIY (do it yourself) or special projects/things at the wedding?

I made all my table centerpieces for the reception. We also had a special "how we met" skit put on by the wedding party in Bollywood style!

What was your favorite part of the wedding?

My favorite part was having all our relatives come here to attend! Many traveled all the way from India so they ended up coming a week early and we had so much fun with everyone in a relaxed manner, before all the traditional festivities took place.

What 3 words of advice do you have for future brides/grooms-to-be?

1. Enjoy: This experience does not come back in life so savor every minute.

2. Honeymoon: Do NOT postpone taking one, try to take at least even a short one if there are time constraints (we're both docs and we made the time so no excuse!) because you make some very good memories that last

3. Destress!! I hear and see so many brides stress out before the big day! It is YOUR day and things may go wrong but just smile because the big picture is, you're ending up with your life partner and it's going to be HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!

Anything else you would like to add?

It rained on our wedding day and the ceremony was outside. We thought it would end up being a disaster but it went beautifully!

Congratulations again! We wish you many happy memories ahead.

Vendors: Ceremony Photography: Tina Doshi, KSD Weddings Photography // Reception Videography and Photography: Pixel 6 Studios Manzil // Music: DJ Riz // Decor: Suman Pai of Elegant Affairs // Make-up: Shilpa Koshy Thomas