This Couple’s Two-Working day Celebration Incorporated a Vibrant Indian Ceremony Followed by a Present day Rooftop Reception

Sonchari and Kartik’s Indian wedding day incorporated two times of celebrating. “Splitting up the ceremony and reception permitted us to embrace both of those conventional Indian décor for the ceremony and a a lot more fashionable, still sophisticated vibe for the reception,” clarifies the few. So, they opted for a vibrant Indian ceremony, loaded with gold accents and loaded reds, that took place exterior at the stately Kentlands Mansion. Then, the up coming working day, friends were being invited to a modern-day reception at the leading of the scenic Potomac Look at Terrace, which highlighted a softer coloration palette of muted blues and creamy whites. Overall, equally celebrations paid tribute to Sonchari and Kartik’s Indian heritage by including henna tattoos, lovely florals, and luxe saris and other classic attire. “We wished to make guaranteed all of the common Indian factors that our mom and dad had taught us ended up included [at our wedding],” states Sonchari. Check out out their weekend-packed marriage down below to understand extra:

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Sonchari & Kartik | 9/27/2019

The Conventional Indian Ceremony

Sonchari and Kartik’s ceremony was a lifestyle-abundant festivity. “We chose a décor type that embodied [the] conventional Indian marriage hues,” suggests the pair. Attire incorporated Indian outfits, these types of as saris showcasing attractive beadwork and bold hues. As for the ceremony location, crimson drapery and lush florals adorned the couple’s mandap, or marriage ceremony altar. Kartik also had a entertaining-crammed barrat celebration as he and his visitors arrived to the ceremony.

Sonchari & Kartik | 9/27/2019

Sonchari & Kartik | 9/27/2019

Sonchari & Kartik | 9/27/2019

The Indian-American Reception

The pair held their reception the working day soon after their ceremony on the rooftop of the Potomac See Terrace. This permitted for them to give a much more present day celebration in the heart of DC. “Holding the reception on a rooftop overlooking the Lincoln Memorial and with a great eye-degree perspective of the Washington Monument was a dream occur legitimate and a testomony to our like of the city,” clarifies the pair. 


Sonchari & Kartik | 9/27/2019


The Cocktail Hour

Before the reception, the couple opted for an prolonged cocktail hour, (an hour and a 50 percent) wherever they served heavy appetizers on the downstairs terrace of their location. This gave visitors a lot of time to mix and mingle and get pleasure from some Indian food. “Both the cocktail hour and supper had been Indian food catered by IndAroma and frankly, they knocked it out of the park,” suggests the couple.


The Specifics:

Photographer: Jontell Vanessa Pictures | Ceremony Venue: Kentlands Mansion | Reception Location: The Potomac Look at Terrace at American Pharmacists Affiliation | Scheduling & Design: Lily + Grayson | Florist: Amoda Decor | Invites: Minted | Catering: Curry Position (ceremony)  IndAroma (reception) | Hair & Make-up: Malia’s Makeup Artistry | Bride’s Attire: Nav Durga (ceremony)  Ruchika Hurria Couture (reception) | Groom’s Apparel:  Manyavar (ceremony)  Indochino (reception)  | New music/Entertainment: Dynasty AVE | Transportation: FTS Journey | Videographer: Fairly Films | Lights: XL Lighting | Picture booth: Snapshot Moments




Assistant Editor, Washingtonian Weddings

Jacqueline comes to Washingtonian with shut to five yrs of electronic information experience and Website positioning best methods. She earlier was a senior editorial associate at WeddingWire, specializing in wedding day manner, and in advance of that, an assistant at Vow Bride. Initially from Norfolk, Virginia, she now lives in Columbia Heights.