Featured in D Magazine – Real Weddings, the wedding of Sapna Patel to Sanjeev Luthra was a truly extravagant four-day event by pairing elements of a traditional Indian wedding with modern and chic touches to create an unforgettable memory…
The beautiful couple started day one of their celebration with the mehndi party taking place at a private residence in Dallas. The bride chose a soft draped canopy bed of vibrant hot pinks, tangerines and yellows to sit under while henna artist Sharmin Ajanai painted her hands and feet. Sapna decided to go a bit more modern, wearing a knee length skirt of magentas and greens accented with golds, created by the Prashe bridal team.
Day two kicked off the Sangeet festival at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel in downtown Dallas, where guests anticipated the arrival of the bride’s grand entrance as her bridesmaids escorted her holding a beautiful beaded sash over her head. Meanwhile, the groom made his entrance with his groomsmen followed by two dhol players! As the night continued with traditional Punjabi and Gujarati tunes, Sapna and Sanjeev celebrated with their guests and took time to pose for photos under custom embellished umbrella designs. Sapna wore a vibrant royal blue Prashe original anarkali suit, while groom, Sanjeev donned a modern kurta with handmade shoulder patches also created by the Prashe team coordinating with his bethrothed’s colors.
On day three, the wedding ceremony took place on the evening of October 23rd, at the W Hotel where the groom rode a magnificent white horse styled in a banarasi sherwani embedded with over 3,000 stones— not to mention the custom jewel that was created for his turbine. While his bride, dressed by the Prashe bridal team in a traditional crimson red sari lengha and custom design jewelry prepared to walk down an aisle dressed with a bed of fresh roses. Soon there after Sapna and Sanjeev were wed under an exquisite snow white crystal mandap in a ceremony that incorporated both the Gudjrati and Sikh traditions. The ceremony was followed by an after party at the infamous Ghost Bar where the newlyweds celebrated with guests.
Sapna and Sanjeev’s magical weekend celebration ended with a grand reception on day four at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel with a custom canopy dressed in layers of Tiffany blue chiffon. Tiers of candles illuminated the canopy to create a beautiful and whimsical atmosphere. Sapna looked stunning wearing a deep plum encrusted lengha with silver accents, while the groom wore a designer tux from Barneys New York. The couple danced the night away with DJ Happy while well wishers said their farewells to the newlyweds.