Rashi + Donavan // Lets Dance!
When you are part of a wedding where the couple can hold down the floor, you know you are going to be in one heck of a weekend celebration. Throughout all the events, it was quite interesting to see our handsome Vietnamese-American groom, Donavan break it down to Bollywood music. There was a moment during the baraat where we had to ask ourselves if he was better at dancing to Indian music than most Indians. Later in the reception, as the parents gave their speeches, we learned that Donavan and Rashi met at the University of Delaware through the school's Indian dance team - Kamaal Dance team. In fact, it became no surprise that he was actually the President and Captain of the team. There was one point at the sangeet where we nearly had to remind our bride that she was getting married the next day as we nearly clocked her on the dance floor for over 3 straight hours. More than anything, this couple has that charisma that can dance right into your heart.
You can watch the 1 minute trailer below from our friends at Fern and Feather, or follow along with the pictures below:
Just how cute are these two?
Amazing floral designs by Love Decor to match the fall theme.
The Hotel Providence is the only boutique 4 diamond star hotel in Providence, and has an amazing courtyard perfect for baraats.
The sangeet was full of amazing dance performances.
The next morning our bride and groom started prepping for their wedding day.
So many beautiful streets in Providence, perfect for a first look.
Nothing like a classic pose next to a classic rod. '67 Ford Mustang.
Bridal Party Vibes.
It's baraat time.
Rashi cracks a smile from the balcony.
Here comes the bride and groom.
She sat down first. After the mangal pheras, the bride rushes to sit down in her chair before the groom. Apparently the person who sits the first signifies the ruler of the household.
The bride's sisters (bridesmaids) stole the groom's shoes.
All married. All smiles.
There is a roller coaster of emotions during the vidaii. Some tears...
And continued bribing.
And with DJ Dee and DJ Yogz from Boston Sound and Light Company at the helm, the crowd naturally danced the night away.
And a special shoutout to all the vendors that made this wedding happen, especially our friends at Fern and Feather who contributed these phenomenal photos for this amazing story.
BRIDE: Rashi @rashi.goopt
GROOM: Donavan @navanodbonavan
SANGEET & CEREMOMU VENUE: @hotelprovidenceri
RECEPTION VENUE: @providenceg
PHOTO & VIDEO: @fernfeatherstudio
DECOR & FLORAL: @lovedecor.us
HAIR & MAKEUP: @bridesbymitali
Check out the gallery below for the full spread.