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Traditional East Indian ceremonies are extremely ornate, elaborate, and luxurious.  They often require above-average time and effort on the part of the bride, groom, and their families because of their size and the many details involved.  Mandeep and Chirag, a wonderful couple that Arcularius Events had the pleasure of working with, decided to join their cultures by celebrating their wedding with Sikh and Hindu ceremonies.

Countless hours were spent hand-delivering invitations to each of the 650 guests, and many more hours were spent on several trips to India for jewelry and clothing shopping.  Check out these incredible jewels!!

Mandeep and Chirag’s wedding day was truly one of the longest that Arcularius Events has ever been involved in.  The couple began preparing at 5 AM to be ready for their first ceremony at the Sikh Temple.  This was followed by their first lunch recepetion, their Hindu ceremony, and finally the main wedding reception for their 650 guests.  Arcularius Events was most involved in the Hindu ceremony, so let’s take a look at how a traditional Hindu ceremony is organized:

To kick off the Hindu ceremony, the groom led his party in a procession and was received by the bride’s mother, who applied kukum to his forehead.

He was then greeted by his lovely bride, who presented him with a garland of red and white flowers.  The giving of the garland reflects ancient Hindu custom in which the bride would choose her groom by presenting him with flowers.

The bride and groom then made their way the the mandap, a sacred structure under which the bride and groom perform wedding rituals and exchange their vows.

Gorgeous pictures of the many rituals from the ceremony.  The henna on Mandeep’s hands was absolutely exquisite.

At the end of the ceremony, the bride and groom’s clothing was tied together and they circled the ritual site, with seven final steps for food, strength, prosperity, happiness, children, harmony, and friendship.  What more could you ask for?

After the ceremony in the mandap, Mandeep and Chirag circled the room to thank some of their friends and family members…

…and then it was time for them to change, and for the eating and cake cutting to begin.

Along with the bride and groom’s transformation, the mandap was turned into an intimate, elegant head table with plenty of beautiful fresh flowers.

The evening ended with a giant dance party, with what seemed like all 650 guests up and out of their seats, boogying down until midnight.  This group knew how to have fun!

Everyone, including the Arcularius Events team, had a blast and we thank Mandeep and Chirag for allowing us to help with their one-of-a-kind, amazing event. We wish them all the best!! We would also like to thank Riz at Adit-Studio for the beautiful pictures, Ambience Floral, Classic Party Rentals and BBJ Linens, and The Lux Productions for the lighting.  


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August 1st, 2009
Jillian and Chris
Hans Fahden Winery
Calistoga, California

Unparalleled beauty in the Napa Valley. Jillian and Chris’s wedding was just stunning. The couple, the setting, the decor, and the amazing team of vendors all contributed to this perfect evening! The plans for this wedding began almost two years ago. Jillian got in touch with Cat while she was on vacation in Mexico. Jillian knew Cat was a fit for her when she heard she was working on her vacation. The search for the perfect setting filled with gardens and an enchanted feel. Check! Hans Fahden Winery. A florist to match the bride’s unique vision and classy taste. Check! Blooms by Martha Andrews. The perfect caterer-All Seasons Catering, design and decor elements- Sharri Black and CMC Design, unique rentals- Classic Party Rentals, live swing/jazz music-Hale Baskin, live trio for the ceremony- Davis Ramey, and the photographer to capture it all-Allison Stahl. Check!

The entire wine cave had a golden glow. Not a detail was missed in this table setting for 100 guests. The bride and groom looked down all ends of the tables and each guest could see them at the head of the kings table. Guests were guided to their individually numbered seats that were each personalized with their name designed by Sara Hamm with Bella Vita Invitations.
Wow, Martha! I’d say we captured Jillian’s look. Cups, or what looked like delicate floral bird nests, held small candles that made the entire cave twinkle. Mounds of flowers in purples and greens were a natural base for the gold tree branches that were draped in crystals, flowers, and candles.

A streamlined natural look was carried throughout. Purple, green, cream, and gold were used in each space from the ceremony, tea house cocktail space, dinner wine cave, and reception.


Enchanted reception decor! Dancing, live music, and toasts fell under the trees of this enchanted look. The room was draped in chocolate brown satin fabric from ceiling line to the floor. These drapes were pulled back for the fourth and final reveal. The guests had no idea this final space was hidden and only after dinner was it revealed.


Congrats to Jillian and Chris on their marriage and gorgeous wedding!

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August 1st, 2009
Jillian and Chris
Hans Fahden Winery
Calistoga, California

Unparalleled beauty in the Napa Valley. Jillian and Chris’s wedding was just stunning. The couple, the setting, the decor, and the amazing team of vendors all contributed to this perfect evening! The plans for this wedding began almost two years ago. Jillian got in touch with Cat while she was on vacation in Mexico. Jillian knew Cat was a fit for her when she heard she was working on her vacation. The search for the perfect setting filled with gardens and an enchanted feel. Check! Hans Fahden Winery. A florist to match the bride’s unique vision and classy taste. Check! Blooms by Martha Andrews. The perfect caterer-All Seasons Catering, design and decor elements- Sharri Black and CMC Design, unique rentals- Classic Party Rentals, live swing/jazz music-Hale Baskin, live trio for the ceremony- Davis Ramey, and the photographer to capture it all-Allison Stahl. Check!

The entire wine cave had a golden glow. Not a detail was missed in this table setting for 100 guests. The bride and groom looked down all ends of the tables and each guest could see them at the head of the kings table. Guests were guided to their individually numbered seats that were each personalized with their name designed by Sara Hamm with Bella Vita Invitations.
Wow, Martha! I’d say we captured Jillian’s look. Cups, or what looked like delicate floral bird nests, held small candles that made the entire cave twinkle. Mounds of flowers in purples and greens were a natural base for the gold tree branches that were draped in crystals, flowers, and candles.

A streamlined natural look was carried throughout. Purple, green, cream, and gold were used in each space from the ceremony, tea house cocktail space, dinner wine cave, and reception.


Enchanted reception decor! Dancing, live music, and toasts fell under the trees of this enchanted look. The room was draped in chocolate brown satin fabric from ceiling line to the floor. These drapes were pulled back for the fourth and final reveal. The guests had no idea this final space was hidden and only after dinner was it revealed.


Congrats to Jillian and Chris on their marriage and gorgeous wedding!

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