l a i c Spe s k n a Th To Our Parents: We would like to offer a special thanks to our parents who have given us advice, support, comfort, and love throughout the years. We feel very blessed to have had such caring and encouraging families. To our Families and Friends: Thank you for celebrating this special day with us. We are blessed to have so many loving friends and family in our lives. Thank you to everyone who made our wedding day special and we hope you enjoy our celebration. Special Thanks to Our Planner: Karen D’Souza with love, Christina and Vignesh
l a i c Spe  s k n a Th  To Our Parents   We would like to offer a special thanks to our parents who have given us advice,...
P A M 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Lake Dock Cabin Bathrooms s t c n a Fu F Christina Baked a Cake on the first date Christina is a Chai connoisseur Travelled to 6 Countries together in 2 Years Vig would like to fly a plane one day! Christina hates Water on her Face. Vig ate Blairs 16 Million (Scoville) Reserve and swears it feels like death. dream of a lake house someday e h t t A Bar Old Fashioned Groom Bourbon, Bitters, Cherries and Syrup Wedding Ceremony Blushing Bride Garage Mocktail Hour Entrance Plantation Home Mango & Pineapple Rum, Sour Mix, Cranberry Juice y o j n E Bathrooms Back Patio Parking Please feel free to mingle, frolic around the property, paddle boat off the dock besides the cabin, but be sure to be back for the ceremonies and grub! Reception Area Mocktail Hour: hors d’oeuvres and Refreshments between 3:00 - 3:55 Reception Shindigs: North Bar opens at around 5:30 and we expect the newlyweds & wedding party to enter around 6:15. We have some fun games around the reception area for you to enjoy and show off your social spIrit.
P A M  1 2 3 4 5 6 7  Lake Dock  Cabin Bathrooms  s t c n a Fu F  Christina Baked a Cake on the first date Christina is a ...
Maladharanam Starts at 2:00pm Dwarachara (Welcoming of the Groom) The groom enters the ceremonial area and is escorted by his brother in law into the Mantap [stage] with his wedding party. Before the procession, the groom’s feet are washed and an Aarthi [prayer with a lamp] is performed by the groom’s family. Kanya Aagaman/Mangalashtak (Arrival and Prayer of the Bride) The bride is welcomed by the groom’s maternal family performs an Aarthi and the bridal procession enters the ceremonial stage Sankalpam The priest prepares for the wedding ceremony by invoking the presence of God and divinities to witness the marriage and bless the occasion. Ganapathi Pooja All Hindu ceremonies begin with the worship of Lord Ganesh, the deity of peace and wisdom. Upon of Kalyana Mandapam. The Groom offers a prayer to Lord Ganesh wishing for blissful life. As Lord Ganesh is also considered the remover of all obstacles. The groom’s prayer is also intended to ensure that the ceremony takes place without any impediment. Raksha Bandhanam A Raksha flower or leaf is tied to the groom’s right wrist to ward off evil forces and the effect of jealous or evil eyes. It is tied on with sanctified yellow thread infused with turmeric, symbolizing a celestial bracelet of protection. The Raksha will be tied to the bride’s left wrist upon her arrival. The bride and the groom will exchange mala (flower garlands) as a gesture of acceptance of one another as as a symbol of their respect for the other as an equal partner in the marriage. Kanya Daanam In the Hindu tradition, the presentation of a daughter (kanya) is one of the greatest gifts that one can give.Vedic scripture notes that there is no gift (daanam) greater that Kanya Daanam. Mangalya Pooja The mangalya consists of two gold pendants (suthrum) which are joined by a sacred turmeric coated thread. Similar to a wedding ring, this is a symbol of the marriage. All those who witness the wedding touch and bless. Mangalya Dharanam The Groom ties the Mangalya around the bride’s neck with three knots. The knots represent the ‘Trimurthis’, the Holy Trinity of Brahma (the creator),Vishnu (the preserver) and Shiva (the destroyer), serving as witness to the occasion. Laja Homam (fire ritual) The couple conducts their first fire offering to please the gods and goddesses. The Hindu wedding vows are taken in front of the fire god. It is believed that the Indian wedding gets its stability and longevity from being done in front of the fire. The couple holds their palms together and the bride’s brother pours puffed rice (Laja). On their joined hands while wishing them longevity. They then offer the puffed rice the fire god praying for the well-being of both the families. Sapthapadi (7 steps) While the bride and groom walk around the holy fire, the priest recites a hymn invoking God to guide the couple in various virtues of life.
Maladharanam Starts at 2 00pm  Dwarachara  Welcoming of the Groom  The groom enters the ceremonial area and is escorted by...
American MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Laura Webb Ceremony MATRON OF HONOR Jennifer Bishop (Sister) Leisha Miller Starts at 4:30 pm BIRDESMAIDS Heidi McLaughlin Victoria Setzer OFFICIANT Jason Bishop SEATING OF GRANDPARENTS FLOWER GIRLS Lauren Bishop Anuya Shetty PROCESSIONAL “Falling in Love in a Coffee Shop” – Landon Pigg Wedding GREETING READING Jennifer Bishop All I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, by Robert Fulgham. Party CHARGE PARENTS OF THE GROOM Nalini Adyanthaya Rama Adyanthaya DECLARATION OF INTENTION READING Laura Webb I Corinthians 13:4-8 GROOM’S FAMILY Sowmya (Sister) Pramod Shetty (Brother-in-law) EXCHANGING OF VOWS & RINGS BEST MAN Vaibhav Gautam PRESENTATION OF THE COUPLE RECESSIONAL “Happy” –Pharrell Williams GROOMSMEN Amil Chowdhury George Padilha Aaron Setzer RING BEARERS Anvay Shetty Daine Bishop
American  MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Laura Webb  Ceremony  MATRON OF HONOR Jennifer Bishop  Sister  Leisha Miller  Starts at 4 30...