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
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:
Christina and Vignesh
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
Old Fashioned Groom
Bourbon, Bitters, Cherries and Syrup
Mango & Pineapple Rum, Sour Mix, Cranberry Juice
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!
hors d’oeuvres and Refreshments between 3:00 - 3:55
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.
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.
(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
The priest prepares for the wedding ceremony by
invoking the presence of God and divinities to witness
the marriage and bless the occasion.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
MOTHER OF THE BRIDE
MATRON OF HONOR
Jennifer Bishop (Sister)
Starts at 4:30 pm
SEATING OF GRANDPARENTS
“Falling in Love in a Coffee Shop”
– Landon Pigg
All I Ever Really Needed to Know I
Learned in Kindergarten, by Robert Fulgham.
PARENTS OF THE GROOM
DECLARATION OF INTENTION
I Corinthians 13:4-8
Pramod Shetty (Brother-in-law)
EXCHANGING OF VOWS & RINGS
PRESENTATION OF THE COUPLE