Preeti and Jerri were married on April 20th, 2019. This beautiful couple came from two backgrounds, Preeti (Chinese descent) and Jerri (Indian descent), which is why they chose to incorporate celebrations from each culture into their wedding.
Baraat (Indian Wedding Tradition)
The Baraat is where Jerri traveled to the wedding venue on a white horse, where his family accompanied him, celebrating what was about to come.
Ganesha Puja (Indian Wedding Tradition)
Preeti and Jerri had a traditional “Ganesha Puja” ceremony that involved both the him and Preeti's family. Before the ceremony, Jerri took his seat under the mandap after the baraat. Before the ceremony officially began, the Priest invokes Lord Ganesh (the Hindu Elephant God) to remove all obstacles, before the nuptials took place. The ceremony was then performed for good luck on the couple and their families.
Chinese Tea Ceremony
Preeti and Jerri had a traditional tea ceremony where the bride and groom were formally introduced to their guests. They served tea to the Jerri's family after the exchanged their vows.
The reception was like a typical reception that takes place in the United States. There was food, cake cutting, dancing, flowers, linens, and much more. See below some of our favorite details of each.
- Linens: All guest tables had grey floor length linens with a navy overlay (the sweetheart table was a grey floor length linen). Each table had ivory napkins with it’s appropriate silverware and glassware.
- Centerpieces: Centerpieces consisted of a variety of high and low arrangements. The high centerpieces were a long glass vase, that either had white calla lilies and blue hydrangeas or blue orchids and blue hydrangeas. The smaller centerpieces were in a short glass vase with blue roses and hydrangeas. Each table also had tea light candles to surround the floral centerpieces.
- Cake: Preeti and Jerri’s cake was absolutely amazing. From one side it was a beautiful red and white cherry blossom design, and on the other side each layer had a different design that held specific meanings to the couple (more so inside jokes).
- Food: The hors d'oeuvres tables were set up beautifully! Everything was made for presentation AND taste. Not to mention the carved watermelon was so unique and incredibly done.
Overall Preeti and Jerri’s wedding was a perfect combination of their cultures. They were able to incorporate everything that was important to them and their families, and it turned out to be the perfect wedding celebration.
Wedding Planner: Elegant Events Philly
Florist: Elegant Events Florist
Beauty: Beautiful Brides Philly
Catering: 5iveChefs - Hilton Event
Catering: SangKee - Vie Event
Catering: Moghul - Pen Ryn
Ceremony: KV Carriage LLC
Entertainment: Henna by Sushma
Music: DJ Ravi Jackson, LLC
Photography: Lightyear Studio
Transportation: J & J Luxury Transportation
Venue: Vie by Cescaphe
Venue: Belle Voir Manor
Venue: Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing