Nothing like henna-stained hands to jump-start the wedding vibes. As their wedding celebration picked up the pace, so did the intricate henna stains on Kinal’s hand, starting from bronze brown to a rich caramel, wrapping her into the bridal look.

Dhiren & Kinal had set their plans to get married back in India, with their entire family and friends. Little did they know, life had other plans in store for them. As the intensity of the pandemic grew, their wedding got delayed a year. They finally tied the knot on February 16th in a beautiful winter wedding in Knoxville, Tennessee, and what a marvelous South Asian wedding it was!

Before the Pithi ceremony, we managed to steal Dhiren & Kinal away from the buzz of the wedding tribe, to a scenic place by an astonishing waterfall for some intimate wedding photography. They wore an alluring combination of blue-toned grey outfits with coral flowers and absolutely looked like royalty.

For the Pithi ceremony, they opted for a sunflower-yellow outfit with pops of olive green. The matching outfits of all the guests added to the festivities. Kinal looked exceptionally adorable wearing fresh floral jewels and her charming smile. By the end of this ceremony, their faces may have been covered completely but their happiness shot through their turmeric-smeared faces.

They had an amazing traditional mandap set-up. The decor and matching shades of pastel outfits were incredibly classy and looked very cohesive. “Red Umbrella” did an amazing job with the decor complimenting the couple’s outfits and traditions from beginning to end. The bride’s ocean blue, paired with the groom’s creamy-gold outfit and their just-married glow was the perfect setting for our photographers to capture some breath-taking portraits.

They had an amazing Barat with everyone dancing and enjoying the beats of @chintan_djseth. For the final look, Dhiren & Kinal wore a perfectly balanced traditional velvety-red and rose-gold outfit. Kinal’s makeup, carefully done by @bansandblush_, was sophisticated, natural yet very festive, and complimented her beautifully.

The festivities ended on a very emotional note when it was time for the bride’s family to formally bless Dhiren into Kinal’s family. The love of her family poured out of their hearts with loads of blessings and pure love. It was the perfect end of an incredible wedding as Dhiren & Kinal drove away towards a new future.