Happy Wedding Wednesday! Today, we’re thrilled to share the extravagant, elegant and royal Indian wedding at The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club.
Drs. Vibhu (Vib) and Jenny Dhingra started dating during their last year of med school in New York and enjoyed life in the city – going to Knicks games, walking around Central Park, and enjoying a slice of NY style pizza! During their four-year residency, however, they ended up living apart: Vib returned home to NC to pursue Internal Medicine and Jenny stayed in NY then moved to Cleveland, OH to finish training in anesthesiology. During those four years, they worked hard to balance life as physicians and maintain a relationship – in the end it all worked out.
The proposal happened in the city where they met and fell in love: NYC. During a winter trip there, Vib surprised Jenny in DUMBO Brooklyn, overlooking the city skyline. He had photographers hidden to capture every moment and had all of their family and friends fly in for the evening to celebrate!
The couple chose to be married at The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club because it embodied the classy, elegant and royal environment they envisioned. Because they were having a traditional Indian wedding, which is composed of several days of events, they felt the Washington Duke would best allow them to create their dream wedding.
Indian weddings are usually very colorful and vibrant, so their Mehendi and Sangeet events were full of colors, but they decided to keep the colors more subdued for the ceremony and reception with white, gold, and pink.
Cocktail hour was a blend of the American and Indian cultures by which they were raised. Stations of each different type of cuisine they love (Asian, Italian, Mediterranean and Indian) were created along with specialty drinks. Fresh sugar cane drinks were blended for guests as well as one of the bride’s favorite drinks, which she encountered in NYC: Prosecco with a Popsicle.
They had caricature artists draw each of the guests, photo booths, and live band perform Indian songs. With so many people traveling from all over (the groom’s entire Dhingra family traveled from India, including his 90-year-old grandmother!) it was a special occasion for everyone!
VENUE The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club | WEDDING CONSULTANT Dreamwork Planners | CATERER Raaga Restaurant and Lounge | PHOTOGRAPHY Shan Photography | VIDEOGRAPHER Prashant Videographer | GOWN Custom made in India | BRIDAL SHOES Christian Louboutin | HAIR & MAKEUP Asian Divas | BRIDESMAID GIFTS Pink & blue sarees with matching jewelry and bangles | GROOMSMEN GIFTS Indian kurtas and Ralph Lauren suits with matching bow ties | FLORIST Ketan Shah Designs | CAKE Libby Facchine | STATIONER Indianweddingcard.com | RECEPTION DJ Rang LLC, KR Entertainment | PARTY RENTALS CE Rental | LIGHTING DJ Rang | MONOGRAMMED DANCE FLOOR Dance Floor Décor Toronto, Canada | GUEST ACCOMODATIONS Hilton Durham and Cambria Suites | WEDDING FAVORS Custom USB drives with initials and date engraved