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A Beautiful Indian Wedding in Rockleigh, NJ

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Shital & Darshan in Rockleigh, NJ
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Ceremony and reception site: The Rockleigh, Rockleigh, NJ
Photography: Matthew Lee, Orlando Emmanuelli and Bo Shim/CLY CREATION
Videography: Amish Thakkar/Fine Art Productions
Consultant: Planner: Tapan Patel/Elite Events Management LLC; designer: Krupa Trivedi/Rangoli Weddings
Gown: Ceremony: Hare Mumbai, India; reception: Tarun Tahiliani, Mum ...
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Varying shapes and sizes of glass vases were filled with peonies, hydrangeas, roses and orchids.
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Shimmery escort cards were set in a bed of grass.
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The Knot's own Carley Roney attended the reception.
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Henna: Shilpa & Sangita, Secaucus, NJ
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One of the prewedding parties, the mehndi, is devoted to applying henna to the bride.
Henna: Shilpa & Sangita, Secaucus, NJ
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Plates of flower petals were set out for the religious ceremony that was held at Shital’s parents’ home.
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All of the bridesmaids donned mauve-pink saris.
Deepkala Ahmedabad, India
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For the couple’s wedding ceremony, Shital wore a vibrant orange-and-red floral lehenga. Darshan’s sherwani matched.
Bride: Hare Mumbai, India; Groom: More Mischief, Mumbai, India
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Darshan wore a pink rose on his lapel for the reception.
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Of her reception outfit, Shital says, “I felt like a princess.” She wore her hair pulled to the side with curls.
Jenika Ventura, New York, NY
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For the reception, Darshan wore a classic black suit, while Shital chose a more customary lehenga with a purple-and-pink pattern.
Bride: Tarun Tahiliani, Mumbai, India; Groom: Gucci, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Shital & Darshan in Rockleigh, NJ

The Bride Shital Patel, 32, a private consultant
The Groom Darshan Lakhani, 35, a hotelier
The Date June 16

With so many traditional events associated with their Indian wedding, the couple gave each occasion its own flair. The color palettes for the prewedding parties were blue, green and mango orange. On the wedding day, they used white, pink, red and gold for the ceremony and light pink and green for the reception.
- Amanda Black
Their Ingredients
  • Henna: Shilpa & Sangita, Secaucus, NJ
  • Deepkala Ahmedabad, India
  • Bride: Hare Mumbai, India; Groom: More Mischief, Mumbai, India
  • Jenika Ventura, New York, NY
  • Bride: Tarun Tahiliani, Mumbai, India; Groom: Gucci, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

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