Come down to the hospitality room to mix and mingle with other hotel guests attending the wedding from both sides.
A great way to pregame before the Sangeet festivities begin... beverages provided
The equivalent to the "rehearsal dinner," the Sangeet is one of the most talked about pre-wedding events to celebrate the coming together of two families in the union of their children. The traditional Sangeet is a celebration of the arts with family and close friends and includes dance and singing performances, followed up by Dandiya Raas Garba - the traditional folk dance form of Gujarat.
Join us for an eventful evening filled with food, henna tattoos, and artistic performances. Those in attendance are in for a treat as memorable acts and numbers kick off this monumental wedding weekend!
ATTIRE: Indian or business casual that allows you to dance freely and actively - visit your local Indian clothing shop or search on Amazon if you are in need of proper clothing
The Baraat procession is a groom's travel and entry into the wedding venue. This will be a large traveling dance party with DJ's, live percussion drum (dhol) players, and a luxury car surrounded by the groom's entire side of family and friends.
The end of the baraat occurs when the elders of both families meet. The groom is then greeted with garlands to the sound of live shehnais and nadaswaram musicians, who are being flown in from New York and are the only professional disciples of legends Ustad Fateh Ali Khan (Bismillah's grandson) and Zakir Hussain in the country.
WHO ATTENDS: All invitees from the groom's side and those from the bride's side who'd like to partake
NOTE: All attendees from the groom's side should be at the Baraat outside the hotel at 10am. Those from the bride's side who'd like to attend the Baraat can come to the Baraat too.
Led by the nationally recognized shastra Guru Dutt and celebrity Acharya Ramesh Mehta, in addition to world-famous nadaswaram, shehnai and tabla musician disciples of Ustad Fateh Ali Khan (Bismillah's grandson) and Zakir Hussain, the Gujarati-Telugu Hindu wedding ceremony will undertake the holiest of rituals during one of the most auspicious and deeply divine times of the year.
BREAKFAST AT 9:00am
LUNCH SERVED AT 1:00pm
Uber over to the SoHo district (2-3 miles and 6-7 minutes from the hotel), named one of the bro'est areas in the country. Home to tens of bars and clubs within a four block radius, SoHo is the ultimate destination for the tourist party animal and the young at heart.
Dress to impress, Florida style... we'll have bottles poppin', champagne flowing, and tables turning, but feel free to go out and about to explore on your own as the night goes on. There's place on this street for all personalities.
WHO ATTENDS: Only for the young at heart...
LOCATION: Hotel Pool
Enjoy the amazing Tampa December weather outside next to the hotel pool and gazebo.
Led by one of Houston's widely recognized private yoga instructors, with hundreds of students across the world, certified yoga therapy instructor Menaka Rammohan (Naresh's mother) will lead a detoxifying yoga session for all levels, experiences and backgrounds. The class will be delivered in English, Hindi, and Telugu.
WHAT TO BRING: Towel or mat
Where can you strap on a bathing suit and take in 70+ degree sunshine at the beginning of winter and in the middle of December?
Tampa, Florida baby...
Enjoy your destination wedding to get away from your cold abode and enjoy your last day in the Florida sunshine.
With music blasting and servers ready to take your drink and food orders, come out for the ultimate day party at the hotel pool.
All ages welcome and kid-friendly
Cap your Tampa stay off with a beautiful night of incredible performances by professional and semi-professional artists and musicians, captivating speeches, never-ending dancing, scrumptious bites, and loads of fun.