Kaniksha and Atman hired an onsite wedding planner for the mendhi event, wedding ceremony, and reception. They chose a beautiful hotel location in Orlando that could accommodate nearly 500 guests, and it was also a sentimental choice because it was the site of one of the couple’s early dates. They held the vidhi and pithi nights at home, where they decorated with a yellow and pink theme accented with bright and colorful flowers. At the hotel, the theme transitioned into a Mediterranean feel with a hookah bar and mehndi stations during the mendhi and sangeet night.
The wedding ceremony was held at the hotel in the late morning, and the entire ceremony was streamed online so that family members in India could also watch. Atman and his family were met outside by Kaniksha’s male relatives, and then carried up the stairs to the hotel by his groomsmen. Kaniksha arrived in a doli carried by her brothers and uncles, and there was an elevated walkway to the mandap decorated with fragrant jasmine flowers. The décor was peacock themed, with two floral peacocks on either side of the mandap with coral and white flowers, draped gold fabric, and a crystal chandelier in the center. Kaniksha and Atman wore beautiful outfits designed by the famous designer Shyamal and Bhumika from Ahmedabad.
The reception was also held at the hotel, after the bride and groom left the ceremony in a limousine for a much needed ice cream break before returning to the hotel to prepare.