Nikhil and Navya

Nikhil and Navya

Nikhil and Navya

Navya Talluri was super impressed when she walked into Nikhil Patel’ Wayne University dorm room. The couple were dorm neighbors and met in an elevator 10 years before they decided to get married. Navya describes Nikhil’s room as “impressively neat and clean.” Her heart melted a little when Nikhil graciously offered her his biology log book.

This was an effortless college romance that blossomed over shared meals, long walks and even longer talks. Soon the two students became best friends and ventured into a love struck relationship. Nikhil gave Navya the best graduation day gift ever – a trip to Thailand where she could meet her favorite animal, elephants. Little did Navya know that these lovable mammals would be spectators to a splendid wedding proposal. Nikhil chose to propose to Navya when she was already having the time of her life by interacting with elephants at an elephant sanctuary. Navya recalls that she was delirious with happiness and doesn’t even remember what she said afterwards apart from yes.

Indian Couple Posing Outdoors

For the wedding, the couple wanted to keep things simple, creative and customized so they did most of the wedding planning themselves. Navya and Nikhil decided to hold their wedding events in Detroit since all their memories of dating and love were based there. They chose The Henry Autograph Collection for their wedding venue. The hotel is named in honor of United States veteran Henry Dearborn and known for its magnificent lobby adorned with vibrant contemporary art.

The mehendi function had a unique décor theme – DIY origami paper cranes reminiscent of the cute ones Nikhil used to make for Navya back in college. The sangeet featured a feast of Indian street food arranged by cute little carnival themed food stations. And of course, the event included lots of dancing! DJ Naveen Sharma played an eclectic mix of garba music for the couple’s garba night as both the bride and groom were fans of party songs.

Since Navya and Nikhil chose to have only the wedding and not a reception, they channeled all their energy into making sure that the function was special and intimate. First, Nikhil arrived in a white horse drawn carriage to funky live music arranged by DJ Ice and Fresh Productions. The couple also created a customized monogram that they put on takeaway bags and table runners. Their unique wedding program even included crossword puzzles based on Navya and Nikhil’s life.

Although they planned to do a first look, it wasn’t possible, so the first time the two saw each other was at the mandap. Navya will never forget the look on Nikhil’s face when he first saw her. It was at this unforgettable moment that the couple realized that they would finally be married – a moment for which they waited for more than ten years.

Beautifully Captured by Strokes Photography


BANQUET HALLS The Henry Autograph Collection 313-441-2000 |DECORATOR Marigold Wedding Planners 248-250-4066 | DISC JOCKEY DJ Ice and Fresh 734-320-5491 | Naveen Productions 248-797-9707 | HAIR AND MAKEUP Hair by Aysha 734-635-3687 MEHNDI Henna Beauty by Krupa 248-457-5318 |  PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHY Strokes Photography 647-999-6838 | Capturing Arts 586-477-8161| RESTAURANT/CATERING Ashoka Indian Cuisine 248-689-7070 | Taste of India Suvai 734-327-6500| HORSE CARRIAGE Ann Arbor Carriage Company 734-663-9033 | PRIEST Prasad Bhat 734-383-1872


Gorgeous Indian Bride Holding Coconut for Indian Wedding Rituals Great Decor at the wedding Venue The Henry Autograph Collection
Detailed look of indian Bride Detailed look of Indian Groom
Hair by Ayasha Grooming Indian bride for her big day
Indian bride posing with her friends
Indian Bride posing with Family
Indian Bride doing wedding rituals
Indian Bride holding coconut in hands
Indian bride Posing for a photo
Lovey lobby at The Henry Autograph Collection
Portrait look of Indian Bride
Bride Posing for a photo shoot
 Indian Groom having good time with friends before the ceremony
Wedding foot-ware of Indian bride Gorgeous bridal lengha
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Grooms Wedding outfit Groom posing for the photo

Handsome Indian groom Picture
Groom posing with his Friends
Groom posing with horse provided by Ann Arbor Carriage Company
Groom arriving at the baraat
Friends and family Dancing at the Wedding Baraat
Indian Groom Dancing at the baraat
Friends and Family having fun outside wedding venue
Friends and Family having fun outside wedding venue
Indian groom entering wedding hall
Indian groom entering wedding hall
Wedding Rituals before Groom Enters the Banquet Hall

Groom After entering the Wedding Hall
Parents escorting Groom to the Mandap Priest Prasad Bhat Doing Indian wedding Rituals
Indian Couple posing in Wedding Chauri Indian couple pouring wheat to fire
Indian Couple circling around the fire Indian groom wears Mangalsutra to the Bride
Groom applying Sindoor to Bride Beautiful Chauri decor by Marigold Wedding Planners
Indian bride entering to the wedding function
Bride Entering Indian Wedding Mandap
Indian Wedding Traditions
Garland Exchange ceremony
Garland Exchange ceremony at Indian wedding
Amazing Indian Wedding Chauri Decor
Great picture captured by Strokes Photography
Indian grooms parents with indian couple
Indian Wedding rituals
After wedding Ceremony rituals
Bride wears ring to the groom
Secret message to the bride from grooms Mother
Amazing Capture of Indian Couple
Taking Good Blessings from Grand Mother
Officially Married
Indian Couple Posing for the photo
Indian Couple looking at each-other's eyes Indian groom Kissing on the forehead
Holding hands Forever Indian couple posing outdoors
Post Wedding Photoshoot Amazing outdoor capture by Capturing Arts and Strokes Photography
Couple looking into eachother's Eyes
Big family Picture
Leaving the wedding Venue after the Wedding
Family Picture
Couple posing with guests
Couple Posing with friends for a photo
Indian Couple looking in each other's Eyes
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Lovely pose for photoshoot
Outdoor Photoshoot

Navya Talluri

Nikhil Patel

Wayne University of Michigan

Trip to Thailand

Wedding Proposal Ideas

Indian wedding planning

Indian Wedding sangeet night

Garba music Provided by DJ ICE & FRESH

Indian Wedding Ceremonies

Wedding Banquet halls The Henry Autograph Collection

Wedding planners in Florida Marigold Wedding Planners

Indian Wedding Hair and make-up Specialist Hair by Aysha

Horse Carriage by Ann Arbor Carriage Company

Indian Wedding Henna Beauty by Krupa

DJ Ice and Fresh Indian wedding Disc Jockey

Indian Music DJ by Naveen Productions

 Indian Wedding Photography by Strokes Photography

Indian Wedding Videography by Capturing Arts

Indian wedding Priest Prasad Bhat

Indian Restaurant Ashoka Indian Cuisine

Indian Wedding Catering Taste of India Suvai