Akshay and Nithya’s DIY sangeet ceremony is what we are crushing on. They bumped into each other in the Bay Area at a Tamil movie and eventually started talking. While she was reluctant in the beginning owing to other priorities, the familiarity was very compelling and eventually agreed to date. They started dating in the middle of 2018, bonding over movies, long drives and our love for travel and here they are today about to get married.

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So, Akshay and Nithya’s wedding is to take place on 1st December and since all of their US friends cannot travel to Chennai. They decided to host a California sangeet ceremony in the middle of October in their backyard, so that they get the chance to celebrate with their friends before they jet to India. 

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They wanted the decor to be full of color, embracing the vibrance of Mehendi and Sangeet occasions in India. Taking inspiration from Pinterest and YouTube, the couple ordered all decoration pieces from Amazon, ranging from lights and colored paper lanterns, to paper fans and colored drapes. They also set up a DIY stage using four light poles, strung with lights and paper lanterns that were illuminated with stage lights rented out from a local theater staging company.

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For the inside, they rented out some colored diwans and cushions to capture the colourful vibe of a mehendi setting and even covered one of the mattresses with colored drapes to add to the vibrance.

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Nithya chose a green mirror work blouse and hot pink lehenga with some contemporary patterns and a hot pink dupatta with green borders draped sideways to complete the whole look. While Akshay went for an off-white kurta pyjama set with a tinge of gold all over the kurta to complement her attire.

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The couple danced their hearts out and celebrated in style with their close ones and here is proof of it.

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We cannot wait for this adorable duo to get married and we are already dreaming of how unique and gorgeous their wedding will be. Wishing them with the best of everything in life.

Vendor Details –

Outfits – Dhoom India Fashion

Photography – Meeta Ahlawat Photography

Makeup – Santhana Lakshmi 

Catering – Chaat Bhavan, Sunnyvale

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