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An Indian American Fusion Wedding Where These Brides Proved That 'Love Never Fails!'

Shweghna Gursahaney, 21 Jul 2020

I was on Instagram’s explore page when I came across one of the most beautiful weddings I had ever seen. This, my friends, was a wedding which looked exuberant and at the same time super emotional so it was natural that we had to feature it for you guys to read and shed a tear or two.

Introducing our lovely brides of the day - Aveena and Alissa who met on Bumble back in 2017. Back then, Alissa took great care in writing her profile description while Aveena here didn’t even bother reading it. Despite ignoring the profile description, Aveena was the one who messaged Alissa and asked her out on a date as soon as their profiles matched.

About that first date, Aveena says, "Our first date was a dinner that lasted 3.5 hours; we were both amazed by how easily the conversation flowed and that our interests, values, and humour aligned so well." Little did they know that two years after that magical first date, this duo would be falling in love with each other and tying the knot.

Introducing Aveena & Alissa's Magical Love Story

For the wedding, welcome bags, Aveena said, "We had created 'Welcome Bags' for all friends/family that travelled from out of the state. It included a handwritten letter from both of us, homemade family jam, a customised deck of cards, coffee beans (from Seattle), and cookies from a company in Minnesota (where I am from)."

#AlissaandVeeBecomeWe got married on 12th October 2019 in a beautiful hall. Aveena wore a breathtaking beige and golden lehenga while Alissa wore a stunning strappy trail white gown. And, we have to say that the best part about this wedding was when Alissa looked at Aveena at that wedding lehenga, she got so emotional that she started crying. If this isn’t true love, then we honestly don’t know what is!

Right from the moment both of these brides walk down the aisle to the one where they say, “I do” you’re gonna be in awe cos it is an emotional roller coaster. There are so many emotions flowing in that room that we have to hold our tissue boxes close.

#AlissandVeeBecomeWe wedding was followed by a reception dinner where this duo’s nearest and dearest were present to celebrate their love story and after that, the whole wedding party got to dancing their hearts out! 

There are some love stories which make you want to root for love and this story is indeed one of them!

Vendor Reviews

Wedding Photographer: Carley Jayne Photography

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There aren't enough words to describe how amazing Carley was. She made us feel so comfortable and provided such a fun & easy environment since we were a little camera shy initially! She was so helpful and calmed our nerves during our big day. We highly recommend Carley Jayne Photography for anyone who is wanting to document a special moment in their life!

Wedding Venue & Caterer: Cast Iron Studios 

They were so helpful in making our day perfect. They were very timely in responding to any questions we had. We loved working with the team at Cast Iron Studios!

Wedding Decorator & Planner: Bright Events Co.

We absolutely loved working with Bright Events Co! Although we do not live in the same state as the company, they did such an incredible job of listening to our vision and having that vision come alive. They anticipated our needs without us having to articulate them. They were so meticulous and professional and made us feel like they had control of every single detail (big or small). Highly recommended!

Makeup Artist & Hairstylist: LiSun Goh Beauty

AMAZING! LiSun came so prepared the day of the wedding and the hair & makeup was so seamless. She made it look so easy! :) I love her and highly recommend her to anyone. She knew exactly what to do with my hair texture/type as well as with what products to use on my face. She was so intentional with every detail and I couldn't have asked for better hair & makeup. Incredible!

Bridal Outfits: Lovely Bride Seattle

They were so helpful in finding my dress. The wonderful folks working at Lovely Bride Seattle gave great recommendations on dresses that I would like based off of pics that I had shown them via Pinterest.

Mehendi Artist: Love. Joy. Henna

Palbasha is amazing and very friendly. We all enjoyed her artwork! She was able to accommodate everyone that wanted a henna tattoo on time. Also, everyone enjoyed watching and was amazed at how fast she was! I would definitely recommend her! And I would use her again in my next future parties!

Florist: Colibri Blooms

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Lily was amazing!!! She nailed our vision when it came to the flowers that we wanted to incorporate on our special day! She was so thoughtful and intentional to make sure every single flower was perfectly placed the day of as well as wanting to ensure that she picked high-quality flowers. We loved working with Lily.

Wedding Vendors:

Wedding Photographer: Carley Jayne Photography | Wedding Venue & Caterer: Cast Iron Studios | Wedding Decorator & Planner: Bright Events Co. | Makeup Artist & Hairstylist: LiSun Goh Beauty | Bridal Outfits: For Bride Alissa: Lovely Bride SeattleEmma Mae Bridal; For Bride Aveena: Shantie Plaza | Mehendi Artist: Love. Joy. Henna | Florist: Colibri Blooms | Wedding Entertainment: Jonathan Alexander | Bridal Rings: Ben Bridge Jeweler, Mejuri, LaMore Design | Wedding Invitation: Zola 

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Guys which was the part of this real wedding which made you go, “aww!” Do tell us in the comments section below!