Kavita and Joe were married at Ingalls Mall in Ann Arbor and their ceremony was at the beautiful University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor.
Ingalls Mall is a cute outdoor ceremony spot. It’s in the middle of the University of Michigan’s campus and has fabulous architecture that surrounds it. Bill Hamilton Designs set up a beautiful arbor for the ceremony and we laid out programs and made sure the speakers and microphone was ready to go. Luckily we were there early because the first set of speakers delivered were not working so we had to call them back to replace them, but we had the next set up and ready to go before guests arrived.
Kavita and Joe had two good friends officiating the wedding. It was a very beautiful ceremony and had a few Indian customs involved which is Kavita’s heritage. Panache played the music for the ceremony, which was a nice Jazz Trio. After the ceremony, guests could get shuttled to the reception or walk the short distance to the museum.
UMMA ( University of Michigan of Modern Art) is a gorgeous venue to get married at. You definitely need to hire a planner when having a wedding there. There is such a short period of time that you have for set up, and it’s a good idea to have someone there that is watching everything and making sure that everything gets done the way you want it to. That being said, some of our best weddings have taken place at UMMA!
They had their cocktail hour in the forum which is an area that has a gift shop and is outside of the main museum. There is plenty of space for cocktail tables and musicians playing. We had a guest sign-in board and Panache playing while guests enjoyed the amazing appetizers by Moveable Feast, who we love working with!
This also gave us time to finish any last minute things for the dinner and dancing area. Bill Hamilton Designs brought in his long tables that look gorgeous, and he did all the floral for the wedding. Their wedding cakes were by Cake Nouveau who does amazing cakes in Ann Arbor and we are sad they closed up, we will miss them. Chair Covers and Linens did the linens and the chivari chairs. Wayne from Rock Out Entertainment was the DJ. He is a lot of fun to work with and if you are looking for a DJ who will have great interaction with the guests he is great to work with!
Adam Czap was Kavitas and Joe’s photographer. We really like working with Adam, he is always ready to go and has a great eye for capturing those precious moments!
The family also brought in some traditional Indian desserts that we set up, and we had a few Indian dances that were fun to watch.
I think my favorite moment from this wedding was helping guests with the fake Henna tattoos they brought in. Everyone was getting them, both young and old. The guests at their wedding were all so kind and very sweet. They were all so happy to be there and to celebrate with the bride and groom. While helping with the tattoos we heard stories about Kavita and Joe and it was fun to hear the inside scoop!
After a little bit of dancing Kavita changed her dress from her Indian wedding dress to a more traditional wedding dress.
We will miss Kavita and Joe and wish them a lifetime full of happiness. The night was so much fun and the love that filled the room that night was hard to miss! Congratulations!!!
These pictures were taken by Adam Czap from Czap Studios.