Luxmi and Jenagan met as most modern couples do, through a dating app. On their first date, they learned that not only were they from the same Sri Lankan region, but that their mothers had been raised in the same tiny Sri Lankan village.
Jenagan, a financier and avid Buffalo Bill's fan, and Luxmi, a dentist in her family's practice, decided that they wanted both traditional Tamil wedding ceremony followed by a western-influenced reception. A henna party the night before kicked off the weekend's event. Jenagan started his wedding morning with a series of blessings and rituals meant to prepare him for the ceremony as Luxmi was tended to by a team of stylists and dress experts who helped move her through wearing two traditional ceremony dresses and a more party-centric reception gown. Four Tamil musicians played the crescendo to the ceremony as the Sri Lankan priest shared the final ceremony blessings under a manavari of thousands of fresh flowers that were shipped in from four different countries. Colored scarves were draped over the aisle to offer shade for guests as they sipped fresh lemonade and iced tea throughout the morning. Breakfast and lunch were created from scratch for all guests from the a team flown in from "Quilon", a Michelin-starred restaurant based in London that hales itself as the top Indian restaurant in London. After a brief respite following the ceremony, guests reconvened for a black tie cocktail hour and dinner from Blackstone Catering, the exclusive caterers for Shepherd's Run Winery. Guests danced the night away under bamboo lanterns hand-crafted from Design Light and Oluxe Florals outdid themselves in covering every inch of the tent in aromatic florals representative of the couples cultural blooms and traditional colors (saffron, cinnamon, lavender and fresh greens were just some of the bright color pops that we used to create this colorful yet refined design.) Escort cards featured small bundles of woven blooms and the aroma of overhead floral installations perfumed the air.