This couple had an intimate wedding ceremony at home

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Endless Flair events incorporated details of the groom’s Indian heritage with more Western traditions.


Photo by Flavio D Photography

Shortly after meeting in 2018, Neil Ahluwalia and Priscilla Brandao knew they were meant to be together. Both already had children, and when the pandemic hit, they decided to merge households. In September 2020, Neil proposed at their home in Worcester, with Priscilla’s family watching a video call. But as they began planning a wedding, the pandemic raged on and “we didn’t know what to do,” Neil says. It was then that they looked around their own spacious home and decided, “Let’s do it right here,” he said. The couple held an intimate ceremony with the help of Endless Flair Events, incorporating details of Neil’s Indian heritage with more Westernized traditions, and invited his closest friends, family and their three sons. Although the pandemic forced them to get creative, Priscilla says their wedding day was emotional: “We felt like we [were] somewhere else.”

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DRESS

Created by designer Ridhi Mehra and shipped from Delhi, Priscilla’s dress combines traditional Indian style, Western aesthetics and comfort. “I was already expecting,” says Priscilla, who was four months pregnant on her wedding day. “So we bought something that was cut high [and] was flowing, but still an Indian dress.

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HENNA

Shrewsbury-based artist Meghna Ajmera decorated Priscilla’s hands and feet with intricate henna designs as part of a historically Indian tradition performed the night before the wedding.

Photo by Flavio D Photography

Photo by Flavio D Photography

FLOWERS

Due to Neil’s flower allergy, Sydney Smith Design’s flower arrangements, bouquet and boutonniere were made with dried flowers.

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CEREMONY

Neil’s best friend officiated the ceremony and explained an Indian tradition called the “seven steps” to the couple in front of their guests.

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CAKE

As the guests finished dinner, the couple stepped aside to cut the multi-layered yellow cake made by Queen Cupcake Creations. One level contained gluten-free ingredients specifically for Priscilla.

Photo by Flavio D Photography

Photo by Flavio D Photography

FOOD

Moroccan chicken skewers, kale and almond salad with warm cranberry vinaigrette, and seared salmon with herbs and garlic were among the reception offerings.

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FIRST DANCE

DJ Backspin performed Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey’s version of “Endless Love” for Neil and Priscilla’s first dance. The couple’s children also joined in the dance party.

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THE FILE

Wedding dress Ridhi Mehra
bridal henna Meghna Ajmera
Cake Queen’s Cupcake Creations
caterer Dinner at home with endless style
dj DJ Backspin Entertainment
Event Coordinator/Designer Endless flair events
Flowers Sydney-Smith design
Groom’s suit Tom James Company
Hair Ana DoSouto, Salon 23 (bride); Ryan Seger, Santana Company Barbershop (married)
To put on makeup Gabriel Maldonado
Rentals Dez Collective; Refined Rentals

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