Having just moved back to Nashville from Las Vegas, Sukhbir reached out to his friend Danielle for recommendations on places to go out in Midtown, Nashville.
After arranging a group meetup on the Demonbreun strip, Danielle introduced Sukhbir to her co-worker and good friend, Amber, who “had an instant connection.” Soon after meeting Amber, Sukhbir asked Danielle for Amber’s contact information to invite her out for a Sunday brunch. Amber fondly recalls how they “hit it off immediately, formed a strong connection, and have been inseparable ever since.”
Three months into the relationship and Amber and Sukhbir knew they loved each other deeply. Everything seemed to be lining up perfectly, feeling compatible on every level, and within a year it was apparent they completed each other’s life. It was during a date at a gourmet organic farm where they would take the next step towards together forever. After touring the farm, Sukhbir guided Amber to a lovely garden gazebo lit with candles and decorated with framed photos of their time together. Surrounded by images of their most precious moments, Sukhbir asked Amber for her hand in marriage.
Amber and Sukhbir’s Sikh and Christian fusion wedding took place at the gorgeous Estate at Cherokee Dock in Lebanon, Tennessee. With the help of their families, they were able to incorporate the most important elements of each culture into the ceremonies. For their Sikh ceremony, modern pink was selected as the central color, reflected in Amber’s gorgeous fuchsia Lehenga, and Sukhbir’s stylish Turban. The color theme of the Christian ceremony was a lovely light gray and white with delicate touches of floral color to enhance the garden greenery and ethereal atmosphere.
Best Memories: My favorite wedding memory is our family and friends from all over the world coming together with open minds and hearts and dancing the night away together to Indian Bhangra music. It was truly amazing to see everyone come together for us, especially with all the hate in the world. The room was so full of love and pure joy, you could almost touch it. I’ll never forget the level of pure bliss we both felt after making it back to our honeymoon suite after the send-off. We both just laid there and cried tears of joy from how much love we felt all weekend. It was the best feeling in the world.
Advice for Engaged Couples: For me, decompressing with an evening run was really helpful when I was feeling overwhelmed with aspects of the planning process. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed with everything that goes into a wedding, but all of the stress slowly fades away if you give yourself time alone with your thoughts and focus your energy on something other than wedding planning. It’s a form of meditation that is absolutely necessary when planning a wedding, especially when planning two separate weddings.
Bride’s Dress: Allure + Sushma Patel
Bridal Salon: White Room Bridals + Sushma Patel
Bride’s Headpiece/Veil: White Room Bridals + Sushma Patel
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie + Sushma Patel
Cakes/Desserts: Signature Cakes by Vicki
Catering: Beyond Details + Sindoore Nashville
Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Estate at Cherokee Dock
Event Decor/Design/Rentals: Please Be Seated
Entertainment: VNY Entertainment
Event Planner: Elizabeth A. Wright Events
Florals: Cottonwood Floral
Groom’s Attire: Street Tuxedo + Ladlee Atlanta
Groomsmen Attire: Street Tuxedo + Ladlee Atlanta
Hair: Black Tie and Blush + KJ Artistry
Lighting: Nashville Event Lighting
Makeup: Glam by Kellyanne
Photography: Morgan Franklin Creative
Videography: John Myers Photography