Avni & Abhishek's Stunning Indian Wedding in Salt Lake City
“Before man finds love, he is lost.” What reads like part of an ancient Hindu proverb spoken beautifully by Pandit Satish Kumar, was in fact part of Avni and Abhishek’s original concept created exclusively by Pacific Pictures for their stunning same-day-edit, featuring a pre-wedding concept shoot at the awe-inspiring Bonneville salt flats and a one-of-a-kind vidaai in a hot air balloon. Avni and Abhishek’s gorgeous Hindu wedding in Salt Lake City, Utah was nearly one year in the making. Their wedding festivities appeared not once but twice on the cover of the Salt Lake Tribune, which called their celebration “a wedding for the ages” and “a fairy tale event, involving hundreds of people from all over the globe.”
With the vibrant color and beautiful splendor of Avni and Abhishek’s opulent Indian wedding also came deep spiritual meaning, strong bonds of family, and tender emotion, felt throughout the couples’ grah shanti, mehndi, sangeet, wedding ceremony and reception. The events brought Abhishek’s Houston native Dhingra family to the Grand America Hotel, which played host to the festivities after several transformations by Remmal Kamsadkar‘s Orlando based Occasions by Shangri-La, under the coordination of the team at Kis Cubed Events. Utah Governor Gary Herbert proclaimed Avni and Abhishek’s wedding day, “a day of celebration across the state of Utah,” and it’s no surprise, since their wedding was said to be “one of Utah’s most elaborate and expensive wedding celebrations ever.”
The elaborate celebration was not the sole motivation for all the attention. The generosity and care exuded by the Patel family can be felt in their presence immediately. Their newly extended Dhingra family also exudes unparalleled warmth and kindness. We’re pleased to have been part of such a momentous occasion and honored to have captured all the incredible memories for these two amazing families. As featured by Harper's Bazaar, Grace Ormonde, and South Asian Bride. For more concept highlight film viewing, check out Deepa & Jay's Beautiful Rajasthani Dream Wedding.
Venue: The Grand America
Planning: Nirjary Desai
Kis Cubed Events
Décor: Remmal Karamsadkar
Occasions by Shangri-La
Photography: Nadia Dziskavetz
Nadia D Photography
Catering: S3 Catering
DJ: DJ Quest
Kruti Dance Academy
*Concept Highlight Film, Same-Day-Edit
WEDDING CONCEPT VIDEOS
Every Pacific Pictures concept film is a totally unique work of timeless cinematic art created with a style, sensitivity and level of craftsmanship uncommon in the industry. We are a team of passionate filmmakers who believe in delivering the maximum potential of the medium in ways only a filmmaker can. To not only allow our clients to relive their memories, but also to capture their dreams. The highest quality of traditional historic preservation offered in our documentary films, coupled with our resources and the distinct vision realized in our world renowned concept work truly sets Pacific Pictures apart. Our internationally acclaimed wedding concept films are offered with various options and corresponding price points, from half-day engagement styled shoots to multi-day scripted productions. Pacific Pictures wedding concept films have been produced all over the world, throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, and India. Their groundbreaking nature has resulted in numerous awards, sponsorships from companies such as Canon, Adobe, Zacuto and Cinevate, and even recognition from Hollywood.
INDIAN WEDDING CEREMONY TRADITIONS
Indian wedding traditions are rich with religious and spiritual meaning, evoking a range of emotions for the family members involved. Indian wedding traditions also evoke laughter, fun, and many candid moments in the various games and dances practiced throughout the festivities. Pacific Pictures has pioneered an internationally acclaimed cinematic style unique to Indian weddings. We have developed an essential understanding of the deep spiritual significance of each Indian wedding tradition, which allows us to capture truly evocative imagery and tell a more meaningful story. During a typical Hindu wedding ceremony, our team's expertise in the significance of the vermala, kanyadaan, hastmelap, Ganesh puja, pheras, saptapadi, mangalsutra, kanya aagaman and so on, allows us to capture unparalleled cinematic imagery from just the right angle at just the right time. We routinely consult with Pandits in the creation of our wedding concept films, who often joke that Pacific Pictures could perform the ceremony in their absence.