Ajeet & Ashmedh – A Punjabi Wedding with an American Touch

A Moghul-Inspired Sangeet
The first of the 4-event wedding between Ajeet Anand and Ashmedh Sabharwal began with a music and dance night to kick off the festivities. Ajeet and Ashmedh wanted to keep the night ethnic – so they chose a Moghul theme adorning their Great Neck venue with rustic lanterns, candlelight and a pink and green lit room. The evening began with the bride entering with her female siblings, cousins, nieces and friends while her brothers held an embroidered phulkari shawl over her head as she met her groom on the dance floor.  Phulkari is  traditional flower work emnroidery and is a common indication that a wedding has come to town. The twist? A live performance by InderPaul Singh from Chicago-based Funkedesi accompanied by DonRevo’s live drums (Dhol) and recorded music by DJ Amrit of Bollywood DJs with a rendition of Alicia Keys’ New York State of Mind rewritten as a nod to the bride’s New York City roots. From that point on – the dance floor was packed and the wedding had officially begun.
Quote from bride: “The sangeet night is traditionally the best night of the wedding. The excitement, dancing and revelry prepare you for what is often a whirlwind weekend, and in my case, this couldn’t be more true. We didn’t stop dancing until 2 AM and the wedding was at 8:30 the next morning”

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