EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW, FROM EVENT TIMES TO DRESS CODES, ABOUT EACH EVENT. PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO REACH OUT WITH ANY QUESTIONS!

welcome sangeet

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1
 
4:00 - 7:00 PM AT GARWOODS GRILL & PIER

5000 NORTH LAKE BOULEVARD, CARNELIAN BAY, CA 96140
UPSTAIRS AT THE RIVA ROOM

THE SANGEET, WHICH MEANS "SUNG TOGETHER" IS A MUSICAL EVENING THAT CELEBRATES THE BONDING OF OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND GETS THE PARTY STARTED!

 

WE WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS OPEN MIC TYPE OF EVENING - PREPARE (OR IMPROVISE) A DANCE, SONG, READING, SOME WELL WISHES, ANYTHING GOES! OR, JUST COME AND ENJOY OTHERS!

MEHNDI (HENNA ART) IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE SANGEET. GUESTS (USUALLY  WOMEN BUT MEN DO SMALL DESIGNS TOO) WILL GET AN INTRICATE DESIGN DONE ON THEIR HANDS AS A WAY OF SHARING POSITIVE ENERGY AND LUCK FOR THE WEDDING CELEBRATION. THE PASTE IS MADE OF THE HENNA LEAF, AND TEMPORARILY DYES THE SKIN. WE'LL HAVE AN ARTIST ON SITE DOING MEHNDI FOR ANYONE WHO'D LIKE TO GET A SMALL DESIGN DONE.

CHILDREN ARE WELCOME AT THIS EVENT. COME EARLY AND EXPLORE THE BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE PIER AND CATCH THE SUNSET!

 

  

DRESS CODE

cocktail attire

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adults only

wedding & reception

TO ALLOW ALL GUESTS, INCLUDING PARENTS, TO RELAX AND ENJOY THEMSELVES, WE HAVE CHOSEN TO MAKE OUR SPECIAL DAY ADULTS ONLY.

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE ACCOMMODATIONS SECTION FOR BABYSITTING RESOURCES, SHOULD YOU PLAN TO BRING YOUR FAMILY TO TAHOE.

the wedding ceremony

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2
 
RITZ-CARLTON FIRESIDE TERRACE

13031 RITZ CARLTON HIGHLANDS COURT / TRUCKEE, CALIFORNIA

The ceremony takes place outside. December in Tahoe can be unpredictably warm, or cold winter conditions. We will ensure the ceremony will be comfortably heated, but please wear a winter coat! We'll send our updates about the weather.

DRESS CODE

formal attire:
traditional indian or festive american

10:45 am

BARAAT: THE GROOM'S PROCESSION

WE'RE INVITING EVERYONE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ENERGETIC AND LIVELY PROCESSION THAT STARTS OFF AN INDIAN WEDDING. YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS IT! DANCE YOUR HEART OUT WITH THE LIVE DRUMMER AS STEVE APPROACHES THE ENTRANCE TO THE CEREMONY. THEN, THE BRIDE'S FAMILY WELCOMES THE GROOM'S FAMILY. 

 

PLEASE GATHER AT THE FIRESIDE TERRACE PROMPTLY AT 10:45AM. THE TERRACE IS OUTSIDE, FACING THE SKI MOUNTAIN, AND HAS A LARGE FIREPLACE.

THE CEREMONY
OUR WEDDING WILL COMBINE HINDU TRADITIONS WITH OUR OWN MARRIAGE VOWS, AGAINST A BACKDROP OF PINE TREES AND THE SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS.

LIGHT REFRESHMENTS

GRAB A LIGHT BITE AFTER OUR WEDDING BEFORE EXPLORING TAHOE OR ENJOYING YOUR AFTERNOON. WE'LL SEE YOU BACK FOR THE PARTY AT 4:30PM!

reception

4:30pm

COCKTAIL HOUR

JOIN US FOR DRINKS, HORS D'OUEVRES, AND SWEEPING SUNSET VIEWS OF THE MOUNTAINS AT THE FOYER AND TERRACE IN FRONT THE RITZ CARLTON BALLROOM

5:30pm

DINNER RECEPTION

IT'S TIME TO PARTY! DINNER, DANCING, AND CELEBRATION! 

  

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2
 
4:30PM - 11PM AT THE RITZ CARLTON BALLROOM

DRESS CODE

black tie

GENTLEMEN | tuxedo preferred, or formal suit
LADIES | long dresses, jumpsuits, or dressy Indian attire

It's been a long pandemic and it's time to get glitzy. Dress up and let's go big!