Anisha Nanu and Para Khara had an incredible wedding for 1,100 guests at Hyatt Regency Dallas.
The wedding included traditional and religious ceremonies.
Lots of lights and large chandeliers made the ceremonies elegant and beautiful. (Photo by Mir Anwar Studios)
The couple met in Dallas through mutual friends. (Photo by Mir Anwar Studios)
Anisha Nanu and Para Khara at the traditional Hindu ceremony which was performed prior to the festivities for their 1,100 guests at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. (Photo by Mir Anwar Studios)
The Landmark Ballroom was transformed into Las Vegas Nightclub for the celebration. (Photo by Mir Anwar Studios)
(Photo by Mir Anwar Studios)
There’s a lot that goes into planning the most magical day of a couple’s life. Especially when that day includes multiple ceremonies, 1,100 guests, and an elaborate after-party with a 40-foot LED wall and LED DJ booth. But if you ask these newly married lovebirds, it was completely worth it.
Dallasites Anisha Nanu and Paras Khara were married at Hyatt Regency Dallas on Saturday, June 1. The two met in Dallas through mutual friends. This is their wedding story.
Disguised as a birthday date night, the couple started the evening on the rooftop of the Statler hotel.
“Since we both met in Dallas, it was only appropriate that I propose to Anisha with an incredible view of the city,” Paras says.
They then headed over to a dinner reservation at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, the rotating restaurant at the top of Reunion Tower.
“We sat at a table right by the windows, enjoying the sunset over the landscape,” says Paras. “After our table was cleared, I told Anisha I had one last gift for her birthday I then reached into my jacket pocket to pull out the ring box, got down on one knee and asked the love of my life to spend the rest of eternity with me.
“Luckily she said yes!”
Paras then brought Anisha downstairs where photographers were waiting to do a photoshoot of the couple. As they headed to the Hyatt Regency lobby, a large group of their closest family and friends were gathered to surprise Anisha.
Traditional & Religious Ceremonies
Anisha and Paras are both Gujarati, meaning that their families originated from the Indian state of Gujarat, so traditional and religious events were hosted starting on Tuesday of the week leading up to the wedding. On Friday evening, the couple had a pre-wedding event called a Sangeet. This is where the party began in anticipation of a Hindu wedding ceremony.
On Saturday morning, Anisha made a royal entrance into the gorgeous white wedding ceremony on a doli carried by her brothers. As she was carried towards the mandap, or stage, she exited the doli and began walking down the raised catwalk. She wore a stunning Sabyasachi wedding dress.
The mandap had a modern take with white trees and chandeliers suspended above. Hundreds of candles were lit throughout with a mirror backing, which accentuated the candlelight.
A Reception for One Thousand
For the 1,100 person reception, wedding planner Nirali Shah and Dallas-based decorator Prashe Decor worked to transform the Landmark Ballroom at the Hyatt into a scene from a Las Vegas nightclub.
Countless lights were installed throughout the room. A massive crystal installation was suspended over the dance floor. Desi Junction DJ’s played the beats, utilizing a concert style sound system.
Extensive electrical rigging had to be done over the dance floor with LED panels and a massive chandelier. There was also a 40-foot LED wall with an LED DJ booth to make it feel truly Vegas-like.
“The reception hall truly felt like you had traveled out of the city of Dallas completely,” the newlyweds note.
Traditional North Indian food was catered from Houston-based Narin’s Bombay Brasserie, featuring Fresh Tandoori Naan, Dal Makhani, Paneer Butter Masala and Palak Paneer.
“We chose the Hyatt Regency Dallas because of their commitment to service, their ability to work with us on a lot of the cultural needs we had, and the efficiency of their incredible sales team,” Shah says. “They have an amazing reputation and lived up to all of our expectations.”
“Our favorite part of the wedding was being able to finally see the results of the past year of sleepless nights, countless meetings and endless phone calls,” the happy couple tells PaperCity. “All of the planning had finally materialized, and we were able to watch people’s reactions as they truly enjoyed every last bit of the wedding weekend.”