Toral and Shaun
Toral and Shaun came to us searching for a large outdoor wedding venue during the COVID pandemic with a capacity availability for 250 guests for a traditional Indian wedding. Enter Whitehall Annapolis with 135 acres and 1 1/2 miles of waterfront property. This majestic and historic manor house served as the perfect backdrop for this authentic and cultural affair.
The couple envisioned elaborate florals and a Barat with a horse and a dhol player which was a highlight at wedding. Their Friday night Sangeet featured an Indian marketplace with bright colors while their reception has muted tones and a more elegant look.
For the Friday night outdoor celebration, it down poured with aggressive torrential rain but yet the amazing couple and their families continued to dance non-stop and enjoy the night to the fullest. While the celebration was spectacular, we had a few minor hick-ups. The escort mirror broke so we had to go around at cocktail hour with a print out of the guest list to notify each guest about their table assignments. We had to rent a Mobile Barat unit as power wouldn’t reach to the pond area. Indian catering companies often just provide the food and not the service or rentals so we needed to hire 2 different catering companies to pull together the service staff, bartenders, tables, chairs, and linens.
Project Size and Scope:
Cultural Indian wedding with 250 guests from around the world
Duration of Project:
August 2020 to August 2021
Benefits to Customer:
IMPACT Collective provided a Dream Team of 6 seasoned wedding planners to cover 3 days of special events, rituals, and traditions with hundreds of moving parts to make the magic happen. The final outcome was a tremendous success!
IMPACT Review by Client:
“We were introduced to the IMPACT team through our venue (Whitehall Annapolis) and were so pleased with their hard work leading up to and over the course of our wedding weekend! Ours was a multi-day / multi-event Indian wedding and the IMPACT team did a great job managing all the little crazy details that come along with that type of weekend. Ari worked her butt off for us and we definitely couldn’t have gotten through the weekend without her or the rest of the IMPACT team! Thanks so much for everything! ~ Shaun, Groom