South Indian Weddings
At Boston Sound and Light Company, we have performed all different types of South Indian weddings, from Karnatic, Telegu, Tamil, Sri Lankan, Malyani and more. From Bollywood to Tollywood, from Shenai to Nadaswaram, we play it all.
ASHWINI AND AMRIT - Cancun, Mexico (KARNATAKA)
This 3 day wedding fiesta was soup to nuts, crazy! The bride, Ashwini, planned the entire event herself, and no detail was spared. She had personalized itineraries for each vendor, and so it was pretty much up to us to execute her vision. The weekend started off in a shuttle from the airport to the resort. We shared the shuttle with some of the bride and groom's closest friends, and so that party literally started as soon as we set foot in Mexico. The groom, Amrit personally greeted every guest, whether friend, family or vendor with a hug and a t-shirt as we all arrived. From an amazing mendhi party, to playing Holi after the pithi ceremony, to dancing away under the moon on the beach at the sangeet, to rocking a baraat beach side with a horse the size of a camel, to the ceremony backdrop of the Gulf, to the wedding reception that was almost crashed by 3 other wedding parties!
Seeta and Vivek - (Tamil & Gujrati)
Seeta and Vivek and their respective families are from two different parts of India. Seeta, our beautiful bride is from the state of Gujrat. Vivek, our sharp handsome groom is from the state of Tamil Naidu. While one may not consider this Indian-Indian wedding a fusion, the traditions between the two cultures are drastically different. This was a two day wedding, where the sangeet garba was held at the New England Aquarium, which featured our white LED starlit dancefloor, uplighting, and awesome entertainment. The wedding day, which started off with us closing down a Boston street for the baraat, ceremony and reception was held at the Boston Park Plaza. The reception featured an 8 microphone live band support for the bride and groom (along with their friends) who surprised each other by reciting their speech in songs. We suspended our 12ft projection screen from the balcony, which hung right about our truss style DJ facade. We had dot patterns on the ceiling, as well an amazing dancing in the clouds. Check out the trailer above and the picture below from our friends at Fern & Feather. Of course the event looked fabulous, as our sister company, Mint To Be Events planned the entire wedding from start to finish. You can read the full blog here.
PRIYANKA AND USHAN - Hard Rock Resort Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Sri Lankan & Telegu)
When an NYC bride, Priyanka and a London groom, Ushan hunts you down and hires a Bostonian as their DJ, the pressure is on. Of course everybody knows the "who's better" beef between New York and Boston, and there may be some lingering bitterness left between Ol' England and New England, but DJ Yogz and DJ D-Xtreme made sure nothing got in the way of this 4 day celebration of these two at the Hard Rock Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Our sister company, Mint To Be Events planned all of the events, and so you know it was going to be a treat.
The first night was the sangeet, and only minutes into it came a monsoon like rain fall. It certainly made our day when the groom comes to our DJ booth and suggests that "we literally saved their wedding". Rain or shine, we had people dancing their tails off! The second day consisted of two beautiful ceremonies. The first started off with a baraat that led the bride and groom onto a floating glass stage over an infinity pool for the Hindu Telegu ceremony. We then proceeded to the beach as the sun set for the Bhuddist ceremony. The last night... Well, just watch the highlight from our friends at IQ Videography from San Francisco below, and you'll get what we are saying...
Shefali and Rohit, Newport RI (Punjabi & Telegu)
Some only have the luxury to host one of their events in Newport, Shefali and Rohit hosted their entire wedding celebration in Newport, R.I. Check out Joseph Minasi Film's amazing capture of this Platinum wedding. The sangeet was held at the Rosecliff. The baraat and ceremony at Gurneys, and the reception at the Belle Mer.
Keerthana and Vijay - (Jamaican & Tamil)
Vijay has always been a fan of BSL. He followed DJ Dee on Soundcloud, so when it came to his wedding there was no suprise that we were one of the first vendors booked. You see, Vijay is from Jamaica with South Indian roots, and Keerthana's family is traditional South Indian Tamil. His requirement was of a DJ who can play a reggae vibe, but still keep the authenticity of Indian music. Without blinking, Vijay signed a contract with DJ Dee as the lead. DJ Krups tagged with DJ Dee for this amazing wedding. How did we do? A few months later we host our own club night, the first two people who bought entry tickets to the show, were this amazing couple. Enjoy the amazing pics below from the amazing Thuy Pham from Fern and Feather Studios.
Jemini and Jason (Malyanan)
When it comes to Malyanan weddings, this was one of our firsts several years ago at the gorgeous Burlington Marriott. Jason and Jemini got married at the church but then had an absolute dinner and dance party at the Burlington Marriott. Our previous company, Pink Lotus Events had planned this event, and DJ Yogz and DJ Dee rocked it. Check out the highlight reel above, and picture slideshow below from our friend, Binita Patel.
Anita and Jacob - (Malyanan)
This awesome Malyanan wedding started off at the church and then we took over the party at the Seaport Hotel. This wedding was a true fusion of Bollywood and Top 40, and people danced away under our amazing lighting and on top of our star lit dance floor. Check out the awesome highlight film from LifeStream Films above, and the splendid photos from Thuy Pham photography below.
Megan and Sree - (Tamil & American)
When an Irish meets an Indian, you know it's going to be one hec of a party. This wedding was a fusion within a fusion. South Indians typically do not do baraats, but Sree was adamant to show his Irish future that Indians can party too. Check out the gorgeous highlight from Long Haul Films above, and pictures from Symbol Photography below.
Sushama and Ganesh - (Telegu)
When we first met Sushama and her father, their clear words were "Telegus don't dance". I expressed to them that I beg to differ. What a sweet couple in Sushama and Ganesh. The ceremony mandap was made entirely out of flowers. A live band was flown in from Toronto to play nadaswaram music. We brought in Fauj Bhangra to come teach the family a dance move or two, and then rocked out for the night. Check out this amazing highlight and picture slideshow from Binita Patel Photography.
Pavana & Gabe - (Telegu & American)
While BSL has performed a number of luxurious weddings at the Taj, one that we are awfully proud of is of Pavana and Gabriel. The pride is not that this is a same sex wedding, in fact this is the first male Indian based same sex wedding in Massachusetts. The pride is rather in that our music help alleviate cultural differences. There was fear that Pavana's father wouldn't come to the wedding. There was fear that there wouldn't be a priest to conduct the Hindu Ceremony. There was fear nobody got up to dance! Not only did the dad dance, the shenai was played, and everybody had the time of their lives! Read the full blog here.
Photos by Thuy Pham Photography
Susan and Praveen - (Malyanan)
Check out this amazing Malyali wedding of Susan and Praveen at the Waltham Westin. Just take a look at the purple uplighting!