Labor of Love

Our Electric Karma team has had the fortune of going all over the country to coordinate gorgeous Indian weddings; on labour day weekend alone, we managed beautiful services in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Louisville. Over the past 30 years of professional wedding planning experience, we have come to realize that holiday weekends are perhaps the most important weekends of the year. Especially when it comes to Indian weddings (which we all know last days), couples can easily have a guest list of 500 to 1,000 people flying in from all over the world. Weekends such as labor day thus make it far easier for couples to coordinate their wedding ceremonies with the schedules of their loved ones.

For many Indian families in America, the holiday season is considered to be the winter months- September to December… aka…  wedding season! In India, astrologers and priests from time immemorial found that auspicious wedding dates were set to be in the winter months (or in American terms, the “end of the year”). Due to this precedent, the winter months are today known as Indian Wedding Season wherever South Asians may reside in the world. In present-day India, where Westernization has a great impact, the climate likely had a lot to do with Indian wedding season. Guests would much rather hold festivities in the cooler, winter months of the year, which can partly explain why these dates became “auspicious” in the historical record.

In America, many of our weddings actually happen year-round, but we absolutely manage a larger influx of weddings in the holiday season – especially because we coordinate with clients and vendors who travel to and from India. For the Electric Karma team Labour day can be just as busy as Thanksgiving.  This past holiday provided our team with the unbelievable opportunity to travel to and absorb subcultures all over the country. See below for some of the stunning photographs from our recent weddings on Labour Day weekend! 


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Real Wedding: Nisha and Mehtab


Nisha and Mehtab’s three-day wedding took place in Los Angeles, basking in the presence of 350 of their closest friends and family. The events kicked off with a traditional Punjabi sangeet at Royal Vista Country Club in Walnut, CA. Striking colors of royal blue and lime green, paper lanterns, and soft drapery paired with submerged green baby orchids made up the décor and centerpieces of the venue. Suffice to say, they added a gorgeous contrast to the already stunning site. Hinal’s Beauty Studio was on-scene to provide beautiful mehndi services to the guests.





The wedding ceremony took place at Diamond Bar Center  with a traditional Sikh ceremony. Irises Designs created an amazing nature inspired Mandap with hydrangeas, amaranthus, and curly willow intertwining around the top and pillars of the structure. Moss and bird cages littered the runner for the bride to walk down. Tiscasreno’s provided catering, setting up a delectable display of breakfast item that was set up for the baraat upon arrival, as well as a mouthwatering Italian lunch at the end of the ceremony.










The following day, the beaming couple and their families celebrated with a breathtaking Hollywood-style reception at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles.  AOO Events decorated the reception with extraordinary art deco statues and centerpieces made up of calla lilies, hydrangeas, and feathers. An amazing backdrop was also created to highlight an all-white cake from Cakes by Rumy. Family and friends celebrated the night with appetizing catering by Tandoor Cuisine of India. DJ Amit and his team at 3D Sounds kept the guests dancing with their magical tone-setting music.  We would like to also say thank you to Greycard Photography for the phenomenal photographs! 
















Wedding Coordinator:  Electric Karma International


Sangeet Venue: Royal Vista Country Club


Ceremony Venue: Diamond Bar Center


Reception Venue: Union Station Downtown Los Angeles


Catering: Tiscarenos, Tandoor Cuisine of India


DJ & Lighting : 3D Sounds


Ceremony & Sangeet Decor: Irises Designs


Reception Decor: AOO Events


Photographer: Greycard Photography


Hair and Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu


Cake: Cakes by Rumy


Reception Chairs: 2 Create Designs


Bar Services: Sunseri's


Mehndi: Hinal’s Beauty Studio


Musicians: Steve Scholz



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Aishwarya and Rajan’s two-day wedding event on April 24th, 2015 took place in front of about 400 guests full of friends and family at the Hilton Houston Post Oak.  Hues of blush, white, gold and hints of green used in wedding décor designed by Mandap Creations, encompassed the love and warmth radiating from guests in this gorgeous wedding!


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Delicious catering by Shiv Sagar, Udipi Café  and Bombay Brassarie brought a unique combination of traditional cuisines from various regions of India, as well as music by Yogi of Yogi-G adding hours of exciting entertainment to this stunning South Indian spectacle! A special thank you to Veroa Fotografia who traveled from Spain to capture the heartwarming moments between bride and groom and in celebration of a lifelong journey of marital bliss for the couple. 


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Wedding Coordinator: Electric Karma International


Sangeet Venue: Bay Oak Country Club


Reception and Ceremony Venue: Hilton Post Oak


Sangeet Caterer: Shiv Sagar


Ceremony Caterer: Udipi Cafe


DJ: Yogi-G


Decor: Mandap Creations


Photographer: Veroa Fotografia


Videographer: Veroa Fotografia


Sweets and Desserts: Shipley Donuts


Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Shilpa


Cupcakes: Sprinkles


Horse: Houston Wedding Horses


Mehndi: The Original Henna Company

Real Wedding: Tarina and Viresh


On May 9, Tarina and Viresh were married in an incredible 3-day wedding at the Woodlands Marriot Waterway in Texas!

The couple celebrated with their close family and friends.  The wedding events initiated with an ethnic and folk-themed Sangeet. Designs by Prashe Decor composed of vivaciously colored kites and baskets of fresh fruits and vegetables making up the centerpieces creating a traditional aesthetic. Also on the tables were traditional Indian-embroidered umbrellas, and lights strung across the venue, generating a fun and cultural atmosphere for the couple and their guests. Photos of village gobos were projected on the wall to give a background feel of a traditional Indian village.

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The bewildering events continued with a heart-warming ceremony as the bride was carried in by her brother and cousin brothers. The events completed with an exquisite reception designed with an astonishing floor plan: a wintery themed 50-foot crystal encased draped stage.  DJ Chani, ofDesi Junction DJs featuring DJ Prince, kept the guests off the lounge-style seating and on the dance floor!

Reception tables were filled with artistic food displays by Bombay Brasserie, 36 foot displays comprising of decadent desserts including Indian mithai, and candles intertwined with roses and hydrangea center pieces. The atmosphere glistened in lighting with colors made up of breath-taking whites and silvers with a tinge of blush and icy blue. From flawless hair and makeup to accolade the ambiance colors, to magnificent decor pieces, each vendor had an extraordinary role in making this wedding a prosperous event. Heartfelt gratitude to Naresh Mittal for his creative insight in designing the perfect menu with five different caterers, and toA&A Photo and Video for the gorgeous photographs! 









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Real Wedding: Geeta and Nalin

Geeta and Nalin were married at the Sugar Land Marriott and surrounded by their family and friends for this beautiful day. The groom choose a Baraat entrance and everyone loved it! 

Red and white were the colors of this gorgeous and special ceremony beautifully created by Mandap Creations. It was more surprising inside with the exquisite blue and purple decor. The bride and groom were captured by A&A Photography and Video. We wish them the best! See below for all of the photos!


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Coordinator: Electric Karma

Venue Reception: Sugar Land Marriott

Venue Sangeet: Sugar Land Marriott

DJ: Yogi-G

Video: A&A Photography and Video

Photographer: A&A Photography and Video

Decorator: Mandap Creations

Cake: Deelish Cupcakes

Caterer at Marriott: Bombay Brasserie 

Horse: Houston Wedding Horses

Caterer at Home: Madras Pavillion

Ice Sculpture: Ice Creations

Makeup: Hilda Kerschman

Mehndi: Ayesha

Pavitra & Prashant

Our gorgeous couple, Pavitra and Prashant, were married at the Hilton Houston Post Oak in Texas. A reception filled with blues and purples contrasted the ceremony full of reds and oranges. We had so much designing this wedding and being part of the bride and groom's special day! Thank you to Biyani Photography for the great images! 


















Real Wedding: Nisha & Chintan

Meet Nisha and Chintan: an adorable couple who were married in Westlake, Ohio, on a day filled with love, joy, and romance. With help from the breathtakingly beautiful décor by Party Décor, the couple celebrated with events like a Garba, a heartfelt and ancient dance ceremony originating in Gujarat, followed by an incredible reception. Forest Woods provided a beautiful floral backdrop for the wedding, carefully decorated to accent the venue on this special day. Guests feasted on sumptuous food catered first by Banana Leaf during the wedding and reception, and later by Safron Patch, which provided delicious food for the guest’s stunning Garba event.

During the wedding, guests gathered for a profoundly heartwarming ceremony as the couple exchanged vows in front of their family and friends. Nisha and Chintan celebrated their way into marital bliss as their close relatives and long-lasting friends joined them for the evening reception. Empire Entertainment’s constant flow of music and lighting created an enticing environment to all present. Photography by Banga and videography by Candy Apple assisted in commemorating the memories of this auspicious occasion.






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Real Wedding: Arti + Pavan



Arti and Pavan’s wedding at the beautiful Waterway Ballroom was an entry into a world of romance! Gorgeous décor by Prashe perfectly incorporated colors of pinks, golds, and blushes, complete with intricate draping to add to the beautiful set-up!  Tables were draped with floral runners in shades of soft pinks over stunning gold linens. The reception was nothing less than remarkable with pink lighting – complimenting the romantic ceremony colors.  Music by Desi Junction and dance performances by Houston Dance Team created an overall spectacular event!

Thank you Alefiya Photography for the gorgeous images!  













Wedding Coordinator: Electric Karma
Sangeet Venue: Town Center
Wedding Ceremony & Reception : Waterway Ballroom
Floral & Décor: Prashe
Caterer: Mogul Restaurant
Video: Tall Production
Photographer: Alefiya Photography
DJ - Lighting - Mobil Baraat: Dhol Desi Junction
Cake: Supreme Kakes
Hair & Makeup: Blush and Glow
Henna Artist: Sonia - Original Henna Company





With the bride being from Costa Rica, we had a fabulous opportunity to bring some South American flavor to an otherwise traditional Indian wedding. While the couple married first in Costa Rica, their stateside wedding was a chance to introduce her family to Hindu customs—with a twist, of course. We began with the sangeet, where the delicious food was presented at canopied stations spaced around the room. Carts bearing favors for the guests were scattered throughout, which made taking a circuit to mingle feel a little like a treasure hunt. The mandap for the ceremony was crisp, modern, and adorned with flickering candles, a reflection of the bride’s fashionable style. It was the couple’s greatest wish that there be an elephant at their ceremony, but since the wedding took place during a 99-plus-degree Houston summer we devised the next best thing. Guests paraded around with colorful stuffed elephants mounted on sticks for the indoor baraat, which in the end wasn’t such a compromise considering outside it was Houston in July.


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