Martine and Jagmeet’s Indian fusion wedding was as unique, fun, and unforgettable as the couple. And our Elegant Events Planning and Design team was excited to be part of their special day.

New Jersey Sikh groom and his bride on their wedding day

This Central New Jersey wedding took place across multiple wedding venues and incorporates five ceremonies reflecting the couple’s heritage and a western-style vow ceremony and reception.

 

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Fun side note on Martine and Jagmeet’s wedding:

Jagmeet was a groomsman at Claire and Ritam’s wedding. Claire’s brother John was their wedding officiant, and before that, we planned John and Anna’s wedding.

We can’t wait to see who we connect with from Martine and Jagmeet’s wedding!

 

A Blending of Traditions

The wedding weekend began with a traditional Rwandan Gusaba Ceremony. Gusaba loosely translates to ‘to ask,’ In this ceremony, the groom-to-be’s family asks permission for the woman to marry.

This was followed by a traditional Sikh Jaago, meaning ‘wake up,’ where families gather the night before the wedding to sing and dance into the wee hours of the night.

 

The Wedding Day

On the morning of the wedding, the couple and their wedding parties spent time together having breakfast and getting ready for the day ahead.

New Jersey Sikh groom and his groomsmen getting ready

Bride in traditional Indian wedding attire surrounded by her bridal party

Bride in traditional Indian wedding attire looking in the mirror

Indian bride's hands covered with henna and adorned with bangle bracelets

Before the wedding ceremony, the groom was welcomed by the bride’s family in a Milni ceremony.

 

Anand Karaj

Later in the day, the couple gathered at the Gurudwara, where they were united in a beautiful Anand Karaj ceremony surrounded by family and friends. Following the ceremony, everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch before the couple headed off for some photos and to prepare for the evening’s events.

New Jersey Sikh wedding ceremony

bride walking behind her groom in a Sikh wedding ceremony

New Jersey Sikh wedding ceremony

The Couple’s First Look

While the bride and groom had seen each other earlier in the day, it was beautiful to see them have a first look after changing into their tuxedo and wedding gown.

Couple during their first look

smiling bride during their first look

emotional groom during his first look at his bride

Across the property, details were all in place for a beautiful garden wedding ceremony.

New Jersey outdoor wedding ceremony

floral covered wedding structure surrounded by lanterns

 

Signed, Sealed, Delivered!

In a ceremony surrounded by family and friends, the couple was each escorted down the aisle by their parents. The ceremony included several very inspirational readings and the exchange of wedding vows and rings.

Indian groom being escorted down the aisle by his parents during his western wedding ceremony

Bride being escorted down the aisle by her parents

Bride and groom exchanging wedding vows

bride and groom exchanging wedding vows

 

Dance the Night Away

Inside the ballroom, everything was in place for a night filled with incredible food and dancing.

Ballroom decorated for wedding reception

The evening reception began with the couple’s first dance to ‘Beyond’ by Leon Bridges, continuing with a welcome by each of the couple’s parents

bride holding her groom during their first dance

Following a buffet-style dinner, the bride and groom took to the dance floor for their parent dances. Martine was overwhelmed with emotion watching her husband dance with his mother.

bride dancing with her father

Indian groom dancing with his mother

bride sobbing watching her groom dance with his mother

After their parent’s dance, the couple cut their beautiful four-tiered wedding cake and opened the dance floor by dancing to ‘I’m So Into You’ by Tamia.

four tiered buttercream wedding cake decorated with fresh flowers

Congratulations, Martine and Jagmeet! Our Elegant Events Planning and Design team is happy we were part of your wedding day.

bride and groom at their Hamilton Farm County Club wedding

Featured in Maharani Wedding

If you’d like to see more of this beautiful Indian fusion wedding, be sure to check out their wedding feature in Maharani Weddings!

 

The Wedding Team

Wedding Planner: Elegant Events Planning and Design

Wedding Ceremony Location: Garden State Sikh Association Gurudwara

Wedding Reception Location: Hamilton Farm Golf Club

Beauty: 100% Cashmeir

Bride and Bridesmaid’s Fashion: Garnish Boutique

Groom’s Attire: Brooks Brothers

Groomsmen’s Attire: Generation Tux

Wedding Officiant: Judge Beverly Martin

Wedding Photography and Cinema: Lightyear Studio

Catering: Bukhara Grille Restaurant

Entertainment: Luxe Event Entertainment

Floral Design: Whisper and Brook Flower Co.

Wedding Cake: Palermo’s Bakery

Stationery: Minted

Accommodations: Bridgewater Marriott

Accommodations: AC Hotel by Marriott Bridgewater