Things to Know

07/20/13
Can you recommend a babysitter?

If you’re bringing your kids to Atlanta and need a babysitter during the wedding, we recommend TLC Sitters of Atlanta (www.tlcsittersofatlanta.com).  This sevice comes highly recommended from our wedding planner who has used them for many years and swears by them.

Also, if you’re able to make the Sunday Brunch, you should feel free to bring your kid(s).  Just let us know!

07/06/13
WWND: What would Nilam do on Saturday if she were a guest?

This would be Nilam’s perfect Saturday.  Two Neighborhoods – Two Different Experiences.


Virginia Highlands

One of my favorite neighborhoods in Atlanta is Virginia Highlands.  It’s a short cab ride from Buckhead and it’s well worth a visit.  

Start off with brunch at Murphy’s.  It’s a great local spot and you’ll get a chance to taste some Southern favorites.

Stroll around Highland Avenue and check out great shops.  It’s known for diverse and unique boutique shopping,, classic to kitschy antiques, folk and fine art and whimsical decorative accessories. There are plenty of local bars such as Atkins Park Tavern if you need to partake in some libations.  For your sweet tooth, don’t forget to stop by Alon’s Bakery on North Highland Ave.

 

Midtown

Another trendy neighborhood in Atlanta is Midtown.  It’s known for great restaurants and boutiques.  It also is home to the city’s art and cultural center with Fox Theatre and the High Museum as local favorites,

Start off with brunch at one of two local favorites, the Flying Buscuit and Einstein’s (great patio).

Stroll your way to Piedmont Park which is  the city’s largest park. If you need to cool off a bit, stop by Park Tavern which is part of the park, for a taste of some regional beers.  While you’re there, you can make your way to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens since it’s adjacent to the park.

If the heat is too much for the Park, hop in a cab and make your way to the High Museum.  Nonetheless, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Midtown.

 

For other restaurant and sightseeing options, make sure to check out “Hotels & Local Info”.  And remember, good restaurants require reservations in advance!

07/06/13
What to Wear to the Wedding?

Given that this is a Hinjew wedding, you have a couple of options.  You can wear Indian attire or you can wear summer cocktail attire.  

Keep in mind that it will be in the 80’s (we’re talking temperature, not decade theme) when the wedding starts and it will be outside (weather permitting) so make sure not to wear a fur lined suit or a parka.  

For those that are interested in wearing Indian attire, feel free to reach out to Nilam for ideas or with questions at nilampatel217@gmail.com.  There are some great boutiques in L.A., Atlanta and NYC.

 

 

07/04/13
What's a Baraat?

The Baraat is the groom’s procession to the wedding ceremony.   It is accompanied by music and a procession of family and friends dancing.  The custom comes from Northern India where the groom would ride from his family’s town to the town of the bride’s family.  These days, we keep it much shorter as NYC to Atlanta would have been a bit much.

To see what a baraat looks like, we’ve included some video from Nilam’s brother’s baraat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1niV2u4ix8

We’re hoping all of you will join in the fun and get your bhangra on!

 

 

07/04/13
What's a Hora?

The Hora is a traditional jewish weddig dance where everyone dances in a circle and it culminates with hoisting the wedding couple (and sometimes parents) in the air with chairs.  This will occur before the dinner starts.

For those of you who have never seen it in action, here’s how it works (demonstrated via cartoons):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN6A3uBLhKQ

We wanted to show you all real life one, but unfortunately we couldn’t get the license rights to the Tishler / Golden wedding.