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REAL WEDDING:: Chanpreet Basra + Jude Falgout {A BIG, FAT PUNJABI-CAJUN WEDDING}

Wedding portrait in Jeppe Hein's Mirror Labyrinth in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden in New Orleans::AS SEEN IN THE DECEMBER 2021 ISSUE OF NOW WEDDINGS MAGAZINE::

Written by: Jessica Burke |  Photos: Jessica Burke + Phillip Colwart for Jessica The Photographer

their story

Jude and I met in November of 2015. I was on a road trip with some friends checking out colleges and different states in the South. I came across Jude in my travels. He took me and my friends on a boat ride to find alligators and I found myself falling for him rather quickly. I went back home and we kept in touch via facetime and phone calls. 

 

After months of long distance, and a couple of trips back and forth between us, I decided to apply for Nicholls State University. 

 

A few months later, I found myself moving to Louisiana in order to pursue my degree in Education and also fell in love with this Cajun man of my dreams. 

5 years of dating and 3 dogs later, Jude proposed to me at my parents home on 4th of July in Northridge, Ca. I said yes instantly and in the midst of a pandemic we began planning our big, fat, Punjabi-Cajun Wedding! – Chanpreet

wedding invitation suite

wedding henna

 

a punjabi – cajun wedding

“We mixed both of our cultures together to make our wedding dreams come true,” shares Chanpreet. “I am Punjabi, Indian and Jude is full on Cajun. We managed to infuse both of our traditions and give our friends and family the perfect balance of both cultures. My friends and family flew out from Los Angeles, Ca while Jude’s friends and family drove out from Lockport, La. Everything was enmeshed perfectly!”

Baraat in Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans
Dohl player Adam Khan led the Baraat through the Besthoff Sculpture Garden at The New Orleans Museum of Art

Besthoff Sculpture Garden Wedding

Besthoff Sculpture Garden Wedding

Chanpreet and Jude said their wedding vows under a mandap which is a tradition for Indian weddings.

bride and groom holding hands during wedding vows, henna art on bride's hands

Besthoff Sculpture Garden Wedding

“This wedding was truly one for the books and such a beautiful celebration of cultures. It was such an inspiring coming together of different cultures. From Punjabi to Cajun to New Orleans, we all became one by the end of the night!” shares Chanpreet.

The wedding part wore a mix of American and Indian-style attire.

Book a cake tasting now with Gambino's Bakery. Photos (l-r) Brocato Photography, Brocato Photography, Tasha Rae Photography

New Orleans Museum of Art Wedding

their favorite things

“My favorite part was definitely the Second Line to close out the night!” says Chanpreet. “It gave all of us such a New Orleans only experience! Jude’s favorite part was saying our vows to each other, which I of course loved too!”

 New Orleans Museum of Art Wedding

wedding cake cutting

wedding centerpiece

Be still our hearts! Centerpieces included framed notes handwritten by Chanpreet’s students – each child wrote what they thought love is.

the party

Chanpreet and Jude treated their guests to a wild dance party in the Great Hall at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

New Orleans Museum of Art Wedding

New Orleans Museum of Art Wedding

New Orleans Museum of Art Wedding

New Orleans Museum of Art Wedding

Kinfolk Brass Band

New Orleans Museum of Art Wedding

NOW FEATURED VENDORS

PHOTOGRAPHY: Jessica The Photographer

EVENT PLANNER: Alchemy Events

CATERING: Toulouse Gourmet

BAKERY: Gambino’s Bakery

ADDITIONAL VENDOR CREDITS:

GETTING READY LOCATION: Hilton Riverside New Orleans | CEREMONY LOCATION: New Orleans Museum of Art Besthoff Sculpture Garden | OFFICIANT: Kevin Centanni | RECEPTION LOCATION: New Orleans Museum of Art | BRIDE’S GOWN + JEWELRY: Sari Palace (Artesia, CA) | BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS: Fazia Collections (Los Angeles, CA) | GROOM’S ATTIRE: Indochino of New Orleans | GROOMSMENS’ ATTIRE: Men’s Wearhouse | VIDEO: Dyle Films | FLORIST: Berry Blossom Flowers | CEREMONY MUSIC + RECEPTION DJ: KhanCept Entertainment | BRASS BAND: Kinfolk Brass Band |  BAR SERVICE: Cafe NOMA, Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group | HAIR + MAKEUP: Claudia Rivas (Los Angeles, CA) | BRIDE’S RING: Neil Lane, Kay Jewelers | GROOM’S RING: Kay Jewelers | ELEPHANT TABLE NUMBERS: Fashioncraft | INVITATIONS: Ann’s Bridal

Channi & Jude’s Wedding Trailer from Dyle Films on Vimeo.

Besthoff Sculpture Garden Wedding
Toulouse Gourmet Catering
New Orleans Museum of Art Wedding
Besthoff Sculpture Garden First Look
Besthoff Sculpture Garden Wedding
Besthoff Sculpture Garden Baraat
New Orleans Museum of Art Wedding
New Orleans Museum of Art Wedding
Besthoff Sculpture Garden First Look
Besthoff Sculpture Garden Wedding; wedding mandap
Bridesmaid with henna
Indian bride detail
Besthoff Sculpture Garden Baraat
Besthoff Sculpture Garden First Look
Toulouse Gourmet Catering

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