Ballantyne Magazine

SPRING 2016

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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or astride a white steed blanketed in embroidery. Known as the baraat, the groom's arrival at the wedding locale is a joyous procession accompanied by his family singing and dancing. As the Indian-American population grows here, the spectacle of a maharajah (Indian prince) on horseback is no longer a fantasy. One of the top wedding venues in Charlotte, The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge has become a nationwide destination for Indian weddings lavish in cultural detail. In the past year, fve such unions have taken place, drawing brides R oshan and Shilpa Patel's nuptials were a three-day extravaganza that featured traditional elements of Indian weddings. The Patels sit in throne-like chairs on a mandap. Roshan wears a safa wedding turban, and a mang tikka jewel adorns Shilpa's forehead. Photo by Jasmin Hejazi Photography Photo by Jasmin Hejazi Photography BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE 53 SPRING 2016

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