Better Together: Dhanya Yalamanchi and Yvan Sojdehei’s Beautifully Blended Wedding Weekend

Dhanya Yalamanchi & Yvan Sojdehei
April 17, 2021

Dhanya Yalamanchi and Yvan Sojdehei’s wedding represented not only a union of two people but also two cultures. For Yvan, that meant a Catholic ceremony in Perkins Chapel; for Dhanya, a Hindu celebration fit for 500-plus guests.

Dhanya & Yvan's Wedding Photo

Dhanya wanted each of their wedding weekend’s events to have its own unique feel—no small feat with nine events over the course of four days (not to mention a double rebooking due to COVID-19 closures). But at the end of the day, their wedding was all she could’ve ever dreamed of. “I’ve never felt more love, not just from my husband but from my friends and family,” says Dhanya. “It was the most perfect weekend.”

Flower Reign:

This concept, aptly named “flower rain,” was conjured up by Todd Fiscus of Todd Events.

Dhanya & Yvan Floral Arrangement Decor

“The idea was deconstructed floral hanging from the ceiling and filing the space,” says planner Julian Leaver. “It gave the feeling of weaving through a forest of flowers.”


  • Ceremony Site

    Perkins Chapel at SMU

  • Photographer

    Sarah Kate, Photographer

  • Bridal Ceremony Gown Designer

    Galia Lahav

  • Bridal Reception Gown Designer

    Manish Malhotra

  • Bridal Gown Retailer

    Stanley Korshak Bridal

  • Hair

    Sonia Trevino

  • Makeup

    Ms. Painted Lady

  • Groom’s Attire

    The Maroon Suit

  • Bridesmaids’ Dresses Designer

    Alfred Sung

  • Bridesmaids’ Dresses Retailer

    The Dessy Group

  • Groomsmen’s Attire

    The Black Tux

  • Reception Site

    Sixty Five Hundred Cedar Springs

  • Flowers

    Todd Events

  • Stationery

    Southern Fried Paper

  • Cake and Desserts

    Panini Bakery

  • Cake and Desserts

    La Duni

  • Catering

    Art 2 Catering

  • Catering


  • Music

    Bravo Entertainment

  • Lighting

    Stage 2

  • Videographer

    East West Films

  • Getaway Car

    Premier Transportation

  • Wedding Rentals

    Bayer Brothers

  • Wedding Rentals

    BBJ Linen

  • Wedding Rentals

    Centerstage Floors

  • Wedding Rentals

    La Tavola Fine Linen Rental

  • Wedding Rentals

    Motus Red

  • Wedding Rentals

    Party! Dallas Rentals

  • Wedding Rentals

    POSH Couture Rentals

  • Wedding Rentals

    Top Tier Event Rentals

  • Wedding Rentals

    United Rentals

  • Wedding Planner

    Todd Events

  • Wedding Designer

    Todd Events

  • Additional Vendors

    Dallas Fine Wine

  • Valet

    Gold Crown

  • Additional Vendors

    Illumination Fireworks

  • Additional Vendors

    The Statler Dallas

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