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The Wedding Website of Melissa Perrino and Neil Tailor
Note that as we bring together traditions and cultures from both our families, we will have variations on pre-wedding Indian events with each event tailored for us as a couple. Please see your mailed invitation for details on invited events.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Mehendi

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Ventura
4557 Montgomery Rd, Norwood, OH 45212

[Invite only] Traditionally a female only event, followed by a larger Sangeet party; we will be combining the evening for a casual and fun affair! Come prepared to have henna applied if you wish for some wedding weekend art! What to wear: Color is your friend for this lively event! The groom, bride and their families will be in traditional Indian attire. Western cocktail or party-casual is also welcome. Free parking is available next to the venue.

Friday, September 29, 2023

Haldi (Pithi)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hampton Inn & Suites Newport/Cincinnati
275 Columbia Street, Newport, KY 41071

[Invite only] Please join us Friday morning to celebrate the couple and make them shine before the big day. Traditionally celebrated separately for the bride and groom, we will be inviting both sides of our close family and friends to paint us in a tumeric paste and cleanse both our skin and spirits to prepare us to unite together in marriage. Attire: Colorful casual cocktail attire or traditional Indian attire is welcomed; we want all our guests to feel comfortable! Please know that tumeric can give a colorful stain which is unlikely, but don't wear your finest whites! Parking: Guests not staying at Hampton Inn can park for free (no parking ticket needed) in the Hampton Inn parking lot.

Rehearsal Dinner

6:30 pm

Newport Aquarium - Riverside Room
1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071

[Invite Only] We would like to welcome you to Cincinnati to enjoy the weekend festivities! Please join us in Northern KY for an evening overlooking the Ohio River and even our wedding venue for the next day. Buffet dinner to be served. Parking: Guests will park in the levee garage on the P1 level (light blue) or P level (green). The address is 1 Levee Way Suite 1200. Once parked, guests will make their way onto the main plaza. DO NOT check in at the Main Entrance of the aquarium. Veer to the far right close to the river walk and black fencing. The aquarium mural will on your left side and the river to your right. Continue walking until you see an alcove and a glass door labeled Riverside Room. Guest Drop-off: Best drop off location would be right in front of Brio. This is also where valet is located as well. Guests will walk up the stair case and continue walking past the main entrance of the aquarium. There will be signage pointing to the Riverside Room as well.

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Baraat

3:30 pm

All are invited to join Neil in a celebratory wedding parade for the groom involving lively music and dancing. While you will have to wait to see the bride, the party starts without her! This will cover a short distance on paved sidewalks. If not joining for the baraat, please arrive to the Rose Garden by 4:00 PM to be seated for the ceremony. The wedding ceremony will begin immediately following the groom's arrival.

Ceremony

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Gardner Family Grove & Rose Garden
Cincinnati, OH 45202

This event is formal

Outdoor ceremony in the Rose Garden at Smale Park directly across the street from the Anderson Pavilion. If not joining for the Baraat, please arrive by 4:00 PM to be seated for the ceremony.

Cocktail Hour and Reception

5:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Immediately following the ceremony will be a cocktail hour to come enjoy one of Cincinnati's treasures, Carol Ann's Carousel. The reception will then continue the celebrations downstairs at the Anderson Pavilion with food, drink and dancing!

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