The hurricane might be damping your spirits, but I hope you’re ready to kick of your week with a hefty dose of electric colors and cultural traditions! Jenna and Nishant’s multicultural Maryland wedding from Hartleigh Jane Photography began with both a Western ceremony, and an abbreviated traditional Hindu ceremony. The inspiration from Nishant’s Indian culture didn’t end there though, the entire wedding was influenced by the colors and intricate prints, from their invitations to their cake! Of course, you’ll have to come back in a bit to see that cake, and the rest of the stunning reception details, but for now take note of how this couple beautifully fused to entirely different cultural ceremonies into one cohesive day!
From Jenna: Our wedding was bright, summery, and Indian-influenced. The entire goal of the wedding was to fuse my vision of a small outdoor modern western wedding with Nishant’s indian heritage. The initial colors were purple and grey, but as we tried to incorporate the Indian elements, we realized we needed to add some bolder colors to the mix, for a bright Indian pop. So, we added fuchsia, orange, and a little green. We tried to avoid red and gold. We also incorporated an elephant motif, to represent the Indian god of Ganesh. I have always really liked elephants, and we both liked that they represent good luck.
The groomsmen’s coordinated arygyle socks were the Nishant’s favorite detail.
We had two ceremonies – first, a western ceremony followed by a very abbreviated indian ceremony. We had the guests wait while we changed into our traditional Indian garb (bridal lengha and sherwani) and served them indian sweets called mitai.
The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Jenna and Nishant’s wedding:
Venue: Stone Manor Country Club
Wedding Planner: The Finer Points
Photographer: Hartleigh Jane Photography
Florist: The Petal’s Edge
Deejay: Anthony from Mydeejay
Cake: Cake I Do
Makeup: Faces by Liz
Hair: Phunk Salon
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Photo Credits: Hartleigh Jane Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights