Inspiration: Creating Your Own Cultural-Fusion Wedding

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Let this color-packed, cultural-fusion wedding inspire you to bring your beloved traditions into the modern age

Planning and Design by Soiree Productions

Photography by Branson Maxwell Photography

FUSCHIA FAB

As a stunning ode to the lush tropical climate of India, Wild Earth Designs curates a dynamic palette of florals, setting the scene for this new-age ceremony. Hot pink anthurium, strawflower and delphinium play happily with sunny ermurus, tulip and amaranthus in a display of stylish lanterns that dazzles from every corner. Consistent with traditional Indian ceremonies, strings of marigolds echo the sun, inviting brightness and positivity to a newly-formed family.

The bride’s bouquet features ombre arrangement of blooms, transitioning from lemon yellow to delicate pink in perfect harmony.

MODERN MANDAP

Wild Earth’s vibrant, contemporary floral sprays also adorn the structure of a mandap, a traditional altar for Indian weddings, particularly Hindu and Jain ceremonies. The structures are draped with fabric and consist of four pillars that symbolize the four parents who raised the bride and groom.

With modern floral design (and the jubilant shift into wedding maximalism), a mandap can be transformed from the stage for a seated spiritual Indian ceremony into the backdrop for the familiar Western vow exchange with ease

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PERFECT PALETTE

Full-throttle pigment doesn’t stop at the petals. A sweetheart table nestles in a full meadow of blooms, beautifully coordinated with a spread of color-soaked linens. Gilded swirls of sophisticated pattern enliven a bright tablecloth. Hand-woven rugs serve as the setup’s fashionable foundation, grounding the design in deep maroons and an elaborate motif.

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In the paper suite, a peach-hued envelope anchors a collection of finely detailed paper goods, from a delicate paisley save-the-date with gold accents to a custom-cut fuschia schedule card. A second envelope boasting a warm mustard tint is a beautiful reminder to “respondez, sil-vous-plait.”

DOUBLE DUTY

Mixed-heritage weddings are always full of beautifully blended moments, but take every advantage of the spotlight and give both modern and traditional attire their special moments to shine. A strapless and full-skirted ivory gown sets the stage in elegance during the vows, while an vividly-blushed saree helps a bride ring in her happily every after with joyful color.

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Each look is frosted with a unique set of accessories, including glittering gold bracelets and diamonds for the modern bride and rich gold foral earrings that coordinate with the bride’s traditional bangles.

Tying the two worlds together, intricate mehndi (or henna) designs adorn the bride’s forearms. Their twirling vines mirror the feminine floral motif of the wedding gown, while more traditional flower designs on the palms symbolize beauty and new beginnings.

VENDORS

PLANNING & DESIGN: Soiree Productions, soireeproductions.com

PHOTOGRAPHY: Branson Maxwell Photography, bransonmaxwell.com

FLORAL DESIGN: Wild Earth Designs, wildearthdesigns.com

FLORAL SUPPLIER: JFS Inc., jfswholesale.com

VENUE: Siempre, siempreutah.com

RENTALS: Alpine Event Rentals, alpineevent.co

TABLETOP RENTALS: Diamond Event & Tent, diamondevent.com

LINENS: Creative Coverings, creativecoverings.com

RUGS: Adib’s Rug Gallery, adibs.com

GOWN: Versailles Atelier Bridal, va-bridal.com

JEWELRY: O.C. Tanner Jewelers, octannerjewelers.com

SUIT: DC Tuxedo

HAIR AND MAKEUP: Lexi Harker Beauty, blushingbeautiesco.com

HENNA: Henna by Sanz, henna-by-sanz.business.site

STATIONER: Ann Elizabeth Print Studio, annelizabeth.com

CAKE: Cake by Alessandra, cakeut.com

MODELS: Mouneesha Penubothu and Johny Bair, TMG, talentmg.com

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