Multicultural Wedding Bliss
Here is a multicultural and oh so colorful wedding to start your Saturday off the right way. One part Hindu and one part Jewish, this is a beautiful medley of lovely perfection high up on a majestic mountain in Utah. We hope you enjoy this beautifully captured wedding by the talented Pepper Nix as much as we did!From the Bride:
Describe your bridal attire? I had two outfits. One was a red sari with Indian jewelry, which I wore at the ceremony. The overall theme was to be as brightly colored as possible! My sari was a beautiful tomato red and I paired it with red lipstick. The second outfit was a fishtail gown, for the reception. My reception gown had bright yellow flowers on it and my shoes were electric pink.Did you do a First Look before the ceremony? We did a first look and we are happy about it. We wanted to spend time with our friends at the cocktail hour, so we didn’t want that time to be taken up with a bride/groom photo session.
Why a Mountain Wedding? That’s where I grew up! What was the weather like on your wedding day? Perfect. Sunny and not terribly hot because we were at the top of a mountain. What were some personal details you incorporated? My nieces and nephews were flower girls, we had a great groom’s cake that showed Josh’s love of professional wrestling.
Who and why did you pick to escort you down the aisle? My cousin Nilesh escorted me down the aisle. In Indian tradition, the bride’s mother’s brother walks the bride down the aisle. But none of my uncles could make it so we did the next best thing by having one of my uncle’s sons walk me down the aisle.
Why did you pick that location for your ceremony? I grew up in Utah and most of my friends had never been there, so I wanted to introduce it to them! And it’s such a gorgeous state–it was the perfect outdoor setting for a wedding.
Talk to me about the decor! The venue was so beautiful we didn’t have to do much. My planner sewed colorful table runners for all the tables and then we had the single blooms mixed in with long branches. My planner also did cute chalkboard table numbers. We didn’t have to do anything else in the dinner area. The dancing area was a patio downstairs that already had a nice white tent up. We hung paper lanterns from the ceiling and that was it! Where did you get the inspiration for your color palette and design? Indian weddings are super bright so I wanted to go with that theme. Our colors were tangerine, bright aqua/turquoise, and a deep pink/red.
Moments you loved, hated, cried, laughed or giggled at: Absolutely loved the toasts. Those were the best part.
What you would have done differently, if anything: Not worried about things running smoothly!
Describe your wedding flowers: I wanted to go for simple and rustic to match the lodge. So we went with single blooms in jars and repurposed a lot of the flowers from the mandap/chuppah we got married under outside.
Tell me about your wedding favors: Anna (our wedding planner) put together an amazing welcome box with everything people needed for the weekend (medicine, water sunscreen, etc.) and lovely treats from my hometown of Logan, Utah (jams, muffins, chocolates)
What were some personal details you incorporated? My nieces and nephews were flower girls, we had a great groom’s cake that showed Josh’s love of professional wrestling.
What was the best piece of wedding advice you got? Get a planner! That was the best thing I did.
Anything you wish you hadn’t worried about? People having a good time. Your guests are awesome, they will have a good time.
Any advice you have for future brides? Let go of all stress and enjoy the day. Things will run well and most importantly, people will have a good time. Photographer: Pepper Nix Photography | Venue: Red Pine Lodge, Canyons Resort, Park City | Dress designer: Monique Lhuillier | Bridal Salon: E’leonor Boutique, San Juan, Puerto Rico | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Makeup Artist: Studio Enizio | Jewelry: White House Black Market | Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss suit, Ferragamo shoes | Ceremony Music: Indian music officiant: Satish ji, the Hindu priest at the Salt Lake Hindu temple, and Dan Grossman, Josh’s uncle | Floral Artist: Every Blooming Thing | Wedding Planner: Anna Silver, Idaho Falls, ID | Cake Designer: Carrie’s Cake | Caterer: Canyons Resort, Park City | Band or Musicians: DJ Craig | Invitations: Steve Bottorff at By Hand Invitations, Washington, DC
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