Our Punjabi bride Simer and our Mexican groom Andres wanted to have a wedding celebration that fused their two cultures, and that is just what we provided for them. Guests first learned about the wedding with the lovely burgundy and cream laser cut lace invitations designed for them by Significantly Said: Invitations by Significant Events. The first night of the festivities was the Sangeet held at Simer’s parents’ house. Guests arrived to see the house illuminated with decorative pattern projections and colorful draping. Floral chandeliers hung throughout the house and outside under the pergola. Colorful lanterns and floating rose petals accented the pool area as did colorful uplights along the house. A tent was erected in the lawn as well, and we suspended string lights over the turquoise tables below with gold chairs and colorful florals. Guests enjoyed an Indian buffet dinner followed by dancing to their favorite South Asian tunes. The following day brought the wedding ceremony and reception which were held at a modern art museum in downtown Dallas. Simer carried the most beautiful bouquet of burgundies, peaches, blushes, and greens. Bridesmaids carried a similar bouquet which looked perfect with their wine colored gowns. The ceremony was held in the sculpture garden during sunset as a string quartet played a mixture of classical and Indian songs. Simer & Andres’s altar was surrounded by a lush and beautiful floral arch. Guests moved onto the terrace following the ceremony which was decorated with taupe linens, wood chiavari chairs, and floral centerpieces of burgundies, golds, blushes, and greens. Dinner was a delicious buffet of Indian, Mexican, and western entrees that everyone loved. Guests then moved inside where the ballroom was set up for a dance party with decorative lighting and lounge furniture. The gorgeous wedding cake with floral and painted gold accents was displayed beneath the floral arch from the ceremony. Our DJ kept the dance floor packed with a mix of South Asian, Latin, and Western music, and a Dhol player accompanied the guests at times too for extra fun. A late night snack of churros & Mexican coffee and Kulfi & chai was served, which guests loved. Simer & Andres departed the reception under a cloud of flutterfetti into a classic Rolls Royce.
Vinati and Ben’s fusion wedding was a lively, full day affair! The day began with a festive Baraat, as guests surrounded Ben and a dhol player drummed along with fun music that transported Ben to be greeted by Vinati’s parents in traditional Indian custom. Ben and the guests then entered the ceremony room where the stage was set in beautiful colors of fuchsia, orange, and gold for the Hindu ceremony. Vinati was radiant in her fuchsia and gold gown as she entered the ceremony with a floral canopy overhead. Following the traditional ceremony, guests moved into a pavilion ballroom for a delicious Indian buffet dinner. Vinati and Ben then changed into more western style attire for the evening event: a reception held in a beautiful downtown Dallas ballroom. The ballroom was decorated with ivory linens, chiavari chairs, fuchsia and green floral centerpieces, and soft pink uplighting. Guests enjoyed a tasty American dinner as well as decorative and tasty bundt cakes for dessert. A performance from Ben’s university’s western dance team delighted the guests during dinner. The DJ packed the dance floor for the rest of the evening before the newlyweds’ wonderful downtown send-off.