Oh, how we adore traditional weddings! But having two traditional ceremonies in one luxurious wedding is something so special that we knew right away that we must share this inspirational gem with you! Michelle & Paraag drew on both of their cultures to try and blend their two families. They started with the traditional Christian ceremony and then followed by the Sangeet and Mehendi which is an Indian wedding ritual. The first wedding was filled with deep fuschia, light pink and teal color scheme highlighted with beautiful bouquets on the ends of the rows while the second ceremony was filled with bright colors, food and drinks, singing and dancing, and of course the traditional henna. Everything about this wedding centers on how both of their cultures blended as their families become one through marriage which is absolutely gorgeous! So don’t let me keep you swooning and scroll through Studio Uma’s photos and enjoy the rest of your day smiling!
We’re All About the Details!
The couple had wanted to have the Christian ceremony outside with nature as the main décor; at the last minute it was changed inside and the event and decor team made the inside space absolutely stunning with ivory draping behind the stage. Their sangeet and mehendi was popping with colors, beautiful lanterns on the tables and henna stations. Their Hindu ceremony mandap was absolutely beautiful – highlighting some of their favorite colors – gold, teal, fuschia. Their reception incorporated a little from each event preceding it with the mandap in the center and beautiful floral centerpieces and candelabras.
The floral masterpieces were created by Chloe based on some inspiration from Pinterest. The couple had cascading tulips from the main centerpieces and mandap ties. Michelle commented that the bridal bouquet was the most beautiful bouquet she have ever seen.
The couple had great food for each event that highlighted each of their backgrounds. The indian cuisine was fantastic. They also had Michelle make paisley cookies to serve after the Hindu ceremony which were decorated in a henna design. In addition their wedding cake, the groom’s cake was also fabulous. The groom’s cake was modeled after the bottle of wine he proposed over and their wedding cake had an ombre of teal fading to pink with a gold henna design.
Extra Special Details
Michelle happened to find her Christian wedding gown on her first try. It felt very regal – as if something the Royal family would wear to a Winter formal. She found her Hindu ceremony sari in India with her husband’s aunt in the markets in Lucknow, as well as her sangeet lengha. For their reception, Michelle found a rose gold Badgley Mishka gown from Dillard’s to party the night away in. Paraag found his tuxedo at Campagna Napoli which is owned by Jason Campagna, who used to work at Tiffany’s and actually helped them with their engagement ring. He also found his Hindu ceremony and sangeet sherwanis in India in the markets in Lucknow and New Delhi.
Take this Advice
Always take time for each other. Try not to get caught up in the tiny details – no one will notice but you. Enjoy each other and don’t sweat the small stuff. Give in on the guest list. ~Michelle Owens/Bride
Photographer: Studio Uma
Lighting: Altared Wedding Productions
Event Venue: AT&T Hotel & Conference Center
Musicians: Audio Telepathy
Floral Designer: Austin Rainbow Bouquet
Dress Store: Belle Saison Bridal Boutique
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Campagna Napoli
Hair Stylist: Garbo Salon
Dress Designer: Henna Arts
Other: Henna Arts
Makeup Artist: Lip Service XO
Groomsman Attire: Mens Wearhouse
Cake Designer: Michelle’s Patisserie
Equipment Rentals: Monarch Event Rentals
DJ: Nachle Dj Entertainment
Cinema and Video: Spinning Leaf Films
Linens and Coverings: Unique Designs by Yara
Event Planner: Yellow Umbrella Events