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Cool things to do at an Indian Fusion wedding

Monday, January 25th, 2016

I always look forward to Indian Fusion weddings.  Snippet & Ink agrees, as they are featuring Shalou and Eric’s fun and colorful wedding today.

groom on white horse during baraat

dholi drummers at indian fusion wedding

Austin's Minor Mishap Marching Band at Indian wedding

It was a 13 hour day, with two ceremonies.  My favorite parts were Eric riding in on a white horse during the baraat.  He totally rocked it as his friends and family danced to dholi drummers and also the Minor Mishap Marching Band.  Great mashup of culture!

Indian ceremony at Four Seasons Austin

Indian wedding with birdcage veil

groom at Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

vows during the Western Ceremony

Eric sang to Shalou during the second ceremony and then carried her over the threshold after the kiss.

groom carrying bride over threshold

turquoise bridesmaids dress

escort cards at Indian fusion wedding

Eric did the graphic design for the escort cards.  Pollen Floral Art did the beautiful florals.

centerpiece by Pollen Floral Art

Bollywood dance at Austin wedding

Shalou and Eric also taught the bridal party members a Bollywood dance.  So fun to see the surprised looks on everyone’s faces!

a lavender wedding theme

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Vision Events Studio are amazing event stylists and planners in Chicago (one of my favorite cities!), so what a pleasant surprise that they selected one of our images to be part of their feature on wedding centerpieces. If you are looking for lavender wedding ideas without going all out purple, this is a beautiful example! Confession…I had an all purple bedroom when I was in middle school, with the piece de resistance being the tiered ombre lavender to purple bedspread.  A few years I later got rid of everything…except the bedspread!

Thanks to Yasmin of Floral Theory in San Francisco for creating such beautiful flower arrangements for this wedding in California Wine Country.

Lavender Flowers Wedding Centerpiece

decorating ideas for a black tie bohemian wedding

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Smitten loved (and published!) this Americana ranch wedding that’s a seemless mashup of elegant black tie formality and bohemian California chic. The credit all belongs to the bride, who is a stylist and made our day with her amazing creations including…

A full-on recreated General Store that during cocktail hour served as a custom whiskey bar tricked out with antiques and the couples’ favorite scotch whiskeys (a dozen different labels).

Take inspiration with the following photographs of this unique Healdsburg wedding!

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The bride and groom made the signage, including the big sign at the entrance to the ranch.  Other details include a crazy variety of stuff that when put together all made sense, very stylish sense!  Macrame, agaves, zinnias, pinks and oranges, blues and greens, yet somehow with a clean, white palette to balance all the colors, ikat pillows, Native American vintage photos, horseshoes, antlers, dream catchers, old Western magazines, barbed wire samples, horse figurines, a vintage cash register, long rustic wood tables, a multi-colored  latch rug, striped zarape blankets, cowskulls, crossback chairs, a bluegrass band, painted rocks for escort cards, a school bus to deliver everyone to the ranch, trees with wishes, Jarritos, martinis, bbq and arepas (thanks to Smoke Open Fire Catering for the pretty yummies to photograph!), a Just Married golf cart, old Westerns playing on the tent wall and cake from Susie Cakes.

I’m sure I’m forgetting something.  The scope of what she did was breathtaking.  I would love for others to benefit from her vision, to be inspired, so please share this!

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