My very own wedding was the first event I designed and branded, and is what gave me the love for what I do. An Indian girl was to the marry a Greek-Italian, American born boy, who loved everything Indian. We both grew up in Chicago, moved to Spain for a few years, traveled the world, then came back home. We had shared years of friendship before ever dating, and tons of memories with that. I loved our story and wanted to share it. My dream was to be married outside in a simple, natural setting in the garden, then move the party to a grand tent flooded with rich, bold colors. With that, I wanted to capture our different cultures yet our similar upbringing. This birthed our very own “modern Indian wedding.” My dress, by designer Tarun Tahiliani, was a mixture of East meets West. In India, red is worn for weddings and white is worn for funerals, whereas in Catholic tradition, white is standard. I took these ideas and chose a couture dress with champagne, gold and bronze. From printing on handmade papers from India to having an array of foods from around the globe, we were able to capture the very essence of our relationship. It even included a surprise entrance of my groom on a horse – an Indian wedding tradition – and boy was I surprised!
A special thank you to the most incredible team of vendors a girl could ask for!