Our next featured wedding, shot by IQ Videography, is a simple and sweet South Indian wedding filled to the brim with modern Indian style. From the beautiful mandap, that is a lesson in why less is always more, to the bride’s knock out reception ensemble, this wedding has got me all mushy inside. Rustic and romantic it is the perfect cocktail of traditional Indian with a splash of a gorgeous ranch, finished with a wine country-ish twist!
From the bride :
My inspiration for our wedding were beautiful fall colors and Indian/Western traditions but at the same time, I wanted to keep everything simple, clean, and classic. Our wedding was a blend of South Indian and Marathi traditions while the reception was definitely more Western. We had a live dhol player for the bharaat, traditional Carnatic wedding musicians during the ceremony, a strinq quartet for cocktail hour, and of course a DJ for the reception. For the wedding I wore a traditional Kancheepuram saree from Madras and then later changed into a custom designed Anarkali dress for the reception. Wanting to blend both Indian and American traditions, I chose to wear the Anarkali suit as a regular dress without the chudidar and dupatta. I picked creme since I wanted to mimic an American wedding gown but still stayed true to my Indian roots with the rust and bronze details. I love love love how the outfit turned out and althought many people doubted my idea, I think that it truly paid off.
Maharanis, be bold, take a risk like our little bride Reena did. Her Anarkali was fabulous, unique, and 100% her own style!
Finale coming right up...back in a flash!