An east-meets-west wedding will always be delightfully engrossing to us because they not only celebrate the union of two individuals, but also two distinct cultures. We all know just how much planning and prep goes into a multi-event Indian wedding, especially when it involves two ceremonies, so when we see one that is so well color-coordinated, it makes us borderline euphoric! The planner, Sonal J Shah’s rendition of this multicultural wedding was a seamless blend of Sima’s Gujarati rituals and Peter’s American heritage. Jay Seth Photography gave us a ton of dreamy shots to obsess over, while Live Picture Studios filmed the amalgamation. We embarked on Sima-Peter wedding adventure through the first event, the Sangeet at the Hilton Pearl River in New York. At the risk of sounding corny, we have to say that Sima and Peter looked like dancing dolls in their matching teal ensembles! Teal is Peter’s favorite color, and he rocked his snazzy bandhgala kurta with small butta prints all over. Sima paired an aqua turquoise blouse with an ombre lehenga, all embroidered in beautiful gold beading. Cinderella Bridez gussied up our lovely Maharani with a sultry navy smokey eye, mauve lip, and styled her hair in big, loose side-swept curls. Moghul Catering pleased the palates of the guests with their delectable Indian cuisine. Elegant Affairs decked up Hilton Pearl River using splashes of regal and festive colors like purple, magenta, tangerine, and cerulean blue. The use of silk and satin linens, and their interplay with the butta work embroidery on the cushions and bolsters lent a Moroccan-meets-ethnic vibe to the Sangeet. With the sound of Dandiya sticks in the air, and dancy beats from IEDJS by Manan Shah made sure the Sangeet was a buck load of fun! If you fancy, run your eyes over this adorable couple’s gallery!f
In the subsequent post, we’ll give you generous insights into Sima and Peter’s not one, but two ceremonies, so see you in a while!