Ashley Bartoletti Photography shares with us the Indian fusion wedding journey of Anita and Timothy in Hamilton, New Jersey. Before the American ceremony takes place, the couple poses for a fabulous outdoor portrait session. Dressed to the nines, our bride-to-be chose Tadashi Shoji as her fashion guru. She looks exquisite in the champagne-colored lace wedding gown, which complements her golden-brown skin tone to a T. She and her bridesmaids are pretty as a picture holding gorgeous bouquets, courtesy of Viburnum Design. And never to leave her side—the man of her dreams, looks quite handsome in his black tuxedo by Ralph Lauren. Our perfect pair says their I do's in a quaint outdoor ceremony at the Grounds For Sculpture in front of family and friends. Stay with us because Moghul Caterers will be serving up the delicious cuisine, but until then, tour the gallery for more visual details on this event!
From the bride, on how they met:
"We met in college through mutual friends. I knew he was the one for me when I couldn't imagine a life that didn't include him in it."
On the hair and makeup:
"Hair and makeup were probably the easiest things for me to choose. I had very clear ideas of what I wanted. For the American ceremony, I had my hair down with a braid at the crown. For the Indian ceremony, I had a more traditional look with my hair in a fishtail braid with flowers in it. For both ceremonies, I kept my makeup fairly natural. I did my own makeup for both days."
On the lenghas:
"My dresses came from many different sources. The saris I wore for the Indian ceremony were bought in Edison, NJ. The lengha I wore for the Indian reception was from India (my grandmother brought it over for me). The dress I wore for the American ceremony was by Tadashi Shoji."
On the wedding style:
"I used Pinterest a lot to find inspiration for our weddings. In the end we settled on a color palette of gold and lots of fun, bright colors. It worked really well with both our ceremony locations and helped set a casual / touch of glamor vibe for the whole weekend."
"Our wedding wouldn't have happened without our friends and family. My mom and dad helped with all the planning, from meeting vendors to scouting out venue locations. My brother played the guitar when we walked down the aisle for the American ceremony. My husband's grandparents supplied the cookies for our cookie table (a delicious Pittsburgh tradition). My father-in-law was the officiant for our American ceremony. This was truly a family affair."
See the Indian ceremony and reception, next!