From Cleveland, Ohio (my husband’s hometown!) Z Photo Couture brings us this gorgeous Sikh wedding. Usually, I am of the opinion that bouquets should contrast your wedding lengha.  However, this single bloom, red rose bouquet that our lovely bride carries is really spectacular.  Simple and elegant, and it adds a modern dimension to her traditional, red, bridal lengha.

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From our bride :

As we began planning our wedding in our hometown of Cleveland, we found the easiest way to approach it was to pick a theme, and then prioritize which aspects of the wedding were most important to us as a couple.  For us that meant decor, food, and photography.  And of course, for me, the dresses and jewelry.  We wanted to appreciate our wedding years from now, so we wanted a look that was modern, but most importantly, timeless.  The reasons we chose the vendors we did was because they understood our style, and used their own creativity to take it to the next level.

The greatest aspect of an Indian wedding are the beautifully embroidered clothes and the dramatic jewelry.  We traveled to India to purchase our wedding clothes.  Shami picked the first outfit he saw, in the first store we went to, a cream sherwani, accented by a red traditional Sikh turban.  Surprisingly, my selection came almost as easy.  For my ceremony dress, I chose a deep red color, and I was inspired by the jewelry made famous by Aishwarya Rai in Jodha Akbar, a film about a sixteeenth century love story.  For the reception, we both wanted East to meet West.  I wanted the glitz of Indian embroidery, with the simplicity of a strapless white wedding dress.  Shami opted to change from a traditonal sherwani into a tuxedo.   For the ceremony decor, we chose to keep it simple.  Red florals to compliment the red traditional Indian wedding dress.

Finale on the way...see you in a bit!