We're at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin, ready to share all the magic that Yellow Umbrella Events planned into Roma and Daniel's spectacular Gujarati fusion wedding! The outdoor ceremony made the most of the beautiful springtime scenery; The Flower Studio created an incredible, vibrant mandap, covered with gorgeous flowers to go with the natural feeling of the event! Our Indian bride Roma was radiant as she walked down the aisle, looking especially lovely with makeup by Makenzi Laine! After seeing how dazzled Raja Daniel was by his Maharani, we're certain that this was the beginning of Happily Ever After! See more of the magnificent moments Studio Uma captured in the full gallery!
Maharani Roma on her wedding style:
"There were three things I knew that I wanted from the outset. I wanted the ceremony to be outdoors, I wanted it to be colorful, and I knew that I wanted to juxtapose the traditional opulence of Indian weddings (the ornate clothing, and jewelry, etc.) with decor that was more natural and ethereal without it feeling incompatible. You can find a ton of inspiration on Pinterest for grand, Indian-style weddings as well as rustic, natural and ethereal styles that are more common in American weddings. Combining the two styles takes a bit more digging and imagination."
On her favorite part of planning:
"I really enjoyed the DIY bits because, unlike the details you hand off to various vendors, you get to execute things exactly to your vision and immediately picture how things will look on the day of.
I worked on and off over a couple of months on the design of our wedding program which I did all the graphics/layout for and had printed in Chinatown in SF. I also put together the rose petal cones, wrote the escort cards and combined them with the wedding favors. My mom helped a lot too. She strung together and attached the flowers for my entrance dupatta, and she made the antarpat out of an old sari."
We're checking out the reception portraits next, and later on we'll see all the fun Desi Junction DJs brings to the reception!