Quirky Indian Wedding In The Big Apple With So Many Cute Details!
BY Latha Sunadh | 03 Jul, 2017 | 1343 views | 4 min read
While this one's a quintessential white wedding we were mesmerised by the attention to detail on things. First, the bride actually wore Loubs for the ceremony and Converse sneakers for her Reception. Then, they had a courthouse wedding and the bride personalized her gown with some a special saying. Super duper cute! Photography by Powers Photography Studio were editorial-inspired and invites by Adorn Invitations were pretty.
Meet Chintan & Jessica
"We met seven years ago at a nightclub in Portland which no longer exists. Fittingly enough, by chance we had our photo taken the night we met. After our American wedding, we re-created the same pose and photo from seven years prior.
My proposal was a riot. A few weeks after returning from India where I met his family, it was nearly Valentine’s Day. He had his brother send the ingredients for my favorite Indian food, street-style pizza. He said the pizza ingredients were my “bribe” if I’d let him be my husband. (Technically, I was proposed to with Amul cheese—although there was a ring, too)" explains Jessica.
From The Bride:
"For my gown, I initially wanted something short and simple. However, in my husband’s community, all-white is reserved for widows. The choice to have a couture gown custom made was a process of elimination. There were no dresses I liked, particularly with accent colours. I’m a big fan of Zuhair Murad’s designs, but nothing was available that was “just right.” Going with a custom gown was the only way to get what I wanted, although “what I wanted” drastically changed in the year-long process.
For our American wedding, just a few weeks following the large Indian wedding, we wanted something small and simple with just friends. Since neither of us are Christian, the idea of a church wedding was already out. There’s always been something sweet and romantic about the notion of getting married at the courthouse. The day was informal, fun, and simple, which is just what we needed after spending a month in India.
I am not a DIYer, but many of the details were from Etsy designers and shops. I also surprised my husband by having a brick placed in downtown Portland’s Pioneer Square. You can purchase a permanent brick in what’s dubbed Portland’s living room. It read “J+C 4.1.16.”
For an hour in between the ceremony and reception, we took a pedicab tour around downtown Portland. It was time where we could just spend it together before hosting the party at home. We also got married again (our third time after India and the courthouse!) at Voodoo Doughnuts where legal ceremonies are performed with blessings from the “Voodoo gods.”
Prioritize making time to spend with just your husband on your wedding day! After all, that’s what it’s really about. That's my advice for other brides!" explains Jessica.
Vendors: Bride's Outfits: Custom couture from Embellish Designs Makeup: Melanie Lindsey of Picasso Artistic Salon Hair: Melanie Lindsey of Picasso Artistic Salon Shoes: Christian Louboutin for the ceremony, gold sequin Converse for the reception
Accessories: Custom 24k necklace/earring set from Mumbai, a gold bracelet lent from my best friend Erin Smith (it was her mother’s, and her mother wore it at her own wedding 40 years ago)
Grooms Suit: Custom made in Mumbai Bridal Jewellery: Loveon Photographer: Powers Photography Studio Stationery: Adorn Invitations Cake: Dream Cakes
Food: Display from Voodoo Doughnuts and two food trucks for catering on site (PBJs Grilled and Koi Fusion) Flowers: Brooch Bouquet custom made from Secret Garden Bouquets
Ceremony Venue: Multnomah County Courthouse (Portland, Oregon)
Reception Venue: Our custom built home (we moved in four days prior to the wedding)