I love learning about other cultures and seeing those cultures and traditions incorporated into a couple’s wedding day. A perfect example of this was a lovely Indian Wedding that I had the pleasure of helping out with.
This was my first ever Indian Wedding experience. Atlanta-based event planning company Kis3 Event Planning contacted us to see if we would be interested in helping coordinate this two-day wedding with their team. I was excited to be part of it, and I learned a lot about Indian traditions. The girls from Kis3 taught me the meaning of all the different ceremonies, and my favorite would have to be Bharat.
Bharat is the Indian tradition where the Groom rides a white horse to his Bride’s home. His family follow him, dancing along the way – like a big, colorful parade, with drums and music and celebrating. Then when he arrives at her home, the Bride and her family welcome in the Groom and his side of the family. This tradition was modernized for this Houston wedding at Hotel ZaZa. Instead of a white horse, the Groom rode in a yellow Viper, and the Houston Police Department were on hand to direct traffic while the Bharat festivities hit the streets of the Houston Museum District.
The Bride really liked bright colors, and her palette reflected that Indian flair with modern Western touches such as glass cube vases, along with the swanky Hotel Zaza ambience.
The wedding went wonderfully, capturing all the color and fun of India, but with a modern Western twist.