Traditional Indian Ceremony and Modern Peacock Themed Wedding Reception – Anne and Neil

August 25, 2011 | editorial team

the happy couple dressed in traditional Indian wedding ceremony attire - Ohio Indian wedding - photos by Portland, Oregon based wedding photographer Aaron Courter

The Couple: Anne and Neil

The Wedding: 7.16.11 – Holiday Inn, Westlake, Ohio

gorgeous Indian wedding ceremony preparations - photos by Portland, Oregon based wedding photographer Aaron Courter

What three adjectives that best describe your wedding? Colorful, exuberant, cultural

What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? Since we wanted to merge two cultures but still have a traditional Indian wedding, we decided to make the ceremony as traditional as possible and the reception a regular American affair. Most of my family wore saris and I wore the traditional red and white colors for the ceremony while the reception, although still formal, was more of a party atmosphere. We wanted a peacock theme for the reception so used the cool green and blue colors along with real peacock feathers in the centerpieces, on the cupcake table, and in my hair. The DJs up-lighting in a nice cyan blue made the room look very cool and inviting.

bride and groom getting ready - Indian wedding ceremony details - white, gold, and deep red wedding colors - photos by Portland, Oregon based wedding photographer Aaron Courter

Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? We love looking at the photos and remembering how fun everything was! Having a horse and sound system outside for the grooms side during his baraat was very exciting for everyone because it was a suprise. But the best part was having our extended families together for 3 days of celebration!

What was your wedding color palette? The ceremony was white, red and gold while the reception was peacock colors like blue, green and dark purples with cyan blue lighting.

gorgeous outdoor couple's portraits - traditional Indian wedding attire - peacock color inspiration wedding reception - Indian wedding reception details - photos by Portland, Oregon based wedding photographer Aaron Courter

The Wedding Team:

Photographer: Aaron Courter
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Holiday Inn
Videographer/Film Maker: Shailesh Shah; US Video
Officiant: Ashok Bhargav from the Shiva Vishnu Temple of Greater Cleveland
Invitation Designer: Parekh Cards, India
Catering: Holiday Inn, Chef: Saeed Bokhari
Florist: Pavi Designs
Cupcakes:  A Cookie and a Cupcake
Wedding dress: Khajana Couture from Iselin, New Jersey
Baraat and wedding ceremony outfit: Sahil in Chicago
Hair and make-up: Viraj Parikh
DJ:  DJ Naveen
Dance instruction: Ballroom Dancing
Favors: Pat Catan
Rings: Kleinhenz Jewelers, Westlake OH.
Henna: Rita Patel of Ritas Beauty Salon
Tablecloths and Linens: LNique Specialty Linen Rental
Mandap: Decoration Designers Inc.

What a wonderful wedding Anne and Neil!

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  1. What a lovely wedding and just adore the color palette! xo http://www.PlumPrettySugar.blogspot.com

  2. Wow, that hand painting is amazing! Seriously beautiful wedding, especially all the decadent clothes.

  3. it was a pleasure to work with Anne and Neil we did full room cyan color up lighting for the reception along with a banging sound system as they wanted to party all night long all the venders were great and the holiday inn hotel did a great job hosting the event – dj naveen productions 248 797 9707

  4. I love how vibrant the colors are in this wedding! It just gives the whole celebration zest and liveliness. Loving the bride’s accessories from top to bottom!

  5. I love these images

  6. Indian weddings are so beautiful, so vibrant and full of colour. This wedding looks a fabulous celebration. The bride and groom both look amazing!

  7. Wow, Indian Wedding,, So colorful and vibrant! Bride is looking stunning in her her Indian wear. Love the very first picture, Lovely.

  8. Colorful wedding photography. Love them all.

  9. Always love to attend traditional wedding ceremony. It’s full of fun and so colorful. Amazing colorful photography. Thanks Aaron Courter for sharing such photos.

  10. Indian weddings are so wonderful, so dynamic and brimming with shading. This wedding looks an astounding festival. The lady of the hour and prepare both look stunning!

  11. This Wedding enlivened outline is magnificent. Chris you should require photograph altering works in the event that you need

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