We might only be in February, but I’m predicting Zarine and Vineet’s wedding as one of Style Me Pretty’s best of the year. It’s a day that combines two distinct Indian cultures paired with the bride’s personal taste for European charm…and does it all with elegance and grace. Zarine donned three custom-designed gowns paired with heirloom jewelry and Twah Dougherty captured each moment behind her lens. This day is the definition of cultural beauty and we can’t get enough.
From Erin Braun, event stylist… Zarine and Vineet come from two very distinct Indian cultures and religions, Zoroastrian and Hindu respectively. We worked to combine three very different aesthetics into one unique vision to perfectly reflect their authentic styles – the all white traditions of Zoroastrian weddings, colorful and vibrant Hindu celebrations, and a soft European garden style to reflect the Bride’s personal aesthetic and the couple’s Parisian engagement. Belle Mer provided a breathtaking white seaside setting for this seamlessly executed multicultural event that was so stunningly captured by Twah Dougherty.
Intricate chalk patterns is one of Zarine’s favorite traditions in Zoroastrian celebrations, so we carried this design element throughout the wedding events. From detailed illustrations on the hand painted invitations, to chalk drawings leading into the entrance of the ceremony and hand painted tiles to display the guests’ escort cards. We created a color palette of white, cream, and blush with touches of gold and vivid berry tones to meld the unique cultural aesthetics.
Throughout the wedding festivities, the bride wore three different outfits, which were all custom designed and hand-crafted for her in India. She also adorned heirloom jewelry that had been passed down through both families. Gold elephants, signage written in three different family languages, a white horse for the groom’s procession, and banana leaves wrapped around each place setting are just a few of the many personal and thoughtful details that were infused throughout the day of events. Everything was so wonderfully executed by the most talented team of vendors and the unique blending of cultures and families left such a lasting impression on all of the guests!
Photography: Twah Dougherty | Event Design: Erin Braun Design | Floral Design: True Vine Studio | Invitations: Erin Braun Design | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Caterer: Indian Accent Catering | Makeup: Kerri Herlihy | Hair: Calma Salon | Venue: Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue | Bride's Hindu Dress: Gold Ari Tari Lehenga, Sabyasachi | Bride's Reception Dress: Old Rose Joohi Phool Lehenga, Sabyasachi | Bride's Zoroastrian Dress: Custom designed Sari, Amla Patel | Entertainment & Lighting: Trifecta Djs | Groom's Hindu Outfit: Mebaz Sherwani | Groom's Tux: Black Lapel | Linens: Nuage Designs | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited