Multi-Cultural Affair by Christian Oth Studios, III

There is nothing subtle about this wedding. It’s an absolute celebration of all things gorgeous…color that is as vivid as it is chic, style that is undeniably breathtaking and a sense of joy that is threaded into every detail.  Art Direction, design and planning by the bride and groom (Ravi and Kristi), event coordination and production by Spotlight Style.

Oh and the photographs by Michael Falco for Christian Oth completely bring it to life!

Our interfaith reverend, Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb, was amazing! There was not one dry eye left and she managed to capture us perfectly and inject some humor too! It was simply breathtaking. She honored our love, she honored our parents, she spoke so poignantly. Her words and our words coupled with the vibrant Mandap, which is a 4 pillared Hindu altar, were stunning.

We used the fabrics from India coupled with ones from Ikea to create the rich palette. I strung fake lei’s together to create long strips of hanging flowers that flowed in the wind. We set up an altar table that contained all our offerings, a copy of the Bible and Bhagava Gita and several personal items that were meaningful to us.Our aisle runner was a bright orange raw silk straight from India and we used Sari’s as decor everywhere. The most precious part of the the ceremony decor for me was the ribbon wall that framed the freight elevator.

After all of our attendants danced in, that’s right they shimmied on down the aisle to “In your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel, they created a soul train line that a crazy, dancing groom then grooved down. There were cat calls and bum taps and everything you’d want when you dance your solo!

Shortly after, I emerged from the freight elevator to the “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World” version by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. Beside the fact that it’s a beautiful song, I’m from Kansas so the Somewhere Over the Rainbow has a lot of meaning for me. In my gorgeous, eggshell Matthew Christopher mermaid gown with modern, urban detailing, and decked out with full Henna on my hands and arms, over-the-top orange Indian jewelry, bangles and a tikka hanging from my hair onto my forehead, I also danced my way down the aisle in my bright orange Gucci shoes!

I met my mom part of the way down and together we two-stepped to my groom. It was both uplifting and touching and was exactly who Ravi and I wanted to be at that moment.