It can be a tricky thing to plan a wedding as a modern multicultural couple, trying to decide what traditions to keep, modify, or leave out entirely. But it’s bound to turn out beautiful as you marry them all together. Nisha + Brendan were able to celebrate their Indian, Japanese and American backgrounds in their own way, with the help of Michelle Edgemont. Rather than Indian music, Nisha walked out to Beach House. And their reception felt more like an intimate dinner party rather than a ballroom reception. We’ll let the gorgeous photography of Our Labor of Love do the rest of the storytelling…
Nisha’s bouquet recipe: Tillandsia xerographica, succulents, Echeveria, Solidago (commonly called Golden Rod), Craspedia (commonly called Billy Balls), Pin Cushion Protea and White Lilies.
Brendan, his mother, and his uncle folded all the gold paper cranes, a Japanese tradition, that they used to decorate their cake table.
Great advice from Nisha…
Don’t feel that you need a year to plan a wedding! Make a list of your personal priorities for the event, what is most meaningful to you as a couple, and spend the most time and energy on those rather than worrying about every single detail. There’s an overabundance of wedding inspiration available online now, but it’s important to stay true to what you as a couple want from the day. Everything will not go as planned, but it will be so wonderful to have everyone you love in one room celebrating your marriage!
Congratulations Nisha + Brendan!
Photographer: Julia Robbs, Our Labor of Love / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Stone House at Stirling Ridge / Event Coordinator + Designer: The venue coordinated some of the day but the bride did the rest / Invitation Designer: Minted / Hair: Dolce Hair Design in Lyndhurst, NJ / Make-up: Make Me Lovely by Melissa / Designer + Florist: Michelle Edgemont / Cake: The Hudson Cakery / Catering: Tulsi / Wedding dress: Wedding Sari from Shagun in Edison, NJ / Reception dress: Topshop / Shoes: Kate Spade, Zara / Reception hairpiece: ban.do / Reception jewelry: borrowed from bride’s mother / Groom’s Indian outfit: Om the Origin in Edison, NJ / Reception suit & shoes: Zara