Oh my pretty! Veena and Jonathan’s rainy day wedding is a cultural fusion of both Indian and American traditions. Vibrant florals, golden elephants and pops of pink, red and gold set the scene for their best day ever at the lovely Woodlawn Manor in Maryland, and you won't believe just how pretty it all turned out.
With the support of their friends and family from all over the world, they celebrated their special day in style and a little rain wasn't going to stop them from enjoying every moment. Check out the full gallery here for more must-have details from this amazing day from the talented Anna + Mateo Photography.
Rainy day wedding
From Anna + Mateo Photography: Veena and Jonathan's colorful Indian-American fusion wedding was a perfect start to fall. They brought together their loved ones from around the globe and wanted a fun celebration, focusing on happy moments with so many people they loved-- together in one spot. The day couldn't have been more joyful; although hurricane Michael was in full-force on the East Coast, they crossed their fingers for clear skies, and the rain cleared up fifteen minutes before their ceremony was to begin.
Fusion of culture
Even amidst the rain of the afternoon, Veena and Jonathan couldn't stop smiling. They wanted to pay tribute to both their Indian and American cultures, while adding elements that were personal to them. Veena dressed in a traditional red Sari for the ceremony, with beautiful red, silver, and gold accessories, and then she changed into a bright pink sari for the party.
Bright and Happy
Other elements of Indian culture that were tied into the day were the Vidaai ceremony, where the parents drop rice on the newlyweds, as well as the bride and groom's golden elephant place cards. The Girls from Main Street brought their vision of a bright and happy wedding to life with their gorgeous floral design, featuring a variety of fall florals, as well as beautiful textured linens, mirrored calligraphy, and rustic elements to tie in the countryside vibes of the historic Maryland Woodlawn Manor that they chose for a venue.
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