Siri and Kyle live in Richmond, but got married in Siri’s hometown of Virginia Beach, at Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club. She wanted beautiful pops of color that you normally see in traditional Indian weddings, while mixing a modern, clean look with her decor. Siri and Kyle were able to get ready at Siri’s mother’s house, which created a more relaxed, comfortable environment for their first look. We were able to add some cool details to the event, like a square, clean Mandap that was created specifically by Isha Foss to pop against the blue water and the green grass on the grounds of Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club.
The couple were able to make sure that everyone was able to enjoy the ceremony, as the priest who was speaking in Sanskrit spoke, the bride’s cousin translated in English for the guests who may not have been as familiar with Indian tradition. There were some things that were important to Siri’s mom that we made sure to address and take care of, such as the elephant ice sculpture that was done by Ice Art with a marigold garland that was really impactful. The food being prepared properly was extraordinarily important to the family, so much so that Siri’s mother cooked and trained with the chef at Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club and brought her spices from the region of India that she is from. We added a subtle ombre liner to the ceiling of the tent with the help of Blue Steel Lighting, to keep the details subtle, but still impactful. The linens were textured and incredible, but not overpowering to the details of the day. The wedding cake was from a place called Kuba Kuba out of Richmond, because he proposed to her with that cake specifically – bringing personal details back into the reception with a sweet homage to their proposal story.