Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A spectacular Hindu wedding

Now this was a wedding! It spanned 17 hours with two separate ceremonies and three dresses for the bride. The Hindu ceremony began at The Driskill followed by lunch and ended with a civil ceremony, dinner and dancing at the Mexican American Cultural Center.

There aren't many times you get to participate in such an extravagant wedding so I was thrilled when I first met with Ashley and Vasu to discuss their vision. With the wedding colors of gold, purple and red already established, I searched high and low for the right papers. Ashley and Vasu both have discerning tastes and paper choices were extremely important to them. We decided on a beautiful gold foil-printed red imported paper and shimmery metallic for the invitation pocketfold, paper and envelopes. I trimmed the imported paper to create a belly band, which wrapped around the outside of the pocketfold, and sealed it with the monogram I designed for them. This paper was also used to back the thermography (raised) printed invitation. The Sangeet (an Indian ceremony that takes place the night before), Accommodations and RSVP cards inside the pocket were held together with a gold spiral clip.

For the reception, I designed a foldover program for the Hindu ceremony and a panel program for the civil ceremony. I also designed a wedding itinerary, which guests received at their hotel. The itinerary included Ashley and Vasu's favorite places in Austin, the wedding weekend schedule and transportation details.

Enjoy the photos of this elaborate and very cool wedding!

Design by The Inviting Pear
Wedding Planner: Bethany, 36th Street Events
Mill Photography Studio

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  1. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 9:45 AM  
    Thanks for all your creativity and hardwork Shannon! Every component of our invitation was so important to us and you really designed them in the most elegant and unique way. You should see them in person :) Sincerely, Ashley and Vasu Behara

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