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East Meets West

July 17, 2013
If you’re an avid reader of the blog, then you know my favorite weddings are multicultural affairs! There’s nothing more beautiful then two families from two different cultures coming together to celebrate each others traditions in one memorable event.  Because isn’t that what marriage is all about – the combination of two people’s lives and histories into one big stunning love fest?!  I actually had my very own worldly wedding a few years ago.  In order to mesh me and my husband’s diverse backgrounds, our happily confused fete included Arabic pop music, a Prohibition-era themed jazz band, traditional Russian line dancing, new American cuisine, and an Armenian dessert table… obviously, it was an epic night!

So ditch any cultural combination concerns and celebrate the roots that brought your love to fruition. Let me tell you from experience, there’s nothing more heartwarming than watching your Mid-Western relatives start a belly dancing ‘dance-off’ with your in-laws at your reception!  And if that’s not enough to convince you, then check out Emma and Ravi’s stunning nuptials.  Perfectly balancing the traditions of both a Hindu and Catholic wedding, this gorgeous affair is sure to take your breath away and leave you longing for a multicultural fete of your own…

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Photography:  Darshan Photography
Second Photographer:  D&B Photo
Event Planning:  Joie de Vivre
Floral Design:  Mark’s Garden
Catering:  The Kitchen
Music:  Riffat Sultana
Dresses:  Camille DePedrini Boutique, Ritu Kumar
Hair:  Traci Jane Salon
Makeup:  Tamra Auzenne
Rentals:  Classic Party Rentals
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  1. This place is mind blowing. I don’t know what else there is to say about this place. Though I am not sure if the food provided was catered from an outside vendor, but it too was spectacular.

  2. It was a great pleasure to work with Andy Ferrara and Emma’s family when planning this wonderful event. It looked beautiful and it makes it more fun when the client is such a wonderful group of people. The photos you took came out great !

    Greg Hawkins
    Classic Party Rentals

  3. Thank you so much for posting these beautiful photos of Emma and Ravi’s wedding on your blog! It was so wonderful working with Emma and Ravi and helping make their day so special! However I must correct the blog. I worked with the Vaughn family creating, designing and planning this beautiful day for Emma and Ravi for almost a year. My partner Gordon Pashgian and I were the Event planners working on every detail to help bring what you see in these photo too fruition.
    Thank you again
    Andy Ferrara

    1. Andy, This was a gorgeous wedding! Are you available for weddings in 2014? Please let me know how to get in touch with you — Thanks!

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