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Royal Colors Bring Elegance to This South Asian Wedding

Your wedding day is special, but when it brings together different cultures it can have an even more meaningful resonance.
By: 
Sherri Hildebrandt

Glorious colors are the star of this stunning ceremony installation by Sadie’s Couture Florals at Minneapolis’ Urban Daisy event center, whose minimalist aesthetic can be transformed to suit every taste. Reena Maheshwari, owner of Kahani Events & Design, created the floral lotus-motif mandala. These circular and symmetric designs are especially common in South Asia, she says, and the lotus also has deep spiritual and philosophical meaning across many Asian cultures. 


Blooms in royal purple, deep red and soft mauve are bathed in the warm light of basket lanterns in the installation of lush greenery, miniatur mandalas and floral garlands by Florology. Below, an opulent arrangement of grasses and greenery complements the table. 


The invitation suite by Champagne Press and Just Write Studios sets the tone for this event, with rich hues of deep rose and violet and artful, India-inspired designs throughout.


Our bride wears a lehenga, a traditional wedding garment of the Indian subcontinent, from DilliHaart boutique. The maang tikka on her forehead bestows power, will and wisdom to handle her new journey in life. 


Every exquisite detail gets its due. Macarons from Sugardust and Sprinkles coordinate in color and design with the plates and menu cards. The plum-colored tablecloth sets off fresh centerpieces of tulips, roses, hydrangeas and ranunculus, while golden flatware and votives add understated luxury.

"As I value bringing people together, it is also important that I bring a vendor community together that values and supports a diverse community and/or is part of a diverse community." —Reena Maheshwari, Kahani Events & Design


Adorned with fresh flowers, this creation by Veeyon Cakes incorporates petals in the buttercream frosting, with another incarnation of the mandala motif in the lower tier.

Stephanie glows in the “Libby” gown by Yumi Katsura from Bridal Accents Couture. “When you see a lotus, you are reminded that even in the muddiest of waters, pure beauty can emerge,” Maheshwari says. “There is always a way to overcome, bloom and shine.”   

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