ROMANTIC . MULTICULTURAL . Celebration
When this couple reached out to me, their vision was to incorporate elements of our Indian, Chinese, Hawaiian and American roots into the wedding. With that in mind, they were concerned about how to make it feel cohesive. Design challenges like this are my favorite! Yes, trying to incorporate a bunch of very different types of decor and cultural elements is a challenge, BUT when you figure it out, it makes for a truly one of a kind, special event. Ultimately, the food, the thoughtful decor elements, and the program were the main ways that we incorporated their cultures into the wedding. We worked with Ke Nui kitchen to create an Indian and Asian-inspired spread, including the groom’s favorite pani puri snack and the bride’s mom's Vietnamese spring rolls as part of the appetizers. We had mini elephant figurines on the tables and had leis / conch shell / ukulele music as part of our ceremony. In addition, the bride and groom practiced a few phrases of their thank you speeches in the other person's respective languages - Hindi and Chinese. In the end, I am thrilled with how this event came together and that I was able to help my clients create something beautiful and one of a kind.