March 5, 2020

Anu + David: Organic Fusion

Wedding of the years.

Two ceremonies; Hindu and Russian Jewish, bridal and groom attire changes, two cocktail hours, all outside without a tent or roof in sight, immersed in a southern Virginia Garden, at Thomas Jefferson’s boyhood home, nestled near the weaving James River.

On a sunny day, Anu and David wed blending cultures to join together in the hearts of over 250 guests. 

The entire wedding was outdoors! Two ceremonies and the reception! No roof or tents, just beautiful summer foliage, and bright, sunny skies.

It was as if a safe haven was made just for their union shielded the family and guests from any drop of rain. The skies around shed a few drops, but the buried bourbon which worked its magic.

Give us all the details.

The handpainted envelope of a river edge, hand-lettering addresses and custom sketch of the historic home will always win over our hearts!

Inspired by this.

Rachael Curry Films and Nicole Colwell Photography effortlessly captured the aesthetic of the design that lent itself to an organic and classic garden oasis.

David was so excited to see Anu! He is also one who would rather dance in the Barrat, keeping us on our toes, always making everyone laugh.

This wedding was all about family. Never have we seen a more supportive mother and father, on both sides, sharing and learning in each other’s way of tradition.

Outfit change after the Hindu ceremony to move into the Jewish ceremony, which was located in the crepe myrtle grove. They signed the Ketubah, shared about their story, and broke glass.

It was such a joyous, beautiful ceremony!

A Morgan Event Floral created organic masterpieces of fauna surrounding an acrylic seating assignment display and along the ceremony aisle.

We loved a neutral taupe tablescape and pop of color with a dusty blue napkin in Panama textured feels from Glamour Linens, paired with taupe taper candles and gold accents, to incorporate elevated cohesiveness. 

Traditional cuisine from both India and a bottle of Russian Vodka for each table to enjoy, sure to get guests dancing with a live band. 

The festivities carried into each garden with blooming peonies and lush pale pink roses all around. Soft seating lounges under canopies of shade was such an elegant and classy touch, amongst a carpet of green grass. 

A blessing to the Anu & David;

Continue to speak the language of love, through every laugh, smile, and breath. May your hearts be ever entwined and your patience grow.

You are so loved.

xx Elle Loren xx

~ Creative Partners ~

Venue: Tuckahoe | Wedding Planner: The Blush Events | Photographer: Nicole Colwell Photography | Videographer: Rachael Curry Films | Florist: A. Morgan Event Floral Design (previously Amanda Veronee) | Hair & Makeup: Ave 42 Style Studio, Regan Wolfrey Makeup Artist | Dress: Tony Ward for Kleinfeld Bridal Dress | Alterations: Claudia of Seams Alterations | Groomsmen Suit Rentals: Generation Tux Groom Custom Tux: Hong Kong Custom Tailors | Band: Moonshine (East Coast Entertainment) | Guest Vocalist: Tanya Melamed (from the Melamed Band in Chicago) | Musicians for Indian Ceremony: Shashank Fadnis Music | Linens: Glamour Linens | Rentals: Paisley & Jade, Party Perfect, Rent Equip, Classic Party Rentals | Mandap Rental & Design: Gulmohar Weddings | Vintage Car Rental for Baraat: First Class Limousine | Acrylic Lettering: SA Style & Design Caterer: Mosaic, | Indian fare: Anokha Cuisine of India, | Russian fare: Baku Delicious, European | Deli Desserts: Shyndigz, Whisk, Pearl’s Bake Shoppe, Sugar Shack Donuts, Proper Pie | Lighting: Lighting Professors | Officiants: Rabbi Patrick Beaulier and Priest Kannan Subramanyam | Wedding Paper: Every Little Letter