(Lisa & Tushar Indian Ceremony @ Renaissance Vinoy}

Lisa and Tushar combined both of their cultures with both an Indian and America ceremony.  It was literally not possible for me to contain all the gorgeousness in only 1 blog posting so this is part oneJ  Lisa looked absolutely breathtaking in the burgundy and gold sari Tushar’s mom brought her from India.  We did a first look with them in the tea garden before all the festivities began.  In Indian ceremonies the groom and his family are also busy getting ready and presenting gifts before the welcoming of them during the barat, Tushar actually entered on a horse with his niece led by singing and dancing.  The bride has not yet entered yet at this point, but Lisa could watch all the activites going on from her suite overlooking the tea garden.  After Lisa’s family welcomed him she was escorted in next by her 3 brothers.  The ceremony starts with the bride and groom draping a floral garland on each other that shows their mutual agreement to proceed with the ceremony.   They sat behind the sacred fire under draped and floral backdrop.  As the ceremony went on the sunlight backlight the light smoke from the fire and it was beautiful.  Just before the end of the ceremony, they take seven steps together that reiterate their aspirations as a married couple.  It was beautiful. Their families congratulated the new Mr & Mrs and then it was time for an outfit change and the American ceremony and reception, which you’ll get to see in the next blog post!    
Venue | Renaissance Vinoy | Coordination | Winsor Events | Hair and Makeup | Michele Renee The Studio | Florals | Events In Bloom | Videography | Trinity Wedding Cinema | Horse | St. Petersburg Carriages