A colorful and elaborate Indian and American fusion wedding

By on Sep. 26th

Amber and Sumon had a combined American and Indian wedding, with elements from both cultures including a traditional Indian ceremony and saris and an American-style reception. There were two first looks (one before the ceremony and one more before the reception!), a custom-dyed crimson gown, bridal party henna, and a huge, fabulous cake shaped like jewel-toned pillows.

Smitten & Hooked Photography sent us this wedding and even got in on the henna and sari action. They spent three days with the couple and captured some truly gorgeous moments.

The day before the wedding, the bridal party had their henna done.

It took 11 hours for the henna artist to finish Amber's arms!

First look!

Everyone rocks a sari.

I so love this pillow cake!

Extreme close-up time.

The second dress from Hayden Olivia was actually dyed this gorgeous red color for the reception.

Sumon and Amber's first dance was to Michael Jackson's 'Smooth Criminal!'

They served cookies and milk an hour before the wedding ended, which is such an awesome way to wind everyone down.

For the rest of the story, including loads of photos, check out the blog posts: part one, part two, and part three.

Check out the vendors who made it all happen: