A colorful and elaborate Indian and American fusion wedding #Wedding Inspo#colorful#first look#henna#India#interfaith#north carolina#red dress#sari#wedding weekend Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Sep 26 2012) Catherine Clark bijouxandbits 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! Related Post An opulent multi-day HinJew wedding When we were sent this San Francisco wedding, I was gobsmacked first by its amazingness and second by its enormity! There is so much to... Read more 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: Photography: Smitten & Hooked Photography Event planner: Carolina Wedding Design Floral designer: Charlotte Floral Company Musician: Tony Karasek Cinema and video: Crown Alley Films Dress: Hayden Olivia Bridal Cake designer: Cheesecake Etc. DJ: Split Second Sound Equipment rentals: Classic Party Rentals Makeup artist: Who's The Fairest? Artist Agency Photo booth equipment: Shutter Booth Event venue: Founders Hall Henna: New World Henna Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. PREVIOUS To DIY or not to DIY: Finding your niche in the creative scale NEXT Laura & Mark's Australian High Country wilderness wedding Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] HOLY CRAP THAT CAKE! incredible! Reply Ohhhh myyyy gooodnesss! I love Indian weddings! They are so gorgeous and full of detail! I would love to go to one. Reply I'm going to an Indian/American fusion wedding this weekend. This just got me even more psyched for Friday and Saturday!!! Reply OH my goodness that red dress for the reception. How do I go about getting myself one?! I love the idea of the big elaborate dress, but I don't know how I feel about wearing white. This would be perfect. Reply This is just SO MAGNIFICENT!! I just love everything about this wedding!!! Reply ELEVEN hours of henna? Wow! I could never sit still for that! I manage to smudge mine even if it's just a little piece on the back of my hand. Totally gorgeous! Reply I love it! I even bought those same amber colored lanterns for our centerpieces (although we will be doing something different with them) love the henna, the saris, the colorful Bollywood like decor! That crimson dress oh my! Reply Oooooh, pretty! Amber (AKA bride), where did you get your dress dyed? I want to dye mine to wear as a ball gown to whatever inaugural ball I can get to if/when Obama wins the election. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.