This South Asian three-day wedding of our daydreams had dance performances to write home about #Real Weddings: Southern US#multi-colored dress#multicultural#muslim#sari#tennessee January 13 2016 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Jay Farrell Photography Photos by Jay Farrell Photography Shazia and her family are Pakistani and Imran and his family are from Bangladesh. Both are of the Muslim faith. They hosted the seriously stunning South Asian three-day wedding of our dreams. Day one kicked off with appetizers, dinner, and Maghrib prayers in a private room. There were also two performances by Vanderbilt University’s South Asian dance team, The BhangraDores. Day two had the ceremony itself. After the couples’ grand entrance, the fathers of each made speeches about their childhood and how they’ve developed into wonderful adults. After the exchanging of the rings, cutting of the cake, and photos with the couple, they got to enjoy dinner with their guests. When they exited, all family and guests followed them out to their getaway car. Day three was a big celebration. It started with Maghrib prayers and appetizers, then dinner. There were two huge buffet stations in the hallways, musical entertainment, another cake cutting, and dancing. Plus The BhangraDores came back for another epic performance. Let's gaze at the whole gorgeous three-day wedding. Day one Day two Day three Vendors Photography: Jay Farrell Photography • Venue: Cool Springs Marriott Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Executive Editor. In her spare time she 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 baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS The Bard abides: Shakespeare wedding readings and quotes for the rest of us NEXT No Daddy Warbucks, no problem: How to pay for a wedding yourself without going into debt Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] The woman escorting the groom — his mother, I'm guessing? — that peacock colored outfit she has on through day 2 is absolutely gorgeous. The whole wedding is beautiful, and looks so fun. Congratulations! Reply Hi Sarah! Thank you for the kind words! Yes, that was the groom's mother. The whole event was so fun and colorful, very memorable experience and a joy to capture! Reply ::dreamy sigh:: Is it cultural appropriation to want everyone to wear these beautiful clothes? Reply I have a dear Muslimah friend, and after I admired her clothes, she gifted me a tunic and scarf that are incredibly beautiful. I want to find a place to wear them. I'm a white Christian, but they were a gift, so I feel like it'd be okay. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your 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.