Siri + Paul
When I'm not bustling dresses and orchestrating ceremonies, I love spending time in the kitchen. There's something so satisfying about starting with a dozen individual ingredients, mixing them together, and creating something delicious. Last night I was baking chocolate chip cookies while watching "Say Yes to the Dress" (my secret guilty pleasure), and I started thinking that maybe these two passions of mine are actually intertwined. After all, every wedding involves some mixing and blending.
Case in point: Siri and Paul.
On November 19th this incredibly awesome, completely in-love couple tied the knot after months of planning. And on that day the L'Auberge lobby was quite a site to see. The room was flooded with Siri's guests adorned in traditional Hindu attire and Paul's family wearing classic American ensembles. The mixture of the bright, colorful saris and crisp black suits was stunning. The ceremony that followed read like a recipe.
Ingredients: Flower Girls in Saris, Ring Bearers in Tuxes, Western Music, Eastern Music, Henna Tattoos, Oil Lamp, Wedding Rings
1. Prepare one traditional western wedding
2. Sprinkle heavily with Indian flavor
3. Mix until combined
Through careful planning, Siri and Paul managed to concoct the perfect blend of cultures and created one of the most unique and touching celebrations I have ever witnessed. The day honored their parents. The day celebrated their backgrounds. The day felt like them.
So find some time this week to curl up with a blanket (and maybe a cookie) and check out the whole beautiful story on The Youngren's blog....