"We first laid eyes on one another on a sunny evening in downtown Tampa while we were both on our way to an outdoor yoga class . No salutations at first but I was in awe of how beautiful she was that day. I was heading to settle the parking requirements; she was walking towards the park. After doubling back I saw her waiting at the crosswalk. I noticed some passerby’s were trying to get her attention and that this was making her uneasy. Sensing her discomfort, I walked to her and struck up a conversation.
That one conversation has since then led to us growing together through the years, traveling to countless cities, and experiencing many "firsts" together. After enduring 6 years of long distance, and 2 universities, the love of my life said yes!"
Our gorgeous bride had 3 amazing dresses.
The first one is a red for the Indian Wedding Ceremony. Any Indian person will tell you that nearly everything in Indian culture is a symbol, and color is no exception: Yellow, orange, white, and green all have powerful symbols attached to them, for example. Of all those colors, red is likely the most prominent. A dominant color in most religious ceremonies, red has an array of positive connotations in Indian culture. With astrology so closely connected to the Hindu religion, red is also a symbol of Mars—the planet that rules marriage.
The second dress was a traditional white wedding dress.
The third was an Emerald Green dress.
One of the most popular color for Indian brides, the country’s royalty has historically dawned the earthy shade as a symbol of fertility and growth—it also looks great with traditional gold jewelry.
This beautiful Indian wedding was at the Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota, Florida. One of my favorite venue in Florida! The Powel Crosley Estate is a stunning Mediterranean revival mansion with details that are simply not found in modern architecture.