Celebrations in Grand Cayman, Cayman Island, creates a Hindu-style wedding for 40 special guests. Photo by Rebecca Davidson.
Red--the traditional color for weddings--blends with pink, the bride's favorite, in the bamboo mandap, the ceremonial tent and stage. Event design by Celebrations; photo by Rebecca Davidson.
The groom and his attendants don traditional sherwanis. Event design by Celebrations; photo by Rebecca Davidson.
Barabara Wallace Weddings mixes elements from modern-day America with Indian traditions for this wedding--here, an elephant decked out in red and gold carries the bridal couple. Photo by Withers Wanberg Pictures.
Crimson pavilions--built on the resort site--add drama to the Barbara Wallace Weddings event. Photo by Withers Wanberg Pictures.
Plan-It Parties creates a stunning dinner for 700 guests at the National Building Museum in Washington. The complex event involved eight celebrations--divided between the bride's and groom's families--over the course of eight days.
Plan-It Parties uses orange and pink lighting to create a regal yet festive look.
Fiori Fresco Special Events and Barbara Wallace Weddings meld Hindu and Sikh traditions; here, a multihued rose archway is gilded with tassels. Photo by Lars Wanberg/Withers Wanberg Pictures.
The bride's wedding ensemble inspires the vivid pink, orange and fuchsia palette used for tent swagging and table linen by Fiori Fresco and Barbara Wallace Weddings. Photo by Lars Wanberg/Withers Wanberg Pictures.
Elephants everywhere at this Barbara Wallace Weddings event--even on the weddding cake. Photo by Withers Wanberg Pictures.
No white cakes here; Plan-It Parties designs a brilliant dessert.
Linda Goldsheft of The Cake Studio applies traditional Indian mehndi motifs--the designs painted on the bride's hands and feet with henna--to wedding cakes. Photo by Linda Goldsheft.
Henna artist Roopa Raman
offers her "Henna Bash" mehndi parties--not just for Indian weddings but other special events.
Regal Tent Productions engineers a dramatic mandap.