I had the pleasure of meeting Sraddha’s mother Rashmi over the phone to discuss her daughter’s upcoming wedding. Sraddha and Harmit reside in New York so we were able to discuss details before we actually met in person.
Sraddha kicked around several ideas and cake sizes before choosing something loosely based on a more simple Ron-Ben Israel design. She liked square cakes, gold beading, and wanted as much buttercream as possible, using only fondant accents. Those were to be colored using inspiration from her traditional Indian dress she would be wearing for the reception. The beading around each tier was piped on and then handpainted gold. The entire cake was to be Red Velvet with Vanilla Buttercream, a traditional Southern treat and also a choice that is not overly sweet.
The Indian wedding cermony is a full day event, beginning early in the morning. There are outfit changes, formal meals, and a lot of people involved. The Nashville downtown Sheraton was the place for the festivities and Renee Droege did an exceptional job turning the ballroom more than once. The trick is to get everything turned quickly and without issues, which is difficult when only one service elevator was working properly and it was a packed house. That’s another story…
The day could not be complete without the help of other vendors. Jerry Hankins of the Ivy Basket Florist in Goodlettsville provided lovely flower arrangements for the tables as well as the cake. The colors of the Sraddha’s outfit were captured nicely on all accounts. Mindy and Phil Thornton of Phindy Studios captured not only the entire days events, but the second reception in New York City. The photos of this journey are breathtaking and the physical transformation of bride and groom over the day’s events are really amazing. Phindy Studios captured my cake in a way that sadly, I am unable to do with my point and click. I suppose that’s the reason they have their job and I have mine. I would love for you to look through their photo blog of Sraddha and Harmit’s wedding made possible by Phindy Studios.
I was honored to be a part of such an incredibly unique and beautiful wedding.
Sraddha and Harmit, may your love for one another be as strong as your traditions and cultures forever.