Anadee & Karthik's Tamil-Maharashtrian Fusion Wedding {Fremont, CA}

2014 Nov 25 - by Preeti
What's more exciting than a sunny California wedding?

A sunny California Indian wedding celebrating both Tamil and Maharashtrian cultures of course. Anadee and Karthik got married over the fourth of July to a spectacular, colorful fusion wedding.

Their adorable, and newly adopted, puppy made an appearance at the wedding too!

Anadee tells us about the wedding and all three outfits she wore!

Tell us about the wedding.

Our wedding was a traditional Hindu style Tamil wedding at the Palmdale Estates in Fremont, California. Our wedding comprised of various hindu rituals and ceremonies. Rituals starts with blessing from family, friends and well wishers.

We wanted to incorporate my (Anadee's) Maharashtra traditions and Karthik's Tamil traditions in the ceremony and include western elements into the celebrations such as a cake cutting. We had three dress changes for their wedding. From a nine yard red sari to a purple lengha which complimented the decor and flowers. Karthik wore a silk white Vishati.

What was the inspiration for your wedding?

My parents and in-laws were the inspiration for the wedding. Seeing them happily married for all these years, it is truly special.

What was the hardest part about wedding planning?

Coordinating with different vendors!

Did you do any DIY (do it yourself) or special projects/things at the wedding?

The guest book of our engagement photographs, seating arrangement board- drawn in chalk, direction sign was drawn in chalk on a black board. The favors was a hand-carved sandalwood elephant statuettes we bought from India.

What was your favorite part of the wedding?

On the day of wedding, when I walked down the aisle, I couldn't believe I was getting married. It was beautiful feeling.

What advice do you have for future brides/grooms-to-be?

Plan, organize and enjoy!

{Wedding Vendors}

Photographer:  Natasha I Gillett Photography

Reception Venue: Palmdale Estates

Design and Decor: Vivah Decorations, Sheetal Patel

Make up & hair:, Anu Chowdhary

Gifts: Handmade sandal wood elephant from India

Dress shop: Sagar Exclusive, Sunnyvale, CA

Cake: Let em' eat cake

Catering: Bombay Garden, Fremont, CA