Mousumi & Sascha's Modern Bengali Fusion Wedding {Texas}

2016 Oct 18 - by dulhan
This lovely wedding we are featuring today warms my heart. I just can't get enough of the love between Mousumi and Sascha! Read on to check out more of their modern Bengali fusion wedding.

Their ceremony took place in one of the most beautiful mandaps I've ever seen. Magenta and gold adorned with gorgeous purple and pink roses made for a breathtaking scene. The gorgeous draping and decor are by Unique Design and Events.

Photographed by Svetlana Photography, the wedding took place on Mother's Day and upon arrival, female guests received a rose from two little girls in the wedding party. Adorable!

There are just so many elements of heartwarming cuteness in this wedding, from the first look that brings a tear to your eye to Mousumi and Sascha's lovely dog, who is the funniest white bundle of fur smiling away!

Svetlana Photography talked to the happy couple and was gracious enough to share their words with us today. Take it away!

How did you meet and when did you know he was “the one”?

I must thank my Jewelry Design company, Sikara & Co., for how I met my fiancé. I was visiting our Boston store and I decided to look on my profile to see which eligible bachelors might match my stringent filters: adventurous, good heart, funny, passionate about life and work, intelligent, handsome (in my eyes), and globally minded. We had our first date on a Monday over lunch at Stephanie’s on Newbury St. After an hour I had to head back to work so we decided we’d continue the conversation over drinks later that evening since I was flying back to Austin (where I live) early Tuesday.

Six hours and a couple cocktails later, I think we both knew there was something special. Everyday after we first met, we’d either chat on the phone or skype wherever in the world we were…whether it was Austin, Boston, India or Germany. He came to visit me two weeks later in Austin, 3 months later he moved to Austin for me and by 10 months he proposed on the highest mountaintop of Germany! I feel like I’m getting to marry my best friend and he definitely balances me out. We look forward to travel, rock-climb, boat, camp, dive, hike, bike and dance through the world together!

Tell us about your wedding style. When you sat down to really figure out how your dream wedding would look, did you start with one central color, a palette of colors, or a theme that served as your inspiration?

I’ve always loved Peacocks and their colors! We wanted to have rich jewel tones that represent India. Our wedding cake was a peacock with a cage and all our wedding clothes were in these rich jewel and peacock colors.

We picked a venue that brought in a European vibe, since Sascha is half Italian and half German, so we fell in love when we saw Ma Maison. We especially loved the French Gazebo they imported from France and had wanted to do our ceremony in front of the Gazebo.

Since both Sascha and I love traveling (we’ve both independently travelled to over 40 countries each), we also added a travel theme to our wedding. We had an atlas where people signed in and they would write in their favorite travel destination, then we had a photo booth where we had travel props, and then our seating chart said, “Where in the World are you sitting”. Each of the tables was a different country so we incorporated my travel photography in frames on each of the tables.

Looking back, was there a really special moment that you remember from your wedding that stands out as the most magical?

I didn’t think I would get emotional, but the moment I started to cry was when my brother and cousins carried me in on the Bengali Piri to meet Sascha. There was beautiful Indian wedding music in the background, I held the betal leaves and covered my eyes so I couldn’t see Sascha so when the final reveal came after I went around him 7 times, it was very special and magical.

Do you have any tips for couples planning their wedding?

Yes, if you can have 9 months to a year, that’s the best. And a good wedding planner is worth the hire!

Congratulations Mousumi and Sascha! Thanks for letting us share in this special day of yours!


Photography: Svetlana Photography // Henna: Nisha Henna Arts // Venue: Ma Maison // Wedding Coordinator: Glitzzy Events // Second photographer: Marina Marston with 2 Sweethearts // Videographer: Transition Films // Draping and Rentals: Unique Design and Events // Hair and Makeup: All Dolled Up ATX // Henna: Henna Tattoo Austin // DJ: DJ Rocky // Sangeet: Oliver Rajamani