Coral & Gold Chic Wedding at Wrigley Mansion {Phoenix, AZ}

2017 Nov 30 - by Preeti
Pooja and Aalap had an intimate wedding at the Wrigley Mansion over Thanksgiving. Filled with family and friends their coral and gold inspired Hindu wedding was city chic.

From the loose pinned up bridal hair to the pink toned bridesmaids outfits (mismatched matchy), we adore these photos by Silva Studio Photography.

Tell us about the wedding!

We had a traditional Hindu ceremony, with 300 of our closest friends and family, which took place on November 26th 2016 in Wrigley Mansion, Phoenix, Arizona. Our color palette combined rich oranges and reds, along with coral and gold. I went with that palette based on my love for marigolds which was what my invitations were like and our mandap! The location of the Wrigley Mansion was spectacular and cozy, it was filled with nature and mountains which brought our colors to life!

Were any special wedding customs/clothing you had?

Just as any traditional hindu wedding, we had lots of customs during the grahshanti- but during my pithi, its customary in our family to get a little chaotic and that's what happened, I got covered in cucumber raita ( yogurt) and sprayed down with the hose! :)

What was the inspiration for your wedding?

It's hard to narrow a specific inspiration, but it was focused around friends and family- being that it was Thanksgiving, we wanted to celebrate not only our love but the love of family and people who mean the most to us. We kept everything very simple and easy. Aalap & I wanted to be able to see our guests and ensure that they got to meet one another, we wanted it to be a celebration of family not just us.

What was the hardest part about wedding planning?

I'm not sure how other brides feel, but I actually loved the wedding planning process, I find organizing and logistics very satisfying! The hardest part was when it was over sadly, I took so much pride in being able to plan my wedding with the support of my family and friends.

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

I am all about a great DIY! At our home, I did a marigold painting that was used during our grahshanti and a lot of the decor was done by family and friends!

What was your favorite part of the wedding?

Hands down, was walking down the long staircase towards the mandap with my maternal uncles (Mama) and then being handed of to my dad who walked me down the rest of the way. He was smiling & crying at the same time and it was a perfect moment. And also, when the antarpat dropped and I got to see Aalap for the first time, he looked to handsome!

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

Take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Of course you want the grand and exceptional event, but that can be achieved by even the smallest of details. And do what makes you BOTH happy, its about those memories also.

{Wedding Credits}

Photographer: Jason Silva & Michelle Perry // Venue: Wrigley Mansion. // Henna: Henna by Purvi // Planner: Me & Megan Groh who is the event planner at The Wrigley Mansion // Floral: Wendell Florists // Decor: US Tour Rentals //

Hair & makeup: Michelle wight