Rustic Upstate New York Hindu Christian Farm Wedding

2017 Sep 29 - by Preeti
This Upstate New York setting in Roxbury, was bucolic wedding perfection. The West Settlement Inn provided a breathtaking view during Sindhuri and Nicolas' fusion Indian and Belgian weddings. The couple chose this location because Roxbury is located between a town called Dehli and a town called Ghent and provided a perfect homage to their heritages. True story!

The romance began at a rooftop party in New York City and through seven years of courtship they discovered the best of each other. This rustic, DIY and Hindu fusion wedding covered all the intimate details envisioned by the artistic bride. From custom outfits designed in India, to hand picked wild flowers and custom designed mandap over the hillside the event was pure perfection.

Sindhuri went to India to buy her and the groom's wedding outfits. At Meena Bazaar she found a wedding sari in gold and red embellishments. Her red lace sari gown, designed by Chinaza Adeola, added a delicate flair to the heavy bead work. Sindhuri complimented her outfit with simple makeup focusing on bright red lips, natural eye shadow, and outlined with a bold kajol eyes. Her intricate lose braid was styled with fresh mini red roses; rustic and chic.

For the groom, they found a royal blue short sherwani with dark trousers, an elegant look that matched her gold and red saree. For the Belgian wedding ceremony, he wore a periwinkle blue suit.

A live band and a pianist brought the blend of both cultures to the forefront. Even the food was an melange of flavors; with Belgian inspired hors d'oeuvres and Indian wedding staples served family style for each table. The groom's father, a professional chef baked fresh pastries for the bridal party day of the wedding. Caterers from Edison brought gol guhapey, dry hot mix of pohua with tamarid sauce served with mango mousse.

Sindhuri and Nicolas chose to represent each culture in its finest with two ceremonies, a Hindu ceremony complete with the pheras around the fire and smashing of the coconut and a Christian blessing under a flower arch.

{Wedding Credits}

Photography: Pichakoi Photography // Venue: West Settlement Inn // Catering: Chand Palace & Mary's Cooking Again // Music: Katya Mihailova & Galina Zhdanova // Band: Wayne Tucker and the Bad Motha' // DJ: Glorious Bastards // Hairstylist & Makeup: Maggie Pei // Henna Artist: Henna by Fatima // Dress : Leanne Marshall Gabrielle, embellishments by Chinaza Adeola // Sari: Meena Bazaar