Steph & Kartik's Late Summer Tented Hindu-American Wedding at Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT
Stephanie and Kartik's jewel-toned, Art Deco wedding was full of bold colors, geometric shapes and patterns and most importantly, family tradition and authentic personal touches that made both weddings cohesively branded to them as a couple. Yes, I said 'both weddings'!
Their day started with an amazing outdoor brunch under a sailcloth tent on the grounds of The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, catered by the delicious Moghul Catering. Since we were condensing what would typically be a multiple day celebration in the Hindu tradition to only a few hours, it was super important to Stephanie, Kartik and their families to highlight the most meaningful aspects. Their design displayed Steph's love of rich emerald greens to coordinate with the golds, reds and purples of their Hindu brunch design. Floral installations followed, as well as low tables with poufs, pillows and stools for seating! Kartik's jam is gourmet coffee, so what would a brunch wedding reception be without made-to-order coffee from Source Coffee Bus, (a surprise from Steph)!
After the brunch food comas, their guests had a few hours to relax, eat lunch and sight-see on the beautiful shoreline of Old Saybrook, Conn., as we and the rest of the wedding team prepared for celebration round two at The Saybrook Point Inn + Spa!
Currently living in California, Stephanie + Kartik wanted to bring a little bit of the west coast to the east with a more formal art-deco vibe for their dinner, while still honoring tradition and rich, jewel toned colors. You have to check out that emerald green, VELVET linen from BBJ Linen! I wanted to nap on it! Completing their design were gold, geometric charger plates and votives, brass candlesticks and florals to die for from Fleurescent!
I loved, LOVED designing this wedding and more importantly, loved designing it with Stephanie. She was so gung-ho of out of box ideas and we played off each other so well!
Thank you Steph and Kartik for choosing us and trusting us for BOTH of your celebrations! We had such a great time planning this day with you, and these pictures are amazing! Much love! xoxo
Planning + Design: Double G Events // Photography: Time Frozen Photography // Brunch Venue: Florence Griswold Museum // Tent + Rentals: Chase Canopy // Linens: BBJ Linen // Lounge Furniture: Gather + Lounge // Mandap Florals: Mayuri's Floral Design // Brunch, Dinner + Personal Florals: Fleurescent // Hindu Eats: Moghul Catering // Hindu Ceremony Musicians: Roger Lipson // Coffee Bus: Source Coffee Bus // Beats: Bud Matlin Metropolitan Music // Stationery + DOP: Coral Pheasant // American Ceremony Music: Millennium Music // Dinner Reception Rentals: PEAK Event Services // Dinner Reception Venue: Saybrook Point Inn and Spa // Glam: Saybrook Point Inn and Spa