Tara & Naren's Summer South Asian Western Fusion Wedding

We love shooting weddings, but we have to admit throwing in a wedding that is different of unique to spice things up is always fun for us to shoot!  Melding two cultures and ceremonies will definitely achieve just that!  Tara and Naren chose the Tirrell Room to celebrate their love, starting off with Naren on a white horse for his baarat, and then going into a traditional Hindu ceremony.  Tara changed it up though, bringing her influence with the traditional white dress mixed with jewelry from India.  She looked flawless!!!  The followed up the first ceremony with Tara's brother doing traditional Western vows and the kiss to seal the deal!

Let's start from the beginning of this love story though...

"We first met just after Naren moved back to Tucson to start residency. We met during his rotation at the hospital I worked at.

We got engaged in Tucson the day after Christmas. We had gone to the same neighborhood Christmas light display together every year since we met and he proposed while my family was in town for Christmas with us. Unbeknownst to me, he arranged for his local family and friends to be there and celebrate with us too. .

Since then we have moved cross country to Ohio, planned the wedding in Massachusetts, started new jobs, and are most looking forward to traveling and continuing life together."

We normally get to meet our couples on several occasions before the big day, between engagement sessions, timeline meetings and going through planning details, but with Tara and Naren living cross country we only were able to communicate through email, phone and one squeezed in meeting with Tara while she was in town.  We have to admit it is always a little nerve-wracking sharing such an intimate day when you haven't had that time to build a relationship, but this was definitely not the case with Tara and Naren.  Somehow we felt as if we had known them forever!  They are the sweetest couple!  And after meeting their friends and family we understand how they became that way, they were all so amazing!

With the help of the incredible staff at the Tirrell Room, we were able to show the above slideshow during dinner on their wedding day!  We hope you enjoy, make sure to check out their full list of vendors below!

Photography- Christian Pleva Images
Florist- Bride's sister in law's mother Kathy Jacobs
Wedding Location- The Tirrell Room

Mandap- Prasang Decororators
DJ- Sakshi with Silk Events
Dress Salon- Alfred Angelo dress bought at and altered by Michael's of Boston in Pembroke
Cake- Bride's sister in law Emily Reilly

Hair and make-up- Solangh with Charlotte Phinney Group