Multicultural Wedding at The Rusty Pelican

Multicultural Wedding at The Rusty Pelican – Nisha and Andrew

Nisha and Andrew’s wedding was a beautiful mix of cultures, celebrated with both Hindu and Jewish ceremonies. For the Hindu ceremony, Nisha dressed in traditional red and gold, while the bridal party wore bold blue with gold accents. Andrew looked perfectly at home on his white horse during the baraat! The ceremony site itself looked fit for royalty, with gold pillars, ceiling drapes, and big bouquets of hydrangeas.

For the outdoor Jewish ceremony, Nisha looked stunning in a dazzling beaded trumpet gown and carried a bouquet of lilies. The men were dressed to impress in navy and gray suits, while the bridesmaids all wore varying shades of purple. After saying their vows under the chuppah, Nisha and Andrew walked along the water’s edge for their portaits as husband and wife. Their reception included lots of fun details, like the homage to their favorite football teams on their cake! The newlyweds were even serenaded before they danced the night away with their guests. This multicultural wedding was truly the best of both worlds!

From the bride:
I was just a girl watching my favorite college football team (University of Florida) play and he was just a boy dressed as a male cheerleader for Halloween with his friends. Our paths crossed one night and in that moment our lives changed forever. Over the next year a strong friendship developed. Andrew became the supportive and caring person I needed as I went through a stressful time of graduating from optometry school and beginning my life career. He would always be the one to make me smile, give me words of encouragement when I needed it, and put my needs and happiness before his. I soon realized I couldn’t imagine my life without him. Andrew and I see the beauty in each other inside and out. We fill our home with immense love; love for our family, love for our friends, love for our beautiful dog Lily, and most importantly love for each other.

red and gold wedding invitation placed in floral arrangement

rhinestone headpiece for Hindu wedding

henna art on brides feet for wedding

groom arriving on horse for multicultural wedding

Hindu bride doing a first look with groom

bride and groom in Hindu wedding attire

bride with bridesmaids in blue dresses

groom and groomsmen wearing sunglasses

ceremony space with white ceiling draping

Couple walking daughter up aisle for wedding

father joining bride and groom's hands

bride and groom under canopy for Hindu wedding

bride and groom looking at each other

bride and groom driving away in red car

bridal gown hanging from window

silver studded bridal shoes on table

bride holding purple and white calla lily bouquet

groom in navy suit standing next to groomsmen in grey suits

white and purple calla lily boutonniere

bride and bridesmaids in purple dresses holding bouquets

purple and white floral wedding ceremony arrangements

groom watching bride walk up aisle

groom breaking glass in Jewish wedding ceremony

couple walking down the aisle

couple walking on shoreline at the Rusty Pelican

wedding rings in bride's henna tattooed hands

tall purple and white centerpiece on reception table

gold framed table number with purple floral centerpiece

tall purple and white floral centerpiece

tall gold mercury glass votive on top of reception table

white and purple wedding cake with UF Gators details

wedding cake on silver cake stand

couple dancing first dance

couple laughing at wedding guest singing

wedding guests lifting bride and groom on chairs

couple holding hands while guest lift them up on chairs

Participating Vendors:

Venue: The Rusty Pelican
Photographer: Sona Photography
Videographer: Riant Films
Decor: Arlene’s Floral Design
Hair, Makeup, and Henna: Beauty by Jayshree
DJ: DJ Sangeen
Cake: Alessi Bakeries

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