After a traditional Hindu ceremony in India, Chase and Vik wanted to host a wedding celebration for their friends and family in the United States. 100 guests joined them in the bride’s childhood home in Salt Lake City for a celebration full of bright and bold colors, from turquoise to tangerine, and a fusion of American and Indian elements. Chase was kind enough to stop by with some details about the backyard reception:

I wanted a robin’s egg blue and orange palette with accents of pink. From there, ideas started to form and I worked with my planner to create a colorful and romantic party that was also unique, playful and a little kitschy. We shared our wedding from India with everyone by hanging the photographs of us between two trees in the garden with clothespins, and we played the video of our wedding ceremony inside the house for people to watch.

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Friends of the bride designed and printed the letterpress invitations, as well as planned and coordinated the flowers and other details from the day.

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How cute are these bride and groom dishtowels?! You can find similar ones at Anthropologie. Chase’s friends, Cathy and Lauren Brady, designed the wedding decor using the bride’s suggestions, and supplying many of their own vintage pieces and furniture. (Keep an eye out for their website, Saucy & Kitsch, coming soon.)

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Our band, Red Rock Hot Club, plays Gypsy Jazz. Their music really set the perfect tone for the evening. A collection of Bollywood music followed the live music.

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We served a variety of Indian dishes including chicken curry, malai kofta, and samba, and had a hand selected wine and beer menu. We also served Izzy soda that matched our colors (pink and orange) accented with a blue and white striped paper straw. And of course what is a wedding without champagne! The top layer of our wedding cake was vanilla bean with rose filling covered in Italian honey-vanilla buttercream, and the bottom layer was hazelnut chocolate with hazelnut praline and dark chocolate ganache. The woman that made our cake was a friend of a friend who happened to be a fabulous baker. The cake toppers were these darling vintage Lefton bluebird salt and pepper shakers. In addition to cake, we served a traditional Indian wedding dessert called gulab jamun which is a delicious dough ball served with a syrup seasoned with cardamom, and rosewater or saffron.

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Photography: David Newkirk

Planning and design: Saucy & Kitsch

Bride’s dress / shoes: BCBG / Brass Plum

Groom’s suit / shoes: Joseph Abboud / Aldo

Catering: Ganesh Restaurant

See tons more fun details from Chase and Vik’s backyard wedding over on David Newkirk’s blog.

If you like this wedding, check out these other features:

Megan & Mihir’s orange and aqua Hindu wedding.
Jackie & Joby’s bright yellow Beatles-themed wedding.
Inspiration Board #255: Mendhi & Roses.

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  1. nate henderson

    Love the warmth of those portraits. And the florals are a breath of fresh air!

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  2. lydia {ever ours}

    i absolutely adore her short wedding gown.

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  3. Erica

    There are so many different elements at work here but they come together so well! I love weddings like this because they reflect the couple so much. It’s what happens when you stop obsessing over themes and colors and focus on what makes you happy!

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  4. Braedon

    Beautiful detail shots. Love em.

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  5. Victoria

    I just clicked onto Davids link and I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the details! The pinwheels, the flags in the champagne glasses, all the signs, it really sets a great scene! What a lovely, bright and fun wedding. The couple is beautiful!

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  6. Valerie

    Everything looks absolutely wonderful! Amazing details and beautiful photography. Love it all!

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  7. forget.me.knot.weddings

    This wedding is beautiful!! The flowers on the table are amazing and her dress!!

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  8. Don

    This is a really beautiful and different wedding. Not the same old boring stuff. The graphics are so wonderful and add so much to the feeling of the whole evening. A genious has put this thing together!! Amazing!!

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  9. sarah@fogliopress

    Those colors just absolutely exude cheerfulness! I adore the flowers and the bride’s dress too…and um, can I try a slice of each cake layer please? :o)

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  10. Chase

    Thanks so much for choosing us for your fabulous website! It turned out to be such a fun and beautiful event, thanks to the help of my talented photographer and decorating team, it is so fun to be able to share it!
    Love, Chase & Vik

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  12. courtney

    what a gorgeous event (and couple)! amazing photos and fantastic decor. love the attention to detail, right down to the blue and white striped straw! looking forward to seeing more of Saucy & Kitsch!

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  13. salt lake city catering

    Wow great………There are so numerous different fundamentals at work here but they come together so well! I love weddings like this because they reflect the couple so much. It’s what happen when you stop obsessing over themes and ensign and focus on what makes you happy!

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  14. clair estelle

    This was such a lovely Wedding. So bright, happy and colourful. The flowers really stood out!

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