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.
Friends of the bride designed and printed the letterpress invitations, as well as planned and coordinated the flowers and other details from the day.
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.)
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.
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.
See tons more fun details from Chase and Vik’s backyard wedding over on David Newkirk’s blog.