Holly & Sachin
June 26, 2010 at Sodo Park by Herban Feast in Seattle
When Holly, 30, and Sachin, 31, met through a mutual friend six years ago in San Francisco, the attraction was instant. A single-city union, however, was not. She was attending law school on the West Coast; his career had him headed east. After a three-year relationship that had the couple traveling often, Holly moved to New York. After a proposal on the Brooklyn Promenade, they planned a Seattle celebration because of family ties here. Two priests (Hindu and Christian) performed the wedding, fusing two ceremonies into one: "While our families are from different backgrounds, our values and traditions are remarkably similar," says the bride. Lush flowers and décor in aubergine, chartreuse and fuchsia made an "Anthropologie-meets-India" vibe. "The tables were saturated with color against the rough, rustic backdrop of Sodo Park," says the bride. Music was baraat drummers and more by Seattle's own Veera Productions. a four-day honeymoon to the San Juans rounded out the affair. Holly, an immigration attorney, and Sachin, a risk analyst for Barclays, live in Brooklyn, New York.
Favorite moment: "We didn't have a bridal party," says Holly, "but the alternative was well worth it." Instead, both sets of the couple's parents and Sachin's family stood at the mandap (altar) during the ceremony. Holly adds, "We really saw our wedding as not just our own union, but the union of two families, two groups of friends and two cultures."