Kehoe Designs: Cultures Unite at this wedding celebration

A wedding celebration with the ultimate unity of cultures! This traditional Indian bride and Western groom from Chicago desired aspects of both customs be taken into account. The festive Sangeet (see definition below) held at The Ritz Carlton transported guests into another world, incorporating rich pinks and violets into entertainment canopies, organic hanging fixtures and exciting centerpieces to finish the look. At the ceremony, gorgeous rouge orchids draped the golden Mondap, while mirrored balustrades and lush floral accented the aisle. The formal reception held at The Drake Hotel, showcased traditional crystal centerpieces filled with yellow and lavender floral atop coordinating patterned table linens provided by BBJ Linens. This beautiful weekend celebration harmoniously fused two cultures in every detail.

Sangeet: It's a Hindi word, meaning music. In the wedding context, you can refer to it as the bachelorette party! It's a time for the female members of the marriage party to get together, have fun, dance, sing and basically have a good time. Sangeet usually takes place the day before the wedding. The new trend, of course, is to have professional singers, DJs and live music for Sangeet these days.

Floral and Decor, Kehoe Designs, Chicago

Photographer: Phil Farber, Photo Images, Inc

Event planner: Sabrina Hans Events