The beautiful cross-cultural wedding of Gira and Aaron took place in Houston, Texas in the charming Astorian. The events began with an elegant Christian wedding, followed by the Hindu wedding and reception.
What The Bride Wore
Gira looked beautiful in a long white lace gown for her and Aaron’s Christan wedding ceremony. The open back gown featured long sheer sleeves and a train. She wore an elegant pearl necklace and earrings set to add the perfect elegant touch.
The Wedding Decor
The Astorian was decorated beautifully for both the Christian and Hindu wedding ceremony. The wedding stage, where both ceremonies took place, featured a gorgeous floral mandap decorated with white and pink florals.
In The Bride’s Words: How They Met
We both had a rough week and decided to swing by Valhalla at Rice University with our mates. Neither of us were dressed to impress, but after a few minutes he asked me to play Jenga. That Jenga game resulted in 6 dates in a row! We spent the first year and nine months living in different cities (D.C.and Houston), but that didn’t stop a thing.
In the Bride’s Words: The Proposal
We travelled around the world together having non-stop adventures. Aaron finally moved to Houston, and a puppy named Stella came into our lives. Soon after, we found ourselves in Aspen where Aaron popped the question.
After the Christian wedding, Gira changed into a red lehenga for the Hindu wedding ceremony. She wore a diamond necklace and earrings with her gown.
Aaron and his family and friends made their way to the Astorian dancing in true traditional baraat style. Gira’s family welcomed them beautifully with traditional customs.
In The Bride’s Words: Planning the Wedding
We come from very different backgrounds, which made our weddings so special tricky! It was important to celebrate the union of both our families, so we had two ceremonies (with a British tea time in between)! We created a custom fusion menu celebrating Aaron’s Polish/Belgian heritage, and my British-Indian family; we threw in a bit of a Texas flare!
Compromising both religions and cultures was difficult at times – but at the end we knew we were starting OUR family. My family is huge, while Aaron’s is quite small – I think it was hard for him at times to adjust to the craziness of having a large wedding.
The Astorian looked gorgeous decorated in white with hints of pale pink. The head table featured large floral displays; and beautiful cupcakes were given as wedding favors.
In the Bride’s Words: Words of Advice
Celebrate the differences in your backgrounds. While relatives’ religious views can seem frustrating at times, remember you are starting YOUR family together as husband and wife. Your values should be front and center.