Vivek & Bethany
Modern Multicultural Wedding at Prospect House
Austin, TX

This was such a whirlwind day of perfect-ness. We started the morning bright and early with them, while preparations began for the Hindu morning ceremony, which was really important to Vivek’s parents. The guests poured in, every one wearing the brightest, happiest colors (and all of the stunning florals by Rosehip Flora really hit the nail on the head). Vivek & Bethany both wore white and gold (and lots of it) but Bethany had this stunning hot pink sari with such intricate beading. This was the first time we had photographed an indian ceremony and it was such a cool experience! I love getting to experience differences in cultural ceremonies, especially for something as special as for a wedding. There were all kinds of different blessings from every member of their family and while the ceremony was going on, the guests were just enjoying each other’s company, it was pretty special. So that’s all in Part I! Then, we went home and napped for a couple of hours and came back for Part II! Where magically, but actually just because they hired a lot of kickass & hardworking vendors, BirdDog & Rosehip Flora had fully transformed the aesthetic in to the second wedding of the day! For Bethany’s parents, they did a more traditional Christian ceremony (but still with their non-traditional spin to it). The designs were more ethereal, still with bright colors but also with a lot of movement. Vivek wore literally THE coolest green custom-made tux, and now I officially want every single groom to rock a suit like he was. Bethany had the most perfect dress for her, it was simple and understated but had this incredible gold-dipped bottom that was a little non-traditional, had lots of movement, and (there’s no other way to describe it) literally perfect.

From the moment we met V & B, they had such a strong vision of what they wanted their day to be, and I’m still pinching myself that we got to capture their full day. I wish I could just post their full gallery, but here are some of our favorite images (I have different ones every time I go back through the images, so you can only imagine how difficult it was to pick images).

Vivek & Bethany’s awesome wedding was published on Green Wedding Shoes a couple of months ago! They wrote down their favorite parts of the day and I just love what they said, so I thought I’d attach it here:

Vivek: The most memorable moment for me was seeing Bethany in her wedding dress for the first time. We were both a little stressed from making sure everything transitioned smoothly in the time between ceremonies. Turning around during our first look and seeing Bethany in her dress really solidified for me what was about to happen. The pure joy I felt in that moment washed away all the stress I’d been feeling.

Bethany: For me, the Hindu ceremony was a really special experience because of how involved both of our families were. The ceremony highlighted not only the commitment we were making to each other as bride and groom, but also symbolized our families opening their arms to one another and embracing our union.

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venue: Prospect House  // event design & planning: Carmen Collins for Bird Dog Weddings // florals: Rosehip Flora // wedding dress: Truvelle Bridal ‘Sierra’ // hair & makeup: Pearl Hair & Makeup // groom attire: Custom suit with Ariston Green Donegal Tweed // paper goods: Vivek Venkatraman (groom) // catering: Royal Fig // cake: Waltons Fancy & Staple // tabletop rentals: Whim Event Rentals // furniture rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals // dj: DJ Desi Junction // catering: India Oven // bartending: She + Him // band: The Lost Pines // transportation: Texas Hill Country Charter

PART II (evening)