Raw Beauty

June brides are always beautiful. But Carrie took the cake! (ha, ha wedding pun!) Not only is she gorgeous, but also has a really peaceful zen to her… even when planning a 250 person Indian American wedding with two different caterers, and located in three different areas!

Carrie had an exquisite vision when she picked the Independence Seaport Museum as her ceremony and reception venue. She loved classic navy and white, coupled with some splashes of gold and then raw wood and sailor rope accents.

The Seaport was the perfect place for Carrie and her groom Sagar. Their reception was in the tall ships exhibit that was still being built. The exhibit was still under construction on Carrie’s special day but with Carrie’s zen, there was no stress. The wood and the saws, and the rawness of it all, seemed to make her nautical-chic wedding that much more interesting.

250 Indian and American guests filled the room with love and laughter. Seedling & Sage provided the America Cuisine, décor and staffing and Rasoi Caterers provided authentic Indian cuisine.

The ceremony on the rotunda provided spectacular views of the Delaware River and Penn’s Landing’s Spruce Street Harbor Park. With the ships in the background on a beautiful summer evening, it was truly a picture perfect ceremony.

Since the ceremony, the cocktail hour and the dinner were in 3 different areas, and on different floors (with only one elevator) Carrie also enlisted the help of day-of coordinator Jennifer Supper from Kaleidescope Events. Jennifer and her team were a total pleasure to work with. Fun too!

Guests dined on Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Tuscan Lemon Chicken, Malai Kofta, Chicken Mahkni, and freshly grilled Naan. The guests really appreciated the mix of culture represented through the food. The options were endless! Tons of dancing and awesome tunes spun by the fabulous DJ Tanner (yup, just like Full House).

Photo cred: ME Photo & Design.