Aiditi and Rohan’s two day Indian wedding celebration at the Michener Museum was filled with one gorgeous event after another. Saturday evening kicked off with a Haldi ceremony in which all of their friends and family rubbed tumeric (haldi) and sandalwood paste on their skin. This is a purification ceremony, spa day (tumeric exfoliates and makes your skin glow), and blessing all in one. It was such a fun, beautiful way for everyone to impart their good wishes on the bride and groom.
Sunday started off with their ceremony, but not before Aditi took charge and re-tied all of the men’s turbans! It’s actually incredibly complex and time-consuming and she was the only one who could do it properly. The ceremony was about two hours long and filled with so much laughter and fun amongst the more serious aspects. Best of all, the bride and groom pulled off the best surprise of the weekend. Aditi and Rohan both love biking and they made a cart for Aditi to ride in as Rohan pulled her down the aisle on his bike! They were still separated by a sheet, per custom, so that they couldn’t see either other until they were at the altar.
Aditi and Rohan’s ability to blend tradition with unconventional surprises was a theme that ran throughout the weekend. Even Aditi’s hendi was full of symbols that represented their relationship (them on a bicycle, Philly skyline, important dates of their relationship, etc). It was such a relaxed, personalized experience for everyone.
Sunday night, everyone returned to the Michener Museum for another lovely cocktail hour in the courtyard, dinner and dancing. It was a perfect weekend and we were so happy to be a part of it.
Venue: Michener Art Museum
Caterer: Catering By Design
Cake: The Frosted Fox
Hair + Makeup: RSL Henna & Spa
Band: TSG Productions