Client Wedding

Lindsay + Nikhil

East meets West at the South Congress Hotel
You’ve heard of an Indian-American fusion wedding — but have you heard of an Indian-Austin fusion wedding? Because that’s what we pulled off for Lindsay and Nikhil’s December 2021 nuptials at the South Congress Hotel. The couple wanted a celebration that honored the groom’s family and its rich Hindu traditions, while also embracing their distinctly Austin lifestyle. We made the Indian culture central throughout the design, but with a fresh, Austin twist. Like the baraat — Nikhil and his friends enjoyed the traditional parade, but the groom rode an Austin pedicab instead of a horse. And the ceremony — the white Western wedding cake was a central focus of the reception design, but it featured a vibrant red pattern that matched the bride’s intricate henna design on her hands, arms and feet. The South Congress Hotel was the perfect venue, offering a luxe experience, accommodating staff, and plush rooms for guests to retreat back to throughout the wedding weekend. Good Seed Floral brought its already stunning spaces to the next level using elaborate floral installations of red, pink, and yellow blooms. Their traditional Indian marigold garlands cascading from the ceiling above the head table were *chef’s kiss.* Just our humble opinion, but we nailed it.

Vendor Shoutouts

Wedding Planning & Design: XO Moreau
Photography: Andy & Carrie
Videographer: Paper Bird Films
Florals: Good Seed Floral
Rentals: Loot Rentals
Venue: South Congress Hotel
Signage: Owl & Envelope
Western Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings
DJ: Infinity Sound Lab
Hindu Ceremony Officiant: Priest B. Mishra
Western Ceremony Officiant: Reverend Katy Walters
Dhol Drummer: Lakha Singh
Hair: Plume Salon
Makeup: Sharon Marie Makeup
Photobooth: The Photo Bus ATX
Baraat Transportation: Austin Pedicab

The Vibe

Vibrant Indian-American fusion. Elaborate henna designs, marigold garlands, and an interactive seating chart made the Indian side of this wedding sing, while a hippie-van-turned-photo-booth, pedicab ride, and several homages to the couple’s dog made it distinctly Austin.