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A Traditional Wedding in New York, NY

  • Julia Newman Photography, Brooklyn, NY
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Mirna & Gian in New York, NY
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For a classic look, Mirna held ivory and blush roses and pale-pink calla lilies.
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The bridesmaids carried textured bouquets of roses, celosia and berries.
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Gian wore a single pale-green calla lily on his lapel.
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Each flower girl carried a pomander of green daisies hanging from ivory ribbon.
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For the reception, Mirna changed into a red lehenga with beading and chiffon draping.
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The entire bridal party wore magenta accents, including the flower girls, who had colored sashes wrapped around their white dresses.
Calvin Klein, Men’s Wearhouse
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A tri-fold invitation suite showcased the couple’s wedding motif: a palm leaf design with magenta text.
Tifany Wunschl/Gourmet Invitations, Macomb, MI
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Mirna and Gian chose Our Lady of Peace for its already beautiful décor of murals and chandeliers. They added simple floral arrangements to the altar.
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An upside-down palm leaf replaced the heart in these “I Heart NY” escort cards—a perfect combination of the two wedding themes.
Tifany Wunschl/Gourmet Invitations, Macomb, MI
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Magenta orchids jutting out from tall glass vases added drama to the space.
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Some dinner tables were topped with short vases filled with calla lilies, orchids and floating votives for a minimalist look.
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A nod to the location, the couple named each table after an NYC neighborhood.
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Cupcakes matching the color palette were served outside the church as a sweet postceremony treat.
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These favor bags were filled with Sri Lankan and Indian sweets made by the couple’s families.

Mirna & Gian in New York, NY

The Bride Mirnalini “Mirna” Mohanraj, 35, a physician at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital The Groom Gian Gandhi, 34, a health economist at UNICEF The Date July 31 Both of South Asian descent, Mirna and Gian wanted to incorporate their culture, as well as their love for NYC, in the day’s details. They went with a palm leaf and lotus motif, and the summer wedding date dictated a color palette of celadon and magenta.
- Amanda Black
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  • Julia Newman Photography, Brooklyn, NY
  • Calvin Klein, Men’s Wearhouse
  • Tifany Wunschl/Gourmet Invitations, Macomb, MI

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