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An Old World Styled Hindu Wedding In Washington, DC

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Jotika & Matt in Washington, DC
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Jotika and Matt ordered green invitations from Minted.com to match the green menus that they had on their wedding day.
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Guests were wearing traditional brightly colored saris for the ceremony. The ceremony programs were custom ordered with the couple's names on them in calligraphy and with green and red accents.
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The ceremony colors were natural to complement the style of The Anderson House. The simplicity of the chairs allowed the guests to focus their attention towards the brightly colored Mandip.
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After being escorted by their respective families down the aisle, Jotika and Matt exchanged rings and traditional Hindu music was played.
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Strands of lights hung over the tables during the meal so that the guests could continue to enjoy the reception while sitting outdoors at The Anderson House.
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The reception was held outdoors in The Anderson House mansion with long tables set alongside the pool, adding that touch of a dinner party feeling that Jotika and Matt were going for.
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Jotika and Matt chose a full vegetarian menu for their guests that included traditional Indian cuisine.
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A main part of the wedding menu was a dish that included rice and plantain leaves adorned with a small flower on the side.
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For dessert, there was a trio of French macaroons for guests to choose from. One option was lemon verbena macaroons with a dark chocolate ganache for guests to taste.
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The couple's wedding cake was a pound cake with lemon curd and fresh raspberries and was finished off with a gold embossed leaf detail to match to the gold color theme of the evening.
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The couple wanted eco-conscious party favors for their guests to take home so they opted for ordering succulents that came in paper bags printed with a leaf pattern. The couple also made a donation to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
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The couple ended the evening on a romantic note outside The Anderson House where the reception was held. After the ceremony, Jotika switched into an Oscar de la Renta, mermaid style, off white Silk faille draped sweetheart bodice gown with ruffle train and peek-a-boo silk organza underlay. She also chose Jimmy Choo shoes and a feather bridal fascin ...

Jotika & Matt in Washington, DC

Jotika and Matt wed at The Anderson House in Washington, DC. The couple had a Hindu ceremony with bright flowers and then switched to an old world style reception with gold and naturally colored decor elements.
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