A Cultural Wedding in Rochester, MI

Sonya and Eoin started dating during business school at Harvard. After graduating, each of them they moved to New York City. Two years later, both sets of parents were coming to NYC (Sonya’s from Michigan and Eoin’s from Ireland) to meet. Eoin proposed right before they got there, so everyone could celebrate together. The Bride Sonya Thomas, 30, a consultant The Groom Eoin Ó hÓgáin, 30, also a consultant The Date August 15 Two months later, Sonya moved to India (and Eoin to Dubai!) for work, so they planned a Michigan wedding via the internet with lots of help from Sonya's mom and her friends. They mixed Indian, Irish, and American cultures and made sure to celebrate all three throughout the ceremony and reception. A handmade textile piece Sonya picked up in India several years before the wedding inspired the stationery design and the colors for the day: green, orange, and peach.