A Indian-American Wedding at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee

"Rohit and I knew we wanted our wedding to be a wonderful fusion of Indian and American traditions to represent the two cultures we were raised in," Charisma Shah (28 and a fashion designer) says of her wedding to Rohit Biyani (30 and an engineer). "We wanted it to feel organic, adopting American customs while still preserving the heritage and tradition of our ancestors." The couple threw a multicultural, outdoor affair showcasing their heritage and enhancing the natural elements of at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee, where the ceremony and reception were held. Rather than host a traditional four- or five-day Indian wedding, Charisma and Rohit consolidated all the events into one day with a shortened ceremony (officiated by a Hindu priest and featuring traditional song choices and customs like four feras and seven steps) and a modern and elegant reception. The ceremony was highlighted with red and orange florals and a wooden mandap to play into the botanical garden location. For the reception, Charisma and Rohit went with a clean white backdrop and featured pops of pink, orange and green in centerpieces. The couple's ensemble choices reflected the Indian-American themes, with traditional Hindu attire for the ceremony and an elegant gown and tuxedo for the reception. —Allie Volpe