A Luxe Indian Wedding at The Henry in Dearborn, Michigan

Bollywood and vibrant blooms ultimately inspired Pooja Satish (25 and a dentist) and Nitin Gandhi (25 and a neurology resident) to plan a timeless yet luxe celebration. Compact bunches of pink peonies and roses adorned the mandap where Pooja and Nitin became husband and wife. “Our whole wedding was based on tradition,” Pooja says of tying her dark red lehenga to Nitin’s scarf during their ceremony to symbolize the union of their souls. Nitin made his grand entrance on the back of a white horse during the baraat (the groom’s processional). Postceremony, Pooja traded her red velvet lehenga for a modern floral skirt and cropped blouse, while Nitin swapped his sherwani for a classic navy suit. As a playful take on the newlyweds’ first names, guests enjoyed signature drinks like Nitin’s Old-Fashioned and a sweet Pineapple Poojito.