A Modern, Multicultural Wedding the Greystone at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia

rn                    “We had a sort of traditional fall wedding with a twist,” says Aparna Kumar (31 and a health care consultant). She wed Kelechi N

rn “We had a sort of traditional fall wedding with a twist,” says Aparna Kumar (31 and a health care consultant). She wed Kelechi Nwoku (35 and a health care consultant) at the Greystone at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia. “The theme infused Indian and Nigerian cultures throughout, from the decor to the music, representing us and all the family and friends who joined us for the occasion. “The color palette was inspired by the fall season—we had rose golds, reds, rusty oranges, gray and navy-blue details throughout,” Aparna says. After an outdoor ceremony by the property’s lake, the 120 guests headed inside for the reception. Simple, cleanly decorated tables were topped with white linens and pops of burgundy. The airy, high-ceiling reception space allowed for lots of dancing–the couple hand-picked several traditional Indian and Nigerian songs, plus American jams. “Don't sweat the small stuff. As long as people are well fed and have drinks, everyone will have fun," Aparna says. “Instead, find ways to savor the day and enjoy yourself.” —Carolyn Meers

Kelechi wore a deep blue suit, accentuated by a brown tweed vest, which matched the tweed suits worn by his groomsmen. Maroon ties, brown shoes and handmade boutonnieres topped off the look.
Aparna's bridesmaids wore deep crimson dresses, which matched the groomsmen's maroon ties and boutonnieres.
Aparna's gown was classic and traditional, made with French lace and paired with a romantic lace veil.
The groom wore a deep blue suit, accentuated by a brown tweed vest, which matched the tweed groomsmen suits. Maroon ties, brown shoes and handmade boutonnieres topped off their look.
The aisle was decorated with an ombre collection of rose petals and small hand-painted bronze lanterns—reminiscent of India's Mughal architecture—lined the aisle, leading to a breezy, rustic arch.
"After looking at a few venues in and around Atlanta, the Greystone at Piedmont Park fit  our vision perfectly," Aparna says. She and Kelechi exchanged vows in the garden before the indoor reception.
At the reception at the Greystone at Piedmont Park, guests sat at tables topped with white linens and pops of crimson. "The room was full of people from all over the world—the outfits, the decor and the evening had a wonderfully blended feel about it," Aparna says.
For a touch of Indian tradition, guest place cards were held by bronze elephants, which symbolize wisdom.
After the ceremony, Aparna changed into a traditional Nigerian gown, called a lehenga, which she said was perfect for dancing.
"We infused our culture through the music and clothing. The DJ played a selection of hand-picked Nigerian and Indian songs, as well as contemporary American music," Aparna says. "As custom, the ladies in the groom's family wore traditional Nigerian clothing of various styles, custom-made using material in the  same color."