An Alpine, Fusion Wedding at a Private Residence in Aspen, Colorado

Emma Gardner (31 and works in marketing) and Nish Mani (31 and works in finance) let their love of the outdoors and their cultural backgrounds inspired their mountainside, Indian-Southern fusion celebration at Emma's father's home in Aspen, Colorado. Orange marigolds hung from Aspen trees, Colorado wildflowers popped from hammered gold bowls, and a sitar player strummed during the sunset cocktail hour. The couple even served Emma's beloved fried chicken alongside lentils and naan. "We didn't want to follow a script or any set tradition, but it was important to acknowledge our different backgrounds," Emma says. "We wanted to infuse these elements into a personal and unique event." —Stephanie Cain