Blending American and Indian Wedding Ceremony Traditions at The Wilds

A stunning Indian and American Fusion Wedding in Indiana at The Wilds Venue.

We love hosting multicultural ceremonies at The Wilds! Today on the blog, we treat you to an Indian American fusion wedding. It’s full of breathtaking outfitting and wedding decor ideas for your celebration that you do not want to miss.

Gayatri and Nathan’s were married at The Wilds in July. Their wedding not only celebrated the bride’s Indian culture, but also the groom’s German American heritage. Following, you’ll see how thoughtful wedding planning and cohesive wedding design ideas resulted in the most opulent day. We are excited to share these delightful images by Rebecca Shehorn. She captured every detail and wonderful touch so eloquently.


Opulent traditional Indian outfitting

First, Gayatri had her stunning hair and makeup done by Her Glo Co. alongside her mother and bridal party. The Wilds designer bridal suite offering the perfect start to this big day. Meanwhile, the mothers helped to outfit Nathan. Certainly, both Nathan and Gayatri were dressed to impress in their traditional Indian wedding attire.

Moreover, the vibrant colors truly captured the energy and joy of this bride and groom. Every color and pattern popped with elegance and ease in our bright and airy wedding venue. At last, with all of the details set at the outdoor ceremony pavilion, the couple transitioned smoothly into their first traditional Indian ceremony.

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An unforgettable Indian Wedding Ceremony

To celebrate both cultures, the pair chose to have two wedding ceremonies. First, they hosted a traditional Indian ceremony. All decor was planned and beautifully hand prepared by the brides’ parents. Laughter and sweet moments from the bride and groom filled our airy space!

To conclude, they held their Varmala ceremony, during which they adorn one another with traditional floral garlands. This ceremony symbolizes the mutual acceptance of their upcoming nuptials. Also, it was the perfect connecting transition to the American ceremony.

For your own fusion wedding, consider the order of your ceremonies to create similarly cohesive flow.

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Vibrant love in the Hills of Brown County

Following the ceremony, the first of two formal portrait segments took place. The first celebrated the traditional Indian wedding attire of the whole party. This delightful pause in the day allowed the bridal party to celebrate as the ceremony pavilion was transitioned.

Gayatri was stunning in a bright red and gold lehenga choli. Nathan wore a sleek ivory and gold sherwani. Additionally, their family members and the ladies of the bridal party also donned traditional Indian wedding attire. A splash of pastel and deep tones were all captured beautifully on our breezy Indiana hillside!

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A German American wedding ceremony

Following the Indian ceremony, a romantic American ceremony was hosted to also honor the groom’s heritage.

For the American ceremony, soft and romantic details were the focal point. Connecting the two ceremonies visually was accomplished through vibrant pops of color in the wedding floral designs.

Gayatri’s romantic a-line wedding gown from Sophia’s was beautifully framed by her bridesmaids in soft pink gowns. Further, ace motif bodices kept all of the ladies cohesive with the bride’s American wedding look. In addition, Nathan and his groomsmen looked sleek in medium blue suits. And soft gold ties correlate perfectly back to the groom’s outfitting during the Indian ceremony.

Small design touches like these can make your own fusion wedding feel completely connected.

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A joyful American outdoor wedding ceremony

Undoubtedly, the buoyant mood generated during the Indian ceremony clearly carried into the second ceremony.

With an easy transition of our outdoor ceremony space, Nathan’s family heritage was honored in a traditional American ceremony. Sweet as can be, Gayatri and Nathan exchanged their vows surrounded by their loved ones. Finally, as husband and wife, their joyous fusion wedding reception began!

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An elegant Indian American Wedding Reception

Entering the Reception hall, guests were greeted by a vibrant sweetheart table display. The bride and grooms malas draped elegantly on their chairs.

Furthermore, a wedding dessert display offered a variety of treats for the guests after an elegant dinner service, both provided by First Class Catering. Above all, this is a true celebration point of the day. We love this moment when our vendors can throw the ultimate party for our couples! Take it from Gayatri and Nathan’s planner, Megan Lentz of Vida Events, the details matter when it comes to creating an experience like this.

Alison and team are absolutely magical! We are lucky enough to work with them routinely, and their knowledge and skills for this industry are just out of this world. As a vendor, they help to make sure we can do our job as seamlessly as possible, and it shines through for all couples that walk through their doors. You will not be disappointed in choosing this venue, and you will have memories that last a lifetime!

Megan Lentz, Vida Events
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A beautiful beginning for this resilient couple

Despite a challenging year of planning during the pandemic and even day-of wedding weather delays, nothing could hold Gayatri and Nathan back. Consequently, with our team and an incredible roster of vendors on their side, we were able to give them the fusion wedding day of their dreams.

Their positive perspective carried them through it all. And, without a doubt, their wedding day was a true celebration of their relationship. We absolutely love this beautiful merging Indian and American wedding traditions. In conclusion, here is a word of advice from our bride for those planning their own American and Indian wedding ceremony:

“Stay positive and have fun throughout the process!”

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The Vendor Team

Wedding VenueThe Wilds Venue
Bar ServiceUpland Brewing Co.
Catering & DessertsFirst Class Catering
Wedding Planner/CoordinatorVida Events
PhotographerRebecca Shehorn Photography
FloristOne of a Kind Events
DJ Complete Weddings and Events 
Hair & Makeup StylistHer Glo Co.
Decor RentalsThe Wilds Venue
Stationery/Paper GoodsShutterfly
Wedding Dress ShopSophia’s Bridal & Tux
Wedding Ring ShopShane Co.

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