June 9, 2012

Shauni & Goss: Hindu Garden Wedding at Willowdale Estate

We met Shauni at a coffee shop in Kendall square. She walked in with an adorable magenta dress and funky deep purple glasses. We instantly loved her style. She and her fiance Goss, were getting married in May at the beautiful Willowdale Estate. She wasn’t exactly sure what she wanted for floral design, but she knew she wanted a mix of  Hindu traditions (her side) and a whimsical English garden (his side). Just like the perfect marriage, our job was to blend the two.  And of course, her colors were purple, magenta and green.  (We later learned from her mom that she’s always been obsessed with the colors since she was a girl –  right down to her sparkly purple ski boots!).

A few months later, we took Shauni to the market.  She pointed out her favorites – mentioning her love for the smell of Jasmine, memories of mandavilla  from her grandmother’s yard, and pointing to starry purple blooms. We learned the best flowers for making traditional Hindu garland, and that banana leaves are often used in Hindu ceremonies. She was open to our ideas and had such a great sense of humor. So much so, that when we left the market, we felt like BFFs.

Shauni and Goss had a beautiful celebration in May. We were so happy to be a part of it. Congrats to the new married couple!

Some lovely pics from the beautiful Michelle Gardella Photography: