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From Russia—and India—With Love

Lydia and Artyom approached me last year to do their wedding from top to bottom, including graphic designs! They wanted their event to convey many facets of their lives: their cultures, love of travel, and the importance of Princeton in their relationship. To start everything off, we assembled an amazing vendor team to bring it all to life, including a Dhol Drummer! For the designs, I assembled graphics based off of their two different cultures, merging them into one theme.

For their wedding day, they did their first look at Forrestal Village and migrated to Downtown Princeton, where they got to know one another. From there, the ceremony was held at Princeton United Methodist church. The bridal party was dressed in Western attire for the affair. To stay eco-friendly, guests could scan a QR code to view the wedding program and another to view a document listing their favorite locations around Princeton.

For the reception, guests migrated to The Boathouse at Mercer Lake. The venue was decked out in colorful flowers. Guests were welcome to be seated at tables named after places Artyom and Lydia have lived and visited. Towards the end of the cocktail hour, the bridal party got together in custom Indian attire by the lake for a small Baraat, complete with streamers and a Dhol drummer. From there, guests were welcomed to an explosion of color in the reception space, along with great food, dancing, and the mingling between families.

Planning, graphic design, and blog post images: Love, Rose: Events and Design

Venue: Boathouse at Mercer Lake

Florist: Dahlia Designs in Pennington, NJ

Photographer: Blue Jar

Bridal Bouquet: Forever Brooch Bouquets (fabric provided by Lydia and her family/friends)

Indian Attire: Anis Collections

Beauty: Londyn Artistry

Music: 07 Event Group


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