This afternoon we are back with our regular feature ‘Advice from the Married Side,‘ real life wedding planning...
Today we have THE most colourful and bright wedding we have had on the blog for a while. Ambika and Robert were married on the 3rd April 2016 at Pecan Springs Ranch in Texas. Ambika is Indian American and Robert is Taiwanese American, so they wanted to make sure that both of their cultures were represented well in their big day. The results are an amazing fusion of colour, culture, decoration, the most amazing ceremony and stunning outfits. Big thanks to Studio Uma for the wonderful images.
Robert and Ambika live in the San Francisco Bay Area, but decided to return to Robert’s hometown of ustin for their wedding because of its friendly people, amazing food and drink, live music, quirky culture, and beautiful landscapes. They chose Pecan Springs Ranch in hill country for their venue because of the incredible outdoor space with plenty of shade, flowers, comfortable bride and groom suites, a large indoor space for their large crowd, and a very capable and communicative management team.
Ambika is Indian American and Robert is Taiwanese American. They both love their native cultures and Austin culture and it was important that they shared this with our guests. Their wedding ceremony was Indian and Austin-themed: they had a modern yet traditional Hindu ceremony during which Robert rode a longhorn steer to the altar. The couple’s cocktail hour was Chinese-themed: they decorated with red paper lanterns and asked guests to paint pictures and messages using Chinese calligraphy brushes while they ate Asian-fusion appetizers out of a food truck. Their seating arrangements were also party favors: handmade chai tea sachets with Ambika’s family’s secret chai recipe. Their reception was a mix of everything they hoped to incorporate: Indian food served family style, incredible desserts from Whole Foods (an Austin-based company), and a gorgeous hot tea station that featured green teas that Robert’s family brought from farms in Taiwan.