Desiree and Appesh's Hindu and Civil Ceremonies at the Madison Concourse

We love when two cultures unite together. And in the case of Desiree and Appesh, it means double the wedding ceremony fun! All in one beauty-filled day, the couple hosted one Hindu service to honor the groom's traditions and one civil service to honor the bride's. Both ceremonies took place at the The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor's Club, with a complete wardrobe change of the entire wedding party and a decor swap of the ceremony space. The Hindu service featured a wedding mandap draped with stunning colorful blooms and draped silks. For the civil ceremony, the two donned a white wedding dress and black tux and shared their vows beneath a gorgeous rustic inspired arch. We can't get enough of how well the vibrant oranges, pinks, reds, and yellows blazed during the Hindu service, while adding smaller pops of hues during the civil ceremony. Studio 29 Photography did an amazing job capturing all of the pretty details--and there were tons of them!  Don't miss a one. 

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From the photographer:

Over 200 guests joined Desiree and Appesh in Madison, the happy couple first met Madison. They tied the knot via two ceremonies at the Madison Concourse Hotel: a Hindu ceremony and a civil ceremony. I will openly admit I am a very-much obsessed with their entire day. It was colorful, full of happiness and laughter, and included a total wardrobe change for the entire wedding party. After the Hindu Ceremony we went to the University of Wisconsin--Madison Arboretum for the couple's first look, gift exchange, and some wedding party photos. 

Credits: 
Photography
Venue and Catering
Sarah Sherman
Event Coordinator
Maija Maier
Indian Bridal Outfit
Bridal Shoes (Civil Service)
Hair and Makeup
Bridesmaid Shoes
Groom's Indian Outfit
Menswear (Civil Service)
Florist
Mandrap
Impressions by Esther Fleming
Linens
DJ
Geoffrey Sandler
Officiant (Hindu Service)
Anant Rawal
Officiant (Civil Service)
James Engmann
Cake
Ann Marie Maitri
Productions
Jeff Fuchs
Rehearsal Dinner
Tami Lax
Bus
UW Bhangra Dance Team
Shamshir King
Dance Lessons