South Asian weddings and Multi-Cultural weddings are a passion of our Elegant Events wedding planning team. Beyond the unique and exciting traditions and customs, we love the amazing details and color!

Philadelphia South Asian bride with her wedding party in colorful traditional attire
Philadelphia South Asian Weddings

Philadelphia hosts a large number of South Asian weddings. The New York City and Washington D.C. metro areas are home to two of the largest South Asian communities in the United States. Located in the center of those cities, Philadelphia attracts couples because of our lower wedding costs. And, we also have a thriving South Asian community!

The Colors of South Asian Weddings

We love working with South Asian couples and their families to design these auspicious occasions! Beautiful vibrant colors are everywhere in South Asian weddings. With some weddings having up to five unique and different events, you will likely see multiple color stories used across the wedding weekend.

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Philadelphia South Asian bride and groom standing under a gold and red mandap

From linen to floral arrangements and wedding cakes – you will see bold, beautiful colors everywhere!

colorful orange and purple decor at a Philadelphia South Asian wedding reception
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Yellow is not only a joyous and vibrant color but is considered to bring prosperity into the lives of the newlyweds. Many times, the areas surrounding the wedding ceremony are filled with yellow and gold.

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Colorful South Asian Wedding Attire

Nowhere are the brilliant colors of a South Asian wedding more noticeable than in the attire.

As a guest to an Indian wedding, you are encouraged to wear bright and colorful clothes. Vibrant blue, mint green, orange, and bright pink are good choices of colors. And the chances are that you’ll be invited to multiple events, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to show your style.

One color you should avoid is red, depending on the region their family comes from, the bride may wear a shade of red. Typically, shades of red are popular colors as they represent happiness and good luck to the married couple.

Gold mandap and aisle decor at a Philadelphia South Asian wedding ceremony
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South Asian Ornamentation and Jewelry

Not only is the attire of South Asian weddings magnificent, but so are the accessories you’ll find. Wedding attire is filled with intricate embroidery, shimmering gold and silver thread, sequin, and beading.

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beautiful detailing on a South Asian groom's jacket
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We love the beautiful jewelry and accessories combining gold and silver with precious and semiprecious stone and detailed artisan detailing.

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a collection of beautiful jewelry for a South Asian bride
South Asian Henna Work

During the Mehndi Night, the bride’s hands, arms, and feet are decorated with her bridal mehndi, known as henna. The detailing and artistry are mind-blowing – especially knowing that bride will sit for hours while it is applied.

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beautiful Indian bride showing henna on the palms of her hands
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The Beauty of a Baraat

Guys are not left out of the beauty of South Asian weddings. Their clothing and accessories are as colorful as those of the bride.

gold shoes and accessories for a South Asian groom
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man helping South Asian groom dress for his Philadelphia wedding

One of the most beautiful events of a South Asian wedding is the Baraat. This procession happens in Hindu and Sikh weddings where the groom is led to the marriage venue.

He will often ride on a decorated white horse or luxury car accompanied by family members, groomsmen, and friends cheering and dancing to blasting exciting music. From the groom’s attire to the decorated horse, the details are beautiful and unique.

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a traditional drummer and wedding guests leading a South Asian groom though the streets of Philadelphia

There are so many spectacular, detailed and touching parts of South Asian weddings. Each family, region, and religion have their specific traditions.

Understanding the elements of the wedding events and each custom’s significance is just part of what our Elegant Events team does when working with South Asian couples on their Philadelphia wedding.

We look forward to working with you to make your auspicious day a day to remember!

South Asian bride and groom riding in a decorated horse and carriage after their Philadelphia wedding