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Thu & Vinay ~ Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa Wedding ~ Phoenix, Arizona

Four outfits, three ceremonies and two parties all in less than 48 hours would seem insane to most wedding couples.  However, we are talking about the Vietnamese-Indian wedding of Thu & Vinay, where the fusion celebrations happily   delighted family and friends.  Bride Thu and Groom Vinay, movers and shakers on the New York City scene, chose to have their nuptials in their home state of Arizona at the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, a Waldorf Astoria hotel, during the 2015 Thanksgiving weekend.  The events began on Thanksgiving morning with a traditional Vietnamese ceremony held at the home of the bride’s parents.  The bride was vintage and striking in her authentic cultural bridal apparel.  That evening, the groom’s parents hosted the traditional dance party, a Sangeet, where many family and friends entertained the couple.  The next morning, the groom arrived to the ceremony in his very cool laid back way, having a great time on his horse. The couple exchanged both traditional South Indian Hindu vows followed by a personal commitment ceremony at the reception, where the bride wore one of the most exquisite wedding gowns we have ever seen.  The colors for the wedding were reflective of those important to both cultures, red, gold and purple and blended perfectly just like our bride and groom.  Images by Sameer Soorma  —  See Video  

Author: Suzanne Taussig

Scottsdale, Arizona based destination wedding planner and designer