This Interfaith Philadelphia City Hall Indian Wedding was just the day Harshal and Josh had envisioned. They wanted a simple and beautiful venue and The Mayor’s Reception Room in the iconic Philadelphia City Hall is definitely an elegant space for a ceremony. Since Josh and Harshal come from different cultures, they wanted a nondenominational wedding. In March, when they took a tour of City Hall, they both fell in love with the idea and immediately knew they had found the perfect venue. For the reception, since they had a varied set of guests from different cultures and with multiple food restrictions, Veda was the perfect choice. This modern Indian bistro has something to satisfy everyone’s palette and the modern industrial with a touch of traditional vibe really matched their wedding style. Harshal added some of her own touches, hand painting the guest book and the seating chart and name cards were also handmade made by Harshal and Josh’s siblings. I love these DIY touches!
Harshal was stunning on her wedding day! Her henna was gorgeous and she wore a gold necklace which is a family heirloom her mother had gifted her for the wedding. She also wore a lucky Irish six-pence in her shoe that has been passed down in her mother-in-law’s family for 3 generations. Harshal and Josh incorporated elements from both of their cultures in their wedding ceremony. They tied in the Saptapadi (seven steps) and Sindoor from Harshal’s Hindu culture while walking down the aisle. They also exchanged rings and wrote their own vows to honor Josh’s Italian and Irish upbringing. They planned their wedding in only 3 months and with a limited budget. They were able to organize their wedding given constrains because they thought creatively and their day came together beautifully!
Venue: The Mayor’s Reception Room, Philadelphia City Hall
Photography: Heidi Roland Photography
Flowers: GMK Floral designs
Henna: Sister to Sister Henna
Wedding Cake: The Cake Boutique
Hair and Make-up: Your day your way
Catering: Veda Philly