Gorgeous Interfaith Wedding

Siama and Ancil met one night at happy hour. Ancil had broken his ankle (and was sporting a cast), but he went out to meet a mutual friend, and they bumped into Siama. Ancil needed a ride home at the end of the night, so Siama drove him home. The two bonded over Ancil’s homemade mac and cheese.

They planned the wedding for a year and a half, because “you really do need the time to plan, coordinate and explore all the options to make the best decisions. The amount of things out there for weddings is endless. Ancil and I loved planning together. Looking back, we miss the late nights of DIY projects and splitting a bottle of wine together.”

“We blended a few traditions. Ancil is hindu, so it was mostly a hindu ceremony with some Muslim influences,” says Siama. Siama’s cousin said a muslim prayer and sang a traditional song. “Our families really enjoyed the blending of traditions that we came up with!”

For Siama, the most memorable moment was the first look. “I was so excited and nervous to see Ancil and it just took my breath away seeing him for the first time. His reaction was so sweet and special.”

Siama’s advice is to never compare your wedding someone elses’. It’s your wedding and that’s what’s unique about it. Trust that everything will come together – it seems overwhelming in the last month, but it’s worth it!

Photo Booth Equipment: Viral Photo Booth
Hair Stylist: Salon by Naomi
Beauty: Sonia Chaudury
Event Designer: Always and Forever Weddings
Calligrapher: Karri Chapman
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Dress Store: Naz Fashion Bug
Dress Store: Mariella’s Creations
Cinema and Video: Unique Visions Studio
DJ: Do Justice to Music
Bakery: Kim’s Cottage Confections
Caterer: Haveli
Culinary: Spice Catering Group
Officiant: Khilesh Adhin
Ceremony Location: Hartford Marriott Downtown
Reception Venue: Hartford Marriott Downtown
Photographer: Kristin Griffin Photography