Asha & Shane

March 13, 2010 at FireSky Resort & Spa in Scottsdale

Nebraska residents Asha Patel and Shane Wurdeman had already booked a location for their Hindu-Christian wedding, but scrapped their original plans when they fell in love with FireSky Resort on a visit to Scottsdale. The venue’s grassy grounds and contemporary interiors proved a spectacular backdrop for ruby-red accents—chosen as much for Asha’s Hindu heritage (red symbolizes love and luck) as Shane’s loyalty to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The groom coordinated an interfaith ceremony that combined the couple’s vows with customs such as a marital garland knotted by Asha’s and Shane’s mothers. Later, the reception rocked with American and Indian music, and a midnight French-fry station loaded with chili and cheese toppings.

Gown: Adele Wechsler | Bridesmaids Dresses: The Dessy Group | Groom’s Apparel: Men’s Wearhouse | Hair & Makeup: Hadis Cristima | Flowers & linens: Table Tops, Etc. | Cake: Let Them Eat Cake | Planner: Regina Osgood of Meant2Be Events

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