Real Couples // Intercultural Interfaith Wedding Mash-Up: Noreen + Pritesh

For anyone who has met Noreen and Pritesh, it is instantly obvious they only have eyes for each other. They met in the UK at Saïd Business School and recently relocated to New York City, where they decided to get married at The Foundry in Long Island City. Staying true to their diverse backgrounds, the couple incorporated their Christian and Hindu family traditions to represent their union—which came together in a very ambitious wedding timeline! 

The festivities started off with a Baraat, a traditional Indian groom’s procession, where Pritesh, who was handsomely outfitted in traditional dress, friends and family approached the venue and processed down the aisle to take their seats and places. Noreen made her entrance down the staircase in a beautiful red sari, expertly styled by Pritesh's mother, and joined her dad to walk down the aisle. The first half of the ceremony felt beautiful and intimate, with 120 of their closest family and friends in attendance. 

Following the Indian ceremony, Noreen and Pritesh were whisked away to prepare for the next part of the ceremony while their guests enjoyed a British-themed afternoon tea—a nod to where they met. Once the couple was ready, guests were invited into the courtyard for their Christian ceremony, which was presided over by Noreen's childhood pastor.  The excitement between them to get married (again!) was palpable and touching.

Cocktails in the main Foundry were followed by a romantic, intimate dinner party in the courtyard, and post-dinner the couple and their guests worked the dance floor until after midnight. It was an honor to help bring this couple’s wedding vision to life, let them relax, and enjoy their wedding! 

Words by Tall & Small Events, Photos by ein photography and design

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 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography
 The Foundry+Long Island City+Indian+Intercultural Wedding+Tall & Small Events+ein photography

Vendors:

Month-of Wedding Planner: Tall & Small Events

Venue: The Foundry

Catering: Marcey Brownstein Catering

Florist: Melarosa

Lighting: Universal Light & Sound

DJ: 74 Events

Hindu Priest: Himanshu. D.  Jani

Christian Pastor: James Barnum from Bellmore Presbyterian Church

Cake: Bonelle Bakery, Forrest Hills Queens

Dhol musician: Rajpal Daffu

Sitar player: Shaadi Ki Shehnai

String Quartet: Venus Ensembles

Photo booth: We love photobooth

Hindu ceremony outfits (both): an Indian shop in Wembley, United Kingdom, no designer

Christian ceremony dress: Enzoani 

Christian ceremony suit: Suit Supply

Jewelery: Etsy & borrowed

Invitations, programs & place cards: created & printed by bride

Elephant Place Card holders: Kate Aspen


Elodie+Tall & Small Events

Meet Tall & Small Events: Australian-born, but New York adopted, Elodie has spent the last several years cultivating her wedding and event planning skills and earning a Masters in Business and Event Management. She has worked with dozens of couples and alongside some of the most talented planners in New York City. Through her work at Tall & Small Events, Elodie is working toward exploding the Jennifer Lopez wedding planner stereotype and be the kind of down-to-earth wedding planner you could meet in a bar. Tall & Small Event's goal is to help all couples have personalized, authentic weddings that speak to their story. No cookie cutter in site! Check out Tall & Small's work on Instagram @tallandsmallevents


ein photography & design

Meet ein photography + design: When Tim had his first encounter with a DSLR camera he was so fascinated he couldn’t put it away. He soon understood it was so much more than a toy. Not long after he decided to make this new passion his profession. In the next couple of years he received a great deal of training from top photographers learning what weddings were all about. It’s at that time that his eyes opened up to what the real meaning of being a wedding photographer was. He has been working hard to make each and every wedding a sparkling day to be remembered for decades!