Colorful Indian American wedding in Nashville TN


Nashville, TN, known as the Music City, has become a haven for couples seeking unique wedding experiences. In the heart of the city lies Emerson Hall, a blank canvas venue that hosted Raina and Derrick’s colorful Indian-American wedding. From custom-made chandeliers to an explosion of colors and traditions, their celebration set a new standard for couples dreaming of a fusion wedding in Nashville.

Nashville Wedding Venue: Emerson Hall

If you’re looking for a venue that is a blank canvas with tall ceilings and some cool Nashville history, then this is the wedding venue for you! The venue includes tables, chairs, linens and in-house catering and bar. From the Emerson Hall website:

Fully restored in 2021, we took the sanctuary of this 1930’s-era church down the bones before completely renovating. Meticulously designed and crafted by Nashville artisans, this venue was conceived to be the perfect canvas for your special event.

Custom Wedding Chandeliers

We were all blown away by Raina and Derrick’s custom-made chandeliers that adorned Emerson Hall. The couple made these and our jaws dropped when we saw them installed with florals. These intricate pieces not only illuminated the venue but also totally personalized the space and made it unique to our bride and groom.

Wedding Planning tip: When you have gorgeous custom statement pieces like these chandeliers, make sure to plan some good photo moments under them. We made sure to have Raina and Derrick share their first dance under their masterpieces!

Embracing Tradition with a Modern Twist

Raina and Derrick’s wedding seamlessly blended Indian and American traditions, creating a truly unique and memorable experience for all in attendance. From the vibrant colors of the décor to the white horse (Colton) that carried our groom during the Baraat, every aspect of the celebration reflected the couple’s cultural heritage while embracing modern influences.

Indian-American fusion weddings have gained popularity in recent years, offering couples the opportunity to honor their diverse backgrounds and create a one-of-a-kind celebration. Nashville, with its rich cultural tapestry and vibrant community, provides the perfect setting for couples seeking to blend Eastern and Western traditions and our team loves being part of these weddings.

Choosing the Right Vendors

Planning a fusion wedding requires careful coordination and collaboration with vendors who understand the intricacies of both cultures. Raina and Derrick chose their vendors wisely, selecting professionals who were experienced in executing multicultural celebrations. From the catering to the entertainment, each vendor played a crucial role in bringing their vision to life. As wedding planners, we are able to make vendor recommendations, vet the vendors and communicate the important pieces of the traditions and the timeline.

A Party for Your Guests

You know, people say your wedding should be all about the couple, but I tend to disagree. In fact, most of our couples want the attention off of them and want their guests to have the best time ever! Raina and Derrick wanted their wedding to be more than just a celebration of their love; they wanted it to be an experience that their guests would talk about for years to come. From a rad photobooth backdrop, to interactive cultural performances, every detail was thoughtfully planned to ensure that their guests had the best night ever (and they did!).

Tips for Couples Planning a Fusion Wedding in Nashville

For couples considering a fusion wedding in Nashville, there are several key factors to keep in mind:

  1. Start Early: Begin planning well in advance to ensure that you have enough time to find vendors who understand your vision and can accommodate your needs. Nashville is a HOT city for weddings right now.
  2. Communicate Clearly: Clearly communicate your cultural preferences and traditions to your vendors to avoid any misunderstandings.
  3. Embrace Diversity: Celebrate the diversity of your backgrounds by incorporating elements from both cultures into your wedding festivities.
  4. Be Flexible: Flexibility is key when planning a fusion wedding, as you may need to compromise on certain aspects to accommodate both cultures.
  5. Have Fun: Above all, remember to enjoy the process and have fun planning your special day. Your wedding is a celebration of your love and commitment, so savor every moment.

Raina and Derrick’s Indian-American wedding at Emerson Hall in Nashville, TN, was seriously so much fun for our team to plan and coordinate. From the custom chandeliers to the vibrant colors and amazing food, their celebration was a reflection of them and that’s how it should be. As Nashville continues to attract couples seeking nontraditional wedding experiences, our team is excited and ready to jump in and help!

If you’re looking for a Nashville Wedding Planner, reach out and let’s get to work!

Vendor Team:
wedding planner | @causewecanevents
photography | @hunterberryphotography 
venue | @emersonhalltn
white ceremony dress | @seemagujraldesign
red Hindu ceremony dress | @matsyaworld @priyals_collection_
florist | @flwrshop
photo booth | @majesticbooths
rentals | @curatedeventsnashville
cake | @rachcakesnashville
videographer | @peerlessfilms
catering | @sindoorenashville
Hair and Makeup| @mrs_nashville
lighting | @smokindrewfrazier
DJ | @amyxdarlingx

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