Real New England Weddings: Heather Silber & Nick Mohamed
Draw inspiration from their stylish celebration.
November 7, 2009
THEIR CULTURES MAY BE WORLDS APART, but Heather and Nickâ€™s East-meets-West marriage was all about togetherness. In a way, it was a tribute to how they met: Although their careers had led them on nearly identical paths â€” Washington, DC; London; Rhode Island â€” Heather and Nick never came face to face until after they connected online in 2007. â€śI tell people that he was following me around the world,â€ť Heather jokes.
Ever since the groom proposed, Heather (who is Jewish) and Nick (who is Indian-Pakistani), knew they wanted to combine their traditions in one ceremony. The couple kicked things off with a mehndi, a traditional Indian party, at the restaurant Mantra in Boston. The next day, a justice of the peace married them in a ceremony that incorporated Jewish, Islamic, and Hindu traditions. â€śTo see everything coming together was really fun,â€ť Heather says.
The programâ€™s easy design was an instant classic.
Heather and Nick posed for photos in the Public Garden against a backdrop of crisp autumn leaves.
The ceremony took place in the Tajâ€™s grand ballroom. Heather and Nick stood under a Jewish chuppah, which had a red and gold sari belonging to the groomâ€™s mother draped on top.
(From left)Â Before the mehndi celebration at Mantra, henna artists adorned Heatherâ€™s hands. The process took nearly three hours.
Nick wore an orchid boutonniere.
The ballroom doubled as the reception venue.
Since the Tajâ€™s ballroom is so ornate, the couple chose simple floral arrangements with an orange, gold, and cream color scheme.
The fall-inspired centerpieces featured leaves and berries.
A DJ played Indian pop at Mantra.
DressÂ San Patrick, La Reine Bridal
Hair & MakeupÂ Rachael Berkowitz
MenswearÂ Simon & Sons
MusicÂ Paul Natale, Murray Hill Talent
LightingÂ Boston Uplights
VideographyÂ Action Wedding Videos
StationeryÂ Invitations & Company
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2010/10/real-new-england-weddings-silber-mohamed/