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Dallas couple blends family traditions for a one-of-a-kind wedding

Dallas couple blends family traditions for a one-of-a-kind wedding

Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
Pria Amin and Robert Dvorscak were married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Trinity River Audubon Center on May 7, 2016.  Honey & Salt Photography
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
On the eve of the wedding, a tradition Indian mehndi party was held at Pria's parents house. Honey & Salt Photography
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
Mehndi is a ceremonial art form that originated in the ancient Indian subcontinent. It is typically applied during weddings, for brides.  Honey & Salt Photography
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
For women, mehndi is usually drawn on the palm, back of the hand, and on feet. Honey & Salt Photography
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
The ceremony and reception took place at the Trinity River Audubon Center.  Honey & Salt Photography
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
The couple wrote their own vows as a way to personalize the ceremony.  Honey & Salt Photography
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
The bridal bouquet was by Silka Sanchez of Jefferson Tower Events.  Honey & Salt Photography
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
The bride's dress was by Neeru Kumar and purchased at Tulsi in Bangalore, India.  Honey & Salt Photography
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
The venue provided the natural light Pria wanted for her wedding photography. Honey & Salt Photography
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
All paper products for the wedding were designed by the bride's sister, Sonia Amin.  Honey & Salt Photography
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
Silka Sanchez of Jefferson Tower Events also did the rest of the floral arrangements.  Honey & Salt Photography
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
Jar Cakery did the wedding cakes. Honey & Salt Photography
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
Incorporating personal touches and the traditions of both their cultures were very important to the couple.  Honey & Salt Photography
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
DJ Vik kept weddings attendees on the dance floor all night long.  Honey & Salt Photography
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
The couple left the venue with a sparkler exit, thanks to family and friends.  Honey & Salt Photography
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings
Pria Amin, Robert Dvorscak 2016 Real Weddings

Sometimes friendships really do turn into the best romantic relationships. That is the case with Pria Amin and her husband, Robert Dvorscak, who became fast friends during their freshman year at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.

The two lived next to each other in their dorm that first year; however, they didn't start dating until November 2010 of their junior year. Four years later, Robert got on one knee at Pria's family beach house on Lake Michigan. Despite Pria's being a Dallasite, he knew that this was his bride-to-be's favorite spot in the whole world.

That said, Dallas was the decided location for the pair as they narrowed down the exact location for their May 7, 2016, nuptials. There was no theme, per se, but this couple prioritized personal touches during the planning process to pull off their dream wedding.

"We wanted a casual, light-hearted event to celebrate with our family and friends, many of whom traveled from all over the world to be with us," Pria says. "We were lucky enough to have a close family friend become ordained and perform our ceremony. Those personal touches were so important to us."

The couple wrote their own vows, the bride's sister designed all the paper products, and the mother of the bride and father of the groom said a prayer from each of their faiths. Pria's family is from India, so the Indian elements of the wedding were extremely important to the celebration, which began on the eve of the ceremony, with a traditional mehndi party.

As for a venue, the bride wanted something very organic that incorporated wildflowers and had beautiful natural light. Where else, then, than Trinity River Audubon Center?

The icing on the proverbial cake? The Bolsa Mercado catering team prepared an authentic Indian meal for the unforgettable affair.

"We honestly had the best time," Pria says. "The actual day was exactly how we pictured it, and we just wish it hadn't gone by so quickly!"

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Trinity River Audubon Center
Wedding Planner: Kaylah Key, Rachel Reeves Events
Floral: Silka Sanchez, Jefferson Tower Events
Photographer: Honey & Salt Photography
Rentals: Posh Couture Rentals
Invitations and Paper Products: Bride's Sister, Sonia Amin
Cake: Jar Cakery
Catering: Bolsa Mercado
Bridal Gown Retailer: Tulsi of Bangalore, India
Bridal Gown Designer: Neeru Kumar
Bridal Gown Alterations: Design By Yasmin
Bridal Shoe Designer: Sam Edelman
Makeup: Bride Did Herself 
Hair: Serenity Salon
Ceremony Music: Serenata Strings 
Reception Entertainment: DJ Vik

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