A Festive Indian Wedding at the Congressional Country Club

A Napa Valley proposal led to a festive Indian-Irish wedding bash.

All photographs by Photographick Studios.

High winds and several feet of snow didn’t stop Pooja Trehan and Kyle O’Meara from meeting up for their first date. The two had met on a university-hosted trip to Las Vegas while attending the University of Chicago, and Kyle had asked Pooja out to an Italian restaurant upon returning. After braving the biggest snowstorm in years, the two continued dating.

On a much sunnier day almost three years later, Kyle got down on one knee in the midst of a vineyard overlooking Napa Valley. As Pooja said yes, a butterfly flew by, providing good omen and inspiring the theme for their wedding ten months later. The couple wed on June 7, 2014 with a Catholic ceremony at Our Lady of Mercy Church and a Hindu ceremony at Congressional Country Club, bringing guests together in a blend of their Indian and Irish cultures with a Hindu ceremony altar, guests dressed in saris and kurtas, and the bride changing into a white wedding gown designed by her cousin.

Wedding Ceremony: Our Lady of Mercy Church (Catholic ceremony); Congressional Country Club (Hindu ceremony)

Reception Venue: Ritz Carlton

Photographer: Photographick Studios

Bride’s Gown: Sachin and Babi (wedding dress and reception gown); Frontier (Hindu ceremony outfit); Jade (Sangeet outfit)

Groom’s Tux: Suit Supply (suit and reception tux); Frontier (Hindu ceremony)

Hair: Suman Khosla (Catholic ceremony and Sangeet); Remona Soleimani (Hindu ceremony and reception)

Makeup: Suman Khosla (Catholic ceremony and Sangeet); Nour Kazoun (Hindu ceremony and reception)

Event Coordinator: Ace of Events

Cake: Ritz Carlton

Florist: Priti Verma, L’Ambiance

Caterer: Moghul Catering

Music/Entertainment: Extra Hot DJs

Invitations: Classic India Wedding Invitations