Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer featured former clients Melissa and Raj’s Hindu and Western wedding in Kellie Patrick Gates’ LOVE: column.


Melissa, who grew up in Dallas, Pennsylvania, and Raj, who was born in Calcutta, India, wanted to blend their two cultures. They got married during Diwali – the Indian festival of lights – and said an appropriate prayer. They also played Polish polkas. Guests ate curry, pierogies, and Philadelphia cheesesteaks.

Photographs by Alyssa Maloof Photography of Melissa and Raj’s wedding can be viewed in The Queen of Hearts’ Recent Weddings gallery.