Senator Kesha Ram and husband Jacob Hinsdale share a deep love for Vermont, and the beauty of the state was the backdrop for their unforgettable weekend-long Indian American fusion wedding at An Affair by the Lake in Addison, Vermont.
Kesha is a Vermont Senator (she's the youngest woman in history and the first woman of color to serve in the Vermont Senate). Jacob is a born-and-bred Vermonter, growing up on his family's dairy farm. Their lives intersected when Kesha returned to Burlington to work on a downtown revitalization project. She was introduced to Jacob because of his mild obsession with tiny houses, and they soon found they had a lot in common. Now, the couple lives in Shelburne with their dog, Miso.
Kesha is a biracial Indian American who is culturally Hindu and Jewish. Jacob is descended from French-Canadian Catholic ancestry and English Protestants. The couple wanted to honor both their cultural identities and their love of Vermont in their wedding. Lindsey Leichthammer Events helped to plan the beautiful, multicultural celebration, which included a Mehendi (henna ceremony), an Indian wedding ceremony led by a Hindu priest, a Sangeet, where family and friends performed their best Bollywood dances, and a more "conventional" American ceremony and reception on Saturday. It was also important to the couple for their celebration to be rooted in Vermont, so all of their vendors were local businesses.
"We wanted to honor and inspire our common narrative of love, family, and belonging," says Senator Ram. The result is an inspiring, unique, beautiful celebration! See their gallery below.