When it comes to Indian weddings, there’s no shortage of celebrations! You know things we’re starting in the right direction when you’re playing tug of war on the beach..!
When we met Adrienne and Gaurav, we knew immediately that this was a fun loving couple. There were a few things that we knew right away were important: they wanted to have an Indian fusion ceremony, be surrounded by nature in the tall redwood trees and that their families & friends played a big role in the creation of the wedding theme.
The wedding took place in Aptos, CA so many of their friends flew in for what would be a high energy and unforgettable wedding weekend. It started with their friends getting together on the beach to play some games. Girls against boys. They all wore capes, (boys in red & girls in blue). It was a great way to put everyone in good spirits to later enjoy the sangeet and officially launch the wedding celebrations
Bright colors and love filled the room for the sangeet as each of their parents spoke beautiful words. Adrienne’s father and friends, (who are musicians), played music and got all the guests to their feet singing and dancing! Most importantly, their dog Rusty was sitting right by their side through the entire night and wedding weekend. Adrienne and Gaurav made sure that he played an important role in the celebrations!
It was a beautiful way to start the weekend and the ceremony/reception is one to remember! Be sure to check out Part 2 in the next couple of weeks..
In the meantime, check out some of these gorgeous photos by Third Element Studios who captured the entire wedding weekend so beautifully.
This wedding was too amazing NOT to post the unforgettable photos captured by Stephan & Stella for Maloman Studios! We had such a great time working on this wedding not only because of the venue and amazing vendors, but the fact that the bride & groom, Payal and Nishant, were such a pleasure to work with. Their love for one another is evident and through these photos, you can truly tell how happy they are and having the best time with their family & friends on this special day.
What we truly love about these photos is how absolutely gorgeous Payal looks in her dark green lengha choli with a beautiful white skirt to match. The colors blend beautifully in front of the gorgeous greenery that surrounded the venue. Even the natural lighting during the day was able to pick up some beautiful shadow as the bride and groom took their pictures. As we move through the course of the day, their change in outfits post-ceremony blend beautifully with the purples and fuchsia lighting and floral arrangements of the reception decor.
We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we did planning the wedding! Thanks to all the other vendors who helped make this wedding possible.. Venue: The Villa at Mountain Lakes, Catering: Chand Palace, Flowers: Elegant Affairs, Bride’s Attire: Benzer, Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Groom’s Tux: Ralph Lauren, DJ: DJ Milin, Cake: The Villa’s Baker, Hair & Makeup: Michelle Stern & Tamara Saffioti
Be sure to check out the amazing Maharani Weddings feature of Payal & Nishant! Thanks for the wonderful spread.. Also, be sure to check out our Maharani Weddings vendor page to find out more information about us!
Martinis. Sleek interior decor. Black suits. Just a few of the Mad Men inspired wedding theme details that our friends Racheal and Rochan incorporated into their reception celebrations!
Moving into Day 2 of the wedding festivities, the wedding party traveled to the Bently Reserve in San Francisco! With marble columns lining the outside, the Mad Men vibe started as soon as you walked into the venue! Both the bride & groom wore sophisticated designs by Indian designers. (Rochan wearing a Nehru black suit with red trimming and Racheal wore a colorful and intricate SHYAMAL & BHUMIKA anarkali.) The party continued throughout the night with swanky red couches, glass candles/vases, velvet draping, mirrored coffee tables and elaborate centerpieces filled with gorgeous white orchids.
It was an extremely memorable night with close friends & family. We’re so glad The Memory Journalists was able to capture some of the beautiful details of this day! Also, we can’t forget to thank the other vendors who helped make this wedding possible: Global Gourmet Catering for the delicious menu, Rukhsana’s Beauty Place for Racheal’s gorgeous makeup, Silver Tie Films videography & Sweet Tooth Confections for the creative treats!
If you are looking for the latest and greatest Bridal Fashions, look no further. We are bringing you the hottest fashions and trends, hot off the runway from Lakmé Fashion Week Winter 2011. Whether it’s for your Reception or Sangeet, we are sure you will find something you love!
This week we will be bringing you the most amazing designs by some phenomenal designers who showcased their newest collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter 2011 in Mumbai.
Take a look at Payal Singhal’s “Bridal Fantasy” collection. Gorgeous shades of cream, ash green, champagne and many more flowed across the runway presented in intricate tulle, brocades and silk. With a wide range of lenghas, suits and dresses, there is something for everyone!
Let us know which creation is your favorite! Keep an eye out for Part II featuring another fantastic designer!
*Photos courtesy of IndianWeddingSite
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