I am jumping up and down with excitement and beyond flattered today because Amy & Jocey, the lovely ladies who run one of my daily read wedding blogs, The Wedding Chicks asked little ole’ me to blog this beautiful Indian fusion wedding. I read The Wedding Chicks 5 times a day when I was engaged and I still go back to it every.single.day. I adore their whimsical weddings and I go bah-nanas for their DIY Downloads. So, what could be better than blog alongside one of my favorite sites, than this amazing Sonoma Indian Wedding?!?!?! Bright and sunny with a dash of vintage, and I flipped when I saw that the bride wore a traditional silk sari with a matching gold belt! From the pretty florals by FleurEssence to the charming details I am head over heels in love with this one. Luckily, Carlie Statsky was there to capture every breath taking moment, so I will for sure be drooling all day!
From the awe-inspiring Carlie Statsky :
This was a day so saturated with color, joy, ceremony and love. There were so many amazing details and moments to capture, , beginning with the traditional Indian ceremony in front of the lotus pond at Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma. The ceremony concluded with mango lassis and sweets while Anne and Ganesh went to change for their western ceremony.I was so impressed with how swiftly Anne changed out of her sari and into her gown, tamed her wind blown hair, and was was ready to begin their intimate and personalized western ceremony. After the second ceremony we went and had some fun exploring around Cornerstone’s beautiful gardens in the crazy wind while guests enjoyed cocktail hour by the barn. Everyone then moved into a heated tent for a family style dinner, and then headed to the equally cozy barn for dancing and cake. Anne and Ganesh, together with the help of the talented team at Dandelion Events, did such a wonderful job bringing two traditions together to create a day that felt so cohesive and full of joy, and they couldn’t have chosen a better venue for such a day than Cornerstone Gardens.
The fun doesn’t stop here – no way Maharanis – there is even more of this Indian Wedding coming right up!
Photography: Carlie Statsky / Event Design: Leslie Goldberg of Dandeloin Events / Venue: Cornerstone Gardens / Desserts: Kara’s Cupcakes / Caterer: Elaine Bell Catering / Cinematography: Shakewell Studios / DJ: Josh Dukes / Floral Design: FleurEssence / Lighting: Napa Valley AV / Officiant: Hindu Ceremony: Pandit Sampath Sridharan / Western Ceremony: John Mark Curtis