The Vintage Carriage Company ushers in our charismatic groom on a dynamic white horse during a lively baraat procession to The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa in Livermore, California where the heartfelt I do's will be pronounced. This wine country wedding, planned by Bash Creative, is all about rustic elegance. The mandap is draped in royal blue fabric (which is our Maharani's favorite color), and fresh, cream-colored flowers— courtesy of Milkweed Floral, bind everything together. And there, every step of the way is Wedding Documentary Photo + Cinema capturing all the heartwarming highlights from Sipra's walk down the aisle through all the traditional rituals. Catch more memorable details of this emotional affair in the gallery!
From the bride, on the wedding style:
"Our wedding style was rustic elegance and Indian/American fusion. We had friends and family come in from all over the world so we wanted the wedding to make everyone feel comfortable no matter where they were from. Indian weddings are so colorful so we wanted a lot of color. My favorite color is blue so we started with that and then added in other jewel toned colors to build the palette. The venue and our dress color choices also helped us choose the theme of the decor to go with the rustic vibe of the Purple Orchid olive orchard. We also wanted to incorporate aspects of both of our cultures so you could feel that through having the two separate ceremonies as well as both Indian/American food and decor. I also loved the chalkboard signs so we had some custom ones made that incorporated the henna pattern but also demonstrated the rustic elegant look we were going for."
On her favorite part of planning:
"I loved teaching Kevin and our family and friends who are not Indian about our culture. I also learned a lot through the process and became closer to both my family and Kevin's."
On friends and family helping:
"Our wedding planner, Annalee, was a new friend we had recently met and grew closer to throughout the wedding process. Our flowers were arranged by our friend, Amber McIntosh, who has always dreamt of starting her own flower business and had done a few weddings before ours. She did an amazing job on all of our flowers and mine and my bridesmaids bouquets. Our cookie bar was made by my mom and 3 other friends- Rupa, Jessica, and Krysia. My friend actually dreams of being a pastry chef one day so she made macaroons, red velvet cookies, and chocolate/peanut butter cookies (Kevin's favorite). Our friends Trevor and Stephanie recently entered the brewery business (Pond Farm Brewing) and brewed the beer for our Rehearsal Dinner. Many of our friends - even non-Indian went and got saris from Sari Palace to wear Indian clothes to the wedding."
On a special moment:
"The entrance to the Indian ceremony was the most magical for me. From being carried by my brothers on the dholi to walking down the aisle with my dad during the Indian ceremony was the most special moment for me. My dad was really emotional so we were both tearing up as we walked down the aisle which made Kevin tears up as well. There were a lot of guests with tears in their eyes too so it was definitely a moment to remember."
The American ceremony images are straight ahead!