The experts at First Comes Love Weddings & Events have planned the most stunning, beachfront fusion ceremony at Scripps Seaside Forum for today's happy couple, María Luisa and Yash, and we're getting all the need to know details from this fabulous fairy tale wedding through the eyes of ABM Wedding Photography! Raja Yash made his way over to the venue via a bright baraat procession, where he and wedding guests were greeted by a full mariachi band! This beautifully blended event boasted contemporary decor which included an understated, yet vibrant, mandap by Organic Elements, and beautifully illustrated, bilingual programs by January Waters (front and back!). The blushing bride was overflowing with Maharani style in her red wedding lengha, gold jewelry and magnificent mehndi details by Henna San Diego, as she swapped vows with the Raja of her dreams. We'll be diving into her and Yash's reception highlights in just a bit, but before we do, you need to fill up on the rest of their outdoor ceremony details in the gallery, where you can also get an exclusive look at the Indian groom's baraat!
Maharani María Luisa, on her and Raja Yash's wedding style:
"We embraced both of our cultures and had a Mexican shaadi. Our palette was dusky rainbow and decorations were brought from southern Mexico and India."
On her and Raja Yash's mothers special sehra:
"Our mamas prepared a sehra for us that had us loving them even more and crying in laughter (you can see in the pictures). They perfectly blended our two cultures, even singing "Yash asks Maria Luisa, let's have Dal roti for lunch / Maria Luisa prepares bean burrito, and says with a smile / it's almost the same, did I get it right? / Can't stop praising, such a beautiful sight"".
On the venue and custom details:
"The venue was special to us because we met in La Jolla and spent most of our time at UCSD. So the Scripps Seaside Forum is right on campus and wonderful to share with all our family and friends. My favorite details were the piñata, which we had made in Mexico and crossed here. I painted the Rajasthani design and our closest friends helped fill in the color. My bridesmaids and I also had a lot of fun painting the elephants and letters that were used as decorations in the days prior to the wedding. Our table runners were hand embroidered by Tzotzil Mayas in Chiapas, Mexico. I also loved our bilingual wedding programs, designed by January Waters."
We'll hit the dance floor with today's newlyweds when I get back! Be sure to join us for all the magic!