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Carlsbad, CA Indian Wedding by Lin & Jirsa Photography

Nikki and Ravishankar's gorgeous, rustic inspired Indian wedding took place at one of my favorite California venues - Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa. Lin & Jirsa Photography was there to capture every last detail while Events by Sep ran the show! The bride's wedding trousseau was a mixture of glam and modern sophistication. Donning the art of work of designers such as Bridal by Nisha and Henna San Diego, Nikki stole her show. Kumba Entertainment bathed the venue with every ounce of elegance my heart could imagine. To make it all the more romantic, the florals found a way to enhance the beauty of ballroom keeping to a fresh color scheme of black and gold. After a sweeping baraat with Enchanted Carriages, it was time for Ronobir Lahiri Music and Fusion Sounds to turn it up. I have picked my favorite highlights down below. From enchanting candelabras to the bride’s timeless style – keep on scrolling to see every last detail. I have a feeling you'll be spending a little extra time in our gallery

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See you next week, loves!

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Mehndi Artists: Henna San Diego | DJ: Fusion Sounds | Catering: Mantra Indian Cuisine | Live Music: Ronobir Lahiri Music | Baraat: Enchanted Carriages | Bridal Fashions: Bridal By Nisha | Cinematography: I Do Wedding Video | Photography: Lin & Jirsa Photography | Ceremony & Reception: The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa | Planning & Design: Events by Sep | Floral & Decor: Kumba Events | Hair & Makeup: Drea V Makeup | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Margi Shah Dance Company | Bridal Fashion: AsoPalav | Cake & Treats: Cute Cakes SD | Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booth | Rentals: Rent My Wedding | Rentals: My Marquee SD |


Carlsbad, CA Indian Wedding by Lin & Jirsa Photography

There are so many lavishly appointed details in Nicki and Ravishankar's Indian wedding and I cannot wait to share them with you all! The couple's Indian wedding ceremony began with a traditional baraat led by a regal horse from Enchanted Carriages. Donning a Bridal by Nisha original and the custom work of Henna San Diego, Nicki was a twenty out of ten in my book. The bride walked up to her flower-laden stage into a blooming mandap by Kumba Entertainment. The talented décor team designed a rustic and romantic décor theme and who doesn't love being showered with rose petals? The couple brought on Mantra Indian Cuisine, Fusion Sounds, and Ronobir Lahiri Music as part of the reception party lineup coming up next! The entire day was a total dream - see for yourself in our gallery shot by Lin & Jirsa Photography

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In my next post, I end this feature with a bang! 

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Mehndi Artists: Henna San Diego | DJ: Fusion Sounds | Catering: Mantra Indian Cuisine | Live Music: Ronobir Lahiri Music | Baraat: Enchanted Carriages | Bridal Fashions: Bridal By Nisha | Cinematography: I Do Wedding Video | Photography: Lin & Jirsa Photography | Ceremony & Reception: The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa | Planning & Design: Events by Sep | Floral & Decor: Kumba Events | Hair & Makeup: Drea V Makeup | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Margi Shah Dance Company | Bridal Fashion: AsoPalav | Cake & Treats: Cute Cakes SD | Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booth | Rentals: Rent My Wedding | Rentals: My Marquee SD |


Carlsbad, CA Indian Wedding by Lin & Jirsa Photography

I can just hear the harmonious beats of Ronobir Lahiri Music wafting through Southern California with Nicki and Ravishankar's featured Indian wedding. This incredible Indian wedding features an all-star vendor team, stunning bridal wear (hello, Bridal by Nisha!) and opulent décor. Truly what makes it a Maharani wedding! The bride completed her Indian wedding trousseau with the intricate mehndi work designed by Henna San Diego. Most certainly ready for her first look, I can just tell the excitement was buzzing in the air! If there is one piece of advice I can give with the current Indian weddings trends is for brides to be selfish with their makeup artists! Ensuring your bridal team knows your vision is a dream come true for any bride and finding the perfect makeup artist is a challenge in itself. Drea V Makeup knocked it out of the park. Coming up I have my favorite highlights of the various events and with Enchanted Carriages and Mantra Indian Cuisine on the forefront, get ready to start pinning! Lin & Jirsa Photography has all the precious moments in our gallery.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met in 2015 at Penn State, where we had both started working around the same time - I was the social butterfly who talks to everyone, and he helped me with my IT issues - a few weeks later, we had our first day-long date. I knew he was definitely "the one" when he got me the Mindy Kaling book "Why Not Me?" for Christmas when I had already owned/read it, but it told me he knew me well enough! 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I am impossible to surprise, so I am very proud of Ravi for throwing me off on this one, by proposing when I was post-night shift and not-yet-caffeinated. He took me to my favorite botanical garden, Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, and brought his best friend (and future best-man) and his girlfriend (now wife) and used the ongoing orchid festival as a cover-up. He proposed in a beautiful spot under a gorgeous bunch of orchids, and all I could say was "of course!" 
 
Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
I think it takes a year (or so), a village, and a lot of patience. Social media can be helpful for finding people, but also terrible with constant comparison to other weddings which may look great, but may be significantly out of budget!
For the venue, I fell in love with multiple places around San Diego but did not want to have a different hotel or site for events without adjacent hotel rooms. If this is also important to you, do not settle for anything less! I loved having everything all in one place! Many venues are now more open to Indian weddings so I felt we had plenty to choose from. I was lucky to get married on my dream date, 8.18.18, which was a rare find! 
I was a busy 3rd-year resident while planning my wedding, and was planning a west coast wedding from the east coast, and to avoid getting overwhelmed I scheduled one thing per week to book/research. I had the venue sorted by June, most main vendors done by November. I went to India in January for 5 days and then afterward took a break with planning until around April after I took a big board exam. We then focused for the most part from April to August, and everything worked out great! I think that break was a great way to not get burnt out from the wedding planning process.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We had the sitar player, Ronobir Lahiri, playing during our happy hour and guests LOVED this! For those who don't know him, he plays English and Indian songs by sitar - Youtube him! When doing my research, I loved Ronobir's music so much and knew we wouldn't really be part of the cocktail hour, so also had him play for an hour during dinner service, which was great since I also got to listen to it. Again, guests were OBSESSED! 
The food from Mantra catering was also spectacular on both days - all the fusion, traditional food, and desserts were amazing!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
When I was told the wedding ceremony had ended THIRTY MINUTES EARLY!!!! I was SO happy! We did group photos on the mandap (this was going to be cut if we had run late) and I even got extra photos with my bridesmaids too. For my Type A personality, this made me extremely happy! 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Have a wedding coordinator (and all vendors, really) whom you trust, and who just "gets" Indian weddings, and isn't thrown off by the madness! 
 
Come back to all the events coming right up for inspiration!
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Mehndi Artists: Henna San Diego | DJ: Fusion Sounds | Catering: Mantra Indian Cuisine | Live Music: Ronobir Lahiri Music | Baraat: Enchanted Carriages | Bridal Fashions: Bridal By Nisha | Cinematography: I Do Wedding Video | Photography: Lin & Jirsa Photography | Ceremony & Reception: The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa | Planning & Design: Events by Sep | Floral & Decor: Kumba Events | Hair & Makeup: Drea V Makeup | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Margi Shah Dance Company | Bridal Fashion: AsoPalav | Cake & Treats: Cute Cakes SD | Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booth | Rentals: Rent My Wedding | Rentals: My Marquee SD |


Healdsburg, CA Indian Fusion Wedding by Apollo Fotografie

Roshni and Scott went for an incredibly lovely garden-inspired reception theme that started with heartwarming speeches and traditional toasts at the wonderful grounds of Ru's Farm. The perfect outdoor celebration showcased a gorgeous table setting with decorations that included charming pops of bright floral colors provided by Poppystone Designs over deep purple linens! The Booth Bus’ unique and cute mobile photo booth station printed some instant snaps for the crowd while Girl & The Fig created an exquisite menu that also pleased all the attendees. It was Roshni and Scott’s night, so the live music turned on inside the beautiful barn opened the dance floor for the Indian dance performances and for the new Mr. and Mrs. All these beautiful and natural moments were recorded by the talented Apollo Fotografie, who provided these two with such stunning memories that you can see featured in our complete gallery!

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An absolute inspiration boost! Don't you agree? If so let me know in the comments below.

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Photography: Apollo Fotografie | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ru's Farm | Decor: Encore Event Rentals and Decor | Floral: Poppystone Designs | Hair & Makeup: Brush Salon | Catering: Girl & The Fig | Bridal Fashion: Frontier Palace | Groom Fashion: Nordstrom | Cake & Treats: Moustache Baked Goods | Photo Booth: The Booth Bus | Rentals: Encore Events Rentals | Officiant: Rabbi Matt Eisenberg |


Healdsburg, CA Indian Fusion Wedding by Apollo Fotografie

The big day embraced both cultures, flawlessly interlacing rituals in a tender and kind way. The bride and groom signed the Jewish prenuptial agreement or Ketubah indoors a 100-year old barn and afterward, a special Hindu/Jewish fusion ceremony took place facing a centennial majestic cork oak tree in the stunning meadows of Ru's Farm! The charming Chuppa/Mandap design was a work entrusted to Encore Event Rentals and Decor while the dazzling and bright blooms that embellished the ambiance, as well as the stunning orchid garlands, were provided by the renowned Poppystone Designs. Apollo Fotografie followed the couple around all day, capturing wonderful candid shots and the beauty of the picturesque location. The bridesmaids exuded heaps of style with custom-made coral and gold color anarkali suits that made the ladies shined out next to the newlyweds!  Peruse the result of this wonderful fusion union in our complete gallery!

 

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The memories of the reception are just around the corner.

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Photography: Apollo Fotografie | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ru's Farm | Decor: Encore Event Rentals and Decor | Floral: Poppystone Designs | Hair & Makeup: Brush Salon | Catering: Girl & The Fig | Bridal Fashion: Frontier Palace | Groom Fashion: Nordstrom | Cake & Treats: Moustache Baked Goods | Photo Booth: The Booth Bus | Rentals: Encore Events Rentals | Officiant: Rabbi Matt Eisenberg |


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