Happy Friday, Maharanis! We are ending our week just right with the lovely highlight film of Vaninder & Kenny where we are reminded that the marriage vow is the most important vow you'll ever take. Usman Baporia Photography beautifully captured this lovely affair and I'm getting goosebumps! Limelight Productions held Vaninder's hand through her wedding journey and transformed her parent's home backyard into the perfect setting for a Sikh wedding. Saba Decor Rentals added the ultimate touch of color with flower arrangements with beautiful deep red and white roses creating a romantic ambiance. Raja Kenny was ready to marry the love of his life and a large procession joined him while riding a magnificent white horse provided by Vintage Carriage Company. Their reception at the Chabot Space and Science Center was nothing short of spectacular, a fun entrance while looking elegant and flawless welcomed the guests into a night they will always remember thanks to the mementos captured in Pink Shutter's photo booths. Hit play and don't miss down below our one on one with Vaninder!
Oakland, CA Sikh Wedding by Usman Baporia Photography
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Met him 3 years ago, while doing a fellowship at John's Hopkins in Baltimore. I knew he was the one on our first trip to California that year
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
He proposed at the Boboli Gardens in Florence Italy with an improv photographer capturing the whole thing
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.
Used Thumbtack and my wedding planner Khadija Hansia and her team at Limelight productions for all the best in terms of wedding details!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Instagram. I knew I was going to wear red for the wedding
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Being with family and friends, and spending time with my mom planning this together
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We got married at home at my parents' house in our backyard. Being home with a full Sikh set up and outside was beautiful.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The Sikh ceremony itself
For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
Decor was traditional Indian for the mehndi and modern dinner affair for the reception (held in a space and science museum!)
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy your wedding, the time with family and the time with the love of your life.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Jewelry was from my mom and sets from both grandmother's
I wore a lei on my head brought from Hawaii for my chura (I was born in Hawaii).
The reception cake and catering were done by our favorite Italian restaurant in town. The best
Enjoy your weekend, loves!
Live Music: Kukoo G. Singh - Live Music | Baraat: Vintage Carriage Company | Floral & Decor: Saba Decor Rentals | Planning & Design: Limelight Productions | Cinematographer: Usman Baporia Photography | Photographer: Usman Baporia Photography | Sangeet Venue: Dhillon Residence | Ceremony Venue: Dhillon Residence | Reception Venue: Chabot Space and Science Center | Catering: Chef Rounak with Wah Jee Wah | Ceremony | Catering: Bay Area Staffing | Catering: Postino's | DJ: DJ Raju with Nirvana Entertainment | Mehndi Artist: Swati Shah with Henna Traditions | Photo Booth: Pink Shutter Photo Booths | Rentals: Elegance Rentals | Rentals: Bay Area Chiavari Rentals | Valet Parking: Marin Valet