So blessed by all our clients who allow us to do what we do best, by all my vendor friends that never cease to inspire, my staff who help me beyond words…and most of all by my amazing husband who supports me at every event. He says he has no choice (he does!)…my heart is so full! Happy Thanksgiving!!
Indian basmati rice bags as toss pillows. Genius!
I’m absolutely swooning over Sophia and Jawwad’s classic and modern muslim wedding! There are so many details that are just so gorgeous – Sophia’s beautiful dress, her subtle and sophisticated heels, the soft romantic flowers all around, the fabulous jewels on all the ladies, but I have to admit that my favorite part of their big day is the way they looked at one another! Love love love this wedding and all the gorgeous photos by Augie Chang!
Photographer – Augie Chang \ Venue – Hyatt Regency Sacramento \ Event Design, florals and Styling – Anais Event Planning & Design\ Stationery – Shaadi Papery \ Bakery – Whole Foods \ Rentals – Celebrations Party Rentals \ Linens – Anais Event Planning & Design \ DJ – Ahmed Hashem \ Special event lighting – Avenue Illumination \ Makeup Artist –Valerie Yager\ Bride’s gown – custom designed in Pakistan \ Jewelry – heirloom \ Shoes – Jimmy Choo.
Love how this styled shoot captures all the fun, spirit, and energy of the pre-wedding ‘Mehndi Rasam’ event when friends/family gather together to adorn the bride, sing and dance to traditional punjabi songs, all to celebrate the bride and her upcoming wedding. Check out all that marvelous color, dreamy props, and lush flower hair accessories!
Courtesy of Brides and You Magazine; Makeup & Hair/ Styling/Photography : Khawar Riaz
A few weeks ago, we were thrilled to host the San Francisco launch of SouthAsian Bride Magazine’s coffee table book, Wedding Inspirations 2012 at Jade Studio Productions‘ fabulous studio location in Treasure Island. The book is a beautiful and in-depth collection of stunning work by brilliant event coordinators, designers, florists, photographers, lighting specialists and other vendors who make each and every wedding so unique and special. Not only did a few images of our work make it in there, but our styled shoot made it to the prestigious cover!
Working with a talented team of vendors, we designed the venue with a deep, romantic ambience for Northern California’s finest wedding industry members to gather and celebrate South Asian wedding style wrapped up into one beautiful book. Guests walked in to a beautifully lit front facade and interior by Avenue Illumination, then greeted with champagne and mesmerizing music by DJ Happy Grewal of Wicked Entertainment. Our cover model Camille graced us with her presence, looking extra stunning thanks to Valerie Yager, Kristina Rink Piccardo, Babita Amar and Neeta Desai Sharma, and wearing a gorgeous dress and stunning jewels by Dhillon & Co.
From there guests indulged in some delicious passed hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Wine Valley Catering and New Delhi Restaurant and got their cinematic style shots from Philippe Lee of Jade Studio Productions. Celebrations Party Rentals sponsored the use of props and furniture, The Oasis Bar & Grill graciously hosted a complimentary bar the entire evening while Winery SF hosted a delicious wine bar for everyone to indulge in before dancing the night away!
We partied with new and old friends, met a lot of wonderful people that night, but the highlight of the evening was meeting Sadaf Kherani, the book’s editor and getting to play a small part in sharing this book with future brides to use for all it’s daydreaming and planning potential!
Venue: JSP Studios, Treasure Island
Photography: Jade Studio Productions
Event Design, production, staffing, props and florals: Anais Events
Lighting, drapery and props: Avenue Illumination
Music & entertainment: Wicked Entertainment
Furniture Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals
Hosted Bar: The Oasis Bar & Grill
Wine Bar: The Winery SF
Catering: Wine Valley Catering
Catering: New Delhi Restaurant
Model: Camille Toussaint
Model’s clothes and jewelry: Dhillon&Co.
Model’s makeup: Valerie Yager, Josephine Beauty
Model’s hair: Kristina Rink Piccardo, Joy Blossom Makeup & Artistry
Model’s henna, guest henna: Neeta Desai Sharma, Mehndi Designer
Model’s styling, guest henna: Babita Amar, Henna Times
Day-of assistance: Tejel Patel, Ambiance by Tejel