Muslim brides interact with each other as they wait for their wedding ceremonies to start during a mass marriage ceremony in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, Nov 4, 2012.
credit: Amit Dave/Reuters via The Guardian.
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.
Tina is a livewire. Alex is quiet and reserved. Together, they sparked a summer day at a unique estate nestled in the rolling hills of Mount Saint Diablo State Park. Accented with glorious DIY eye-candy from the bride, this outdoor hindu ceremony and ensuing pool-side celebration was a perfect reflection of this modern cross-cultural couple – understated, hip and irresistibly fun!
Here are the amazing vendors we had the pleasure of working with!
Photography: Jasmine Wang Photography
Event Planning & Design, Stationery: Anais Events
Venue: The Thomas Estate
Priest: Pandit Nilesh Pandya
Cakes: Flour Chylde Bakery
Catering: Amber India San Francisco
Music: DJ Mandeep Singh, Absolute Vibez
Lighting: Avenue Illumination
Transportation: Polly Martini Limousine
Hair & Make-up: Julianne Chai
Henna: Neeta Sharma
Favors & Personal Flowers: The Bride herself!
and a special thank you to South Asian Bride Magazine for featuring this stunning wedding! To see the feature, click HERE…
The elephant-god Ganesha (or Ganpati) is one of the most prominent deities in Hinduism. Widely revered as the ‘Remover of Obstacles’ and ‘Lord of Beginnings’, his name is always invoked before any other deity’s name in Hindu wedding prayer rituals.
Legend has it that Lord Ganesha received this distinction as a blessing from his parents, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He is designated as the chief (eesha) of all of Lord Shiva’s ganas (servers) – hence the name, Ganesha.
An illustration by artist Katie Daisy.
Photography: Humza Yasin; Venue: Doubletree Hotel San Jose; Coordination: Planning Elegance; Event Design, florals, stationery & candy bar: Anais Events; Family’s clothes & jewelry: custom made in India; Makeup & Hair: The Allure Studio; Lighting & Music: Riamu Entertainment; Cake: Amia Bakery; Catering: Jay Bharat.