Photographing weddings all over the world everyone wondered what it would be like to see how Gene and I would create our own spacial day. With the help of Thomas Bui of Thomas Bui Lifestyle we wanted to create a black tie wedding to inspire and stayed true to who we are. Men were asked to wear tuxedos or black suits. Bow ties were a must. And the women elegant in full length dresses.
I come from a Hindu background and Gene a Buddhist we knew the wedding would be an intimate affair full of love, religion and tradition. I wanted to create a modern take on a Hindu ceremony. I love all aspects of the East and knew the ceremony would be the most important part of the day. Working closely with my Hindu priest, Dharmasetu Das, we created a one of a kind ceremony but still holding to traditional values. Family was also incorporated in every aspect of the ceremony giving blessings, good fortune and love.
The decor was another important aspect for the wedding because we are both such detail oriented photographers. The mandap was from Raj Tents and the ceremony lawn was graced with 2 different chair covers from Wildflower Linen in tones of creme. The flowers created by Jennifer Cole kept it elegant with tones of golds, cremes and whites.
Below are a few of our favorite photos from our wedding day along with family photos, photographed by Jim Garner.
My family posing for a pre wedding photo (brother, mom and grandparents)
Gene’s parents cuddling in for a hugOur closest friends, Riju, Erin, Marc, Hazel, Joaquin and YansyGene putting a garland around my neck. I was wearing sky high heels so I had to bend down a little bit when he was putting the garland around me (ha ha)Gene’s mom pouring water over our handsMy mom showering me and Gene with flower petals Love this photo because you can really see the details in our mandap from Raj Tents, my dress and the beautiful garlands from Jennifer Cole Florals
One of my favorite pics of the day. Such a happy moment for myself and Gene
Venue – Estancia La Jolla
Planner/Designer – Thomas Bui Lifestyle
Florist – Jennifer Cole Florals
Photographer – Jim Garner
Videographer – CineMatt
Furniture – Concepts Event Design
Linens – Wildflower Linens
Henna – Henna San Diego
Cake – Sweetcheeks Baking Co
Paper Goods – Rachel Baker
Sweets – Sobelle Favors
Mini Desserts – Elizabethian Bakery
Feather clutch – Wynn Austin Collection
Reception jewelry – Sofia and Chloe