Photographer Comments: “If you randomly saw an elephant strolling down the street, you’re probably like me: you’d wonder if the local zoo knew one of their prized animals had escaped, right? Well, if it happened to be a weekend, and you had ever say, attended an Eastern wedding, maybe this sight wouldn’t be so surprising to you! I learned SO much while photographing this dual Eastern and Western wedding at Charles Krug Winery!
“This wedding included an amazing horse, a bagpiper, and a dhol drummer for with baraat! This was the first Indian wedding I had ever attended, so the festivities were so incredible and eye opening! I couldn’t get enough of the dancing, and music, and the joyous look on everyone’s faces! Then, the grooms family is met by the brides family, where they exchange garlands as a way of welcoming each other. You guys, this was so hilarious! It might have been my most favorite part of the day, even! Each pairing was introduced, and then were instructed to play a game to see who could gift the other their garland first. The “loser” then had to pick up the “winner”! I couldn’t stop laughing, everyone played along so well! It was a great way to introduce the family, and led right into the mandap.
“Another first for me was a wedding with a purple color palate! So gorgeous and fitting with the natural greenery outside, and with the colorful clothing! The florals blew me away!
“It was so incredible to watch both Indian and American traditions be observed. And I was also so impressed at how fast the bride was able to change from one dress to the other! This wedding was also the first time I did two separate first looks, and both were so sweet and special!
“I also loved all the henna! The bride personalized hers- the Golden Gate Bridge on her right palm and a claddagh on her left to signify her Irish heritage. So beautifully done!”
Vendors in this Wedding
DJ: Wicked Entertainment
Other: Hackney Horse & Carriage
Cake Designer: Rassasy Cakes
Hair Stylist: It’s A Date At the Powder Room
Beauty: Neeta Sharma Mehndi Designer
Floral Designer: Angella Floral Art
Officiant: Weddings of heart
Caterer: Park Avenue Catering
Reception Venue: Charles Krug Winery
Event Planner: So Eventful
Photographer: Stephanie Hopkins Photography
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