This is VERY rare. An Indian wedding with soft colors…usually wedding colors are bright and bold but Anuja’s, a girly girl, with soft apricot, blushy pink, and some vivid splashs of coral and soft green. The Mandap was modern yet, graceful. It was the stage for an Ismaili and Hindu ceremony. This was my first Ismaili ceremony. Adored the chandeliers going down the aisle, with the crystals at the end under the mandap. It got breezy during set up and team White Lilac were untangling crystals for some time!
It was a long day for Anuja, as she started off the morning with the Piti ceremony, for women only. Then an additional 2 ceremonies, 2 hours in length. After the Hindu ceremony, guests headed to cocktails while the bride and groom changed into evening outfits.
Guests entered the dinner reception with oohs and ahhs, as again it was not a traditional decor, with an ethereal vibe of greenery and soft warm tones. Nichelle, Details a la Carte, created beautiful papergoods, with a Indian flair, the designs were perfectly suited for the decor! You can see it prominently on the dance floor gobo. Thanks Mike from Shine for putting up with me for days, and freezing the night before. DJ Parag with Special Occassions LA was perfect for the group, played just enough Indian music for the parents and mixed it up with hip hop pop as the night went on.
Anuja and Arif ended their 4 day event with brunch at Andrea’s inside Pelican Resort. It was definitely a destination wedding for the couple and the guests as they returned to many different states and countries, even South Africa (long flight!!!)
Photos courtesy of John with John and Joseph Photography
Anuja & Arif had a lovely wedding at the Resort at Pelican Hill and a fun-filled dinner reception. Thank you Elysium Productions for their original series highlights! The original series highlights features part of their Garba at the Fairmont in Newport Beach and the wedding ceremony & reception at Pelican Hill. I can’t get over how beautiful all the outfits were! This group new how to dance and celebrate!
Anuja & Arif’s Original Series Highlights courtesy of Elysium Productions.