Welcome back, lovelies! If you didn’t already catch Part 1 of Sarah + Sunny’s amazing Indian / American wedding celebration, be sure to check that out before moving on to Part 2 with us! Part 1 is all about their gorgeous Indian Hindu ceremony – with jaw-dropping images captured by Danielle Poff Photography of all the beauty, plus the sweetest elephant ever named Tai! In Part 2, you’ll see their beautiful sunset Catholic ceremony, along with a boho-inspired reception dinner that we think you’re going to fall in love with BIG time.
We love how this adorable duo had such a big hand in designing their day, making sure to show off both cultures throughout the entire celebration. Sarah designed the invitations + programs for both ceremonies, the table numbers, the watercolor and calligraphy escort cards and more. Sunny spray-painted ball canning jars for the Catholic ceremony, baskets for the Hindu ceremony, the card box and wine bottles for the table numbers. Together, they designed and put together the flower-girl pails and signs – and Sarah’s dad even hand-cut every cork for each placecard! To top it off, Sunny’s family put together the guest welcome bags, making the day a true family affair and celebration of love!
For their American ceremony, Sarah wore a stunning Vera Wang dress paired with glittery, gold Jimmy Choo shoes! To add a perfect pop of color, she carried a super bright and beautiful rose, peony and protea bouquet by Noonan’s Wine Country Designs!
The guys looked ultra-dapper in blue suits with fun wooden bow ties!
Sunny: When I read the storybook that Sarah wrote for me about us meeting and the nervousness I felt before she walked down the aisle during the Catholic ceremony. It just all of a sudden felt real when I saw her.
Sarah: There are so many! I am torn. But one has to be the fact that there was a hawk tailing me from the moment I stepped foot in California that I knew had to be my grandfather (he absolutely would have come back as a hawk). Once my brother told the story in his speech at the Sangeet that I thought he was with us, I got texts of pictures before the Hindu and Catholic ceremonies as the same hawk circled overhead watching. My heart was so full that everybody just understood how meaningful it was to me.
Processional: All of Me – John Legend (played live by the Aurora Ensemble)
Recessional: Marry You – Bruno Mars (played live by the Aurora Ensemble)
First Dance: Ho Hey – The Lumineers (played live by The Brambles)
One of Sarah’s fave moments of the day was when her friends and family surprised Sunny with a coordinated dance during the Sangeet – and seeing the look on his face knowing they’d been practicing for months!
The tablescapes featured beyond-gorgeous blooms and a relaxed, yet polished, bohemian vibe.
Everybody says it and nobody is able to do it, but hang on to every second. Let go of what is going wrong when you are there (there will be a ton of it) and just enjoy every second.
photography: Danielle Poff Photography // event design: the couple along with Noonan's Wine Country Designs // planning: the couple along with Noonan's Wine Country Designs // florals: Noonan's Wine Country Designs // wedding dress: Vera Wang // bride's shoes: Jimmy Choo // bridesmaid dresses: Various Palomino dresses by Lela Rose and Alfred Sung // groom attire: Knot Standard // videography: Brinton Films // paper goods: The bride // cake: Frost It Cakery // music: Epic Entertainment // venue name: Monarch Club, Presqui'le Winery Santa Maria, California // day-of-coordinator for the Hindu/Catholic ceremonies: Donna Romani Events // barat gateway: Bella Vista Designs // mandap: Bella Vista Designs // lighting: Bella Vista Designs // hairpiece: Glimour, Eden Luxe Bridal // hair stylist: Bluebird Salon, TEAM Hair & Makeup // makeup artist: Bluebird Salon, TEAM Hair & Makeup // photobooth: Tinker Tin Trailer Co // lounge: Tinker Tin Trailer Co // catering: Jay Bharat, Omni // rentals: Classic Party Rentals // hindu officiant: Bhagirath Raval // catholic officiant: Alfred Burnham