Vineyard Wedding In San Francisco That Reinvented The Color Wheel
We have a confession to make. We love dreamy locales that when intertwined with traditional Indian rituals, makes fusion all too dramatic and noteworthy. That’s all of the Indian weddings in the US that we get to be a part of. Because honestly, India abroad is as stunning and as dreamy as it can be - and that’s why the wedding of these love birds in a vineyard in SF made all kinds of sense to us. First, it’s the big draw, the vineyard - a very western, yet earthy concept for us. Which is magically placed next to plush Indian silks and stunning colours to give it a 3D effect of sorts - ah, don’t we just love the local in the global.
Vineela and Ashwin’s sweet Telugu wedding opens with a quirky, all-smiles pre-wedding shoot in the vineyard. The sunny day with oodles of love made our life easier as we sat down to capturing the two kids in love. The effortlessness of the two, combined with the natural zest the outdoors presents itself is a great combination and photographers like us, shooting in natural light is more than just a boon.
Then came the Mehendi and Sangeet nestled close to each other - a day out in the backyard of their home. The decor in beautiful pop hues like blue, pink, yellow and green made sure the night will be remembered. The pretty lights, the garden chairs in white and the peonies made the entire experience surreal. And the bride stood there, smiling with her eyes with her beloved groom just exchanging pleasantries and making all the joyful noise. Her parrot green lehenga is proof that colour comes naturally to us iNdians and balances out the minimalism everywhere else.
The wedding for us was an experience we’ll find hard to ever forget - the rustic feels of the Palm Event Center in the Vineyard coupled with the bright colours of the bride’s kanjeevarams made for a great portrait. The baarat with that gorgeous vineyard in the backdrop and everyone dancing to the beats of dhol . And that long South jada on the bride with all those pretty embellishments, made for amazing shots - it’s completely breathtaking, the view!
And as the bride and groom, stepped into the ballroom to say their vows, we couldn’t help but wonder how tradition meets modernity to create a new vibe altogether, and how love always has a place in the most surreal of spaces, the vineyards.