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Hindu Christian Wedding in Napa

July 29, 2014
Christian Bride Hindu Groom

When I first laid eyes on this Hindu Christian wedding, I was absolutely blown away. It is one of the most gorgeous weddings I’ve ever seen. When you mention a multicultural wedding, this is the perfect example of how to do it right and ever so beautifully. It’s so thoughtful that they had cards explaining both Hindu and Christian ceremonies as this is so useful for all of their guests who may not have understood the traditions.

Napa California weddinggreen hindu christian invitationsIt’s no wonder that the bride, Jenny, described their day as ‘everything we dreamed of and so much more’. She was extremely thankful to their wonderful suppliers which you can read about below:*

From the Bride…

We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to our incredible vendors — first and foremost, to our truly spectacular wedding planner, Laurel Anderson of Esla Events. To say that Laurel went above and beyond for us would be a huge understatement … she truly made all our wedding dreams come true.

We asked Laurel to help us create a fusion wedding that would honor both of our cultures and families, embrace the natural beauty of Napa yet still be modern and sophisticated and highlight the amazing local food and wine. Most of all, we wanted our wedding to be filled with personal details and surprises for our guests – from individualized welcome baskets filled with our favorite Bay Area snacks, to handmade programs (designed by Laurel) explaining the meaning of our Hindu and Christian ceremonies, to our personal vows, to Rishi’s carefully chosen wine and hors d’oeuvres pairings, to a dessert display featuring all my favorite sweets.

card explaining hindu ceremonybride getting readybride and bridesmaids wearing sarisbride and her hennaThe logistics of designing and executing such a large and complex fusion wedding were daunting, but Laurel rose to the challenge with tireless dedication and enthusiasm, and she made every detail fall into place flawlessly. She designed most of our print pieces herself, personally arranged every welcome table and food display, coordinated the wedding schedule down to the minute and did it all with grace and poise. The result was more beautiful than anything we ever could have hoped for.

groom getting readygroom getting ready with iphonegroom and groomsmenfirst look photography Groom's reaction to bride hindu christian wedding hindu christian wedding partyThe Carneros Inn was the perfect setting for our wedding – we fell in love as soon as we laid eyes on it. It embodies the rustic beauty of wine country, but with a clean and modern twist. Brooke Baglietto and the whole Carneros team were so enthusiastic and collaborated with us to make our vision of a gourmet farmers’ market-inspired meal come to life. The food was absolutely delicious, which was a huge priority for us. We were thrilled to get a gorgeous sunny day for our wedding, so our guests could enjoy the beauty of Carneros Inn and wine country in its full glory! Napa Valley Wedding Welcome to the wedding decor outdoor lemonade standhindu christian weddingemotional bridesmaidsHindu Christian WeddingJust married!Bride getting ready for Hindu Ceremonybride ready for hindu ceremonybaraat and horsegroom and family arrivingbaraat partybride and mother of the brideMulticultural hindu ceremonycongratulating the weddingChristian Bride Hindu Groomoutdoor wedding receptionwedding receptionbeautiful wedding decorHindu Christian Wedding PhotographyHindu Christian Wedding PhotographyHindu Christian Wedding PhotographyHindu Christian Wedding Photography

We are endlessly grateful to our incredibly photographer, Carlie Statsky – a true artist, as well as one of the nicest people we’ve ever met. Her photos capture all of the love and joy of that amazing day with such poignancy and authenticity, and looking through her pictures is like re-living our wedding all over again. And Luke Goodman blew us away with the truly gorgeous highlight video he created for us – it makes me cry every time I watch it (and I’ve watched it at least 50 times already!). Rishi and I will cherish these photos and videos for our entire lives. It’s hard to put into words how blessed I feel to have married my best friend and to have watched our dream wedding become a reality. What a wonderful way to start the rest of our lives together!

Wedding Photography: Carlie Statsky Photography/ Second Shooters: Gabe Statsky + Ari Moshayedi

Wedding Venue + Catering: The Carneros Inn in Napa, California

Event Planning + Design: Laurel Anderson of Esla Events: Planning + Design

Floral Design: Crimson Horticultural Rarities

Wedding Cinematography: Luke Goodman Cinematography

Western Officiant: Reverend Joslen of Ceremonies of the Heart

Hindu Officiant: Pandit Prabha Duneja

Quartet: Synchronicity Strings

DJ: DJ Salim

Baraat Drummers: Lal Singh Bhatti

Rentals + Lighting: Classic Party Rentals

Carriage: Vintage Carriage Company

Sari Dresser: Meghna Patel (meghna32988@gmail.com)

Western Wedding Dress: Blue by Enzoani

Hair + Makeup: Eliza Desch

Invitations: Hello!Lucky

*Please note body copy has been taken from SMP – view original post here and photographs sent from Carlie Statsky Photography

Let me know what your favourite part of this beautiful wedding is and why below! View more multicultural weddings here.

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4 Comments

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  • Reply Fusion Wedding Planning December 15, 2014 at 7:05 am

    […] to be inclusive of what is important to both parties and making new traditions! Here is a link to the gorgeous Christina/Hindu wedding that we spoke about in the interview. (Image courtesy of Carlie Statsky Photography/ Second […]

  • Reply Kerri and Yash June 16, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Wow, this is so beautiful! What was the timeline for the day? Was the Hindu ceremony in the morning, followed by photos, then an outfit change, Western Wedding, photos and reception?

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      Reply Secret Wedding Blog June 17, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      I’m not 100% sure. Sometimes some couples have the Hindu ceremony in the morning, followed by the Western wedding and photos throughout.
      And then some couples have the Hindu ceremony one day, then have the western ceremony with reception the next 🙂

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