Bacara Resort & Spa Indian Wedding
Rohit and Nimisha dreamed of a modern twist on traditional culture for their Indian wedding. They wanted to honor and respect their parents but also to engage in an event that was personalized to them. Upon arrival of the hotel, guests received a Welcome Box filled to the brim with sweet and savory treats local from the Santa Barbara area. Before the ceremony, the bride indulged in the Mehendi ceremony, during which her hands were decorated with intricate patterns of Henna. They first wore traditional attire, the bride in a beautiful ivory lace Sari and groom in a cream and ruby Dhoti, afterwards the groom changed into a fitted black bow tie tuxedo. Rohit rode into his Baraat on a beautiful white Ghodi (horse). Joel Serrato traveled along the family inside the Baraat capturing these special moments. The bride and groom exchanged Jaimala (garlands) and the Mother of the Bride welcomed the groom into the house known as the Aarti. The ceremony was full of traditional rituals overseen by their Pundit. Turned Wedding Films caught their intimate nuptials under the Mandap where all were overjoyed with welcoming each other into their families.
Guests then enjoyed libations under the cabana poolside at the Bacara Resort & Spa. Dinner was served under the stars in an elaborate construct of intimate dining spaces with a mix of decadent crystal chandeliers and hanging votives. Tenley Erin Young created modern clusters of white ranunculus, calla lilies and orchids for the tablescape. The bride and groom were honored by toasts of their loved ones and dined on an entirely Vegetarian feast. The party didn't stop there! Nimisha and Rohit put their dancing shoes on and moved to the music at the after party.