Give Esla Events a pastel color palette and she’ll rock out one heck of an affair. But this Sonoma shindig goes far beyond the beautiful details and floral finery by Poppystone. It’s got a whole lot of heart and a coming together of culture and family that only Em The Gem could capture so beautifully. See this full affair in all its pastel glory right here.
From Em The Gem…Nicole and Myron – and their romantic wine country wedding day – are a beautiful example of how fluidly cultures blend in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nicole’s family comes from Mexico. Myron’s family comes from Sri Lanka. They met in San Diego and, fast forward eleven years, tied the knot in Sonoma Valley. His family is Hindu; her family is Catholic; and the reverend who married them is Presbyterian.
Weaving aspects of their cultures, values, and families into the wedding day was important to Nicole and Myron. From subtle touches like Sri Lankan treats as part of the dessert bar, to central moments like performing the Mexican Lasso ritual as part of the ceremony, they personalized every aspect of the day. They also wanted to honor those who could not attend in special ways, such as with the “Pepsi and Peanuts” station that Nicole put together in honor of her grandfather, who always gave the children of the family these items on their birthdays.
It was so wonderful to be a part of this day – all the families came together and had an amazing beautiful day in Sonoma. The weather was perfect, everyone enjoyed multiple trips to the dessert buffet and danced the night away.
Photography: em the gem | Floral Design: PoppyStone Floral Couture | Wedding Gown: Ines Di Santo | Cake: Perfect Endings | Invitations: Aerialist Press | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Park Avenue Catering | Hair And Makeup: The Glamourist | Calligraphy: Kathryn Murray Calligraphy | Lighting: Twilight Design | DJ: Boutique DJs | Grooms Attire: Hugo Boss | Groomsmen Attire: Indochino | Ceremony + Reception: Cline Cellars | Dessert Bar: Batter Bakery | Furniture, Tables: Classic Party Rentals | General Rentals: Wine Country Party | Planning And Design: Esla Events | Quartet: Synchronicity Strings | Shrubbery: Hartmann