One of the things I love most about weddings, beyond the obvious pretty, is the blending of tradition. In the words of the bride, “Even before we got engaged, we talked about having a wedding that was not only a celebration of us, but also of our community and our wonderful cultures coming together.” A fusion of Mexican, Scottish and Indian influences, this day is rich in cultural beauty and The Vault is your spot to peruse Diana McGregors’s incredible captures.
From The Bride…From the moment we saw the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Raj and I knew we would get married there. We were both drawn to its serene courtyards and natural beauty and we loved the idea of getting married in Santa Barbara, a place our traveling friends and family could relax and enjoy for the whole weekend.
Even before we got engaged, we talked about having a wedding that was not only a celebration of us, but also of our community and our wonderful cultures coming together. Rajen is of Indian and Mexican descent and I was born and raised in Scotland, but moved to the states many years ago. We decided to bring in different elements from each culture and ended up with this really fun, colorful, musical day that was better than anything we could have hoped for!
Our fabulous photographer, Diana McGregor, captured it beautifully and we were constantly impressed with our DJ, Sukh Chugh, who kept the dance floor full throughout the night. In the end, it really came down to the people – watching our families come together in kilts and saris, dancing to bhangra music was amazing!
Photography: Diana McGregor Photography | Cinematography: David Chang | Coordination: Joy Proctor Design | Floral Design: Anna Le Pley Taylor | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Engagement Ring: Pleve | Rings: Banvari Jewelry | Catering: Pure Joy Catering | Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Lighting: Bella Vista Designs, Inc | DJ: DJ Sukh | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss Red Label | Officiant: Miriam Lindbeck | Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum | Bag Pipe: Bill Boetticher | Bridal Boutique: Bridal Galleria | Bride's Earrings: Pleve | Groom's Sherwani: Sagar Exclusive | Henna: Henna Me Beautiful | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Photo Booth: The Awesome Booth (Kris Karras) | Photography - Assistance: Michelle Boyd Photography | Rentals: The Tent Merchant | Specialty Rentals: Botanica Events by Audrey Chaney