An infusion of cultures, a celebration of family (+ friends) and a natural setting that will take your breath away.  This stunning day captured by Tyler Branch is the perfect way to start the weekend… and just an amazing way to spend a few hours in general.  It’s a plethora of light-filled images meets stunning orange hues meets some of the loveliest details you will ever, ever see and it’s all sitting pretty in the full gallery. Kick off your Friday there with a whole lot of lovely.

At Home

From the Bride…Our Indian – American fusion wedding ended up being the best day of our entire lives and we are so very thankful that we decided to have a wedding celebration. It was quite the challenge trying to incorporate multiple cultures while still making it personal and meaningful to the both of us. Taking the advice of many brides past, we compiled a list of what was really important to us: honoring our families and bringing them together, incorporating our cultures, being in nature and having a laid back & fun atmosphere.  On top of that, we were really trying very hard to maintain a budget in the crazed Bay Area bridal industry. 

After visiting quite a few venues, we stumbled across Nestldown and it was hands-down unlike anything we had seen before.  This venue was a private residence in the Santa Cruz Mountains, an area where we love to hike, and the staff were the most helpful and positive people we had ever met.  This place hardly needed any dressing up, it was beautiful as is.

Photography: Tyler Branch Photo | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Nestldown | Floral Design: Lisa Jack Giudicelli  ( | Event Planning: The Bride | Invitations + Save the Dates: Sister of the Bride ( | Homemade Cookie Favors: Maritess Bandoy | Sari: Artesia, CA | Dress: Jenny Packham from Nouvelle Vogue | Jewelry: Amrita Singh | Shoes: Kate Spade | Hair: Amanda from Trio Salon | Bride’s Hair Piece: BLHDN  | Bridesmaid Dresses + Shoes: ModCloth + ASOS | Henna: Henna Lounge | Food Catering: The Mynt | Event Caterer: Thomas John Events  | DJ: Woody from Big Fun DJ |  Ceremony Violinists: Kieran + Lincoln Arora (Bride’s cousins) | Cinematography: Matt Moresco Productions