Multicultural San Francisco Wedding from IQ Photo
March 24, 2011
United States

Oh my goodness, are you ready for the most glamorous Hindu/Catholic wedding you've ever seen? I'm serious, this multicultural event from the amazing Joseph at IQ Photo is just that. Drop dead gorgeous. The multiple culturally rich ceremonies are fittingly accompanied by some of the most vibrant pink I have ever laid eyes on. I have not been able to pick my jaw up off my desk since I first laid eyes on this amazing celebration! Joseph did an amazing job capturing the energy of this wedding. I'm sure you'll need more, so don't forget about the gallery!

Charu and JB 3

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Charu and JB

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From the bride ... Our wedding was so large, we needed three days, two ceremonies, several venues, and a city like San Francisco to hold our celebration. I’m Hindu and my groom is Catholic Filipino, and our guests enjoyed elements of New York City and Indian themes, since I was proposed to in Central Park.

The Hindu ceremony was simple and fun with its dozens of rituals from a garland exchange to circling a sacred fire. The wedding party wore traditional Indian wedding attire. I chose a crystal embroidered, candy pink lengha choli instead of the traditional red. JB, my groom, was attired in an ivory and silver beaded sherwani. Dhol band players and the baraat dancers led JB in his customary Indian entrance to the wedding on a white horse. Along with them were our seven bridesmaids and nine groomsmen.

The multi-colored reception area was replete with towering arrangements of fresh flowers with hanging crystals, with lower yellow centerpieces — I love everything yellow!—and small ribbon-wrapped vases of roses. The embroidered table linens, silk photo frames with intricate beading, jeweled trinket box place card holders along with the burst of florals on each table enhanced the fusion theme we envisioned. A candy buffet and personalized photo booth pictures were elements that set the tone for an unforgettable event.

It’s true what every bride tells you: the pictures are ultimately the most important because they capture every scent, every kiss, every special moment. Joseph and Alex at IQ Photo were absolutely perfect! They captured details and emotions in a creative and artistic style. Joseph and Alex were awesome, so down to earth, creative, and humble.

My advice to brides is to enjoy the day because it goes by so very quickly. Be happy and carefree and don’t worry about the little things. It’s your day, you deserve to enjoy every moment! Make sure to thank your parents, siblings, and bridal party for all of their help!

Wedding Coordination / Wedding Coordination + Event Planning: Dreams on a Dime Events & Weddings + Jessica Goldblatt / Floral: An Added Touch Flowers / Catering: Turmeric / Rentals: Knights Catering, Inc. / Mandap Director: Prime Party Rentals / Dhol (Indian Drum): Satwant Samra / Horse Rental: Hackney Horse and Carriage / Entertainment: Spintronix / Lighting: Spintronix / Photo Booth: Perspective Photobooth / Cake: The Cakemaker / Ice Sculpture: Chisel-It / Photography: IQ Photo / Cinematography: AR Digital Media / Catholic wedding dress: Priscilla of Boston / Hindu wedding dress: JJ Valaya / Hindu reception dress: Frontier Heritage Design House / Shoes - Christian LouboutinJimmy Choo / Groom's Outfit - Joseph Abboud / Groomsmen Suits - Selix Tuxedos / Jewelry - K.K. Jewelers / Invitations: Designs by Regina Johnson and Quad Express Printing / Henna: Ravie Keyuri's