The Lane South Asian Wedding | San Diego
Anant and Amy
San Diego Wedding Photographer
Breathtaking Summer Indian Wedding At The Lane, SD
Anant and Amy
When it comes to Hindu weddings, colorful three day-long affairs with intricate ceremonies are the norm, and this was the case for Amy and Anant’s traditional wedding celebration.
Amy and Anant are both laid-back and fun individuals who were drawn to one another by their warm, similar energy. When they decided to tie the knot, they wanted to honor their Gujarati heritage by throwing a festive Indian wedding. Indian wedding ceremonies typically run for three days, with each day having its own significant meaning.
Day 1 – The Mehndi Ceremony
To kick off the wedding festivities, Amy had her hands and feet adorned with traditional henna designs during her Mehndi party. This is where the bride gathers with her parents, siblings, cousins, and girlfriends for an intimate get-together, while a professional mehndi designer creates beautiful designs for the bride and family members.
On this day, Amy wore a lively mint green one shoulder top with a ruby red floral motif. Her wedding makeup was courtesy of BAR Beauty. She also wore traditional bridal jewelry such as the tikka (headpiece), jhumki (earrings) and choker.
Day 2 – Field Day/Dinner
Anant and Amy are both fitness junkies. They decided to incorporate their love of physical activity by celebrating the second day with an afternoon of fun-filled games and activities followed by a picnic, courtesy of Picnic By Nature. Everyone got a much-needed dose of endorphins to cool off in the San Diego summer heat.
After the sun came down, guests were treated to an outdoor grazing table and buffet. Amy wore stunning sleeveless co-ords with a bright tropical print, while Anant kept it simple in a black collared shirt and jeans.
Day 3 – The Wedding Ceremony
Amy and Anant chose to culminate the 3-day wedding celebration at The Lane, a sprawling event venue located in downtown San Diego.
To prepare for the ceremony, both Anant and Amy dressed in traditional wedding garb. The groom looked dapper in a traditional sherwani (wedding shirt) with an embroidered red and gold motif, with red pants to match. On his feet, he wore the traditional joota (wedding shoes), and a traditional beaded necklace and sash to complete the look. The groomsmen wore Tiffany blue kurtas and white pants, while the bridal entourage wore matching Tiffany blue lehenga sets and sarees.
Amy looked stunning in a similar red and gold-themed lehenga ang saree designed by Meghna Jain. Her mother and sister helped her wear the traditional wedding nath (nose ring), choker, forest green and gold bangles, and anklets. Her bridal bouquet was composed of white and pink flowers by Our Lady’s Roses Floral Designs. For the wedding reception, the bride wore a stunning embroidered dress in a silvery blue hue, while the groom wore a silver tux, black dress shirt and trousers, and blue-green tie for a bit of fun.
Amy and Anant’s wedding ceremony was joyful, colorful, and sacred, surrounded by their closest family and friends. After the traditional wedding rituals were performed, the party came into full swing. A sumptuous buffet was provided by Rasraj San Diego, and refreshing cocktails by Moniker Cocktail Co. Lively music was provided by IAMNOEL on sax as the guests and celebrants danced the night away. The 360 video booth was courtesy of Gianni Mercedes, rentals from Crown Rentals, and captured by Ryan Widjaja of Ryan Films SD. Lastly, the entire wedding was planned by Jessy J Events