Every now and then I team up with some of the most talented wedding professionals so that we can get our creative juices flowing, have a little fun, and bring to vision ideas that we have in our head. A few weeks back I teamed up with a handful of friends to create a shoot for the cover of South Asian Woman Magazine. Our first look was a traditional red and gold look pairing it with the pantone color of the year Marsala. I was in love with the red lenga that Maneka brought for Ruvi to wear. The detail in the lenga was incredible. Nahid and Shawna set up a table for two and covered it in flowers and candles. One of my favorite decor items on the table scape was the gold rimmed glasses. They are so regal, perfect fit for a luxurious dining experience.
The second look that we put together had a sense of fun and whimsy. The lenga that Ruvi wore was very light in weight trimmed in gold and had white polka-dots loved that lenga it looked and felt like a lenga you could dance the night away in.
Our final look was inspired by a floral crown made by Shawna Yamamoto inspired by our red hues and pantone color of the year. Giving brides to be a different style for an Indian wedding with a little bohemian twist, saying that it is ok to go outside of the contemporary box of a traditional Indian bride to be and mixing it with a western bohemian style.
I hope that you enjoy the photos and hopefully will get inspiration for your own wedding.
Our team of wedding pros
Photos – Braja Mandala
Venue – 4 Seasons Westlake Village
Model – Ruvi Bazaz
Florist – Shawna Yamamoto
Clothing – Officially Couture by Maneka
Table design – Wedding Elegance by Nahid
Linens – Wildflower Linens
Hair/Makeup – Nadia Shalini
Jewelry – Panache by Ginni
Horse – Enchanted Carriages
Behind the scenes with Ruvi and Braja Mandala