The team at Lin and Jirsa went above and beyond to capture the moments we will cherish forever. They are so talented and went the extra step to get the perfect photo for Kevin and I. The photos, style and elegance is incomparable and we are so happy to have Lin and Jirsa be part of our special weekend. Their attention to detail is evident in all the photos. We had such a fantastic team and are so thankful for all their hard work!
Vinu is so passionate about her art- and it shows in her photos. She is so talented and was not only able to capture the moment, but the emotions that occurred during that time. Her selflessness and focus on the couple is so admirable, and I am so thankful for all the photos and memories she created for us. Vinu is so sweet and humble, it was a true pleasure sharing our wonderful memories with her.
We started planning our wedding a year in advance with our first decision being the venue. We knew early on in wedding planning that we wanted to get married at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego, California. We had one of our earlier and very romantic dates at this beautiful hotel and spent a lot of time in San Diego where our love began to grow deep for one another. I took Simrun horseback riding on the resorts private property and the evening was followed by dinner at their elegant restaurant. It was an unforgettable day as many of our dates had been.
When deciding on our wedding planner, we wanted the best. We knew that no one could do a better job designing our wedding than Nikki Khan of Exquisite Events. We had full confidence and trust in Exquisite Events, and they definitely went above and beyond to make our wedding spectacular. After months of planning with Nikki and her team, each event of our wedding weekend had a unique theme and charm that incorporated our love story. Each event was unique.
My hair and makeup team was Salt Spell Beauty from San Francisco, California. Both the ladies, Andrea and Mariana are nothing short of amazing. Andrea and Mariana started my wedding morning with a bridal ritual, which focused on skincare and creating the ultimate glow by easing the mind and nerves with aromatherapy and massage. This prepared me to look and feel the most beautiful for my most ceremonious day. I was more relaxed than ever before, as I had blind trust in my glam team to make me look and feel unbelievable. Each look varied from the others. They found a balance of making me, a normally natural makeup wearer, look and feel like a bride without clashing with my outfits. Their commitment to making a bride feel the most beautiful, both inside and out, is evident in their talent, passion and calm demeanor.
I had a specific look in mind for my invitation. I had the pleasure of working with Neha Singh Bhatia from New Delhi who designed, created and worked effortlessly to make vision come to life. I have nothing but praise for Neha and her team. Through email, she was able to create the perfect invitations for us. Each guest received an invitation box, which was light pink and gold with a gold plate engraved with “Simrun and Kevin”. Each box had a sleeve, which was personalized for each guest, with different cards for each event- signifying the location, time and dress code. The invitations were beautiful and elegant and I am so thankful for Neha for all her efforts in making them perfect!
Kevin had designed his invitations with Gina from RSVP Style in Fresno, California. The invitations exuded a type of elegance that complimented our wedding celebrations. The invitations were gold and ivory with gold encrusted and gold engraving. Gina and her team worked tirelessly to create these beautiful, one of a kind invitation.
I knew I wanted full bridal Mehndi on my hands, arms, feet and for the stain to be as dark as possible. The very talented Neeta Sharma from Mehndi Designs in San Jose, California spent almost 8 hours applying the henna. My Mehndi design included elements that were unique to mine and Kevin’s love story. Incorporated in the beautiful, intricate design was Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres logo -- an homage to our first date watching the Padres baseball team play. To honor Kevin’s profession and dedication as a doctor, I included a stethoscope in my mehndi. Additionally, I had a sunset and palm trees in my mehndi, as a symbol of our honeymoon destination Turks and Caicos. Lastly, Neeta added detailed peacocks to represent Kevin’s two beautiful pet peacocks. As an Indian tradition, Neeta also hid Kevin’s name throughout my mehndi. It was a fun search on our flight to Turks and Caicos after our wedding.
When I first walked into the Delhi Sabyasachi store, this was the first bridal lengha I had ever tried on and instantly knew this was for me. My Sabyasachi lengha was a mix of past and present- combining the heirloom details with modern skin-baring silhouettes. The lengha boasts the same extraordinary attention to detail and superior level of craftsmanship combined with a delicate and restrained aesthetic appeal.
When I visited the Manish Malhotra store in Delhi, I felt like I was transported to another world. I was surrounded by beautiful, exquisite and chic designs. Designs that are the perfect balance of glamorous and timeless. My Manish Malhotra reception gown was unique in that it perfectly highlighted my American upbringing and Indian heritage. The craftsmanship was evident in all the intricate details. The flower motifs were accented with oversized pearl and sequins.