Celebrating their wedding and events in places that were sentimental to the bride and groom, the events oozed elegance and class. From the beautiful pink, orange and white florals that decorated the wedding stage, to the gold toned chairs set up in a circular shape around the mandap – Aishya and Rohan’s wedding was executed with great attention to detail and was absolutely beautiful.
Aishya’s vibrant mehendi ceremony was full of colour. The bride-to-be had gorgeous mehendi designed up to her elbows, and up to her knees by Henna San Diego.
The wedding festivities kicked off with a beachside sangeet party at the Charthouse in Cardiff. The location was chosen as Aishya grew up visiting this beach, it was also where the couple had their first date. The tents were decorated with a blue and green theme in mind with the guests arriving at sunset and partying well into the night.
How They Met
Rohan and Aishya met when Aishya came to UC Berkley on a prospective student tour and Rohan showed her around the campus. Before going back home, Aishya and Rohan exchanged phone numbers to stay in touch. When Aishya was accepted to Berkely, they quickly became friends which evolved into a beautiful relationship.
The proposal took place while the couple were hiking up Mt. Tamalpais. Aishya and Rohan stopped for a picnic where they sat under a tree overlooking the ocean when Rohan popped the big question.
The bride’s backyard was decorated beautifully for the wedding. Classic and elegant are the best words to describe the decor, with stunning florals beautifully taking over Aishya’s family home.
For the wedding and reception, Rohan wore a white sherwani with beautiful simple embroidery. Aishya wore a gorgeous heavily embroidered mint and light pink Sabyasachi lehenga with stunning diamond jewellery. She paired the lehenga with silver and gold Jimmy Choo heels.
In the Photographer’s Words
Elegance and romance were two words that came to mind while photographing Aishya and Rohan’s private estate wedding. I photograph many Indian weddings which are always filled with bright festive colors so it was a great departure to find that Aishya wanted to break from the norm and have a softer palate for her Indian wedding. I loved her hand embroidered and beaded lengha it was so soft and feminine.
Aishya and Rohan held their reception party at the Rancho Santa Fe Country Club where the bride spent much of her youth. The venue was decorated with a 1920’s Paris theme in mind. Three rooms of the venue were decorated with high candelabras dripping with crystals, candles, and glass mirror tableware. Rohan and Aishya made their entrance to the song ‘Midnight in Paris’ .
Aishya and Rohan’s first dance as husband and wife was to ‘Beyond the Sea’ by Django Reinhardt. Halfway through the reception Aishya changed in to a fun fit and flare white dress, perfect to enjoy the evening in.