Indian weddings are known for being a vibrant affair with so many gorgeous details that guests clamor for an invite. Case in point is this wow factor wedding that preserved beautiful traditions in a sublime beach side setting at the Hyatt in Huntington Beach. The two day celebration was filled with time honored traditions, from the bride's intricate Mehndi and authentic red wedding sari, to the groom's Baraat wedding procession and the traditional rich-red Hindu ceremony surrounded by California palm trees and the Pacific Ocean's salty breeze. This was a culturally stunning fete, with a Western twist.
To ensure authenticity, the bride traveled to India to search for the perfect sari, jeweled bangles, bead work sandals and attire for her bridal party - who wore traditional blue and gold saris (every former and to-be bridesmaid was jealous over this bridal party's garb). A wedding runner of rose petals artfully arranged gave a chic modern twist to the traditional fete. The groom was decked out in cream + gold with a traditional red head dress.
Following the ceremony, the couple changed into Western wedding gear – a silky cream gown for the bride and a fashionable suit for the groom. Traditional bright colors of blue and gold decked the reception tables. In lieu of table numbers, tables sported names of the couple's favorite authors and the centerpieces incorporated books (a nod to the couple's favorite pastime). Guests were greeted at the reception with an overflowing bar of cocktails and a photo booth complete with props. Guests are still talking about the deliciousness of the Indian feast that seemed to never stop coming. The party continued into the early morning, with a late night spread appearing sometime after midnight (but, really, who could remember the time with so much booze, food and fun?).