Modern Woodsy Indian Wedding with d.Royal Engagements {San Jose, CA}}

2016 Nov 22 - by Preeti
When I received this wedding in my mailbox, I couldn't get over the absolutely stunning reception stage.


These modern stacked cubes with delicate white flowers cascade down the stage backdrop and frame a vintage sofa with gold trim. Adorned with floating candles, this will turn heads and drop jaws from your guests.

Designed and conceptualized by Moh of Prime Party Rentals, based in Hayward, his vision is ethereal.

If you thought this wedding couldn't get more beautiful, you haven't seen the mandap. I am so in love with it; a touch of rustic gold wood with floating baubles of orchids. This is going to be a trend for 2017 for sure!

Put together by master wedding planner Denice Rice of dRoyal Engagements, Priya and Sahil's Hindu Sikh wedding is out of this world. dRoyal Engagements is also a BF RedBook member, so if you're looking to get married in California, you just *have* to check them out.

Priya tells us all about the multi-day Indian wedding!

Tell us about the wedding!

It was an outdoor Hindu ceremony (bride was Sikh, Groom is Hindu) in the redwoods of Woodside, CA. The venue was The Mountain Terrace, and the goal was to have it all look very fresh and clean and outdoorsy, without being too "rustic".

What was the inspiration for your wedding?

The goal was to create an artistic and fun environment that was representative of us (fun, whimsical, light and easy), and in turn, inspire our friends and family and encourage them to think outside the box.

We personally didn't want anything big and crazy, but with the demands of being Indian, we had to. As a result, our goal was to make sure it was a high enough bar that it impressed as many people as it could.

What was the hardest part about wedding planning?

The biggest challenge was trying to keep everyone happy and trying to find the balance between what we as a couple who has been together for 8 years wanted and was representative of us and what our parents and families wanted. We're more on the low key, simple sort of aesthetic and design - the less the hassle the better, cleaner lines and no color. Whereas our families (Sahil being the only son, myself being the oldest and first to get married) wanted to do a much more traditional and lavish wedding.

Did you do any DIY (do it yourself) or special projects/things at the wedding?

Well, I had the support of my amazing wedding planner Denice Rice (!) who made my wild vision of a giant tree slab guestbook a reality! She made the trip to Berkeley to MacBeath Hardwood, facetimed me to pick a slab, and then made the entire "book" come to life. LOVE HER.

What was your favorite part of the wedding?

Just seeing the families come together and be so genuinely happy. It was something truly unique - usually there's always some sort of drama, but it really felt like everything went smoothly and people were genuinely excited and happy and enjoying all the festivities.

ALSO - the most amazing dream team. <3

What 3 words of advice do you have for future brides/grooms-to-be

(as cliche as it is) Enjoy the ride.

The whole thing is over before you know, enjoy it and enjoy all the family around you.

Awww, thank you for sharing Priya! Don't forget to check the amazing dream team below and click on the gallery to ALL the photos! xoxo

{Wedding Vendors}

Wedding Planning: d.Royal Engagements, a BF Red Book member // Ceremony + Reception Decor: Prime Party Rentals // Photography/Videography: Wedding Documentary // Sangeet Venue + Catering: Chandni Restaurant // Ceremony Venue: The Mountain Terrace // Reception Venue: The Fairmont, San Jose, California // Ceremony Catering: Raja Sweets // Home Decor: R&R Rentals // Reception DJ: DJ Desi Jammers // Sangeet DJ: Desi Jams // Invites/Paperie: Vivah Celebrations // Hair/Makeup: Lilly Beauty World // Accessories/Jewelry: Evocature // Henna: Henna Creation // Wedding Dress: Roopam Sarees // Recpetion Dress: Sari Palace // Bridesmaids Dresses: Simran's Fashion Passion // Catering: Kabila // Horse: Baraat Horse // Ceremony Signage: JBG Designs // Hanger: Black Label Decor