June 29, 2018

Palos Verdes Fusion Wedding- Robyn and Proteek

When I met Robyn and Proteek, I absolutely adored their easy going personalities and their vision in bringing two cultures together— Western American and Hindu Indian.  It was important to them that both ceremonies received equal and loving attention. Each ceremony had it’s own separate venue to honor each tradition. More than half of the guests traveled from out of state and out of the country.

“I was lucky to wear two wedding dresses! My first was a hindu wedding outfit called a lengha choli, which is traditionally red. along with my mother-in-law, I custom designed the style, colorway and fabric for my outfit at dream collections in the Los angeles-area and then beautifully hand-sewn in India. It was so much fun to wear! My white dress was custom made to fit by aria in downtown Los angeles. I loved the way my dress had a sexy shape, but kept a modern elegance with a full lace back and sleeves. It would wear it again and again and again if I could!””– Robyn (bride)

Both ceremonies took place in Palos Verdes.  It’s known  as a beautiful  California Coastal Peninsula full of sweeping Ocean views and it’s estates.  Robyn and Proteek enjoy gardening.  This love of nature determined their first location for the Hindu Ceremony– The South Coast Botanical Gardens.   Robyn’s red lengha choli (hindu outfit) really sang against the succulent and garden backgrounds. The guests were dressed beautifully vivid as well!   The bright colors  has to be one of my favorite parts of capturing this special ceremony!  

The more traditional ceremony took place early that evening at Point Vicente Interpretive Center.  This time Robyn wore a traditional white dress.  She held a Peony Succulent bouquet  crafted by Floret Moon.  Robyn choose coral, sage and gold  for her palette.   Sage Eucalyptus leaves adorned a simple arch against an ocean backdrop.  Underneath the arch, the couple read their vows in a simple ceremony officiated by a close friend.  To the South the lighthouse can be seen, while you hear waves crash along the rocky cliff shore.   During the reception, the father of the bride shared a song he had written on guitar and gave everyone lyrics to sing along.

“My favorite moment was the vows. I thought a lot about what they would say, and though I was originally nervous to share my deepest feelings in front of so many people, it was one of the most joyous experiences of my life to share my sentiments about my husband with all the people I love in my life. And of course, hearing my husband’s vows is a moment I will treasure for the rest of my life.” — Robyn (bride)

“The flowers were one of my favorite parts of the wedding. Peony is my favorite flower so I was thrilled they were in season for my wedding day. I also love succulents which I grow in my home garden…my bouquet included a wider variety of flowers with bright oranges that popped along side the pinks and whites–truly a masterpiece done by my florist!”– Robyn (bride)

This wedding was shot with Digital and analog film.

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