21 Jan Indian and Vietnamese Wedding at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton, CA – Urmil & Janet
Synergy – bringing together different cultural aspects while maintaining individuality. A beautiful word to describe the relationship shared between Urmil and Janet. A three day wedding planned over the course of two years, this bride and groom were able to have the wedding of their dreams at the stunning Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton, CA.
Both Indian and Vietnamese cultures offer such incredible traditions, which makes multicultural weddings a favorite to film and edit. In addition to the many aspects involved in Indian weddings, we also get to add the more personal and emotional aspects involved from the western ceremony such as personally written vows and touching words from the officiant.
Bringing both cultures together, the first day consisted of a tea ceremony followed by the henna ceremony. A customary practice in the Vietnamese culture, the tea ceremony is a tradition in which the both the bride and groom pay respect to each other’s families by giving them tea. The henna ceremony is a pre-wedding celebration in which the bride is tattooed with henna. This Indian wedding tradition left both the bride absolutely mesmerized. The Haldi ceremony took place on the following day, and rather than performing the ceremony separately as traditionally done, Urmil and Janet chose to host the ceremony together with their families. We loved filming both families embracing each other’s traditions and accepting one another as one whole family.
The third and final wedding day consisted of the official wedding ceremonies. Beginning the morning with a Hindi Ceremony, this ceremony incorporated the many traditional aspects of an Indian Wedding. This was followed by a Western Ceremony, featuring full outfit changes, personalized vows, and sweet words shared amongst friends. The reception was filled with incredible florals by Vignette Floral, custom wedding decor by Lotus & Ash, and a personal favorite, an absolutely stunning custom cake by Jasmine Rae Cakes. And what is a wedding reception without dancing?! Starting from Bhangra dancing by Bhangra Empire to Lion Dancing by LionDanceME, this multicultural reception left all the guests in total awe. The reception even included a performance by Twinjabi, a well-known American Indian twin duo that set the vibe for the entire night. It was truly a reception to remember.
Filming over the course of three days can prove to be challenging for many videographers in the wedding industry. Thankfully, capturing our couple’s love stories becomes that much smoother with the help of incredible wedding planners such as Rebecca from Be Hitched. Having someone that is detail oriented and surrounded by a strong team allows for wedding vendors to receive all the help and support needed to make your day run perfectly. We were so thankful to have been a part of such an incredible team of vendors and we hope you enjoyed this multicultural wedding film celebrating Urmil and Janet at the Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery.
Cinematography: Aperina Studios
Wedding Planning & Design: Be Hitched
Florist: Vignette Floral
Custom Decor and Invitations: Lotus & Ash
Cake: Jasmine Rae Cakes (one of the most beautiful wedding cake designers)
Wedding Venue: Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton, CA (a Casa Real Wedding)
Music selection licensed with The Music Bed.
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