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This extraordinary and absolutely breathtaking Muslim wedding was originally planned for 2020, but because of Covid, it was spanned over the course of 2 years. Having only had the Nikah Ceremony during the previous year - a Muslim equivalent of being officially married; now it was time for the grand celebration. And let us start by saying what an iconic event it was! Mojo and Zainab had a Muslim wedding at Fairmont San Francisco that felt like the perfect romantic Bollywood movie! All the perfect emotions, all the love, dancing and support, it was truly magical! We hope you will enjoy this intimate and elegant muslim wedding at the Fairmont San Francisco. A year before their Fairmont San Francisco wedding they had a Nikah ceremony. It was hosted in the beautiful Casa Bella in Sunol, CA where we filmed so many heartwarming moments. However, what matters the most to us is capturing the story of the wedding. So, having noticed how a video of a very dear Imam was special to Mojo, we decided to include it in the wedding film. Truly happy to have been able to seamlessly achieve that (even though it was of lower quality) as it complemented their story perfectly. What completely melted us was the fact that as soon as things got uncertain and they didn’t know when they were going to celebrate their Nikah, Zainab started writing a diary about what she loved about Mojo every day, which she gave as a gift to him (so many pages were filled out in the dairy). Watching him read her diary and being brought to tears was truly a surreal and heartfelt moment. A year went by and it was time for their Muslim Wedding at Fairmont San Francisco. First, the wedding events started with a Mehndi Night at the San Ramon Marriott, filled with speeches, spectacular performances and incredible dancing. This really set the tone for their Bollywood celebration! A fun and epic night which we made sure we filmed completely - cinematically capturing everything. The smoke bombs for the groom’s entrance were the perfect...

There is something magical about weddings in the Fairmont San Francisco. This historic and incredible wedding venue served as a beautiful and elegant backdrop for Tobias and Poornima’s multicultural wedding. Tobias and Poornima’s wedding weekend started with a few Indian cultural events at the Lexington Ridge Inn in Los Gatos, CA. Both Tobias (German) and Poornima (Indian) participated in their families’ traditions of Henna (mehendi), Churrah, Miayan and Jaggo ceremonies. These cultural events kicked off a perfect wedding weekend and really gave this Western and Indian Wedding film the pop of color that we are used to seeing. We also fell in love with both families and the atmosphere that both families created for us. Additionally, the organized, structured and on-time events were quite a surprise for us as well. This harmony really helped us to capture amazing wedding footage and wedding photos. The next day, both families headed to San Jose Gurdwara for the Sikh Wedding. We noticed Tobia’s family members looking in awe at all the cultural events taking place throughout this Indian Wedding day. The events at the Anand Karaj (the Sikh wedding ceremony) were very special to both sides of the family. You can see the groom’s family mesmerized by every detail, especially when Tobias led his bride four times during the laavaan, a custom in Sikh weddings. The tear drenched vidaii was a perfect and SUPER emotional ending to this beautiful Sikh Wedding Day. The last day was at the beautiful Bay Area Hotel - Fairmont San Francisco. Both the western ceremony and the reception took place at the Gold Room (my personal favorite ballroom at this venue). The gold room was beautifully decorated for the ceremony and then quickly converted for the reception. The ceremony included a beautiful poem written by one of the bride’s best friends. We decided to use many of the speeches at the ceremony and reception in Hindi and German in this wedding film. I felt including these non English phrases gave the film the perfect mood for their wedding and fit perfectly with their wedding story. Don’t ask how...

I have been an Indian wedding photographer since 2014 and still the Fairmont San Francisco Hotel is one of my most favorite wedding venues to photograph in. So you can imagine my excitement when an Indian bride tells me that I get to capture her wedding photos in one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the Bay Area. When Sonia and Harman contacted me, I had a great feeling about their wedding. Not only was the couple exceptionally beautiful, they also had Amrit of Anais Events on their team to plan every detail of their wedding. Well, just as I predicted, I enjoyed photographing this beautiful Indian wedding. Beginning from the moment Sonia was getting into her red lengha to their first dance in the Grand Ballroom and even up to the final dance offs at the end of the reception. The love shared between the couple and the families was very evident and it was a pleasure capturing all of the beautiful, candid moments through my lens. Enjoy over 100 wedding photos from this beautiful Sikh Indian wedding at the Fairmont San Francisco hotel. ...

I remember visiting the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco a few years ago and imagining how awesome it would be to film a wedding there. The historical architecture and quaint scenery had such a romantic touch. So imagine my eagerness when Amrit (an awesome wedding planner) connected us with Harman and Sonia and told us that the wedding will be at the Fairmont Hotel. I scheduled a call with the couple and made sure that we were the wedding cinematography and wedding photography team to film this beautiful Indian wedding in the lovely city of San Francisco. Though we have filmed numerous Sikh Indian Weddings before and have an outstanding wedding cinematography portfolio under our belt, we still approach every wedding with intentional creativity and attentiveness. Many times before, we have included the reception Grand Entrance into the Same Day Edit, and that on it’s own is very complex. However, I wanted to test our limits a bit further and for this wedding, we wanted to include the First Dance in the video as well. While I was planning it all out beforehand, the pre-filming butterflies and jitters set in. I knew this addition would demand a high-level of coordination and skill but I trusted in my team’s ability. As I looked at the reception itinerary, I figured out that I have only 12 minutes to edit the First Dance into the Same Day Edit before the video was set to play. Luckily, several speeches were scheduled to happen throughout the reception and the wedding planner shifted those speeches around to give me about 22 minutes before go time. Secretly, I was hoping those speakers to give a longer speech but with speeches, the length is usually unpredictable. It turned out, I only got 18 minutes to edit the film, but fortunately, that was plenty of time to work our magic out onto the screen. Not only was I able to include the Grand Entrance but I also edited in the First Dance flawlessly. One of the most humbling and inspiring moments for our team is watching the couple and guests enjoy the...