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All because two people met at a gym- a beautiful start to Sacha and Emrin’s love story. In fact, it was at their very first interaction at the gym that Sacha knew he had just met the future Mrs. Mount. Three days of wedding festivities to celebrate the union of two different cultures, this luxury multicultural wedding incorporated a Sikh wedding and Jewish wedding, and left all the guests in absolute awe. The first day of wedding festivities kicked off with the pre-wedding ceremonies including the choora and chunni ceremony, the sangeet, and the jaggo. As wedding cinematographers, pre-wedding ceremonies are always a favorite to film because we get to capture the genuine emotion shared as both families exchange blessings and love for each other. Even more so, it was especially exciting to film the reactions of the groom’s Jewish family as they participated in the Sikh pre-wedding events. Colorful pastes, stunning jewelry, along with traditional songs and dances, the first day truly set the joyful, upbeat tone for this multicultural wedding. The second day consisted of the Sikh wedding at the stunning Deshmesh Darbar Sikh Temple in Lodi, CA. This incredible temple featured gorgeous golden details as well as stunning florals along the Gurdwara altar and even in the fountains outside of the temple! The Anand Karaj, the Sikh marriage ceremony, incorporated many of the traditional aspects of Indian weddings and the most important - the four laavaan. 4 vows between the married couple sung as hymns as the couple walk around the sacred scripture. The seriousness in the room was evidently clear as the families watched the bride and groom take these sacred steps. Upon completing the fourth round, the bride and groom were now considered man and wife- a bond meant to last forever. But for our groom, even forever is not enough! “I’ve always known, ever since I met you, I want to spend forever with you. And forever is not long enough!” -Sancha, groom. The Jewish wedding took place on the third and final day at Emrin’s father’s stunning property, Dhatt Family Estate. This...

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...

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...

With a Sikh wedding at the stunning San Jose Gurdwara in 2020 and a Catholic wedding at the breathtaking Hacienda’s De Las Flores wedding venue in 2021, this multicultural wedding film will immerse you in a love that will last a lifetime. Two weddings over the course of two years celebrating two cultures and one happy marriage - that is the kind of wedding celebration fitting Aman and Maica. Classy, elegant, and beautiful, both wedding celebrations were sights to see. As wedding videographers, filming multicultural weddings is a favorite because we get to capture guests from both cultures combine to celebrate one love. The traditions, decorations, and reactions are incredibly rewarding to capture so that the bride and groom can relive those fleeting moments from their wedding day. The Sikh wedding took place close to home at the stunning San Jose Gurdwara located in the evergreen hills of San Jose, California. This 40 acre property has beautiful views of the bay making for the perfect venue to celebrate a Sikh wedding. What made the wedding even more intimate was the story behind the bridal Lengha. The bride’s mother in law flew all the way to India (right before Covid hit) to get the wedding attire and jewelry for the bride which made capturing the details all the more intimate and important. All in all, it was a beautiful wedding and a great way to celebrate 2020. A year later, the bride and groom hosted their Catholic wedding at the beautiful Hacienda’s De Las Flores wedding venue in Moraga, California. This spanish-styled estate embodied garden weddings with large grassy lawns, a beautiful patio with a central fountain, and stunning landscaped gardens. The bride’s western dress from Flares Bridal perfectly fit with the theme. The morning of the wedding, we secretly filmed a message from the groom and uploaded the message to The Motion Books (a wedding video book) to gift to the bride as she got ready. Needless to say, Maica was definitely surprised and even almost cried when she opened the book at watched her handsome Groom woo her! Not...

Weddings are gorgeous celebrations of love, ever so memorable and precious, especially when they are hosted in stunning locations! When Gagan and Henna reached out to us and told us about their wedding at the Nirvana Estate, we were excited! They were very sweet and we felt they fully trusted us in capturing their Indian wedding celebrations! California has so many hidden gems when it comes to wedding venues. The Nirvana Estate (formerly Edwards Estate, or Hathaway Ranch) is a very unique wedding venue in the outskirts of Bakersfield, CA. When you enter this beautiful property, you will get a notion that you are somewhere in Napa Valley or even Tuscany. A laid-back luxury with gorgeous terrace pathways and a garden scape that fills you with bliss when celebrating at the Nirvana Estate wedding venue. It is surrounded by vineyards and gorgeous olive trees, rolling green hills, and has sunset views like no other - which for us as wedding videographers is true bliss! We got to capture their story with breathtaking scenery that completed their video. This picturesque venue was truly ideal for Gagan & Henna’s Indian wedding in Bakersfield. Their elegant and high-end 5-day celebration started with henna at the bride’s home done by Minal Beauty, followed by a beautiful Jaggo the next day filled with singing and a ton of dancing! Their Indian wedding in Bakersfield included a Maiyan ritual for both the bride and groom on the third day when they were blessed in yellow turmeric which we absolutely loved capturing for their wedding video. The wedding day, the 4th day, was all about their ceremony filled with Indian traditions. From the baraat, to the milni, to the Anand Karaj where they officially became husband and wife - we enjoyed filming every single moment. We then headed to a beautiful photoshoot at a local golf course where we were able to take some beautiful wedding portraits (and videos) of the couple. To wrap up the day, we went back to the bride’s home to capture a super emotional vidai. The family led the bride outside the doorsteps of...

With a Sikh wedding at the stunning San Jose Gurdwara in 2020 and a Catholic wedding at the breathtaking Hacienda’s De Las Flores wedding venue in 2021, this multicultural wedding film will immerse you in a love that will last a lifetime. Two weddings over the course of two years celebrating two cultures and one happy marriage - that is the kind of wedding celebration fitting Aman and Maica. Classy, elegant, and beautiful, both wedding celebrations were sights to see. As wedding videographers, filming multicultural weddings is a favorite because we get to capture guests from both cultures combine to celebrate one love. The traditions, decorations, and reactions are incredibly rewarding to capture so that the bride and groom can relive those fleeting moments from their wedding day. The Sikh wedding took place close to home at the stunning San Jose Gurdwara located in the evergreen hills of San Jose, California. This 40 acre property has beautiful views of the bay making for the perfect venue to celebrate a Sikh wedding. What made the wedding even more intimate was the story behind the bridal Lengha. The bride’s mother in law flew all the way to India (right before Covid hit) to get the wedding attire and jewelry for the bride which made capturing the details all the more intimate and important. All in all, it was a beautiful wedding and a great way to celebrate 2020. A year later, the bride and groom hosted their Catholic wedding at the beautiful Hacienda’s De Las Flores wedding venue in Moraga, California. This spanish-styled estate embodied garden weddings with large grassy lawns, a beautiful patio with a central fountain, and stunning landscaped gardens. The bride’s western dress from Flares Bridal perfectly fit with the theme. The morning of the wedding, we secretly filmed a message from the groom and uploaded the message to The Motion Books (a wedding video book) to gift to the bride as she got ready. Needless to say, Maica was definitely surprised and even almost cried when she opened the book at watched her handsome Groom woo her! Not...

There is something special about a love that is developed over time and it was evidently clear that this was the kind of love shared between Dimant and Shivani. Their youthful banter made for a refreshing and deeper emotional experience for this Indian Wedding at Auburn Hills Marriott in Michigan. Filled with dancing, toasts, and lots of tears (of joy), this Indian Wedding film will immerse you into the cultural and beautiful wedding story of Dimant and Shivani. Though this was not a destination wedding for the bride and groom, it was a destination wedding for us at Aperina Studios. As Indian Wedding Videographers, destination weddings are challenging but they are absolute favorites! We traveled with a ton of gear to capture stunning footage for this 3-day Indian wedding. Like many couples, the bride and groom experienced all of the challenges that come with a COVID wedding. Guest count was reduced, live-streaming was in full swing, and they even had video recorded toasts played at the Sangeet from those who couldn’t make it to the wedding. Despite many changes, the events during this Michigan wedding were still absolutely breathtaking! The Sangeet was filled with stunning performances by family and loved ones. What makes these performances even more meaningful is the bride’s involvement in creating the choreography for many of these Bollywood and Bhangra Fusions Dance performances. Kicking off the celebration, the dances and speeches were a great commemoration honoring Dimant and Shivani. Don't miss this amazing Sangeet Dance Performances recap from Dimant and Shivani’s Sangeet. The wedding ceremony was beautifully decorated thanks to the efforts of Utsav Planners. With an elevated white walkway surrounded by tall, gold candles, the pink backdrop and hanging florals made for the perfect backdrop for this Hindu Wedding ceremony. Though 2020 was a rough year for the wedding industry, it was the year that we invested into upgrading our HD quality to the next generation 4K. While this upgrade was faced with many challenges, including a stressful and intense post-production process, however, the clarity and crisp quality of the film makes it entirely...

If there were two words to describe this Indian Wedding, it would be emotional and breathtaking. Everything from the location, to the speeches, to the relationships brought a wave of emotions that perfectly captured the atmosphere of this destination Indian wedding in Colorado. Shot at the stunning Arrowhead Golf Course, this wedding venue served as the perfect location for two childhood friends to celebrate their union. The song “Butterfly Kisses at Night”, sung by the father of the bride, served as the inspiration for the film and really set the tone for the atmosphere of the wedding. With the help of the groom on the guitar, the father began singing the song to the bride before speaking the rest after claiming he couldn’t sing. The poetic feel of the song worked as an amazing storytelling aspect for the emotional parts of the wedding video. Aneesh and Maitri first met when they were four years old. Living across the street from each other, their families both spent lots of time together. Even distance couldn’t separate these two lovebirds as Maitri’s family moved to Chicago and Aneesh’s family moved to Oklahoma. After years of friendship, they fell in love and decided on forever together. The couple really wanted a Destination Wedding near the mountains. Traveling out of state, we were curious as to why the bride and groom would choose Denver Colorado for their destination wedding. It wasn’t until we drove to the venue that we understood. Nestled in the foothills of Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains, Arrowhead Golf Course made for the perfect background to host their wedding ceremony and reception. It was truly an incredible experience to film this Denver Indian Wedding in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado and we hope you enjoy this destination film celebrating the love of Aneesh and Maitri. After passionately crafting films like this, we hope this Indian wedding film immersed you into the cultural and beautiful wedding story of Aneesh & Maitri’s Destination Indian Wedding in Denver, CO. I’m confident we can capture an amazing memory of your big day for you and your...

Two families, two cultures, two people, one love. This beautiful rustic and multicultural wedding took place at Union Hill Inn in Sonora, CA - the perfect wedding venue to celebrate the union of one incredibly diverse couple. Fitting two weddings in one day, Raj (Hindu) and Haley (American) honored both of their cultures, commemorating a heritage that remains a strong part of who they are. Raj and Haley spent the past 11 years growing in love and respect for each other, a fact that was evidently clear as we filmed their wedding day. Their families, fully immersed in their love for the bride and groom, actively participated in all cultural activities with open minds and cheerful hearts. This multicultural wedding brought all the colors and festivities worthy of celebrating the happy couple. The wedding day began with a western wedding as Raj and Haley exchanged their vows in a beautiful rustic barn at Union Hill Inn. Raj vowed "with every beat of my heart, I promise to love you - this is my solemn vow.” After exchanging their self- written vows, the bride and groom shared an intimate moment during the unity sand ceremony. Both partners poured sand into one single glass vase, signifying the union of their two lives. With excitement, the family continued the celebrations as they moved to the beautifully decorated gazebo for the Indian wedding. For the Indian wedding, the bride and groom incorporated traditional Indian rituals as they each walked in a baraat to the ceremony surrounded by family and loved ones. The couple participated in a puja ceremony, a traditional Hindu ceremony involving prayer, incense, flowers, and food. The marriage was officiated as the bride and groom walked around a fire four times, with the final lap led by the bride. With blessings from the priest, parents and loved ones, Raj and Haley were officially husband and wife. “Togetherness - that is what family is all about.” Spoken in truth by the bride’s father, the reception was filled with togetherness as both families joined as one in celebration of Raj and Haley. Embracing traditions...

Ricky, the groom, wanted to surprise his wedding guests with an epic dance performance at his wedding reception. His plan was to join his old dance team from UC Irvine during their dance performance. He practiced the dance many times and perfected it. Especially the ended with this very good friend. At the reception, everything was going to plan. But to everyone's surprise, including the groom's, Preeti, the bride, is pulled into the dance by his friend and takes over his part of the dance performance from that point. You can see Ricky being taken back and being surprised, but completely enjoying the moment and continue dancing with his wife. What an EPIC moment and a surprise for the groom! Toward the end, everyone joined in a Flash Mob style dance and officially kicked off the dancing for the night. It was evident that the wedding guests enjoyed themselves as they danced the night away. Enjoy this choreographed Indian dance at this amazing Indian Wedding at the Greengate Ranch in San Luis Obispo, CA....

Harman and Navroop Indian Wedding was filled with a lot of laughter, fun, smoke bombs and even crying. But it was definitely a week that we enjoyed capturing amazing footage from this unforgettable Indian Wedding. To wrap up the many days of celebrations, we created this Same Day Edit that we premiered on their wedding reception. The most humbling and inspiring moment is watching the couple and guests enjoy the timeless memories we captured just moments before. Seeing the endless smiles, and sometimes even sweet tears, from the family members, reminds me why we do what we do as wedding cinematographers. Both the bride and groom were beaming as they watched the film we put together. The wedding couple, Harman and Navroop, were simply enjoyable to work with. Both were super sweet to us as well and treated us like family. Not only were they beautiful and natural in front of the cameras, they completely trusted us to capture a day that they will cherish for the rest of their life together. We, as a Bay Area Wedding Cinematography team, were honored to be part of their Indian wedding at the Elk Grove Sikh Temple. Enjoy Harman and Navroop’s Indian Wedding Same Day Edit. ...

Every love story starts with a unique beginning. Whether it is an accidental meeting or a forced blind date, the beginning marks the start of how two people fall in love. In this case, after a busy work week and another late night ahead, Sahil wasn’t too eager about going to a wine tasting on December 6, 2014 but his friend gave him the extra push he needed to leave his house that morning. Little did he know, that was the magical day all the stars aligned and Sahil laid eyes on Natasha for the first time. After that night, he confessed to his friend that he couldn’t stop thinking about her. As their love story continued, the two faced many dragons and a few painfully awkward early dates but Sahil and Natasha kept fighting for their love until 1301 days later, they tied the knot and started their new beginning together as husband and wife. Enjoy this South Asian Wedding of Sahil and Natasha at the largest Sikh Temple in America, the San Jose Gurdwara Sahib....

When the fruit and nut trees started blooming last spring in Yuba City, it wasn’t the only good news that the Thiara family was awaiting. One of their sons, Harmon got engaged to the beautiful Betha and they began planning their late spring Indian wedding. This gorgeous Indian couple met in high school and their love blossomed from there into an amazing relationship. Blossoms and fruit trees are very familiar to Harmon. He spends a lot of his time in the family orchards so photographing this gorgeous couple’s spring inspired engagement session in their own orchard was an awesome idea. We picked out the prime blooming period and went out to capture these amazing engagement photos. Betha couldn’t stop smiling as Harmon gave her a tour of his blossoming orchards. Their love for each other and beautiful smiles deeply enhanced the beauty of the blooming trees. The romantic scenery and gorgeous couple surely helped me produce some of my favorite engagement photos....

After filming weddings for over 14 years, I still love and thoroughly enjoy what I do. And, you may be surprised to know, even despite having so much experience, I still get nervous before filming EVERY single wedding. Maybe it’s because I understand that my passion, as a wedding videographer, affects each couple directly. They trust me to to capture their once-in-a-lifetime memories. So I make sure to capture a work of art at each and every wedding. With this wedding, it was no different. The wedding itself was in a way different and unique, but we made sure to approach it thoughtfully. The multicultural couple incorporated their Italian and Indian traditions throughout the 2-day celebration and I wanted to capture the essence of both cultures accordingly. Predictably, I was nervous before filming this wedding but I think my delicate and professional approach is felt throughout this wedding film. What increased the pressure a bit was that I met Bikram and Camila a few years before they reached out to me about their wedding. I filmed Bikram’s sisters wedding a few years back and have met (and filmed) many of their wedding guests’ weddings. It was truly an honor being part of their wedding because it showed me that they continued to trust me and my work. Enjoy this wedding film from Bikram and Camila’s wedding at San Jose Gurdwara and Castlewood Country Club. Read more in depth about this wedding in the full post. ...

We have been filming Indian weddings all over California and United States and we love the challenges each wedding presents us. For instance, at this Indian Wedding, we were challenged to create a beautiful film from just the wedding reception alone that Raj and Pam had in Sacramento one week after their epic wedding on the East Coast. What makes this challenging is that we don't have the wedding content to work with to tell a story. Additionally, we're not able to have the variety of wedding footage that we are used to. Sadly, many wedding videographers would simply "slap" together a simple long and boring video. However, I wanted to approach this a bit more creatively and create an Indian Wedding Reception Highlight Film. I wanted the reception film to have emotions, be epic and have a story. My goal is so when you are done watching the reception wedding film, you have met the beautiful couple and have been at their wedding reception. I believe we pulled this off with this short film from Raj and Pam's wedding reception in Sacramento, California. One of my personal favorite scenes from this film is their first dance before the guests arrived to the reception hall at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. The couple wanted to see their reception hall full decorated before the guests arrived. More importantly, they wanted to practice their first dance one last time. It's our job, as wedding cinematographers, to capture a story. So me and my team took that opportunity and filmed their special moment as they danced away on the empty reception dance floor. Looking at the footage later, I was please as it gave me some romantic footage that I found fitted perfectly into their film. Raj is an accomplished doctor and it was an honor to be part of their wedding celebration in Raj's home town, Sacramento, CA. So enjoy this Indian Wedding Reception Highlight Film from the heart of California at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento....