Napa Valley setting.
The bridal couple chose the stunning setting of Napa Valley in northern California for their Indian-style wedding. The venue: Meritage Resort and Spa.
Traditional henna designs. Henna artist: Ravie Kattaura, Keyuri's.
The bride's ceremony gown.
Here, the stunning floral from Mandy Scott Flowers. "The bride told us that the wedding ceremony was her favorite element of the entire event," Scott says. “It's hard for people to envision how all the decor--colors, flowers, drapery, lights and more--will go together, especially at a destination wedding. When she arrived at the ceremony, she was thrilled.”
Resort offers multiple event spaces
The couple chose the Meritage Resort "because the venue gave them the opportunity to offer an-inclusive weekend resort base for the families and their guests, and allowed them various venues within the resort to host their various events,” Scott explains.
For the baraat--the traditional groom's procession--friends and family make their way up the hillside to the hilltop Vineyard Terrace. Baraat horse provided by Hackney Horse & Carriage. The bride's peacock doli was provided by Bazaar of India Imports.
Mandy Scott Events used floral elephants at the beginning of the aisle. Scott and team transformed the on-site gazebo into a mandap using soft drapery and floral accents.
Coral and white roses
Coral and white roses for a traditional Indian wedding.
Silver, blue and white reception
Following the ceremony the couple hosted an elegant reception in the Meritage Ballroom. The decor palette: silver, blue and white, inspired by the bride's reception gown.
Creative display of escort cards
Brilliant blue ribbons display escort cards.
Going with the theme of silver, blue and white, these large floral arrangements create a dramatic look of elegance for the evening reception.
Lighting and draping add drama
With elegant draping, dramatic arrangements and intimate lighting, the room glows with romance. Linens by La Tavola Fine Linen. Lighting/draping: The Lux.
Floral elephants return
The flower elephants that were re-used from the ceremony for creative floral decor at the reception.
A "sweet" dessert buffet.
The couple's first dance.