A Romantic Pastel-Hued California Wedding Under Sunshining Skies

Priya & MJ


Embracing the essence of a wedding surreally—under a blanket of love-filled air where lush greens & vast seas met—Priya & MJ’s soiree is one worth gushing over.

Right from the picturesque environs & the divine Gurdwara vibes to the sorbet-hued themes of the nuptials and their classic looks, every single thing was stitched to perfection. So much so, that their wedding chronicles the inspiration for a wedding amidst a pandemic that we know so many to-be-weds need right now!

Priya and MJ lived their dream wedding even in these tough times in the prettiest way possible and scrolling down below into the deets will inspire you to believe and do it as well. We promise!

About The Couple

Their Tale

Priya and MJ met in New York where they’ve worked as finance professionals. Neither of them thought they would meet again after their first date since, Priya was convinced that MJ was just another financer ladies man and MJ thought Priya was out of his league. However, fate had some other plans in store for them with MJ decided to reach out to her after a few days for their next date. And like Priya says, “the rest was history.”

The duo loves hanging out with their friends, travelling the world together, watching movies when staying in, and being nerds!

The Proposal

MJ planned an elaborate proposal for Priya in NYC in 2019 with a day full of surprises for her. He took her to the places where they’d went for their first three dates and ended the evening at a private rooftop where he asked her to marry him.

The Details

Wedding Planning & Details

The couple’s wedding was an adorable romance of their tasteful choices and the California sun. It was a royally pastel themed celebration oozing with happiness, warmth, and all things beautiful.

While the team of Fine Linen Creation fashioned an opulent and enchanting decor along with Flowers by Edgar, the team of Wedding Documentary captured every moment in aesthetic frames!

The Anand Karaj

Their Anand Karaj was held at the San Jose Gurdwara amidst soulful vibes and a divine aura. For their ceremony, the couple slipped into coordinating outfits they got custom made in Punjab.

Drenched in hues of pale peach and mint topped with intricate embroideries, while MJ looked dapper in a flared kurta & sherwani, Priya looked effervescent in an Anarkali. Glorious jewels, a subtly flushed base, and a bold lip with hair tied in a tousled bun further completed her look flawlessly!

The Hindu Wedding

A whimsical white and baby pink affair hosted at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, the setup by the seas boasted of a white mandap clad in white and pink blooms highlighted with antique vases.

White and metallic gold tiffany chairs made for the guest seating under the vast open skies lending a dreamy vibe to the entire setting.

Couple Looks

The couple complemented in their Chikankari ensembles from Priya’s mum’s new line IB Designs crafted in beautiful shades of pink, sea foam green, and gold.

MJ looked absolutely dapper in in his kurta and churidaar set which he teamed up with an olive and pink stole, a pink safa, and a four-stringed mala. Priya, whereas, frolicked about in her baby pink lehenga with minimal gold borders.

She paired up her outfit with a polki and emerald choker set while Morsal Zarif gave her a flushed makeup accentuated with a bright pink lip.

Reception Dinner

The wedding was subsequently followed by a magnificently LIT reception dinner that literally felt like celebrating under the stars. A stunning open tent with transparent roof heavily bedecked in fairy lights cascading further down the sides was set up out in the open.

Elegant table settings ornamented with crystal candelabras, white & pastel-hued blooms, and elegant tableware made up for the warm and cozy decor.

Tips From The Bride

  • Stay calm and flexible, everything always works out in the end.
  • Prioritize areas that matter to you rather than every detail (i.e. clothing v/s table linens).

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