Angelica + Avneesh's South Asian Wedding (Part I): at the JW Marriott in San Francisco and Winery SF on Treasure Island

       First of all, we'd like to say, "Welcome home Jelly + Avneesh! We hope you had a fabulous and relaxing honeymoon in Bora Bora!"

       Jelly + Avneesh had a spectacular wedding that included two wedding ceremonies: a Hindu and Western one. It was so beautiful to watch them honor both of their cultures and bring their families together for such a wonderful day. Their wedding was filled with so many lovely little details, colors and love. So much love. 

      The morning started with preparations for the Hindu ceremony. Both Jelly's mom and Avneesh's mom helped the bride get dressed in layers and layers of gorgeous fabric and family jewelry. It was beautiful to watch Avneesh's mom gracefully place bangles and necklaces on Jelly, a wedding tradition going back for generations. There was so much care put into Jelly's bridal outfit; the silk was perfectly folded, and her bangles stacked up her wrist like glittering gold coins. Jelly looked stunning.

       Avneesh also had a wonderful, white wedding outfit that made him look like royalty.  The groom's turban was ceremoniously placed on his head by his older cousin, and his late father was remembered with his portrait by Avneesh's side. Once dressed, Avneesh went up to the terrace of the JW Marriott, to await his bride for their first look.

       When the two finally got to see each other, their faces lit up with excitement. Their wedding day had started, and they couldn't have been more thrilled to finally be in each other's arms! Total perfection.

       After the first look, everyone drove to Treasure Island for family photos before the festivities began. There are so many wonderful moments from their wedding day we can't wait to share, so we'll be posting more photos during the week.  To start, enjoy these moments from their wedding preparations and adorable first look!

The bride's golden sandals perfectly showcased the mehndi art on her feet. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The bride's golden sandals perfectly showcased the mehndi art on her feet. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Wedding henna painted on the bride's feet with floral flourishes cascading from her legs to her toes.   © Bowerbird Photography 2013, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island   

Wedding henna painted on the bride's feet with floral flourishes cascading from her legs to her toes.  

© Bowerbird Photography 2013, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island

 

 

The bride's colorful bracelets jingle happily as she moves. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island

The bride's colorful bracelets jingle happily as she moves. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island

The bride's hands serve as a canvas for intricate mehndi designs. Notice Ganesha on her right wrist!  © Bowerbird Photography 2013, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island

The bride's hands serve as a canvas for intricate mehndi designs. Notice Ganesha on her right wrist!  © Bowerbird Photography 2013, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island

The beautiful bride! © Bowerbird Photography 2013, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The beautiful bride! © Bowerbird Photography 2013, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The bride's mom helps her get dressed.  © Bowerbird Photography 2013, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The bride's mom helps her get dressed.  © Bowerbird Photography 2013, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The groom's mom helps the bride put on her jewelry and gold. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The groom's mom helps the bride put on her jewelry and gold. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The groom's headdress along with his kalgi, a brooch, and feather. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Pagri, Kalgi, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The groom's headdress along with his kalgi, a brooch, and feather. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Pagri, Kalgi, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The groom gets his headdress put on. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Pagri, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island

The groom gets his headdress put on. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Pagri, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island

The groomsmen look on as the groom prepares for his big day. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Pagri, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island

The groomsmen look on as the groom prepares for his big day. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Pagri, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island

The handsome groom, all dressed, and ready to see his bride! © Bowerbird Photography 2013, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island

The handsome groom, all dressed, and ready to see his bride! © Bowerbird Photography 2013, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island

The groom's mom couldn't be happier! © Bowerbird Photography 2013, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The groom's mom couldn't be happier! © Bowerbird Photography 2013, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The groom's hand with the sacred om symbol in mehndi, with his mom's hand resting on top. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, groom's mehndi, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The groom's hand with the sacred om symbol in mehndi, with his mom's hand resting on top. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, groom's mehndi, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The first look! The groom waits on the balcony to see his bride for the first time before the wedding. Love their expressions of excitement and anticipation! © Bowerbird Photography 2013, First Look, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The first look! The groom waits on the balcony to see his bride for the first time before the wedding. Love their expressions of excitement and anticipation! © Bowerbird Photography 2013, First Look, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The bride taps the groom's shoulder, and he turns around to see her for the first look. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, First Look, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The bride taps the groom's shoulder, and he turns around to see her for the first look. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, First Look, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Doesn't the bride look amazing!!! © Bowerbird Photography 2013, First Look, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Doesn't the bride look amazing!!! © Bowerbird Photography 2013, First Look, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The groom looks upon his bride for the first time! Pretty soon they are going to be married! © Bowerbird Photography 2013, First Look, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The groom looks upon his bride for the first time! Pretty soon they are going to be married!

© Bowerbird Photography 2013, First Look, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Aww! So cute. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, First Look, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Aww! So cute. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, First Look, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The bride and groom admire each others' outfits. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, First Look, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The bride and groom admire each others' outfits. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, First Look, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

They look so great together! © Bowerbird Photography 2013, First Look, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

They look so great together!

© Bowerbird Photography 2013, First Look, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The bride looks out over the San Francisco cityscape, and the groom peeks between palm fronds to admire his bride.© Bowerbird Photography 2013, First Look, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The bride looks out over the San Francisco cityscape, and the groom peeks between palm fronds to admire his bride.© Bowerbird Photography 2013, First Look, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Holding hands. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, First Look, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Holding hands. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, First Look, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

So happy! © Bowerbird Photography 2013, First Look, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.

So happy! © Bowerbird Photography 2013, First Look, South Asian Wedding at the San Francisco JW Marriott and Winery SF on Treasure Island.


The bride with a view of San Francisco and the Bay. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, View of San Francisco from Treasure Island, South Asian Wedding at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The bride with a view of San Francisco and the Bay. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, View of San Francisco from Treasure Island, South Asian Wedding at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.


Looking at the spectacular view of the City from Treasure Island. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, View of San Francisco from Treasure Island, South Asian Wedding at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Looking at the spectacular view of the City from Treasure Island.

© Bowerbird Photography 2013, View of San Francisco from Treasure Island, South Asian Wedding at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

So much bling! The bride and groom wear their Culver class rings. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, South Asian Wedding at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

So much bling! The bride and groom wear their Culver class rings.

© Bowerbird Photography 2013, South Asian Wedding at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The groom, the bride, and her dad. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Family Photos on Treasure Island, South Asian Wedding at The Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The groom, the bride, and her dad. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Family Photos on Treasure Island, South Asian Wedding at The Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The lovely bride and her mom. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, View of San Francisco from Treasure Island, South Asian Wedding at The Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The lovely bride and her mom. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, View of San Francisco from Treasure Island, South Asian Wedding at The Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The groom and his mom, with the Bay Bridge in the background. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Family Photos on Treasure Island, South Asian Wedding at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The groom and his mom, with the Bay Bridge in the background. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Family Photos on Treasure Island, South Asian Wedding at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The wedding party looks amazing in their colorful dress. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Wedding Party Pic, Treasure Island, South Asian Wedding at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

The wedding party looks amazing in their colorful dress.

© Bowerbird Photography 2013, Wedding Party Pic, Treasure Island, South Asian Wedding at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

When the wind picked up, the bride and groom held each other to keep warm. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, View of San Francisco from Treasure Island, South Asian Wedding at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

When the wind picked up, the bride and groom held each other to keep warm. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, View of San Francisco from Treasure Island, South Asian Wedding at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

       As you can tell from the photos, these two are beautiful, inside and out!  Next photos we'll post will feature the Baraat and Hindu wedding ceremony.

       Congratulations Jelly + Avneesh!

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam

 

Venue for Preparations: San Francisco JW Marriott

Venue for Ceremony: Winery SF

Wedding Coordination: Dreams on a Dime

Wedding Design: Suit 27 (Zoe Munson)

Venue Coordination for Winery SF: SF Event Venues

Hair & Makeup: Susie Cee San Francisco

Wardrobe: Dolce Vita Beauty

Florist: Passion Flowers by Adriana

DJ: Ambiance Music

Transportation: JoyGo Transportation

Catering: New Delhi Restaurant

Hindu Officiant: Nilesh Pandya

Western Officiant: Sindy Wilkinson

Opera Singer: Litz Plummer

Cake and cookies: Baker & Banker

Photography: Bowerbird Photography