Memorizing Midnight and Mulberry: Sara + Shiv´s Wedding in California

The blue and berry tones in this wedding are deliciously deep. Set against a garden background makes this color pallet pop in all the right ways. The groom´s tux looks like the midnight sky, perfectly accenting the beauty of the bride´s white dress and her berry colored bouquet. When you hear the meaning behind their choice for those colors it makes it even more sweet.

From the bride: Shiv asked asked me to marry him on the side of a mountain in the South of France, beneath a grove of ancient mulberry trees. He had chosen to propose in France not only because we both love to travel, but also because it was the last place I had lived before I met him, and because I am a French translator. The moment of our engagement was so poignant–I recall looking up into the ink blue sky of June in Provence, breathing in jasmine on the night air, and admiring the berry toned flowers on the table before us, squeezing Shiv’s hand.

Later, as we planned the details of our wedding, we decided that it was important for us to celebrate our marriage outside, in a garden that could capture some of the feeling of our engagement night, echo our love for France, and our love of history. We chose midnight and evening-sky blues along with berry tones as primary colors for the wedding to evoke the night sky in Provence and the mulberry trees we sat under when we decided to join our lives together. I worked with our lovely floral designer to include fragrant, local garden roses, jasmine and lily of the valley–for Indians and for Iranians, fragrance and the sacred are deeply connected, thus it was essential to incorporate fragrance. We also made sure to include in our décor pomegranates and young almond branches, along with other seasonal fruits, as symbols of hope and good fortune in our new life together, and as symbols of respect for our diverse family traditions.

Most of all, Shiv and I wanted to create a sacred, intimate and inviting experience to honor and celebrate our love for one another and for our closest family and friends. We are so grateful for all of the talented vendors and to our photographer Jose Villa, who helped us create a day that we will cherish and remember for the rest of our lives.

Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography
Sara + Shiv´s Wedding, Image: Jose Villa Photography

 

Photography: Jose Villa | Planner: Stacy Mccain Event Planning | Wedding Venue: Beaulieu Garden | Wedding Catering:Paula Leduc Fine Catering  | Invitation/Paper Pieces: Happy Menocal | Floral Design: Flowerwild | DJ: Dan Battle | Ceremony/Cocktail/Dinner Music: Gaucho | Cake Makers: Crisp | Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Officiant:Weddings of Heart | Transportation: Napa Valley Tours & Transportation

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