Another lovely wedding from the folks over at JAGstudios. Photographed at the scenic Griffin Museum of Photography and accompanied by Berkeley music students performing live and plenty of delicious Indian hors doevres, the wedding is was a beautiful mixing of East and West.
Kristin and Ilina are are double Jumbos, referring not to their cumulative size but their fondness for Tufts’ mascot, Jumbo the elephant. According to Ilina, they fell in love because of chemistry. The two spent the summer of 2002 together: in chem lab during the day and cooking meals at night.
That summer was also the beginning of a relationship that has continued to grow and strengthen with every move they’ve made as a couple. They live, cook, eat, travel, ready the Sunday Times, and play Boggle together. Kristin works with patients seeking rehab in an international center for spinal cord injury. Ilinas working on implementing health reform in regulation and policy for Medicare.
From the bride, Ilina: When Kristin suggested that we needed a theme around which to organize our wedding, I thought the perfect one was stuff we liked. She thought that was ludicrous, fearing a wedding that featured bacon, back massages, and puppies. I folded and said fine, we´ll aim for a wedding as small as we can get it, heavy focus on local, bold flavors, minimal waste, and a damn fun party. Settling on colors of red, orange, and yellow helped too, balanced by a dark purplish grey for contrast. In the end, I believe we showcased who we are as individuals and as a couple. Kristin´s aunt officiated a secular ceremony that included Indian elements. We wrote our own vows, accidentally stole a kiss before THE kiss, and were ushered back down the aisle by our guests blowing bubbles.
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Photography: JAGstudios / Ceremony & Reception Site: Griffin Museum of Photography / Officiant: Linda Steuerwald / Invitation Designer: Katherine Foo / Programs: Baumbirdy / Catering: East Meets West / Floral Design: Rory ODwyer and Alida Cantor of Langwater Farm / Live music: Hillary Reynolds Band / Favors: donation to Freedom to Marry / Rings: Brilliant Earth / Wedding Tree: LovliDay Wedding Designs / Print Materials: Classic Graphx