Ribha and Peter were married at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, which is a remarkably cool place to have a wedding. The ballroom boasts one of the largest glass ceilings in the country, and the venue can do more than 100 different color combinations for lighting, so it is really stunning to behold. Ribha and Peter first met at USC (go Trojans!), and the end result of that fateful meeting was a wedding and reception that blended their Punjabi Hindu and Chinese cultures. Ribha and Peter got ready at the fabulous Roosevelt Hotel, which was a great photographic backdrop for the before-ceremony preparations. Though the forecast threatened rain, the clouds managed only a slight drizzle. Still, the wise couple made a last-minute decision to tent the ceremony area, lest their guests be doused with rain. It was fun to see Peter and his family sitting under a mandap, and you could tell that both sides of the family (and all the guests) really enjoyed the ceremony. Thankfully, the weather proved merciful until the guests went inside to attend a cocktail party under hanging red lanterns. And excuse me? Check out that amazing seating chart! It is absolutely off the hook.
Once the reception started, everyone delighted to the choreographed dance that Ribha and Peter performed. Who knew that Peter was such a Shahrukh Khan? After toasts, dinner and some open dancing, Peter’s sister took the microphone to provide a history of her gift to the couple, which was an incredible traditional Chinese Lion Dance. The dance was extraordinary, and photos absolutely do not do justice to this dance team’s artistry (mostly because I cannot post 100 photos here, and the images can’t capture the extraordinary music). This wedding was yet another blending of two great cultures, and I know Ribha and Peter are going to have a great life together.
With event design and coordination by the always fabulous Sonia Sharma, floral artistry by the dazzling Shawna Yamamoto, hair and makeup by the wonderful Jeannie Jeffries at Couture Beauty Team, DJ rockitude and dhol players by Sunil and the team at Pure Sound & Lighting, videography by All Video Productions, and incredible Chinese Lion Dance by The Immortals.