Rusha and Vindeep got married on a foggy day at the beautiful Monarch Beach Resort in Monarch Beach, California. This beautiful property was formerly known as the St. Regis. I was so delighted when Rusha asked me to shoot her wedding, as I also shot her older sister Rena’s wedding to Ajay at the Montage. I thus already knew her lovely family, and was so happy to see and work with them again. Rusha and Rena are two of the closest sisters you could imagine, and they always give each other adorable Eskimo kisses. (Rena and Ajay also now have a darling little baby daughter, so it was fun to see how their lives had changed.) The girls’ mother was as adorable as ever, crying tears of sorrow and joy at her last daughter getting married. She is just the sweetest thing, and watching her feel so much emotion over the marriages of her beautiful daughters has been wonderful.
The day started off with the usual getting ready preparations, followed by portraits, then a baraat and lovely outdoor ceremony on the St. Regis Grand Lawn. I was super happy to be able to convince the entire wedding party to arrange themselves on the mosaic tile of the St. Regis rotunda for a super-cool bridal party image. The reception ballroom was decked out in a palette of blue and white, and Rusha’s reception outfit was actually a beautiful white wedding dress, which fit the evening’s color scheme perfectly. The wedding itself was coordinated by the lovely Seema Shah from Elegant Events by Nutan. Rusha tapped the talented Fayaz at Bloom Box Designs to handle her florals and decor, and he did a wonderful job (as always). The talented and beautiful Jeannie Jeffries from Couture Beauty Team handled hair and makeup, and the awesome Ajay Manaktala at Special Occasions L.A. provided DJ artistry and lighting.