Ulka and Chris had a lovely summer afternoon wedding at a winery in St Helena. I started the day at this amazing vacation rental home in St Helena that Ulka had rented for the family. This place was amazing, with many bedrooms, beautiful decor, and even its very own vineyard.What a great way to make a weekend out of the wedding celebration and be able to relax with your family in the days leading up to the big event.
After Ulka was ready, she greeted Chris at Charles Krug Winery and they took all their family photos prior to the ceremony, so they could relax and enjoy some downtime after the ceremony. Smart move!
Ulka was a gorgeous bride! She wore red and gold for the ceremony, then later both she and Chris changed into ivory and gold for the reception. Stunning!
Chris made a grand entrance on a white horse while friends and family cheered him on. I love the energy and excitement of an Indian wedding!
Charles Krug Winery is a gorgeous venue to hold your wedding celebration. There is a carriage house, which has a very rustic feel to the downstairs (think “barn”) and upstairs is a lovely wood paneled room with high ceilings for the reception. I LOVE the red and orange lanterns hanging from the trees. Such a visual treat!
Immediately after the ceremony, guests were treated to raspberry champagne cocktails.
Lighting is key, as my readers know! All the decor and and coordination was taken care of by Floramor and they did an amazing job. The tall centerpices featured lots of reds and oranges, and the vases contained another display of roses and lilies on the inside.
The reception room upstairs has peaked ceilings and big rustic chandeliers. The best part is that each side of the room has a veranda that opens up, allowing a fresh breeze and a gorgeous view of the property.
I had to post both of these cake photos, as I cannot decide which one I love more. The image on the left has great ambiance, with the chandalier above and hints of the lighting, but really shows off the cake itself. The right on the right represents the essence of the day-it was a gorgeous day, friends and family gathered together in a beautiful outdoor setting to celebrate Ulka & Chris.
Each layer of the cake was separated by these little golden elephants for good luck. I love the elephants!
Congratulations Ulka & Chris!