3 Jan

sparkly wedding dress

There’s a certain gracefulness that’s evident when Elizabeth Messina photographs a couple. We fall more in love with her photography every time we see it and we’re sure you will too after being captivated by this wedding, recently featured in The Knot. Not only are Saree + Sidh a handsome twosome, their romantically rustic wedding also honored their Indian heritage in such a beautiful way. From the intricate mehndi applied to Saree’s feet, to the white garlands hanging above their ceremony, to the embroidered table runners.

The two of them designed their wedding band together – a yellow gold band with black diamonds.

glamorous bridal attire

silver wedding shoes

silver wedding shoes

Saree’s bridal bouquet of a handful of Lily of the Valley was simple and elegant.

glamorous wedding portrait

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We planned a welcome pool party/mehndi party for our out of town guests and close friends and family on the Thursday before our wedding (which was a Saturday). We wanted family that had never met (people came from Africa, London, Dubai, NYC, and Paris) to have a chance to get to know each other over a weekend of fun events. We thought it would be fun for everyone to get a chance to partake in a beautiful Hindu wedding tradition by having Mehndi done.

floral wedding decor

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lounge furniture

groom

Such a great shot of such a dapper looking groom!

Pacific Palisades wedding

Because they wanted their celebration to feel homey and cozy they held their wedding at Saree’s father’s beautiful house. The house was built around that gorgeous tree used as the backdrop for their ceremony where Saree walked down the aisle to Cat Power’s “Sea of Love”.

Pacific Palisades wedding

Pacific Palisades wedding

Pacific Palisades wedding

elegant wedding table

Pacific Palisades wedding

Pacific Palisades wedding

rose wedding cake

Pacific Palisades wedding

Love it when the couple’s favorite memory of the day is caught on camera. Here’s Saree sharing what it was for them:

After the ceremony Sidh and I were walking back down the aisle when the ceremony ended to the guest house to have a little time alone to take it all in. As we walked back we both put our arms in the air as we held hands. It was so funny that we both did it at the same time, thinking the same thing. We looked at each other and laughed and really felt the magic of what we had just done. We committed to each other forever in front of our loved ones and it felt exciting and sacred. 

Pop over to The Knot to view more from their gorgeous wedding!

Photographer: Elizabeth Messina / Event Design & Production: Yifat Oren & Associates / Catering: The Kitchen for Exploring Foods / Florals: The Velvet Garden / Entertainment: West Coast Music / Make-Up: Lali Peer / Hair Stylist: Calista Sanderson at Andy LeCompte Salon / Cake: The Butter End / Sound: Design Sound / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Valet: Chuck’s Parking  / Lighting: Images by Lighting / Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth / Video: Vidicam Productions / Hindu Priest: Shukavak Dasa / Rabbi: Zoe – Temple Isiah / Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Headpiece: Was a necklace Bride borrowed from XIV Karats and wore as a tikka (a traditional Indian headpiece) / Earrings: Borrowed from XIV Karats / Engagement Ring: Martin Katz design / Wedding Bands: Created from Bride’s grandmother’s wedding band / Groom’s suit: Yves Saint Laurent / Shoes: Gucci / Cufflinks: Black onyx and diamond cuff links borrowed from XIV karats

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Comments

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  3. Wow! Stunning and elegant. The bride and groom are gorgeous. All the details to this wedding are amazing.

  4. Elizabeth Messina is such an inspirational photographer. Her images are truly breathtaking. Gorgeous wedding!

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  6. In LOVE! Elizabeth Messina always does a beautiful job. Kudos to The Butter End for the marvelous cake, too; such gorgeous, vibrant florals in that cake.

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  9. Good grief, this is beautiful. Thanks for sharing this one!

  10. I absolutely adore the mix of a traditional Americana wedding with the cultural Hindu elements! Such a beautiful couple and incredible photos (as always) from Elizabeth Messina!!!

  11. Simply loved the modern and elegant look of this wedding. The set up is really very beautiful and mesmerizing –love the elegance and simplicity of it. The flowers hanging from the tree in front of the house looks really great!

  12. What a beautiful couple! Love the blending of traditional and modern elements.

  13. Really Nice pics and great wedding dress. The whole Wedding looks great awsome.

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