A Truly East Meets West Wedding

Photography by Alpine Wedding Photography

From the bride, Rosemary:
Our goal was to blend elements of a traditional Indian wedding (which is my ethnic background) with a traditional American wedding – although nothing was traditional about it! We love color and infused the wedding with reds, oranges, yellows, pinks and greens wherever possible. There was literally no white at all, including my wedding dress. Daisies and rosemary were another big theme, representing Lucas and I. Not only were they our wedding flowers, but they were also on the front of our invitations and in our favors for the guests.
It rained all morning, and we were very concerned that the wedding would have to be moved inside. Luckily, things cleared up in the nick of time and we had our ceremony on the slightly soggy deck as planned. We had both prepared ourselves for the mishaps that were sure to come, and were shocked at how smoothly it all went. Much of this is owed to our wedding coordinator at Gorrono Ranch who kept us stress-free and allowed us to enjoy the day.
For favors, we put together a small bag of loose soil containing rosemary & daisy seeds, and included a small flowerpot. Our flower choice is a bit of an inside joke – Lucas is a farmer, so plants and flowers are near and dear to his heart. We used copious amounts of rosemary (which of course, is me) and daisies (for Lucas) in the wedding. The scientific name for a daisy is “Leucanthemum,” which is the closest thing we could find to “Lucas” in the plant world. Daisies are bright and colorful, so we were happy to choose them as our wedding flower.