Zai and Phil did not just have a wedding, they created a village in the midst of an open field, surrounded by rolling hills. They provided an Airstream trailer outfitted as a sauna, rows of cedar showers, guided yoga sessions, adorable tents by Shelter Co., the most legit snack and espresso tent I have ever seen, and of course — all in an epic location.
However, it ended up not being about that at all. It was about Zai and Phil and their family and close friends. They created a space for what mattered to the couple the most: the love they have for one another and every single person they invited. In the wedding world, weird standards exist for beautiful and meaningful weddings (as if they have to mean the same thing) and we sometimes meet couples that obsess over the details — that everything is blog-worthy and Pinterest-ready when in reality, it’s only happening because of the village that uniquely surround a couple and their incredible love and commitment to the other.
Zai and Phil did it right. It was both beautiful but it was an extension of them, it didn’t feel like too much or overly produced or even distracting from what was important; instead it all made each person feel honored to be there, to be witnessing these two and to be fully present. The effect was mesmerizing and inspiring.
Photography – Kindred Weddings | Venue – Redgate Ranch | Planning/Tents – Shelter Co. | Catering – Componere Fine Catering | Flowers – Brown Paper Design | Video – Shark Pig | Stationery – Zargosy | Music – Kelyn Crapp, DJ Asha | Beverage Catering – Tonic | Rentals – Bright Event Rentals, Found Rentals, La Tavola Linens, Shelter Co, Theoni, Zephyr Tents, R&R Rentals, The Oasis Express | Bride’s sari – Sabayaschi | Hair/Makeup – Kelly Jo Makeup and Hair | Henna – Henna Creation | Groom’s attire – Advani London | Lighting – The Lux Productions | Transportation – Chariot | Yoga – Neil Wadhawan | Espresso Bar – Goodhart Coffee | Styling – Bridelan India