Pastel Perfection – Bridal Spotlight: Priya and Ashik

Priya and Ashik recently got married in Southern California and their wedding was absolutely beautiful. Priya chose a color palette of mint, blush, champagne, and dusty blue inspired by a beautiful bouquet she found. Brides can find inspiration from anywhere be it a piece of fabric, architecture, venue, or flowers. This color palette is very on trend this wedding season, and works perfectly for outdoor weddings. I interviewed Priya to learn more about how her vision came to life. 

D: How did you get the inspiration for your wedding?

P: I love neutral and pastel colors so I started looking on Pinterest for ideas. I found this bouquet which had the exact colors I wanted -blush, champagne, mint, and little bit of dusty Miller. My favorite flowers are hydrangeas and peonies and also love succulents , so I knew I had to incorporate them into the wedding.

D: What about your bridal party fashion?

P: Then when looking for bridesmaid and groomsmen outfits I knew I wanted blush, gold and mint colors. I found a bridesmaid outfit in Ahmedabad, India at Deepkala and they were able to customize 7 outfits for my bridesmaids. I let me 2 sisters wear heavier outfits from Benzer than still fit into the color scheme. I incorporated mint coloring into their bangles. And each bridesmaid was given earrings and Tikka as well.

For groomsmen, I took a swatch from the bridesmaid outfit and went to Arvindbhai Khatri and sons store in Ahmedabad, India and found a matching outfit and mojri for the boys.Only way I knew how to tie in mint with the boys was to have that detail in their safas.

D: Tell me about your experience with selecting your bridal outfits

P: My wedding dress was easy. I knew I wanted to wear Sabyasachi. The first day in India, Sabyasachi was the first store we went too. They have a small bridal  selection in there 3 story Mumbai story. First outfit I saw I knew it was the one – but it was ivory! Of course my mom wanted me to go more traditional and find a red outfit. So before I tried my lengha, I tried on everyone’s else’s pick and even no one else liked these choices on me. Finally I got to try on my ivory lengha. Everyone loved it! We ended up back at Sabyasachi on our last day in Mumbai and everyone agreed this was the right lengha!

For the longest time I thought I would wear an American designer for the reception. But then we walked into Manish Malhotra and Malhotra was there. We’ve met him before but it’s such a different experience when he’s telling you outfit opinions! So of course I fell in love with my reception outfit. Pithi lengha was custom designed from  Anonymous in Ahmedabad India – Diya Goorah of Sincerely HD

Welcome dinner outfit designed by Astha Narang | Wedding Venue: Montage Laguna Beach | Wedding Planner: Elegant Events by Nutan | Bridal Makeup/Hair: Dolled Up by Lulu | Wedding Florist: Nisie’s Enchanted Florist | Wedding DJ: Special Occasions | Wedding Musician: Ronobir Lahiri, Indisax | Wedding Rentals: Raj Tents, Enchanted Carriages | Wedding Cake: Joanie and Leigh’s Cakes | Wedding Desserts: Tasty Temptations | Photography: Lin and Jirsa

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