Sara and Greg's enchanting multicultural wedding day took place at the San Luis Obispo wedding venue, Greengate Ranch and Vineyard, located in the beautiful Edna Valley. Their day of love had two ceremonies and two receptions, uniquely pulling two different heritages into one day. The day was made possible by the ever so talented Central Coast wedding planner, Embark Event Design. Notice the details in the beautiful floral design by Precious and Blooming Floral Design, all captured perfectly by Santa Barbara wedding photographer Anna Delores. Guests arrived to a welcome ceremony, then lead to a stunning Indian Sikh ceremony with a lunch reception to follow. Shortly after, they continued their devotion at a gorgeous Jewish ceremony and celebrated through the night at their dinner reception. I had the pleasure of speaking to planner and designer, Whitney from Embark Event Design about the details and inspiration of Sara and Greg's wedding day.
Keep scrolling to see the incredible details of their day.
How did you utilize your skills and experience to make your couples vision come to life?
"An important aspect of Sara & Greg's wedding day was bringing their friends and family together to celebrate the traditions of the two different families. The first half of the day started with a traditional Sikh ceremony, and the second half was a traditional Jewish ceremony. The two had a very contemporary style which we tied in with fun colors, patterns, and pops of black and gold."
How did the wedding design express the couples love story?
"I think similar to the traditions, we were able to tie in both the brides and grooms styles and mix it all into one, creating a look that encompassed the two of them as a whole."
Describe details about the wedding that you were most excited about.
"Since this was my first Sikh wedding ceremony I was very excited to see the Baraat, which consists of all of the guests dancing and processing with the groom who (typically) is riding on horseback."
Describe moments from the wedding day that stuck out to you.
"I appreciated how unique it was to pull in the two different heritages into one day. From a vendor perspective, you could see the two different sides being brought together through traditions that have been passed down for ages. Seeing everyone experiencing a different celebration was a fun thing to watch!"
How did this wedding differ from any other wedding you've done?
"This wedding was very different compared to our other weddings in that it included two types of ceremonies in the same day. Typically we lean a little more towards the timeless look, while with this wedding we were able to play around little more with our colors and accents."