Bride And Groom Focus On Nature For Ceremony, Modern Elegance For City Reception

Bride And Groom Focus On Nature For Ceremony, Modern Elegance For City Reception

Bride and groom Amrit and Alex decided to take the best of both worlds, both city and nature, and devote entire events to each in their opulent San Fransisco wedding.

The couple met in Washington, D.C. through the persistence of the groom’s brother.

“On the day we met, I was still hesitant about the entire situation and had a plan ready to get out of the restaurant fast if the need arose,” the bride admitted. “But, we both met-up and stayed there talking for the next 3 to 4 hrs.”

The two, the groom being a newcomer to the city, instantly connected.

Healing Together, Traveling Together

Upon three years of dating, the adventurous couple planned a trip to South Africa but before they could go Alex was hospitalized.

Once the groom recovered the two galavanted to Montreal instead. It was on the final day of their trip that Alex popped the question!

“On the way to dinner, we walked through a tunnel that led to a beautiful 18th century stable covered in green vinery,” the bride recalled.

“There, he asked me to be his adventure mate for life by listing all the places he wants to travel with me.”

Both the bride and groom were in tears by the end of Alex’s heartfelt spiel.

And the rest is history!

– Said the bride

Grand Greco-Roman Inspired Reception

Inspired by their breathtaking venue, Amrit and Alex planned a Grecian reception of sorts for their #LeRaiWedding. The hall was filled with growing green accents and the pair dressed in classically-inspired evening attire.

“As soon as we saw the City Hall we knew we had found our reception location. No other location in San Fransisco had a venue more beautiful,” the bride said.

The couple was taken back by the columns, vaulted ceilings, and rotunda of the unique and historical space. They designed a reception to match the open archways and grand structure of the historical hall.

Amrit travelled to New Delhi with her mother in search of the perfect pastel bridal outfit and a mint green regal reception gown with embroidery and a long train. Luckily, she found both at Frontier Raas!

“For both dresses, as soon as I tired them on I knew it was the right choice,” she said.

When the bride finally got time to slow down and sit with her husband at the reception she was amazed by what she saw.

“Seeing the happiness on all our friends and families faces, to just having some laughs together… From the amazing food, to the great views inside San Fransisco’s City Hall. That was a great moment!”

“I am so thankful to all the couples who reminded us to take a moment to take it all in and I’m glad that we took their advice,” she said.

Amrit’s advice for future bride is not to feel obligated to manage your entire wedding on the day of.

“Once the events start, don’t try to do everything yourself. Have a trusted family member or a friend next to you for all the events to keep the troubles away!”

“I was truly happy inside and out with the entire weekend,” Amrit finished.