Jackie was in her third year of Medical school at UC Irvine and Ryan came there for residency. Ryan’s younger brother Steve was a good friend of Jackie. They first met in a birthday party of Jackie’s roommate. Ryan asked about Jackie and Steve decided to set them up. “Zombie land” was the first movie they watched on their first date.

Ryan and Jackie have a very equal, loving, and supportive relationship. They were able to get through long distance for two years during their medical training. As professionals, they respect each others’ careers and needs. They both like to cook and stay active. Traveling is also one of their passions, and they have been to Europe, Africa, Central America, and the South Pacific for both work and fun.

Ryan was doing an anesthesia rotation in Lyon, France. Jackie flew out on her vacation to meet him in Paris. On the first night of their trip, they had dinner and walked around the Eiffel tower afterwards. He proposed underneath the stars and the sparkling Eiffel tower – and of course Jackie said yes.

The best man and the maid of honor’s joint speech had hilarious moments. A part of the speech also involved the imitation of their dance moves on the Pitball song, “Timber”. They did so because they love dancing with each other. They had both Chinese and Jewish elements in their wedding with complete cooperation and balance. That included a Hora Dance which was fun for everyone. Jackie’s brother is inclined to music and he played the Lumineers song, “Ho Hey” during their reception which was amazingly beautiful. They believe it was the most perfect wedding day they could wish for.

012 Jackie & Ryan | San Francisco City Hall
022 Jackie & Ryan | San Francisco City Hall
031 Jackie & Ryan | San Francisco City Hall

Their wedding ceremony and reception site was San Francisco City Hall. The catering and floral was done by Taste Catering. Lighting was by John Keenan and draping was by Everything Audio Visual. Photography was by IQ photo and videography was by Martin Films. Officiant was by Mike Watson. Bridal gown was by Vera Wang and the rings were by Tacori.

Few weeks ago we had a chance to photograph Elaine & Jeff amazing wedding at Silver Creek Valley Country Club. They have such a positive vibe and we had a great time being around them on this special day.

01 Elaine + Jeff
02 Elaine + Jeff
03 Elaine + Jeff

Venue was Silver Creek Valley Country Club, San Jose. Videography was done by Chriz Photography. Flowers were by Ivy Flowers. Day of coordinator was White Carpet Events. Make and hair were done by Joli de Jackie. Rentals were by 1000 Fine Events. DJ and lighting were by Spintronix. Musical Heart Strings were the musicians and cake was by Maria’s Dream Cakes. And last but not the least; Photo Booth was by Impressions Photo Booth.

Last week we have covered an absolutely amazing destination. Urmika & Neil. We really had a great time. Wedding took place in Los Angeles and Tucson.

Mika and Neil first connected while online dating. Their relationship is just like” opposites attract”  as they are both Indians but their families are form two very different regions. Mika is from west Bengal and Neil is from Gujarat.

On Neil’s 30th Birthday, Urmika was vacationing in Brazil and he said he wanted to celebrate his 30th birthday in Iceland, so they got together and flew to the place where Neil wanted to propose. Urmika grew suspicious that Neil might propose her but because of the rain Neil couldn’t do that until day 5 of the trip. Later they flew to the Arctic Circle, north of Iceland to a small island, and above a Puffin cove Neil proposed. She said “yes”.

Their wedding was a blast because families with such rich cultures wouldn’t trade their most cherished occasion’s values for anything.  So their parents decided to go for extremely traditional outfits, and that includes a very heavy dress for the Bride. Mika’s was over 20 lbs. it looked beautiful but made her day quite tough. So for the choreographed finale dance, they decided to change the dress.

So here are some highlights of this beautiful wedding.

01 Neil Mika Indian Bengali Urmika + Neils Beautiful Indian Bengali Destination Wedding
02 Neil Mika Indian Bengali Urmika + Neils Beautiful Indian Bengali Destination Wedding
03 Neil Mika Indian Bengali Urmika + Neils Beautiful Indian Bengali Destination Wedding
04 Neil Mika Indian Bengali Urmika + Neils Beautiful Indian Bengali Destination Wedding
05 Neil Mika Indian Bengali Urmika + Neils Beautiful Indian Bengali Destination Wedding
06 Neil Mika Indian Bengali Urmika + Neils Beautiful Indian Bengali Destination Wedding

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