Merri & Akbar are absolute saints. The two of them had a whopping THREE weddings - two small traditional religious ceremonies to honor both sets of parents and backgrounds, followed by "the big one". The final wedding was day filled with family and friends, the groom's best friend as the officiant, and a big ol' bridal party, dance party, surprise serenade from the bride herself and so much more, all to take place at a private estate on Coronado, in San Diego.
The inspiration for the "big" wedding? Bright tangerine and fuchsia hues, floral garlands, gold accents with gorgeous light filled lanterns wherever we could put them.
The challenge? Find a place for 130 guests to fit onsite in the backyard for a ceremony before the reception, without having to reveal the beautiful reception space before it was time! We started with this board, a stellar team of vendors and a creative bride who wasn't afraid to go bright + bold!
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