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Radha and Razi’s colorful, multicultural Palo Alto wedding was filled with bright, bold colors and celebrated both of their cultures. They had not one, but two, ceremonies! They started with a Jewish ceremony to honor Razi’s heritage and followed with an Indian ceremony to honor Radha’s. It was a beautiful fusion of two ancient cultures to celebrate their love for each other, with everything from the traditional breaking of the glass during the Jewish ceremony to the tossing of the rice during the Indian ceremony.

Radha and Razi met in college at their campus’ rock climbing gym. Climbing has been a large part of their love story, as they also got engaged during a climbing trip to Joshua Tree. Shortly after that, they moved all the way to India for an exciting work opportunity before settling back in the Bay Area.

The celebration started the night before the wedding with a mehendi party where Kamala’s Henna World created the most incredible henna patterns on Radha’s hands. The ceremony and reception were held at Lucie Stern Community Center, a place Radha remembered going often while she was growing up. They loved the old Spanish-style buildings with the tiled rooftops and brick pathways. Radha and Razi got married in the beautiful outdoor garden, with a mandap draped with vibrant blooms from Bluma Farm.

For the reception, Jess of Riley Loves Lulu paired gorgeous tamarind velvet linens with Bluma Farm’s beautiful florals and Blush Type’s lovely calligraphy into the design for the day. As a surprise for the bride and groom, their bridal party put together a choreographed dance that brought smiles and laughter to the entire reception space! Radha changed into a second sari for the reception, so, of course, we had to slip away for a few minutes to get some sunset portraits.




Colorful, multicultural Palo Alto wedding

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