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Last July was an experience I will never forget. When I met Karta Purkh and Siri Adi nearly nine months prior, I was eager at the opportunity to plan and design a Sikh wedding as I had never personally done so before. There was so much to learn, so much to embrace and these two guided me along a journey that I couldn’t have ever imagined. It was as if we taught each other about our worlds and collaborated to create what you see here.
From the beginning it was described as a weekend, rather than a day, where their friends and family would travel from all over the world to be in Oregon to celebrate their union, but also a tribute to those who surround them and in return, it was a celebration for all. In addition, Karta Purkh, a talented designer, curated and executed all of her own stationery you’ll see featured throughout.
A beautiful ceremony, where guests relaxed on vibrant rugs and pillows, removed their shoes upon entering out of respect and where live music filled the air to create a calm, welcoming environment as people would come and go over a 90 minute period. Breathtaking to say the least, especially if you’ve never witnessed a Sikh ceremony.
Between morning ceremony and evening reception, guests enjoyed the afternoon at the pool, had a picnic in our Weekend Lounge and enjoyed everything the Pacific Northwest is while both Karta Purkh and Siri Adi had a wardrobe change from day to night.
The evening graced us with an amazing family style dinner, speeches that left goosebumps and a dance party that would have never ended if given the choice.
Event Planning & Design by Vanity Affair Events
Photography Catalina Jean
Cinematography The Toth’s
Venue Viola Farm
Rentals Classic Vintage Rentals & Something Borrowed PDX & Barclay Events
Florist Selva Floral Design
Stationery Briar & Brambles Paper Co.
Caterer Devil’s Food Catering
Cake Sainte G
Handwritten Signs Hey Halle
Dress Claire Pettibone at The English Department
Hair Swept Away PDX
Makeup Makeup Artistry PDX