To walk down the aisle, Jessica chose the fourth dress she tried on—a Carolina Herrera strapless gown. "I loved it immediately, and that was it!" she says. She completed the aisle look with Seaman Schepp flower earrings, "something borrowed" from her mom, and diamond ring that John surprised her with—her "something new!"
Since traveling together throughout the years deepened their love, it felt natural to host a destination wedding in one of their favorite countries— France. More specifically, they chose Château de Robernier in Provence— close to where the bride studied abroad— and had 115 guests fly in for three days of "sunshine, good food, and lots of rose!"
For the couple's aesthetic, they appropriately took a lot of artistic inspiration from the venue. Alex particularly loved using chiaroscuro, an art technique that plays with light and shadow, and incorporated it into the invitations, flowers, her gown, and table settings.
For the table design, Italian lemons, white peonies, and blue hydrangeas, and Delft blue vases were arranged as centerpieces. Menus and the seating chart were hand-painted by the mother-of-the-bride, and she incorporated the decor into the designs.
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"My favorite part about Kiawah is how lush, green, and wild it feels. The island’s live oaks and salt marshes are juxtaposed with palm trees and alligators, giving it a ‘low country jungle’ vibe. I wanted this atmosphere to be reflected in our wedding while also incorporating a lot of traditional southern elements," the bride says.
At midnight, the robust horn section led a second line parade. Guests were given handkerchiefs to wave and followed the bride and groom into the Club Ballroom, where the late-night masquerade ball commenced.
The bride wanted to keep her wedding looks unpretentious, but also embrace traditional Rajasthani garb. "Indian bridal attire tends to be really heavy and loud even. I knew I wanted to be independent of fads," Parinita says. "Buying these outfits and keeping them locked away in our wardrobe to never be worn again, was a big no-no."