Multicultural Wedding at Fairmont San Francisco and San Jose Gurdwara – Tobias & Poornima

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There is something magical about weddings in the Fairmont San Francisco. This historic and incredible wedding venue served as a beautiful and elegant backdrop for Tobias and Poornima’s multicultural wedding.

Tobias and Poornima’s wedding weekend started with a few Indian cultural events at the Lexington Ridge Inn in Los Gatos, CA. Both Tobias (German) and Poornima (Indian) participated in their families’ traditions of Henna (mehendi), Churrah, Miayan and Jaggo ceremonies. These cultural events kicked off a perfect wedding weekend and really gave this Western and Indian Wedding film the pop of color that we are used to seeing. We also fell in love with both families and the atmosphere that both families created for us. Additionally, the organized, structured and on-time events were quite a surprise for us as well. This harmony really helped us to capture amazing wedding footage and wedding photos.

The next day, both families headed to San Jose Gurdwara for the Sikh Wedding. We noticed Tobia’s family members looking in awe at all the cultural events taking place throughout this Indian Wedding day. The events at the Anand Karaj (the Sikh wedding ceremony) were very special to both sides of the family. You can see the groom’s family mesmerized by every detail, especially when Tobias led his bride four times during the laavaan, a custom in Sikh weddings. The tear drenched vidaii was a perfect and SUPER emotional ending to this beautiful Sikh Wedding Day.

The last day was at the beautiful Bay Area Hotel – Fairmont San Francisco. Both the western ceremony and the reception took place at the Gold Room (my personal favorite ballroom at this venue). The gold room was beautifully decorated for the ceremony and then quickly converted for the reception (check out this reception decor inspiration video we created, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZDwQKF9AAQ ).

The ceremony included a beautiful poem written by one of the bride’s best friends. We decided to use many of the speeches at the ceremony and reception in Hindi and German in this wedding film. I felt including these non English phrases gave the film the perfect mood for their wedding and fit perfectly with their wedding story. Don’t ask how we understood what they said, but I can promise that the spoken words in this wedding film definitely make sense.

Though out three days of filming, we had a few amazing opportunities to work with the couple one-on-one and fell in love with their fun and free spirits. We can tell that they loved each other dearly and are ready to spend the rest of their lives together.

Enjoy this Multicultural Wedding Film of Tobias & Poornima at the Fairmont San Francisco and San Jose Gurdwara.

After pouring our hearts into films like this and receiving the moving feedback from our couples, I’m confident we can capture an amazing memory of your big day for you and your family. Through our films, you’re able to re-experience the flood of emotions you felt on your big day even years down the line. We would love to be part of your wedding and tell your wedding story!

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// Amazing Wedding Vendors //
Indian Wedding Cinematography & Photography: Aperina Studios https://aperina.com
Wedding Venue: Fairmont San Francisco & San Jose Gurdwara
Wedding Planner: Kate Whelan Events
Florist: Flourish Designs
DJ: Wicked Entertainment

// Gear Used //
Canon 5D MK IV (x3)
Canon 5D MK III (x2)
Canon L series Lenses (Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2, Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II)
DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4k
ProAm USA Crane (Jib)

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