I’m BEYOND excited to share with you Audrina and Akshay’s Pasea Hotel wedding photos!! The whole day was filled with so much love and laughter. I cannot wait for you to dive in and see it all.
I include an engagement session for all of my wedding couples and you can see theirs here! It was so much fun running around Malibu and getting to know them as a couple.
Just based off of their vibe and choices for their engagement session, I knew their wedding was going to be incredible. From Audrina’s satin gown to Akshay’s colorful safa to the tropical florals, it all worked together so seamlessly. And made my color-obsessed heart go pitter-patter! I love how Indian weddings lean into so much color!
In particular I loved seeing how they created their day with a great balance of respecting their cultural traditions, while also ensuring special moments for just the two of them. Their day started out by getting ready on separate floors of the Pasea Hotel. In a break from tradition, they decided to do a first look for some private time of just the two of them. The look on Akshay’s face when he first saw Audrina?? Precious! Following private time together and portraits, Akshay headed to his traditional Baraat where he was was welcomed in to the wedding on a horse with a big party! There was music, dancing, and throwing flower petals. Honestly what more can you ask for?
The Baraat led into a beautiful Hindu ceremony full of symbols and rich cultural traditions. The ceremony heavily involved both of their families and paying respect to their elders. I loved seeing all of the involvement during the ceremony!
Right after the ceremony we walked down to Huntington Beach to catch the last rays of sunlight and take their romantic portraits.
Here’s what Akshay had to say about the day:
“Katie is an amazing person and photographer! My wife found her for our engagement photo shoot and we loved her so much we decided to hire her for our multi-day hybrid Indian wedding. She did such an amazing job preparing, asking all the right questions and capturing every special and important moment across the different days including the Sangeet, Baraat, Ceremony, Reception and other important family and bridal party photos. The quality of Katie’s photos exceeded our expectations and she is the easiest person to work with – both my wife and I don’t like to be the center of attention but she made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. If you’re reading this, hire Katie for your event today!”
Before we dive in, I absolutely have to give a shoutout to the vendor team who made the possible!
Planning and event design: Events by WC
Venue: Pasea Hotel
Photography: Katie B Creative
Florist: Flower Allie
Videography: A Colored Mind
Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery
DJ: Extreme DJ Service
Hair and Makeup: Angeleno Beauty
Rentals: MTB Event Rentals
Outside Catering: Natraj
Horse: Savannah Rose Carriages
Baraat music: Ocdamia Music Group
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