Aju and Rachel met in Washington D.C. where Rachel decide to pursue her masters in American Sign Language. Aju actually thought Rachel was Indian (she is actually Mexican American)! They met at a church and instantly hit it off. Aju communicates by signing and since Rachel’s passion is in ASL; they connected right away.
Aju and Rachel’s love blossomed quickly and later that year, Aju proposed to Rachel. They both felt San Diego would be the perfect place to get married since it’s where Rachel grew up and Aju loved visiting. They immediately hired us to help find their perfect venue and design their big day!
After visiting The Renaissance San Diego, Rachel instantly fell in love with it. The modern and chic decor was the perfect place for their coastal styled wedding! Rachel and Aju booked it and sent out their invitations to guests traveling from as far as India!
The day of the wedding was a very special one. Rachel with her ladies all got ready together on site. While Aju, his family, and gentlemen prepared for the big day at a vacation home minutes away from downtown.
The rooftop was stunning just like the bride. The couple had a close friend and pastor officiate the wedding who performed the wedding in sign language while another friend interpreted.
Heather and Skip of Shadowcatcher Imagery captured all these beautiful moments with the help of their assistant, Kendra who was able to sign along with the couple. Thank you!
The cocktail hour was a lot of fun for the guests. Rachel’s mom hired mariachis and ta photobooth provided by Jay Peysaco kept the guests entertained.
The ballroom was transformed to a beautiful reception area for dinner with linens by A Perfect Table and floral by Barliz Flowers. Liz with Barliz Flowers also designed the gorgeous bridal bouquets and groom’s boutonniere.
DJ Rev was amazing! She knew how to keep the mix of Latin and Indian guests out on the dance floor with the best music.
The couple’s good friend, Max emceed the event and was so engaging. Noemi, a cousin of Rachel set up the candy buffet and a friend designed the cake. Which were both yummy!
We loved seeing all those closest to the couple travel in for their special day! Thank you Aju and Rachel. We wish you all the best!