Amanda Crean

Napa Valley, CA

Two nights before their Chinese and Indian wedding in the Napa Valley, Jenna and Alok kicked off their wedding weekend with a Haldi ceremony. Close family and friends were invited to the gathering, which focused on a holy ritual in which a mixture of turmeric, sandalwood, and rosewater is applied to the bride and groom as a way of blessing and purifying them before marriage. Afterwards, guests feasted on traditional Indian cuisine with tables featuring marigolds and dahlias, inspired by the turmeric used in the ceremony.