Sapna and Alex's Kunde winery wedding ceremony was held in one of the most historic wine country wedding venues. In the heart of Sonoma valley, Kunde's 1850-acre property is set amidst rolling hills, mountains, towering oaks, a sea of vineyards, and borders Napa county just to the east. Alex and Sapna's wine country wedding ceremony was held at the Dunfillan Winery site, which was constructed in the 1880's. One of the most unique wine country wedding venues, the stone ruins of the Dunfillan Winery are set in a beautiful, secluded five-acre meadow surrounded by scenic vineyards, mountain views, and majestic oak trees. Their ceremony joined two families from two different cultures and blended western tradition with the color and exuberance of a Hindu ceremony...along with abundant laughter and love. The exchange of colorful garlands was followed by 6 readings of their closest friends and family. As an only child, I have several people in my life that I consider to be my siblings for their constant support and presence throughout my life. Sapna is an only child as well and for her, Manasi has been like a sister from a very young age. Manasi officiated the ceremony beautifully and as only a sister could do while just keeping the emotions at bay - although at times the tears were unavoidable.
The couple exchanged their own vows and just moments later, were officially married! As guests were shuttled down the dusty red road back up to Boot Hill for the cocktail hour, we spent some time with them taking photos around the ruins before heading back to the Boot Hill reception site. A quick outfit change and we got a second opportunity for bride and groom photos. After a short walk in the beautiful evening light, taking in the expansive views of the valley floor, Sapna and Alex rejoined their guests for dinner. The exquisite food was followed by the evening's most memorable point, when Alex joined the bridal party for a surprise Bollywood-inspired dance performance and Sapna's reaction couldn't have been more priceless.