Nik & Alisha's Wedding
NIK & ALISHA'S WEDDING AT MONTEREY PLAZA HOTEL & SPA, MONTEREY
Alisha was born in Seoul. Nik was born in India. Nik and Alisha both attended Albany High School at the same time, but their paths crossed on one occasion during Saturday detention.
They met again years later at a mutual friend's birthday party where they hit it off from the start. So, here they are roughly eight years later, happy as ever and looking forward to enjoying the rest of their lives together.
My first introduction to Nik and his family was at his brother Ashwini's wedding. I shot Ashwini's wedding which also gave me a chance to know the family. It is such a great experience when we get invited by a family again to be part of their celebrations and shoot another wedding. The trust that they place in us is a privilege.
Nik and Alisha had a beautiful wedding at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa at Monterey. The venue has breaktaking views of the ocean, its right on the water. The day started with heavy rains and everyone was worried. Finally mother nature obliged (the rain stopped) and also blessed us with gorgeous clouds and colors in the sky. For an outdoor ceremony that would be any photographer's delight.The service by the hotel staff was stellar, they quickly cleaned and wiped off the ceremony area as if there was no rain.
We captured some bridal party pictures walking down the Cannery Row road outside hotel. It was a fun shoot with honking by bikers and cars passing by, their way of saying CONGRATS !
The ceremony had a beautiful backdrop of Monterey skyline and waters. It continued into an equally beautiful reception. We also shot some images by the beach side before the reception. DJ Salim made everyone dance till late.
Special thanks to the stellar staff at the Monterey Plaza hotel, specifically Alexis Davis for meticulously coordinating the whole wedding and helping us with everything.
Sharing some highlights from the day here.
Congrats Nik & Alisha.