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Rita and Alfredo
Rita and Alfredo - Gamble Gardens, Palo Alto, Ca
space  I spent many years traveling and studying in India and attending Indian weddings! I feel truly fortunate to be able to now serve as the officiant at many weddings that include rituals and traditions from India. Some examples of the weddings I have performed include: 
  • Modern fusion ceremony that incorporates traditional aspects with more Western customs. This is perfect for an interfaith couple.
  • Presiding over ceremonies alongside Hindu priests who conduct a traditional ceremony. This can include welcoming the guests, telling the couple’s love story, and introducing the Brahmin and the Hindu rituals to come, or narrating as they unfold. After the Hindu ceremony, the couple can repeat their vows and be legally married.
  • Weddings where neither of the couple are Hindu, but want to incorporate  these traditional rituals because of their beauty, symbolic depth and universal sacred significance.
Here is a sampling of these stunning and meaningful wedding ceremonies:
  Mimi and Stuart
Mimi's Father blessing Mimi and Stuart
City View at Metreon, San Francisco, Ca<
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Alyra and Ravi - exchanging garlands

Shyamala is a master officiant - her thoughtfulness, deep knowledge of different traditions, and attention to detail made our ceremony everything we hoped for. We have witnessed multiple ceremonies that she's led - each one unique and profound. You won't find a better or more skilled officiant."

Alyra and Ravi
Oakland, California</span>

Shyamala was a truly great officiant, weaving together our personal stories and incorporating both American and Indian elements into a beautiful City Hall ceremony. She was extremely flexible with our timeline and content and we loved her ideas for how to make our ceremony special."

Sunita and Akshay
San Francisco City Hall, Ca
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Sunita and Akshay - 7 Step Ceremony
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  Dave's Hindu wedding followed Tanesha's dream wedding.
Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, Ca
We both come from different religions – Hindu and Jain - and wanted to create a ceremony that respected both. Our ceremony would not have been as special without her fantastic input (including pieces like writing our story into the ceremony, and explaining traditions to our guests in an easy-to-understand way). On the day of our wedding (as well as the rehearsal the day before), she brought a peaceful and spiritual force and we felt calm and happy."

Divya and Tej - Tyge Williams Cellars, Sonoma, Ca
  Irene and Bradley
Showered with flower petals after each of the 7 Steps
Irene and Bradley - Mexico
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Bathed by the sacred fire
Kevin and Frank - Southhampton, NY

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