Priti and Sanjay weren't about to sneak off to City Hall for their nuptials. It wasn't just about their ten-plus years of courtship; it was that they wanted an outdoor wedding that would showcase the beauty of their native California and the traditions of their Hindu heritage.

The Ledson Winery in Sonoma Valley turned out to be the perfect place: Not only did it have manicured gardens and its own "castle," it also had enough open space to accommodate separate ceremony and reception areas for their 300 guests.

This couple celebrates their Hindu heritage at a California winery

Priti and Sanjay weren't about to sneak off to City Hall for their nuptials. It wasn't just about their ten-plus years of courtship; it was that they wanted an outdoor wedding that would showcase the beauty of their native California and the traditions of their Hindu heritage.

The Ledson Winery in Sonoma Valley turned out to be the perfect place: Not only did it have manicured gardens and its own "castle," it also had enough open space to accommodate separate ceremony and reception areas for their 300 guests.

Delicate buttercream clusters of grapes cover the rose-crowned wedding cake, a four-tier confection of alternating white and marble cake with fresh strawberry-mousse filling.

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