Colony Palms Hotel, Palm Springs, California

I guess, technically, Janice and Roshan met at a bar in Hong Kong, but not the way you’d think.

Janice was a regular, coming here for happy hour with her work friends, all dressed up in business attire and heels. Roshan was the cute and talented mixologist behind the bar. Janice had been there quite a few times and noticed Roshan, and he had noticed her as well. But it wasn’t until they ran into one another on the street one day, totally separate from the bar, that they exchanged numbers. A lot has changed since then.

Janice first contacted us in March 2013, reminding us she’d met us at Lauren and Frank’s Tulum wedding back in 2008. She was recently engaged to Roshan, and their plans were to marry in the Maldives. She then wrote us again in April, saying the wedding would now be in Udaipur, India. When Udaipur plans became complicated, the next idea was Bali. Then back to India, in Jaipur. Then in June, Janice found out she’d be moving to San Francisco for work, and of course bringing Roshan with her. That made it possible for us to meet this adorable couple in person, and even photograph their legal wedding at San Francisco City Hall that same month, with just the two of them.

When planning for the bigger wedding got back under way, the location moved from Jaipur to Sri Lanka. Then, finally, due to many factors, the wedding settled in Palm Springs, CA, at the absolutely heavenly Colony Palms Hotel. Palm Springs ended up being the perfect location for this sunny, stylish – and very emotional – wedding. The weekend started off with an Indian-style welcome party complete with henna artists, dancing, and even a magician brought in from Las Vegas. The next day’s main event was a perfect California wedding day with gorgeous light, dinner under the stars, and an impromptu pool party at the end.

Janice and Roshan may have fallen in love in Hong Kong and tried to have their wedding all over the world, but California called them home after all.

Authored by: Photographed by: Erin & BenCategory:  WeddingsTag:  destination weddingDestination:  Palm Springs, CaliforniaVenue:  Colony Palms Hotel