Sonya + Mangalpal

“When you think of a wedding weekend ‘on the ranch,’ you may not think of 140 acres of lush, rolling vineyard hills. But, for Sonya + Mangal’s vibrant, Hindu-Sikh wedding, Greengate Ranch in San Luis Obispo was unparalleled. This wedding overflows with their love and individuality. From honoring cultural traditions to debuting custom ice cream flavors, they trusted their style and vendor team to create an absolutely epic celebration!”

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Sonya shares their planning vision: Our wedding was all about the seen and unseen details! Everything from our custom stationary with Mangal’s emblem of our two astrological signs intertwined — to trusting (and even finding friendship with) our vendors — our wedding weekend perfectly reflected our styles, as well the life we are building together. We trusted each other A LOT; delegated parts of planning to each other, so that it was authentic to us and our story. The most important details of our wedding were our outfits, the overall design, our food and anything that had our custom stationary.

Their Mendhi Celebration started off the weekend below:

The next day, the they celebrated with a Sikh ceremony followed by an American reception – we love these TWO stellar bride + groom looks. Sonya and MangalPal truly showcased every aspect of their individual styles.

OUR FAVORITE MEMORY FROM THE WEDDING? “It’s so hard to choose just one! I loved watching Mangal riding in on a horse like a prince.”

“The motif started with the invitation and was carried all the way through to elements like our cheese board favors and even cocktail napkins! I am a very tactile person, so textures were a big deal for me. We mixed all kinds of mediums and patterns, it was playful and whimsical in all the right ways. When I met with Hailey, my planner from Two Roads Event Co., we told her we wanted our wedding to be experiential where guests engage not just with us but with each other and the surroundings.”

I would describe our wedding as Indian Boho-California — laid back, outdoors, without being too outdoorsy; rustic touches in the small details, with elements of our Hindu + Sikh traditions peppered throughout the weekend events! The inspiration for our wedding weekend was all in the design. I love indigo blue + mustard yellow, so rich and vibrant jewel-tones really spoke to us — it also complimented our big, Indian wedding vibes.”

“I loved watching Mangal’s 90 year old grandparents dancing to ‘Return of the Mack,’ the Father-Daughter dance to my dad’s favorite Carpenter’s song + seeing all of our family and friends in one place.”


venue name: Greengate Ranch, San Luis Obispo, California, USA // event design: Two Roads Event Co // planning: Two Roads Event Co // florals: April Flowers // bride’s ring: Spence Diamonds // bridesmaid dresses: Evotique // hair stylist: The Queen’s Bees // makeup artist: The Queen’s Bees // groom attire: Wellgroomed and Indochino for the reception // videography: Jacob Andrew Wedding Films // paper goods: Prim & Pixie // catering: Mistura // cake: Paper Cake Event // desserts: Negranti Creamery // furniture rentals: Collective Rentals // linen rentals: La Tavola Fine Linens // music: Wicked Entertainment // photo booth: Bessy the Photo Bus // cocktails: Bottles & Ice // balloon installation: Karson Butler Events // live band: Lucky Devils Band // baraat horse: White Carriage Co. // coffee cart: Lucy’s Coffee Co. // henna for bride: Hiral Henna // transportation: SLO Safe Ride // furniture rentals : Bright Rentals // catering: Bear & The Wren // henna on Friday: Henna Me Beautiful