ust as new wedding concepts are embraced at Pelican Hill,® so too are celebrations infused with ritual. While nuptials at the Resort range from small, private ceremonies to grand and lavish ones, they all incorporate and reflect the rich cultural heritage of the bridal party.
lvina Ahmedova and Mohhammad Jassim selected the Resort for their summer nuptials and shared the day with 130 guests. Their sofreh, an ornate fabric spread that serves as the setting and symbolic cornerstone for the exchange of vows, was adorned with the traditional mirror, candelabras, foods and threads meant to ensure a successful, happy and everlasting union.
As visually engaging as these events are, the food often takes center stage, and Pelican Hill® has honed its skills in cuisines including Persian, Indian, Asian and Mediterranean. “We frequently invite international chefs to work side by side with our chefs to ensure that the food is absolutely authentic,” said Jaime.
“We’re proud to host these cultural ceremonies at the Resort.” —Fernanda Jaime
Cultural weddings seem to foster a particularly close working relationship between the Pelican Hill wedding team and the families. “Every time you meet,” she said, “you meet with the couple, the aunts, the uncles, the grandmothers. I remember the first time we hosted a Hindu Poojas ceremony, when parents renew their vows as they give their children away. I fell in love with it and knew that the experience would remain with me forever.”