Hey, gals! Happy Monday! Are you ready to dive into some divine wedding events with us this week? Of course you are! Let's kick-off the fun South Asian festivities with this amazing Indian fusion wedding event in Tampa, Florida, beautifully captured by the amazing Kimberly Photography. The bride, Palvi, called on industry expert, Tracie Domino Events, to plan and design the event of her dreams, and we're starting off with a look at the first of two ceremonies, where she wed her Prince Charming, Michael. The two lovebirds exchanged their first set of I dos at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where the blushing Indian bride donned an elegant white gown. She accessorized with delicate jewelry and violet accents from her makeup to her bouquet — simply gorgeous. Later today, we'll get an exclusive look into the rest of her incredible Indian wedding event at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, where Occasions by Shangri-La's fabulous floral and decor work will make an appearance, and so will some delicious delights catered by S3 Catering! Until then, read all about the groom's romantic proposal below, and make sure you check out even more memorable highlights from the Catholic wedding in the gallery!
From the bride, on her Raja's incredibly romantic proposal:
"Michael popped the question at a small café in Paris, France called, Café Lateral. Both Palvi and Michael had always wanted to visit the Love Locks Bridge, in Paris and hang a lock on it. So while visiting London and attending one of Palvi's cousins’ wedding, they found time to take a short 2 day/1 night trip to Paris. The first day they were in Paris we did the whole sightseeing thing starting with a visit to The Louvre. When we finished with The Louvre we decided to find the famous bridge with all the locks. On the way, we stopped at one of the side street shops and purchased a lock and a marker. We eventually made our way to Pont des Arts - Love Locks Bridge. As we got to the bridge, we could see the thousands of locks hanging from every available link on the fence lining the bridge. Everywhere we looked, people were admiring the many locks, hanging new locks, and taking pics. Eventually, I asked Michael, "Should we go ahead and do it? Do you want to hang the lock?" With a lot of hesitation Michael said, "Let's not do it today. The weather is overcast and gloomy. Hopefully tomorrow it will be nicer." Giving him a weird look, I said, "Uh, okkkkk." So after walking all the way to the bridge we left without hanging the lock and went on to see other sights of Paris. We topped off the day with a nice French dinner in the evening and a visit to the Eiffel Tower at night. The next morning we got up to get ready for breakfast and make the most of our last day in Paris. As I showered Michael scrambled to find the lock. He then wrote "Will you marry me?" on one side of the lock. Before locking the lock on one of his jean belt loops and enclosing the engagement ring on the lock. His T-shirt was long enough to conceal the lock and the ring. After both of us were ready we headed out to check out nearby cafes suggested by the hotel concierge. As we stopped to check out the menu for one, Michael realized he forgot his phone and wouldn't be able to take any pics. So he told me he had to run back to the hotel to get his phone. After getting his phone we walked to the next suggested café which was Café Lateral. We decided to have breakfast at Café Lateral. As we were finishing, Michael all fidgety said "We should go back to the bridge and do the lock today." I said, "Ok, did you bring the lock." Michael said, "Yes, but I need you to help me write on it ... or finish writing it." Palvi all confused said "Ok, did you bring the marker? So Michael took out the marker, put it on table, then proceeded to unlock the lock from his belt loop and put it on the table as well. As I saw the lock and the ring and read the question, all I could say was, "Are you serious?!?!" Michael replied, "Uh do you see the ring ... of course I'm serious!" With tears of joy I said, "YES!" and proceeded to write "Yes." on the other side of the lock. Once we both soaked in the moment and gained our composure, we eventually made our way back to Pont des Arts - Love Locks Bridge, found a place to secure the lock, and tossed the keys into the river."
Meet me back here later today for even more from this beautiful fusion event!