Happy Friday dolls! Today Jonathan Cossu Photographer brings us yet another blockbuster destination wedding out of one of our favorite countries - Mexico! The quintessential combination of relaxation, sunsets and toes in the warm sand are giving us all types of warm fuzzies! Today’s feature presents a groom with one of the most romantic proposals to date. During a private sailing on the bay under the Golden Gate bridge, Sameek pulled out a bottle of champagne and led his future bride to the Top of the Mark where he popped the big question. Naturally, Latika was ecstatic and so begins the journey of their wedding love story. The wedding professionals at K.I. Weddings was tasked with yet another destination event design and turned the couple’s dream destination wedding into reality. For her wedding day the bride was festooned with beauty artistry from the lovely ladies of Styling Trio Riviera Maya. Hair was swept up in a tight bun and accented by a glittering headpiece. Bold red lips and glittering gold eyelids framed the bride’s face perfectly and I absolutely adored the large, jhumka earrings. Mehndi Artist Henna Lounge only beautified this bride’s look with intricate henna work. It was now time to prepare herself for her big day! Head into the gallery for a sneak peek of the wedding! Latika and Sameek’s love story has so many layers and she gushes about her number one down below!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We actually met online - we both met within two weeks of setting up our profile. I knew he was the one when he went to a BBQ at my family's house for the first time and went out of his way to meet everyone and asked each and everyone about themselves and listened to their stories.
Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
We had a wedding planner that helped us coordinate but we researched videographer, photographer and decor on our own. We actually used Maharani weddings website as well as Weddingwire to get ideas on decorations and vendors. Our makeup artist (Styling Trio), photographer (Jonathan Cossu), videographer (Gallardo Films - Carlos Gallardo) were out of this world. People talked about them days after the wedding and several people asked for their contact information.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I was trying to keep my outfits under a budget as I splurged on the reception outfit at a local Indian shop where my mom bargained like crazy!
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
It was probably the thank you books we created as they reminded us how lucky we were with our friends and family.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
In all honesty, people still talk about our wedding. People still talk about the pictures, the same day edit video and the reception and sangeet night decorations. I think the fact it was a location wedding at an all inclusive resort (we made sure to pick one that fit most people's budget) helped as people were constantly seeing everyone and getting together.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Yes, the first wedding event when my fiancé turned to me and said - you look absolutely stunning. You are gorgeous.
For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
Our ceremony was pretty simple as the ocean was to be the backdrop. However, it rained on that day so we had to hold it inside. It turned out okay but my favorite events were the Sangeet (amazing terrace with the ocean back drop) and the reception - it was just gorgeous.
Stay tuned for the wedding details coming right up!