Hold on to your tiaras Maharanis!  It’s finally time for me to share Pacific Pictures destination wedding from Aruba!
Most of you know about my not so secret OBSESSION with Kevin Shahinian’s films, and I had been hearing the buzz about this particular destination Indian wedding for the past six months.   When I was having lunch with Kevin Shahinian (and his Aruba tan) last week, and he mentioned to me that,  he was putting the final touches on this film, AND he will be premiering it on Maharani Weddings, I started squealing in my seat!  Kevin’s work gets extra hype and extra love because it’s extra romantic, has extra perfect imagery, and is always extra gorgeous. I mean, the magical team at Pacific Pictures can even get it to rain on cue!
Anyhow, all of the films from Pacific Pictures are nothing short of amazing, but what really took my breath away with this film is it’s a Same Day Edit, Concept Film, and Video Engagement Session all rolled into one.   And, the best part is it’s without that (father of the bride heart attack) $25K concept film price tag.  It’s a much more affordable way to have a Pacific Pictures memory for life!

From the rockstar, Kevin Shahinian, of Pacific Pictures :

We learn something new and beautiful about the Indian culture with every South Asian wedding film we produce. Sapna and Vijay’s gorgeous destination wedding in Aruba was no exception. The week of festivities would be a memorable departure from the norm, with the island serving as a picturesque backdrop for the Atlanta natives' lavish two-day South Asian wedding. The celebration joined friends and family from all over the world to partake in the couples' Vidhi and Pithi, outdoor Sangeet and Hindu wedding ceremony overlooking Palm beach. In this piece, the challenge was blending the rich visual symbols of a modern Hindu wedding with an homage to the distinct sights and sounds of the Caribbean islands. Central to our approach was a focus on water as a theme, for its recurrence in the rituals of a Hindu wedding ceremony, to its ever-presence as a symbolic motif in Bollywood cinema. From the blue/green hues in the color palette to the literal moments of washing and rainfall itself, water as a symbol of renewal and purity was a link common to both Hinduism and the couples' chosen destination of the island.

But the idea to attempt a pseudo concept engagement session in the rain was inspired at the last minute by weather reports showing scattered showers the week of the trip. We are always looking for inventive ways to try new things. So to pull off the shoot, Sapna and Vijay were “on call” the day before festivities were set to begin, and none of us knew if or when we would see rain. But it managed to fall at the perfect moment and we hurried to produce the impromptu shoot on the very same beach as their ceremony. The same-day-edit premiered at their reception just prior to their grand entrance on the last night of the trip. We couldn't be more pleased with the results and were honored to document this memorable event for such a fun couple
What a fabulous way to start the weekend!  Until Monday Maharanis! Muah!