Welcome back, Maharanis! If you loved the photo shoot featured in our previous post, wait until you see the magical wedding ceremony these two had! It was fantastic, so get ready to enjoy it! The big day arrived, and Palak & Mihir could not have asked for a better scenario to tie the knot. The sublime landscapes surrounding the Grand Palladium Jamaica & Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa and the spectacular decor put together by Tai Flora Luxe set the mood for this solemn event, reminiscent to a fairytale story! And we want to make a special shoutout to Leanna Budrie as this lovely ceremony could not have been possible without their detailed planning and perfect execution, so big kudos to them! Although there was so much beauty to admire, it was our gorgeous Palak who had all eyes on her! She looked ravishing dressed on her traditional lengha after being glamorized by the talented team from Zentropia Spa, who took care of her beauty needs making her look like royalty! If you can't get enough of this lovely couple during their wedding ceremony, make sure to take a look at all the fantastic shots captured by True Colors Photography in today's gallery! It is a cornucopia of beauty and traditional flair that you don't want to miss, so go check it out! You'll get tons of inspiring ideas!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Mihir and I met at work during the summer of 2012, I was a summer intern there and he was working full-time. For one of my projects during my internship- I was handing out a questionnaire to each department and that’s when I came into his department and started conversing with him. He had intentionally not written his name on the questionnaire which gave me another reason to talk to him. We clicked right away and started seeing and talking to each other a lot more. A year later, we started dating and have been together ever since then. He always brings the best side of me and is extremely supportive of every decision I make. As the years passed and our relationship became stronger, I realized he was the one. I always wanted to marry someone that is not only my partner but also my best friend with who I can always count on and talk openly with.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Mihir’s proposal plan was to try and recreate our very first date and to go the same place for dinner, take the same walk along the lakeshore, and surprise me where we first sat and talked. Unfortunately Mother Nature’s schedule wouldn’t allow for it to occur on the first day he tried. It began to rain and Mihir wisely chose to change the plan as he knew I wouldn’t like the pictures of the proposal being ruined by rain. He craftily attempted to propose again during the same week, by kneeling to tie his shoes, and I’ll admit I thought that was going to be it, but once again, rain played spoiler. The day he finally proposed, we were walking around the port after having lunch and it was a gorgeous spring day outside, we were indulging on our gelato and i didn’t even realize we had walked to a serene and private area of the lakeshore. He started telling me about how he feels about me and then went on his knees and ended up popping the question. I couldn’t have asked for a better proposal because he remembered our first date and mimicked it for the proposal!
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.
As I have a design background, I always wanted to incorporate a touch of my vision for the wedding which included brainstorming on Monterrey by creating mood boards. I then collaborated with my wedding coordinator, Leanna Burdie by showcasing what I was envisioning with lots of notes and images that best describes what I was looking for. Then she showed me what the resort can offer and we started selecting the decor, linen, layout, etc. I made welcome bags for all the guests that were coming with some snacks, waterproof phone covers, our wedding week itinerary and thank you cards.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I found my Bridal Lengha at The New Delhi Company in Toronto. I wanted to wear a traditional colour but did not want red, so I started exploring other colour options such as burgundy, I also did not want to wear a very heavy Lengha as our wedding venue was on the beach. The day I wore my Bridal Lengha, I knew right away that the outfit is the one!
The other outfits for the rest of my events were from India. Thanks to my mom and masi along with constant FaceTiming her in India during odd hours of the day.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our wedding day, as I was walking down the aisle and saw Mihir - I felt so content and ready to marry the man of my dreams.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Things may not always go as you planned but always remember to cherish and enjoy every moment during your wedding festivities.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Decor such as table numbers, welcome drinks sign, entrance table design layout bangles and bindi bar signs for mehendi was designed by me.
The m&p sign for the reception backdrop and cake topper was ordered on Etsy.
More to come, ladies! So make sure to stick around.