Hello, darlings! Get ready to enjoy Nandita & Vishnu's lovely wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog.
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Vishnu and I met through the app 'Dil Mil'. Shortly after connecting through the app, we discovered multiple similarities in our histories, interests, and overall lives. I quickly felt understood, and at home with him. Despite this comfort, I held my distance and tried to proceed slowly (years of dating had me skeptical of relationships). Nevertheless, Vishnu was not deterred by distance, he persisted. He broke down all my walls through his patience, his desire to make me happy, and ultimately - his unconditional love. He loved me for me, and it was the most beautiful feeling in the world.
If that wasn't enough... our lives integrated so well. Most importantly, the relationships between both of our families and our personal relationships with each other's families was one of respect, love, and most importantly- joy. Having these relationships evolve and grow around us further strengthened our own relationship. So much so, that the moment I knew I wanted to marry Vishnu was the moment I saw Vishnu and my parent hanging out on vacation- they were all so relaxed, comfortable, and happy! It just felt right. I knew in that moment, that he was the missing puzzle piece. :)
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Our families and I (along with an AMAZING team of vendors) had spent countless hours planning, and re-planning our wedding. The pandemic had presented it's fair share of challenges and we forced to adjust to each one of them. Leading up to the wedding, there was some level of nervousness as well. Would there be another shut down? Would everyone be safe? Would flights be cancelled? But then the wedding week had finally arrived, and every fear and anxiety disappeared.
The week kicked off with our family & friends flying in from around the world. Most of our guests had jumped through hoops to come, and we were so incredibly humbled by their efforts & love. Prior to the week, I feared the size of our wedding- we had about half the guests we would have had pre-covid, would not allow for a lively celebration. But honestly, the intimate size of our wedding was one of things that made the wedding feel extra special. When we looked around, we saw a room of nothing but people who had supported & loved Vishnu and I. It made for a comfortable, relaxed, and ultimately happy space for our celebrations.
I can't honestly say planning a wedding during covid was an enjoyable experience, but I can say, I have a evener deeper appreciation for both my family and Vishnus- who kept us strong and positive throughout every obstacle and every change. All our lives they have been our rocks and our biggest supporters...and yet again, they came through for us <3
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
So many of the guests used the words 'Perfect' or 'Magical' to describe our wedding festivities. I think the accolade can be contributed to two main factors. For starters, every detail came together beautifully. It was actually surreal. Not only did everything fall into place, but every event & every moment surpassed our expectations. The extensive team of vendors, our wedding coordinator, and my mom especially worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure everything was perfect....and it truly was. The decor was stunning, the food delicious, the beats were sick- it was all perfect.
Secondly, and maybe more importantly, we had the most amazing set of family and friends there to help celebrate our special day. COVID allowed for an intimate wedding where everyone could mingle and rejoice together.
Finally, probably the biggest compliment, and something we heard multiple times was that there did not appear to be a 'groom's side' and a 'bride's side'...it all just seemed like one big, happy family. We also felt exactly the same way :)
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
One moment in particular during the wedding that stands out to me is the first dance. As a long time Disney lover and self-proclaimed princess at heart, I choose the song 'A Whole New World' for our dance. The song was sung by none other than my sister and Vishnu's brother (both of which went to the same HS and sang in the same choir). Their voices were beautiful, and everyone in the audience said they were in awe. For Vishnu and I, the feeling was even more surreal. We loved these two people with all our hearts, and they were sharing this special moment with us in the most real way. As if everything was perfect enough, just as we started to dance, a slight wind picked up and it started to drizzle. Maybe some other brides would have been bothered, but honestly, I loved it! The drizzle, and the music, and dancing with the love off my life ....it all felt right out of a Disney movie! I truly felt like a princess.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
TRUST YOUR VENDORS. I can not express this enough. I gave my vendors an idea of my vision. I listened to their feedback on what they thought works/doesn't work/etc. And I am so happy I did... every single event went incredibly smoothly, and every detail came together beautifully. It was actually surreal. Not only did everything fall into place, but every event & every moment surpassed our expectations. The extensive team of vendors, our wedding coordinator, and my mom especially worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure everything was perfect....and it truly was. The decor was stunning, the food delicious, the beats were sick- it was all perfect. TRUST YOUR VENDORS- they are experts in what they do!
Thank you for joining us today! We hope to see you here tomorrow, same place, same time!