Good morning, beauty queens! We missed you during the weekend, and we were dying to share Devika & Abhishek's swoon-worthy wedding with all of you. So let's not wait any longer and get ready to enjoy this real-life fairytale. Today, more than ever, love is in the air with this romantic and delightful outdoor wedding celebrated at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona. Hands down, this was the perfect place to celebrate the love of this beautiful young during their wedding festivities. The Arizona desert and the surrounding valley were covered with the love that Devika & Abhishek radiated and became the perfect backdrop for this lovely pair to become husband and wife. The natural environment was impressive and charming, but nothing compared to the gorgeous look of our sweet Maharani Devika. She looked breathtaking on her traditional and elegant lengha embellished with golden patterns, making her look like a princess. Makiaj Beauty complemented his captivating look with the exquisite makeup and hairstyle created for this occasion. And oh boy, it was a dreamy look! But that is not all! We also want to take a moment to appreciate the unique Mehndi design Henna by Purvi carefully created for our lovely Maharani. Beauty and tradition at their best! Without any question, this was a dreamy look we all want to have four our big day! If you are like us and can't get enough of this lovely wedding, don't miss today's gallery by Lux Wedding Studios. It overflows with charming and captivating shots that will brighten up your day!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Abhishek and I met as a fluke in Tampa while he was starting residency and I was starting pharmacy school. Both of us were from Arizona, with many many mutual friends, but never knew of each other! Our paths crossed, we started talking and honestly were inseparable ever since.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Under the deception of a friend's birthday party, I was whisked in a car taken to the Don Cesar for the weekend. While I was enjoying the Florida sun and relaxing on the beach, Abhishek was busy on the balcony glueing hundreds of little flower petals to the rooftop and getting ready to ask the most important question of his life, duh! As I got ready for a birthday dinner, I got a phone call from the hotel reception that I had won an exclusive spa package at the resort! They told me come up in person to the balcony before sunset to claim my prize and have a photoshoot. Little did I know I was going to get the best prize of all, my best friend for life. When I reached the roof, I was surprised to see him standing in a beautiful heart made of petals asking me to be his forever, and of course I said yes!
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.
So, we got married in Tucson, Az as it was our hometown, however we both were still living in Tampa, FL. The wedding process was a little bit tricky since we had to talk to all vendors through lots of emails, phone calls and text messages. Honestly through it all, everyone had great communication and really helped make our wedding weekend extraordinary! Now with our theme, I wanted a whimsical desert themed wedding, especially because we were in the most beautiful resort in Tucson. Our decorator took our vision and made it come to life.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I selected my bridal lengha from a specialty boutique in Atlanta. Originally I was on the hunt for a baby pink lengha, but when I saw this pink lengha I absolutely fell in love. The gold work and beautiful fusia pink color was something I could not say no too!
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was definitely our creativity. My husband and I are both very outside the box thinkers and we loved getting creative with the decor, event signs and even all the goodies for our guests.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests particularly loved how everything was so personalized for each person there. They also loved the theme and how music and dance was such a big part of the wedding festivities!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
A special moment for us was most definitely the first look. The anticipation of driving up, walking toward my soon to be husband and then finally both of us turning around is a memory I will forever replay!
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.
For our mehendi, I wanted a complete floral theme. From the backdrop to outside we had many different version of flowers and hanging lights. I wanted to bring a little bit of Florida into our dessert themed wedding event. Abhishek and I both performed at our Mehendi with me starting off a solo piece and then abhishek joined me for a very entertaining fast paced duo. Our friends did an amazing job with creating a dynamic and wonderful group dance performance as well! For our Haldi, of course everything had to be yellow! Our decorator did a beautiful job with creating a beautiful event filled with yellow flowers everywhere.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My biggest advice would be to not stress over all the small details. There are so many people around you that will help to make sure that your wedding vision comes true! Every single thing will work out and turn out beautifully, but its important to take it all in and enjoy the process as much as you can!
That is all for today, darlings! See you tomorrow for more.