Ladies, Breejal & Devin's phenomenal wedding is now live on today's Platinum Guide Blog.
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We’ve always known each other because our brothers were friends. We just thought of each other as “my brother’s friend’s little sister” or “my brother’s friend’s brother”. While Devin was away at school, he randomly challenged me in trivia crack - yes, that old trivia game from 2014 era! After he won, he messaged me asking if I wanted a rematch and after we just kept talking and catching up. Two months later we started dating. I knew he was “the one” when he became my confidant and rock during tough times. He always knows how to calm me down and gives the best advice. Plus, he treated my dog, Cooper, as his own from the beginning and that really stuck with me!
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We were heading to NYC for a concert in March of 2020. Our 5 year anniversary was March 13, 2020 and that happened to be the weekend we were going to New York. Unfortunately due to Covid-19, the concert was cancelled but little did I know that he had other plans. All of our siblings and friends were with us and we walked through Central Park to the iconic fountain. All at once everyone started saying “Pictures! Breejal and Devin take an anniversary picture!” So we posed for a few shots and then he said to me “Do you remember what I asked you 5 years ago?” I replied “Yes?” And then he got down on one knee with the ring box in his hand and proposed! It was magical and I ended up ugly-crying but it was so amazing to be surround by our siblings and friends for this moment.
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.
I planned the wedding almost entirely on my own. I had help from my mom, sister-in-law, and cousins. My experiences with all of my vendors went so smoothly and each of them were very professional. I didn’t have an exact theme, I just remember wanting something elegant and not cluttered. I leaned into my hair and make up artists’ suggestions after I told them my vision and each look came out perfectly! It’s like they were inside my head! My sister-in-law and cousins actually made an entire slideshow to organize my thoughts on outfits, links and prices included!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
We had a strict budget to stick to, so I chose my favorite designer and asked a local designer in India if he could recreate it. It came out perfectly! I’ve wanted to do the traditional red since I was a child.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Seeing everything come together, with the decorator and make up trials.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The food! Our caterer did an amazing job!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Walking down the aisle with my dog, Cooper. He’s such a big part of my life and I was so excited he was able to join us on our big day.
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 mendhi night, we had different food stations with clever names. For example, the Mexican bhel station was labeled “Taco Bhel”. Our Pithi/Saatak happened on the same day in 2 ballrooms next to each other so we kept that decor simple and didn’t change it between events. It made the pictures have a sort of cohesion for the day.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Have multiple plans and make sure everyone around you knows what decisions you’d make in case a change needed to happen! We had to move one of my events indoors due to weather and it came out exactly how I planned for Plan B, because everyone was on the same page.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I included my and Devin’s favorite EDM artist, Marshmello, into my mendhi as well as a Paw print for our dog, Cooper. The Renaissance World Golf Village was extremely helpful and lenient, letting Cooper stay in one of the meeting rooms downstairs, as he doesn’t like elevators. Our cake had a small plastic version of Cooper on the side and the baker made it look like he had taken a bite out of the side, so cute! I had golden hoop bouquets for my bridesmaids instead of the traditional bouquets and they loved them!
Keep coming back for more romance, ladies. I'll see you soon with another love story!