It's reel day, loves! We have a beautiful day for a beautiful reel! Long story short, Jenika and Shivam's parents served as marriage scouts and matchmakers. The duo met in the USA, and sparks flew! They decided to take the plunge and planned a big traditional Gujarati wedding involving more than 300 guests! Wedding expert Derek Wintermute Photography waved a series of lovely clips of their union that turned into a beautiful highlight reel. Four days of traditions, family, and dance, including a ceremony and reception at the luxury Westin Atlanta Perimeter North were part of the elaborate affair. Utopian Events designed the decor for the main days creating the perfect ambiance for both events. The aisle lit up with candles added a touch of romance and infused the ceremony spot with soft pink shades and blooms. Jenika also walked the wedding aisle in pink! She planned a spectacular look along with Shiya's Glamour, who draped her AsoPalav bridal ensemble and transformed her into a real-life Maharani using their expert skills. Shivam also made a striking statement decked in a Jade Blue pastel pink Sherwani and a Nordstrom blue suit for his reception. A night bash followed the wedding. Here, Jenika twirled in a silver lehenga and danced the night away with Shivam to DJ Bobby's music beat. At the same time, the couple's closest family and friends surprised them with dance performances! Watch these special moments captured frame by frame in the reel below. Scroll down and click to reproduce!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I knew he was "the one" the moment I laid my eyes on him. The conversations I had with him made me comfortable and gave me a positive vibe. I immediately knew I wanted to share life's best experiences with him.
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.
Our decor theme was floral with pink and white flowers. It gave off a fresh frangrance and overall positive vibe inside the ballroom.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I did have a color in mind; it was pastels. I wanted my color to look different as I also did customize color. All my wedding shopping wear is done online by doing a video call. I also look for so many designer outfits. I got it from Asopalav in Ahmedabad.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The something that tied our whole wedding week together. Seeing everyone's faces up and enjoying themselves. We have never had so much fun!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
They enjoyed the overall vibe the decorations created and delicious food at all the events. The dance floor at the reception was also very active and the crowd was engaged with all the performances by friends and family.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
When my husband and I exchanged garlands and we were doing our pheras.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the process as it is truly a lifetime experience.