Maharanis, we have for you today a super special treat courtesy of Pacific Pictures! Nirjary, a stellar wedding planner, and owner of KIS (cubed) Events tied the knot with Raja Amit in the gorgeous beaches of the Paradisus Los Cabos. The wedding festivities started with a midday Pithi-Sataak with a stunning view of one of Mexico's famous beaches. As a wedding planner taking care of your own wedding, you have high expectations to meet and Nirjary not only exceeded them but created a whole new level of creativity and elegance with the help of Vikram from Elegant Affairs, Inc. I'm so glad we scored an invite and witnessed their love first-hand! The celebration of love continued with an all-white themed mehndi party on a yacht cruise around the picturesque Love Arches of Cabo San Lucas allowing both families to bond. Maharani Nirjary looked picture perfect with beautiful white mehndi designs by talented KM Henna Artistry. All the guests gathered to enjoy a Sangeet night filled with joy, fire jugglers and even a dance performance by the bride herself! The groom started his baraat procession in the Paradisus Los Cabos's courtyard and danced joyfully with the crowd. They held a beach-front wedding ceremony creating a visual feast of green, champagne and coral hues. Their mandap was a unique design elaborated by Del Cabo Weddings that included mirrored columns and white garlands hanging from the ceiling, so romantic! This talented maharani personalized each event and their reception was filled with deluxe elements for the decor resembling a fairy-tale ballroom with large crystal chandeliers and lots of candles. Nirjary looked like a queen in a one-shoulder maroon gown with gorgeous embroidery patterns and Raja Amit looked classic in a black tuxedo. Erica Bogart Beauty complemented Nirjary's look with perfect hair and makeup. Hit play and get ready to witness a magnificent four-day wedding filled with glam and fairy-tale vibes! Don't miss their utterly sweet first dance that included a former Miss Iowa opera singer!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met online on an app called DilMil. It's a funny question of when I knew he was the one. Well let’s just say he knew before he even spoke to me which freaked me out a bit, but as I invested more time getting to know him and we met physically for the first time March 17,2016 when I picked him up from the airport it felt so natural that’s when I knew this one was different. He did what he said he would do, and made all the first moves and efforts which was different for me. Then as we got to know each other more and we both got deeper into our relationship by meeting each other’s family and friends it was great to see how Amit & I just fit into each other’s world and life.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Amit proposed to me on April 22,2017 Inc Savannah, Ga in Pulaski Square. We had spent the day walking around in the muggy heat and I was cranky and he kept making me walk around then finally brought me to the square and was like let’s take a picture which he never says since he doesn’t like taking pics, he had met our friend and photographer Nadia earlier in the day with her friend who lived locally he pretended to be an officiant in the square waiting for a bride and groom to conduct a ceremony. So I handed my phone to this random guy and he was trying to take pics and Amit sat me on the bench and went down on one knee and I cried a lot and then all of a sudden my friend Nadia was documenting from behind a tree. It was crazy I knew it was coming one day but didn’t know when.
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.
Well Planning my wedding was a lot of fun for me because I do this for a living! It was also different because I was super detail oriented, as I am with my client’s events, but I knew I had to relax which was super hard. We knew we wanted a destination wedding and I wanted to get married in a destination where I had not done a wedding for my clients so we picked Cabo. I had all my vendors booked out in Feb. 2017 before Amit even proposed since that’s normal for Indian weddings. My first two calls/emails were to Kevin Shahinian of Pacific Pictures and Nadia Dzikavets of Nadia D Photo. Having worked with them I’ve the years on my clients events and knowing the final product and how easy they were to work with, and they truly are my work family away from home since many seasons we spend more time with our vendors then our family in this business. After that I knew I needed a designer to help me execute and orchestrate my vision which is why I chose to work with Vikram Panickar of Vikram Designs and Elegant Affairs our if NYC. I had the honor and pleasure of collaborating with Vikram on a client/friend’s event in Dallas previously and we just hit it off and I loved working with him because there was no drama he was always super calm, cool and collective and creative to the next level, it also helped that Vikram had worked in Cabo before so the choice was a no brainer. After that I knew I could only handle so much in the week/weekend and I am lucky that my lively friend Andrea Pavone told me that she is going to handle the day of for me and I knew I had nothing to worry about as she and I have worked on many events together when I met her in her former career as a Catering Sales Manager and we are totally cut from the same thread. My hair and make up was handled by a team of amazing artist that I have worked with over the years and have worked under our Bridal Elements Brand and special thanks to Carmen Lattimer, Roberto Guzman (Guzman Studios) and Erica Bogart (Erica Bogart beauty) they not only took care of me but my family ,Amit’s family, and my bridesmaids. They are definitely my family and know me well so all my looks were easy for them because they have worked on me over the years that they knew what I would like and not like. My Clothing was a fun project for me along with all the colors I worked with Bollywood designer Archna Kocchar our of Mumbai for all of my clothes it was a great process and she totally worked with me on my vision to showcase different styles. My theme was a watercolor theme that was glam with many elements of the local culture but also our Indian heritage. I also made our guest wear colors that matched the events and it made for beautiful pictures. The venue was the Paradisus Los Cabos for 4 out of the 5 Events then we had an All White Yacht Mendhi Party in the Sea of Cortez sailing by the love arches.
We also had Jashn an amazing band out of Atlanta, The Paanwala out of NYC, Dholi Sagar from Atlanta, KM Henna Artistry for the Henna our of Dallas, DJ Impact from DBI out of Houston, local fire dancers and water color drummers, a Bansuree and Violin Player and last but not least one of my former brides Jessica Pray who is an Opera Singer to sing our first Dance song!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Traditionally in my family the bride wears a green blouse and a heavy cream/white panetar Sari but I didn’t want to wear the traditional Sari, and I am also not a person that likes things that are heavy with adornments. My bridal lengha I went for all shades of emerald and jade green that faded from dark to light and I went for long cream cathedral veil. I love pearls and since it was near water I wanted the water elements. For the reception I knew I wanted feathers and went for a wine garnet color and I love a nice one shoulder.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Spending time with my family, especially with my mom, as she was a big help in making our wedding flawless.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
From what I hear they loved that each day was different and right when they thought it couldn’t get better then this each day it did!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The moment both Amit and i were in the mandap it was surreal. The mandap making wind chime noises and also to see everyone in the audience that we love and care about there for us was very nice and heartwarming.
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.
Pithi: Yellow, Orange and Fuschia Pink
Boat Party: All White with a pop of Pink but the scenery was our decor
Sangeet: Royal Blue, Green, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Mirrors, Gold very Royal
Wedding: Shades of Green and Champagne, Coral with pearls
Reception: Very Regal, Classy only used 54 roses lots of Candles and Crystals and Chandeliers very much like the Jador Perfume Ad with the hall of mirrors behind us.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Now that I went through the wedding planning part for myself even though I am a pro at it I encourage all brides to get a planner you trust and you know is reputable and will do an amazing job and let go! Take it all in on the big day of because you have to enjoy the week/weekend with the people who came to celebrate you two!
My heart is filled with joy and I can't wait to see their wedding photos!