Let’s set off to a dreamy Caribbean destination, Jamaica! The breathtaking island was the perfect location for Renita and Andrew to have their dream wedding. Thankfully, MaxPhoto NY also packed their cameras and traveled to paradise to record the lovely union! I love how these two posed barefoot during their beachside photo shoot, you can a take a closer look at all these timeless pics as they are all featured in our Platinum Guide Blog! The bride and groom chose the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites and its sunny beaches as the spot to hold an idyllic ceremony where they exchanged vows and started the most important chapter in their lives. The soft color palette of the bridesmaids and flower girl dresses looked beautiful in the summer sun. The stunning bride Renita was all dolled up in a perfect white gown and groom Andrew wore a beige and white relaxed attire that totally matched a beach wedding. As the sun fell down, the fun part arrived! All guests were invited to a gorgeous beachfront tent beautifully decorated by Elegant Floral Design to party and dance the night away! The festive atmosphere was so energetic that our fearless couple decided to jump into the water with their besties for some fun snaps to remember forever! If you want to see more about these indelible memories I encourage you to hit play to the film below!
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It was our 7 year anniversary (5/4/16) and Andrew reserved the rooftop area overlooking the empire state building (which lit up red that night) and surprised me with all of our close friends.
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.
We went about planning our wedding along with Shivie of platinum celebrations. He made planning seamless and fun for us. Once we told him we wanted to have the ceremony in our backyard followed by a celebration he was able to guide us. Our theme was simple, orange blue and gold. We had our mandap made custom by elegant floral design. I wanted a circular mandap which Sandra at elegant floral had no problem doing. All other decor Sandra did for us. Makeup by Beauty by tamanna. Clothes and jewels wore by both bride groom and wedding party all by lotus bazaar.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My bridal lengha I purchased from Lotus Bazaar. Kavita, the owner did a fantastic job working with me. I told her I wanted something different. She was able to find me a length in red with mirror and stone work. The jewels were all specific to my outfit and she was able to find me the pieces I wanted. My Bridesmaid and Groomsmen outfit I was able to mix and match to find the perfect piece.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
We had fun with planning because we brought everything to our backyard. Decor, Mandap, Tent, Entry way. Every detail was important and special to us. We wanted our guest to feel the love and our families to both enjoy the celebration together after the ceremony.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Both of our favorite moment was the first time we saw each other. He was standing under the mandap, and I was entering the tent/mandap. It was the first time we saw each other in days and that moment was special for both of us.
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.
After our hindu ceremony we caught a flight and did it all again in Montego Bay, Jamaica. We exchanged vows and had our reception on the beach. We had a steel pan band after the ceremony with cocktails and then guest joined us for the reception on the beach. We had a Jamaican buffet, Jamaican fruit cake with fresh flowers where we danced the night away.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Have fun during planning with your other half and take it all in the day of your wedding because in a blink it's all over!
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
mehendi - henna for all
makeup / hair / jewel settings - beauty by tamanna
venue - we transformed our back yard, we put a tent up with mandap.
bouquets / mandap / decor - elegant floral design
bride/ groom / bridal party outfits & jewels - Lotus bazaar
planning - platinum celebrations
photo/video - Max photo NY
Snapchat geofilters - Richard Shamsheer
DJ - DJ RAH RAH / DJ VICK
officiating priest - Pandit Bharrat
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