Happy Monday loves! I have a special treat for you brides-to-be to start your week just right! We shared the delightful wedding images of Sarika and Gaurav by EMB Studios in our blog last week, and today we are enjoying their highlight film with a twist also by EMB Studios. The warm weather of Miami welcomed Sarika and Gaurav's guests into a floral oasis created by the talented team of House of Dipali, they created jaw-dropping decorations in every event with thousands of flowers filling the air with a natural spring fragrance. Sarika and Gaurav were at the center of the white oasis stage created for their wedding ceremony at the Intercontinental Miami, a beautiful outdoor event to join two equally beautiful souls surrounded by their nearest and dearest! Grab a Mango Lassi, hit play and enjoy this summer affair!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met through an online dating website called "Dil Mil" 
I knew he was the one because we shared the same values and he was ready to commit to a relationship and taking things next level. 
This story is on our Zola website page. We matched on Dil MIl on January 12th, 2017.
and This is HOW OUR "DIL MIL"
There are two kinds of love in the world: the kind you feel, and the kind you "think" you feel. It’s interesting how deeply we can fall in love with ideas, and how pervasive our preconceived notions of what’s “right” for us can be. The truth is that sometimes, the best relationships are not necessarily the ones we choose for ourselves, but the ones that just arise out of nothing but a genuine connection.
This unexpected connection was rather serendipitous in nature. Gaurav was in NYC dining at his favorite restaurant – Ippudo. Little did he know, that this ramen hotspot is where he would meet his future soul mate. However; we did not meet that night. In fact, Gaurav just left as I arrived, but a few hours later, Gaurav and I matched with one another on Dil Mil.  Intrigued as I was after speaking with Gaurav, l was not sure if I was going to hear from him again as he was moving to the midwest (Indiana) the very next day.
Gaurav vaguely remembers passing by a tall beautiful girl who had caught his eye at Ippudo, however, because he was in a hurry to leave, I had disappeared into the crowded restaurant. Soon after leaving we matched on Dil Mil. We spoke that evening and luck as it has it, the very same girl that had caught his attention that night at Ippudo was no other than but myself. After connecting, weeks went by as we continued to talk and text.  We quickly acknowledged that we shared a strong connection and owed it to ourselves to take a leap of faith and meet in person to test that chemistry face to face. Gaurav flew to NY to see me on February 23rd, 2017 where he recreated our first date. We went to our favorite restaurant where we matched "Ippudo"
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Gaurav planned my birthday trip to Puerto Rico in September 2017. A day after getting into Puerto Rico we discovered they are expecting Hurricane Maria Category 5. We couldn't get to fly back to NY as the city was on lockdown and the airport was closed. The day of the hurricane, we spend 15 hours in a bunker (parking lot) until the hurricane passed by.  A day after the hurricane is when Gaurav proposed to me in our hotel balcony. Later on, I found out that he planned this trip to propose to me and unfortunately the restaurant where he was originally going to propose got destroyed during the Hurricane.   
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 originally wanted to get married in Puerto Rico since that's where he proposed but that wasn't possible after the hurricane so we chose Miami, Florida instead. We both wanted a destination wedding. 
The difficult part was finding a Venue in Miami and since we all lived in different cities it just made it harder. I personally knew my vendors from NY so it was just safe to go with them. 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved that we picked Miami for our wedding. The weather was awesome. They loved the entertainment/ non-stop dancing and food. 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Wedding prep is hard and difficult but don't be harsh on each other. Keep communicating! 


Enjoy your week! See you tomorrow!

Floral & Decor: House of Dipali | Bridal Fashion: Sangeet: Sabyasachi (Delhi India) | Bridal Fashion: Ceremony – Maheen Shah (Pakistan) | Bridal Fashion: Reception – Monica’s Bridal (Brooklyn NY) | Catering: Tondoor Food | Vinny Kumar | DJ: INaach | Hair and Makeup: Affan Malik | Mehndi Artist: Sumaiya Waheed | Photographer: EMB Studios | Planning and Design: Sam Sharma | Venue: Intercontinental Miami | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Sangeet: Sabyasachi (Delhi India) | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Ceremony – Maheen Shah (Pakistan) | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Reception – Monica’s Bridal (Brooklyn NY)