Sweeties, we have extraordinary wedding footage that celebrates the union of Palak & Kevin in Montego Bay, Jamaica! The artistic wedding cinematographer, Unique Visions Studio, reveals through his lens the luxurious wedding at the exceptional Grand Palladium Jamaica! This lovely couple couldn't choose a better videographer since they always deliver a fresh, creative, and emotionally packed film. Rochelle Cheever took the lead and designed this over-the-top affair that reflected the newlyweds' exquisite taste through the alluring decor, their outfits, and everything in between! Thanks to Lamey Rosebloom's planning, this fabulous event went beyond perfection. I love Maharani Palak's style, but her makeup and hair look created by Flawless Beauty By Pauline were especially beautiful. We adore her stunning neet mehndi design by the super talented henna artists of Henna by Urvee! Relive all the beautiful moments in the film below! You will love every detail!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
My husband and I are both in the medical profession. He is a cancer surgeon, and I am a Physician Assistant. We met on a medical mission in Kingston, Jamaica, in August 2013 when we traveled to underserved areas to provide free medical care.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The Proposal was 100% Kevin style. It was simple and intimate. Just the two of Gizmo and us. On January 17, 2021, we returned from spending the day with Kevin's family in the Bronx. Little after 6 pm, I was getting ready to sit on the couch and have my yogurt when Kevin got down on one knee and pulled out the gorgeous ring, and asked me to marry him. There were no bells and whistles, but it was everything.
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 essential details.
I hired a planner to help me. I was having a destination wedding in Jamaica so my planner was familiar with the destination and that was helpful. I found most of my vendors on Instagram, to be honest, and just reviewed their work and went with my gut feeling. I flew out my videographer, photographer, and makeup artist from the US.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I wanted a white lengha to incorporate my husband's culture as well. I found a beautiful Seema Gujral lengha I fell in love with.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part would be choosing every little detail and customizing everything to my own taste and liking.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our venue, The Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa in Jamaica, was beautiful and I think the guests loved spending so many days together enjoying each other's company, partying, drinking, dancing, and celebrating our love together for 4+ days. We incorporated my husband's Jamaican roots throughout the events.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
As soon as I entered the Mandap, all of a sudden, it rained so hard. At first, I was panicking, but I looked out to my guests and saw everyone still there, embracing the rain and watching us get married regardless of having wet clothes and makeup and hair dripping down. That was truly lovely.
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.
I have to say the decor was effortlessly beautiful, simple, and chic. We had several DIY details such as our welcome bags, reserved seating signs, phoolon ki chadar (handmade by my best friend's sister), custom shot glasses for guests to take before taking their seat for the reception, our guestbook was a Bob Marley coffee table book, little snack bags packed with goodies flown all the way from India, custom fans for the ceremony, and each reception table was labeled as one of our favorite travel destinations.
Our flowers were imported. While Jamaica has tropical flowers, I wanted something more muted and romantic, using more pastels.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Start as early as possible
Have a few point people you can rely on and assign duties; you cannot do it all.
Don't forget to enjoy each and every moment as it all passes by so fast.
On the day of the event/events, don't get hung up on things that did not go as planned; IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.
Have a reasonable budget. Cannot have a champagne taste and a beer budget.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Wedding Designer: Rochelle Cheever of The Elopement Experience
Wedding Organizer/Planner: L'Amey Rosebloom
Main Photographer: Rochelle Cheever
Assistant Photographer: Janique Reynolds (Jamaica)
Gown Designer: Seema Gujral
Groom's Clothing Designer: Tarun Tahiliani
Wedding Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo
Venue: The Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa
Bridal Jewelry: Zinzuwadia Jewelers and Divine Solitaires - INDIA
Watches for Bride and Groom: Cartier
Hair and Makeup Artist: Flawless Beauty by Pauline
Videographer: Unique Vision Studio
Welcome Party and Mehndi MUA: Rasine (Jamaica)
Pooja MUA: Joni Stone (Jamaica)
Henna Artist: Henna by Urvee (Jamaica)
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