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Cancun, MX Indian Wedding by Jorge Rodriguez Photography

Hello there, darlings! We are back in the paradisiacal lands of Cancun, Mexico to continue enjoying the wedding festivities of Shrina & Angat. The time has come to celebrate the union of our newlyweds in a fantastic reception party held inside the halls of the exclusive Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun. Following the lines of elegance, beauty, and merriment that has characterized these festivities, this wedding reception was incredible! Our two lovebirds attended this event wearing elegant outfits that made them look fabulous in each of the photographs captured by the talented team from Jorge Rodriguez Photography. Although they both looked radiant, it was our beautiful Shrina who stole all the looks! Her soft lavender lengha, the fantastic makeup, and hairstyle created by Sara Tamargo, and her beautiful smile, were the perfect combination to make her look like a princess! There is no doubt that this was a night to remember! DJ PARTY ROD Cancun's wedding Professional DJ's enlightened the dance floor with a fantastic selection of music that put everyone to dance to the rhythm of the Bollywood hits of the moment. And the guests that were not dancing were captivated by the delicious plates that Taste of India Cancun prepared for this event. This reception party was full of happiness, dancing, food and above all, lots of love! We wish this story didn't have to come to an end because we are having a blast! But we have to let these lovebirds begin their journey into their everlasting married life. But don't be sad, you can always relive the most beautiful moments of this wedding celebration by visiting today's gallery. It is full of shots that you will love, so go check it out!

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That's been all for today. Have a great weekend and see you on Monday for more!

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Venues: Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun | Floral & Decor: Alquimia Events | Planning & Design: JC Castillo Weddings | Hair & Makeup: Sara Tamargo | Catering: Taste of India Cancun | DJ: MVP DJs | DJ: DJ PARTY ROD Cancun's wedding Professional DJ's | Dhol & Vintage Car: Drums in Paradise | Bridal Fashions: Sabyasachi Mukherjee | Cinematography: Dreams Gate Films | Mehndi Artist: Henna by Anki | Photography: Jorge Rodriguez Photography


Cancun, MX Indian Wedding by Jorge Rodriguez Photography

Welcome back, Maharanis! We are excited to continue sharing this fantastic and inspiring event with all of you! If you thought that the Sangeet ceremony had been impressive, wait to see the wedding ceremony of this beautiful young couple, you will be surprised! So get your notebook and pencil with you because you are about to enjoy an event that will make your inspiration fly! Before heading to the ceremony that united the lives of our betrothed in marriage, we will be part of a vibrant, colorful, and cheerful Baraat! This Baraat procession took Angat into the streets of the majestic Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun in a vintage car from Drums in Paradise. What a great and elegant way to attend the ceremony that would change his life! This Baraat procession arrived at the beach where JC Castillo Weddings and Flowers by Alquimia Events had worked together to create the perfect setting for our lovebirds to tie the knot. Without a doubt, this was a winning combination as it led to a dreamy scenario taking advantage of the natural environment and complementing this fantastic landscape with a minimalist, yet excellent decoration. Although this scenario was beautiful on its own, it was our gorgeous Shrina who stole all the looks! And in case you were wondering, the dazzling jewelry she is rocking came from Sabyasachi Mukherjee's collection. And the hairstyle and makeup that praised her natural beauty is the work of the talented artist, Sara Tamargo. All this beauty got immortalized thanks to the incredible shots that Jorge Rodriguez Photography captured during this wedding ceremony. We are mainly impressed by the way each shot portrays the love between these two. Just by taking a glance, we can notice that they are soulmates destined to be together in an everlasting love story! If you can't get enough of this fantastic wedding ceremony, head into our gallery for more! You are going to be amazed!

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We still have one more stop, so make sure to stay close! 

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Venues: Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun | Floral & Decor: Alquimia Events | Planning & Design: JC Castillo Weddings | Hair & Makeup: Sara Tamargo | Catering: Taste of India Cancun | DJ: MVP DJs | DJ: DJ PARTY ROD Cancun's wedding Professional DJ's | Dhol & Vintage Car: Drums in Paradise | Bridal Fashions: Sabyasachi Mukherjee | Cinematography: Dreams Gate Films | Mehndi Artist: Henna by Anki | Photography: Jorge Rodriguez Photography


Cancun, MX Indian Wedding by Jorge Rodriguez Photography

Good morning, beautiful ladies! It's Friday again, and this time we are not only finishing a new week, but we are also ending the month of August. Therefore we decided to do something special for you! We will take you on a trip through the beautiful and captivating landscapes of Cancun, Mexico so you can enjoy the wedding festivities of Shrina & Angat. We are sure that this is a story that you will love and from which you can get a lot of inspiring ideas. What a great way to say goodbye to August that has been full of incredible weddings, right? So do not think twice, and prepare your passport and luggage because this trip is about to begin. For this first installment, we will accompany our young couple in a beautiful photo session at sunset conducted by the talented team from Jorge Rodriguez Photography. The incredible shots captured, show all the talent and expertise of this photographic studio, and got us utterly impressed with so much beauty. However, this photo session was only the preamble to a vibrant Sangeet ceremony that we are sure you will love! For this pre-wedding ceremony, our lovebirds decided to match their outfits in soft hue tones that we loved! Shrina had a dreamy look thanks to Sabyasachi Mukherjee who took care of her fashion needs, while Sara Tamargo complemented the final look with incredible makeup and hairstyle. No wonder why Angat couldn't take his eyes off of her and had a big smile on his face, and a spark of love in his eyes. If you want to see more of this beautiful couple in their Sangeet ceremony, do not hesitate to visit our gallery. We are sure you are going to love it!

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You don't want to miss the upcoming events of this wedding, so make sure to stick around!

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Spring
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Venues: Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun | Floral & Decor: Alquimia Events | Planning & Design: JC Castillo Weddings | Hair & Makeup: Sara Tamargo | Catering: Taste of India Cancun | DJ: MVP DJs | DJ: DJ PARTY ROD Cancun's wedding Professional DJ's | Dhol & Vintage Car: Drums in Paradise | Bridal Fashions: Sabyasachi Mukherjee | Cinematography: Dreams Gate Films | Mehndi Artist: Henna by Anki | Photography: Jorge Rodriguez Photography


Cancun, MX Indian Wedding by Pixan Studio

Hi there, dolls! We are back in the paradisiacal lands of Cancun, Mexico to join Neena & Ajay at their wedding ceremony. But we are heading into it with style! We are heading to the grand event in a Baraat procession that you don't want to miss. We love how Ajay decided to embrace a traditional style and showed up at the Baraat procession riding a white horse decorated with traditional Indian fabrics! This colorful procession ambiance by Drums in Paradise created a striking scene that combined a natural environment with classic Indian colors and attires! And we cannot stretch how much we love this scene! Right after the Baraat, this event transitioned into a solemn and beautiful wedding ceremony that united our two lovebirds in marriage. The sublime landscapes surrounding The Grand at Moon Palace combined with the spectacular decoration put together by this venue's talented crew was mesmerizing! And it could only be overtaken by the love of our sweet couple that attended this event looking at their best! There is no denying that this was the perfect scenario for Neena & Ajay to say "I do" in front of their family and friends. Without any question, this was the dreamy wedding ceremony they've always imagined. And we want to make a special shoutout to Pixan Studio for sharing the fantastic photos taken during this ceremony. Once again, they managed to provide us with unbelievable shots that amazed us while making us feel just like if we were there. If you can't get enough of this memorable event, head into our gallery for more! We have compiled the most beautiful shots of it for your enjoyment! So, go check them out!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Ajay and I met in residency in New York. While on the liver transplant service we had a common patient -- he was the surgical resident and I was the medical resident. He just pulled a chest tube and offered to update me on the results of the patient's chest x-ray -- that was his way of casually asking for my number.  It was very endearing and he seemed like a down-to-earth nice guy.  We had so much in common in terms of family, education, and career interests so it felt like we had known each other for a long time. 

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
After a hectic month of moving to Philadelphia and settling into Fellowship, Ajay casually suggested we visit Longwood Botanical Gardens and have brunch.  I used to love visiting the Bronx Botanical Gardens while living in New York, and I thought this was the perfect day trip to relax after a crazy move. Little did I know he was planning on getting down on one knee and proposing that day! He even had a photographer to capture the moment. 

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.
I have always wanted a small intimate wedding with close family and friends, and I knew that if I had a local wedding it would be hard to keep the party small. I also knew that I wanted something fun and enjoyable where our families could really get to know each other in a relaxed setting. I met Ateet Ahuja of Indian Destination Weddings at the DC Dream Shaadi showcase and he introduced the idea of a destination wedding.  My parents deserve the credit of meeting with Ateet and picking out the perfect venue -- The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun, Mexico!  After choosing the resort our families traveled down to Cancun for a site visit and to meet with the local vendors. The Moon Palace is an all-inclusive resort and specializes in Indian weddings. They work with preferred vendors, offering everything from a local Hindu Pundit (who spoke English), to Mehendi services, to White Horses for the Barrat, to Indian food caterers and Decorators who provide a variety of structures for Mandaps. The only vendor we hired and flew down from the U.S. was our DJ and Dhol player -- Magic Mike DJs-- they did an incredible job. 

After choosing the vendors and specific services from a brochure; my local wedding event planner, Preeti Vasudeva of Preeti Exclusive Events, worked with the on-site coordinator at the Moon Palace to ensure that all the services were booked and confirmed.  Preeti and my Mother went back to Cancun for a second site visit and met with several of the vendors the December prior to our wedding. My job is very demanding and I had limited time to plan. I would not recommend a destination wedding for someone who wants to micro-manage every detail, but if you are hands-off and have limited time/energy to devote to planning (as in my case) the process of planning a destination wedding is manageable. 

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My mother and Nani went to India and chose all of my outfits and I was thrilled! They have fantastic taste and I couldn't be happier with their choices. I gave them a few guidelines, but apart from that, they put the outfits and jewelry together. I am very lucky that my Mom and Nani were able to make the trip out to India on my behalf -- I would have loved to join but unfortunately, I couldn't afford to take a month off.  My sangeet lengha was a Ritu Kumar design and my wedding lengha was an Anita Dongre design. I am unsure of where they purchased my reception lengha but it was in stunning rose gold.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was when my Mother and Nani returned from India and I was able to try on my outfits -- that's when all the planning and prepping felt like it was coming together. My lengha blouses only needed minor adjustments and everything fit beautifully.  

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We had just over 100 guests attend our wedding. Some came from as far as India but most were from the East Coast and Mid-West U.S. We got married in early February so the trip out to Cancun was a warm winter get-away. Our guests truly enjoyed the Resort property and everything it had to offer -- the all-inclusive restaurants (serving a variety of cuisines including Mediterranean, Asian, American, Mexican) to the beaches, pools, day spa, and golf course. We also organized half-day group trips to Chichin Itza and Tulum for our guests -- these were big hits!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There were so many memorable moments from our wedding weekend.  

1. We had our Sangeet outside on a terrace with a Tikki bar -- it started raining temporarily but everyone was having so much fun they danced through the rain. The great thing about tropics is that the rain does not last long. 

 2. We did our first look on the beach -- it was a lot of fun and the pictures turned out beautifully. 

3. We had a wedding ceremony in an outdoor glass gazebo overlooking the beach -- it was a beautiful backdrop for such an auspicious occasion. Having our family and friends all together to celebrate our union was so incredibly 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.
At our Sangeet, our family organized several performances -- they were fantastic! It turned out to be an incredible talent show and a lot of fun. We also organized Fire Dancers from the Resort -- they were great and definitely added an awe factor to the night. 

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My advice to brides planning their wedding is to prioritize what is important to you/your groom/your family -- you're not going to be able to please everyone with every decision you make but if you keep everyone involved informed and also let your family members have some choices/say in the planning process the whole experience will be more enjoyable.  For me, it was important to have my closest family and friends together to celebrate my marriage in a relaxed, enjoyable and fun setting! 

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
The catered food at the resort was fantastic! For the Sangeet we had a Mexican buffet. After the wedding ceremony, we had an Indian high tea by the beach and served chai, lemonade and several finger hors d'oeuvres. At the Reception we had an Indian buffet. The restaurants at the Resort are also very good -- there is a mix of formal sit-down restaurants and buffets that are offered.

 

Stay close if you don't want to miss the wedding reception that is coming down the road! You will love it! 

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DJ: Magic Mike DJs | Travel Concierge: Indian Destination Weddings | Venues: The Grand at Moon Palace | Floral & Decor: The Grand at Moon Palace | Catering: The Grand at Moon Palace | Baraat: Drums in Paradise | Cake & Treats: The Grand at Moon Palace | Cinematography: Pixan Studio | Lighting: The Grand at Moon Palace | Mehndi Artist: The Grand at Moon Palace | Photography: Pixan Studio


Cancun, MX Indian Wedding by Pixan Studio

Hello, ladies! Have you ever dreamed about marrying the love of your life in a mesmerizing beach, or a paradisiacal landscape? Of course, you have! It is everyone's dream to get married having the most beautiful and suitable scenery as a background. So, we are sure that you are going to love today's wedding celebration as it is full of surprises, enchanting scenes, and lots of love. And above all, you will be filled with inspiring ideas to start planning your upcoming wedding celebration! So, let's take a trip to the paradisiac lands of Cancun, Mexico to join Neena & Ajay on their special day. This life-changing event started with a first look photo session like you haven't seen before! With the majestic sea in the background, and with a clear sky providing the best possible lighting, Neena & Ajay could not have asked for a more perfect scenario for this session. The team from Pixan Studio showed all their talent and expertise, capturing beautiful shots so captivating and artistic that we cannot stop seeing them! After the initial photoshoot, our lovebirds decided to take a walk through the greenery that surrounded the beach. They took advantage of the beauty that surrounded them, to immortalize the most intimate and romantic moments of their lives, before heading to the wedding ceremony that united them in marriage. If you want to dive a little deeper into this fantastic photoshoot, don't miss the gallery that we have prepared for today. You are going to love it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Ajay and I met in residency in New York. While on the liver transplant service we had a common patient -- he was the surgical resident and I was the medical resident. He just pulled a chest tube and offered to update me on the results of the patient's chest x-ray -- that was his way of casually asking for my number.  It was very endearing and he seemed like a down-to-earth nice guy.  We had so much in common in terms of family, education, and career interests so it felt like we had known each other for a long time. 

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
After a hectic month of moving to Philadelphia and settling into Fellowship, Ajay casually suggested we visit Longwood Botanical Gardens and have brunch.  I used to love visiting the Bronx Botanical Gardens while living in New York, and I thought this was the perfect day trip to relax after a crazy move. Little did I know he was planning on getting down on one knee and proposing that day! He even had a photographer to capture the moment. 

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.
I have always wanted a small intimate wedding with close family and friends, and I knew that if I had a local wedding it would be hard to keep the party small. I also knew that I wanted something fun and enjoyable where our families could really get to know each other in a relaxed setting. I met Ateet Ahuja of Indian Destination Weddings at the DC Dream Shaadi showcase and he introduced the idea of a destination wedding.  My parents deserve the credit of meeting with Ateet and picking out the perfect venue -- The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun, Mexico!  After choosing the resort our families traveled down to Cancun for a site visit and to meet with the local vendors. The Moon Palace is an all-inclusive resort and specializes in Indian weddings. They work with preferred vendors, offering everything from a local Hindu Pundit (who spoke English), to Mehendi services, to White Horses for the Barrat, to Indian food caterers and Decorators who provide a variety of structures for Mandaps. The only vendor we hired and flew down from the U.S. was our DJ and Dhol player -- Magic Mike DJs-- they did an incredible job. 

After choosing the vendors and specific services from a brochure; my local wedding event planner, Preeti Vasudeva of Preeti Exclusive Events, worked with the on-site coordinator at the Moon Palace to ensure that all the services were booked and confirmed.  Preeti and my Mother went back to Cancun for a second site visit and met with several of the vendors the December prior to our wedding. My job is very demanding and I had limited time to plan. I would not recommend a destination wedding for someone who wants to micro-manage every detail, but if you are hands-off and have limited time/energy to devote to planning (as in my case) the process of planning a destination wedding is manageable. 

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My mother and Nani went to India and chose all of my outfits and I was thrilled! They have fantastic taste and I couldn't be happier with their choices. I gave them a few guidelines, but apart from that, they put the outfits and jewelry together. I am very lucky that my Mom and Nani were able to make the trip out to India on my behalf -- I would have loved to join but unfortunately, I couldn't afford to take a month off.  My sangeet lengha was a Ritu Kumar design and my wedding lengha was an Anita Dongre design. I am unsure of where they purchased my reception lengha but it was in stunning rose gold.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was when my Mother and Nani returned from India and I was able to try on my outfits -- that's when all the planning and prepping felt like it was coming together. My lengha blouses only needed minor adjustments and everything fit beautifully.  

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We had just over 100 guests attend our wedding. Some came from as far as India but most were from the East Coast and Mid-West U.S. We got married in early February so the trip out to Cancun was a warm winter get-away. Our guests truly enjoyed the Resort property and everything it had to offer -- the all-inclusive restaurants (serving a variety of cuisines including Mediterranean, Asian, American, Mexican) to the beaches, pools, day spa, and golf course. We also organized half-day group trips to Chichin Itza and Tulum for our guests -- these were big hits!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There were so many memorable moments from our wedding weekend.  

1. We had our Sangeet outside on a terrace with a Tikki bar -- it started raining temporarily but everyone was having so much fun they danced through the rain. The great thing about tropics is that the rain does not last long. 

2. We did our first look on the beach -- it was a lot of fun and the pictures turned out beautifully. 

3. We had a wedding ceremony in an outdoor glass gazebo overlooking the beach -- it was a beautiful backdrop for such an auspicious occasion. Having our family and friends all together to celebrate our union was so incredibly 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.
At our Sangeet, our family organized several performances -- they were fantastic! It turned out to be an incredible talent show and a lot of fun. We also organized Fire Dancers from the Resort -- they were great and definitely added an awe factor to the night. 

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My advice to brides planning their wedding is to prioritize what is important to you/your groom/your family -- you're not going to be able to please everyone with every decision you make but if you keep everyone involved informed and also let your family members have some choices/say in the planning process the whole experience will be more enjoyable.  For me, it was important to have my closest family and friends together to celebrate my marriage in a relaxed, enjoyable and fun setting! 

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
The catered food at the resort was fantastic! For the Sangeet we had a Mexican buffet. After the wedding ceremony, we had an Indian high tea by the beach and served chai, lemonade and several finger hors d'oeuvres. At the Reception we had an Indian buffet. The restaurants at the Resort are also very good -- there is a mix of formal sit-down restaurants and buffets that are offered.

 

If you loved this photoshoot, don't forget to join us at the upcoming wedding ceremony! You are going to enjoy it!

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Beach
Destination
season
Winter
color
DJ: Magic Mike DJs | Travel Concierge: Indian Destination Weddings | Venues: The Grand at Moon Palace | Floral & Decor: The Grand at Moon Palace | Catering: The Grand at Moon Palace | Baraat: Drums in Paradise | Cake & Treats: The Grand at Moon Palace | Cinematography: Pixan Studio | Lighting: The Grand at Moon Palace | Mehndi Artist: The Grand at Moon Palace | Photography: Pixan Studio


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