Darlings, get ready to be swept away by the enchanting love story of Nidhi & Yash as they embark on a lifetime journey. Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay was a stunning backdrop, with sweeping bay views and a luxurious ambiance. The meticulous planning and design by Big Guava Events ensured that every detail blended with the couple's vision. The floral decor by Imperial Decor added a touch of luxury and romance with exquisite floral arrangements, creating an enchanting atmosphere that left guests spellbound. Makeup by Anita's expertise in hair and makeup elevated Nidhi's natural features, creating a captivating and elegant look. The attention to detail and flawless execution highlighted Nidhi's inner glow, enhancing her every smile and twinkle in her eyes. The delicate patterns and rich symbolism showcased the artistry and skill of Bhavnas Henna, making her a true vision of tradition and beauty. As the sun dips below the horizon, the atmosphere becomes electric with the beats curated by M4U Events, leaving no guest untouched by the irresistible urge to dance. The dynamic lighting and state-of-the-art sound systems created a mesmerizing ambiance, transforming the venue into a vibrant dance haven. The melodies fuse seamlessly with the joyous celebrations. The aroma of Sukhadia's mouthwatering dishes filled the air, from the flavorful appetizers to the sumptuous main courses and delectable desserts. Capturing every fleeting moment and emotion is the talented team from Photographick Studios. With their expertise in both photography and cinematography, they brought their love story to life, crafting a visual narrative that they will cherish for a lifetime. We invite you to immerse in their full gallery to admire the talent of this team. Enjoy!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We first met each other while doing a tour for a high school in 8th grade! I became really good friends with his sister and Yash and I kept running into each other at cultural events and parties. Yash knew he had to make his move, and what better than to send me a Facebook friend request. Knowing I was a die-hard Twilight fan at that time, Yash had changed his profile picture to Edward Cullen, and then there was no way I could not befriend him! This began our journey to endless chats. He asked me to his girlfriend on the day we both got accepted to our high school program and the rest is history. We went to high school together, he was my prom date senior year, and then we went to undergraduate together. Through the many years we had our ups and downs, but I always knew it was him forever.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Yash decided to surprise me with a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Of course, I had my own doubts that there might be a "proposal" but Yash constantly said "I haven't bought the ring yet" so I believed him. The day of the proposal we were relaxing on the beach and see a beach dinner being set up. The entire time I kept saying "Wow that must be amazing to have dinner on the beach." Little did I know that I was watching our own dinner being set up.
Skip to getting ready for the night, as I was changing to put on the dress Yash had bought for me I noticed a ring on top of the dress and scream "OMG there's a ring." Yash comes running worried that I had found THE ring, however, ironically this dress came with attached accessories, one being a big plastic ring.
Surprise after surprise that night, we have our dream dinner on the beach (of course, I spend so much time talking that the sunset proposal becomes a night proposal), and as we are dancing on the beach Yash gets on one knee and says "Ever since 8th grade..."
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.
Many years ago, my dad had visited the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge and he always said after that he can see me getting married there. When we first went to tour the property, we immediately fell in love with the ambiance of the resort, the scenic views, and the numerous spaces to host events. When it came to picking vendors, I just wanted to work with nice, easy-going people, and people who took interest in our relationship. Our MUA, Anita Shah, is a really close family friend, and she’s been an aunt presence in my life since high school, so there was were no doubts in my head to work wit her. She took so much time to plan out our looks and do multiple make up and hair trials. Getting ready for each event was so comfortable with her, and she would bring her home made snacks and chai. When we spoke with Rima from Big Guava Events, we immediately felt a connection - she is so friendly and from month to month she stayed in touch with us and facilitated our wedding postponement during COVID. Similarly, our first conversation with Sunny from Photographick we spent so much time talking about how Yash and I met and what is quirky about our relationship, and I just knew he would be able to capture more than photos for our wedding. We had read so many good reviews about M4U and it was one of the best decisions ever to have them host our wedding.
My mom, sister, and I were so invested in wedding planning, and everyday someone would come up with new ideas to incorporate. They were my backbone through the entire process.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I wanted to wear a traditional red bridal lengha but have a modern twist, with a Sabyasachi blouse cut. We went to India for wedding shopping, and the first time I tried on my lengha, my husband and parents knew this was it!
I had a color scheme in mind for the wedding ceremony, and I really wanted my parents, sister, and Yash to be dressed in all white to contrast my red lengha, and I’m so glad we went through with it because everyone was so coordinated and the photos were so beautiful.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was the numerous dance practices! We hired Himani Shah (a dance choreographer based in Ahmedabad, India. We did virtual dance tutorials with her and it was so much fun. The month leading up to the wedding, our house looked like a dance studio - there was someone practicing a dance in every corner of the house from the patio to the living room to the bedroom.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
One of the first things guests loved about our wedding was our wedding invitations. We worked with Pink Whistle Man (wedding invite company based in Mumbai, India) to create our dream invitations. She drew beautiful custom made designs for each event card. We also stamped each of our invitations with a personalized monograph wax seal with flowers. This was a really fun activity for us as a family!
Second, the guests LOVED the venue. It felt like a destination wedding but only driving distance away. Our guests got the chance to enjoy the resort and we were able to take advantage of so many unique features such as a bidai after the wedding on a boat.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
One really special moment from the wedding is my first look with my parents and sister. We planned it quite last minute and our amazing team of vendors was able to pull it off. It was right during sunrise and my parents were waiting by the pier when I walked in and surprised them. It was a very emotional and special moment for us to be with each other privately before the wedding ceremony began.
Another special moment from the wedding is our Vidaii in a boat after the wedding ceremony. This was Yash and I’s quick getaway and we really cherished the 30-40 minutes we had with each other after the wedding privately on a boat just taking everything in.
Lastly, during our Garba Sangeet, Yash surprised me with a performance with so many of our friends and family members. It was a performance I was not expecting at all, and the fact that he taught so many people the dance the days leading up the performance was amazing. He put in so much effort to incorporate our cousins and make everyone feel included in the wedding and that will forever be special to me.
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.
My family loves to dance, and we wanted to take the opportunity to dance with all our loved ones.
For decor, we wanted a minimalistic yet elegant style. It’s so easy to get carried away on budget with decor, but our decorator Saba was so considerate of all factors when making suggestions. She was able to give us different color themes for each event and still re-purpose decorations from each event. For our wedding, we wanted to go with a floral theme but chose to do top heavy decorations so that the view of the Chesapeake Bay is still maintained. For our reception, I wanted to go with a dark colors with black and white checkered dance floor contrasted with rose-garden themed backdrop.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Have fun with the process! Planning can get stressful and there are a million different ideas on social media every day, but that doesn’t mean you need to incorporate all of them. Figure out what is important for you and your partner and filter everything else out. Take the time to involve your family members as these will be memories you cherish for a lifetime! Keep a smile on your face and enjoy the moment. Regardless of how much you plan, things will go wrong and things may not go according to plan BUT it’s okay - celebrate the moment and it’ll all be okay. If you appear stressed and bothered about something going wrong then so will everyone else, but if you are happy then that’s all that will matter.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
For our wedding ceremony, a cute touch we added was placing small wedding bells for all the guests to take. We encouraged them to ring the bells for the groom’s and bride’s entrance as well as at the end of the wedding ceremony. The guests loved the addition, and it also created a beautiful and peaceful sound of bells during the ceremony.
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