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Riviera Maya, MX Gujarati Wedding by Sweet Caribbean Photo

Welcome to a mesmerizing tale woven with love and dreams at the heart of Salona & Niraj's wedding on the serene Pier Deck. Niraj's Baraat was a joyous extravaganza, the beats of Pavan Events stirring everyone's hearts, setting the stage for an unforgettable night. Salona, a vision in her Sequinze & Ladlee couture, pledged her love to Niraj. The meticulous planning by Unique Stories transformed their day into a fairy tale, with Pentaflor's blooms arching overhead like rainbows crafted from the finest flora. As Salona's laughter mingled with the breeze, her locks styled flawlessly by Sara Tamargo and her henna by Loto Mehndi tell tales of ancient love scripts. The transition from day to evening was a magical experience at the El Dorado Ballroom, where the air was filled with the melodies of the talented Pavan Events. Amidst this enchanting setup, Bollywood performers choreographed by Anavi Sharma captivated all with grace and poise. With Shaadi Destinations at the helm, every journey to this wedding was an enchanting and memorable event. Let each Sweet Caribbean Photo & Video photo take you through a journey of emotions and unforgettable moments.

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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 actually booked all my vendors in the peak of COVID-19. We specifically wanted a great group of people, so we made sure to book them 1.5 years in advance to secure them. we are so happy we did because they were absolutely the best group of vendors we could have asked for. They literally made our wedding. Our planner, Cristina, helped with organizing our decor and turning our vision to life while also staying within the budget, which is super important.
We knew we wanted the majority of our events to be outdoors so guests could enjoy the views of the ocean. I think the most enjoyable was our rooftop sangeet. We had an Arabian night type of vibe, and the mix of all the colors plus the ocean breeze on top of a roof was a memorable experience. For our ceremony, we knew we wanted the ocean to be seen, but we wanted to make sure our guests were as comfortable
as possible, so that was done at the pier finally, for our reception, we kept that in the ballroom as we wanted some sort of floral rigging structure! We chose not to have a stage or sweetheart table as we wanted to enjoy our dinner sitting with our favorite people instead!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I wanted something not too heavy as I wanted the option to re-wear pieces of it in the future, so I decided to go heavy on jewelry! I saw this dress and tried it on. it was so light and comfortable and looked absolutely stunning against the blue oceans of Mexico!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I loved every moment of the planning process as crazy as it sounds! Cristina and her team made it so much fun! They were highly communicative and were so easy to bounce ideas and options off each other! I also am a DIY so I enjoyed pulling out my Cricut and allowing myself to add small little touched to our special weekend!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our ballroom reveal! After having such a crazy weekend, we were both excited about this event! We closed our eyes and were led into the ballroom hand in hand as "Ferrari" was playing, and we smelled all the gorgeous flowers! When we opened our eyes, we were in awe at how beautiful the setup was, and we were both just soaking everything in! That moment and that song hold a special place in our hearts!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Give yourself enough time to actually enjoy the planning process! Bounce ideas off your planning team and see what sticks! If something doesn't seem in the budget, don't be afraid to ask your planner what an alternative would look like, as a great planner will find ways to make your vision come to life ( I know mine did <3) lastly, do yourself a favor and hand your phone to your MOH or Bridesmaid that morning of the wedding. Be as stress-free as possible, enjoy the getting ready part, and let your planner take over!!!

May you allow your hearts to be captivated by the unforgettable weddings we share, just as we were.

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DJ: Pavan Events | Baraat: Pavan Events | Sangeet Venue: Sky Deck | Ceremony Venue: Pier Deck | Reception Venue: El Dorado Ballroom | Planning & Design: Unique Stories | Floral & Decor: Pentaflor | Hair & Makeup: Sara Tamargo Hair and Makeup | Catering: Patravali | Catering: Chef Causal | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Anavi Sharma | Bridal Fashions: Sequinze | Bridal Fashions: Ladlee | Bridal Jewelry: Sequinze | Cake & Treats: Lluvia de Azucar | Event Designer: Unique Stories | Favors: Gift and Fun Mexico | Live Music: Norio- Violinist | Mehndi Artist: Loto Mehndi | Transportation: Lomas Travel | Travel Concierge: Shaadi Destinations | Tuxedos: Suit Supply | AV: Desi DJs Riviera Maya | AV: Encore | Florals: Pentaflor | Florals: Bifloral Silk Flowers | Fire and Water Show: Drums in Paradise | Groom's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Signage: Meera Patel | Signage: Salina Patel | Content Creator: Enchanted Scenes | Guestbook: After the Tone | Photography & Cinematography: Sweet Caribbean Photo & Video


Matamoras, PA Gujarati Wedding by Kaptured by Krunal

Today's Platinum Guide Blog is unfurling the vibrant tapestry of Shena & Daxesh's wedding. Enjoy!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
In May 2021, I received a connection request on a dating website. At first, I didn't answer the connection - she hadn't heard of Daxesh and wanted to find a mutual friend who might be able to vouch for him. After some time, a friend was able to confirm that Daxesh ('Dax' for short) was a great guy, very likable and well-known. Shena took the leap and, on the second connection request, clicked ‘accept.’ One connection request and the rest is history.

I knew Dax was the one after our first date. After a long few months of texting and talking over FaceTime, we decided to meet up in Washington, DC. Our first date consisted of two things we love dearly - Art and Food! After attending the Van Gogh immersive experience, we headed over to a restaurant for lunch. After our first date, I remember walking away feeling safe, feeling like I could be myself around him, and knowing that this guy would make me laugh and smile for the rest of my life…I just knew he was the one!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
R. We were planning a cabin staycation at Cloudland State Park in November 2022. As the date came near, Dax saw an opportunity to execute the surprise - and I know at certain points that week I got on his nerves with my Type A, planner personality. He had hired a photographer and dusted off his drone skills. As we went outside to look at the mountain scenery in the morning, Dax swept the drone up and smoothly landed on one knee as I turned around. It was absolutely perfect! You can see the video on my Instagram!

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 know, and for those who don’t, I currently work in the corporate world, but I also am at the beginning of my journey to start my side business as an event planner. Saying that, you can imagine the crazy Type A personality I had when planning our own wedding. Leading up to our wedding, Dax and I worked hard to break down each detail and be on the same page. This really helped when talking to all our vendors and families. The effort put into the planning in the months leading up to the wedding definitely paid off during the week of the wedding!

Our wedding could not have been possible without our amazing vendors! Each one of them took such care in helping us plan out each detail, and when the weekend came, they showed up with their A-game. Each of our vendors was easy to work with and stayed flexible when things changed! Leading up to the event, they worked hard with us to make sure they could achieve our vision (and within budget). My coordination team took all the details I had planned and executed everything perfectly! I think I am one of those rare brides who didn’t stress about if things were getting done because the coordination team was always on top of it, even when there were last-minute changes.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Call me weird, but I did not want to go with the traditional red. Anyone who knows me well knows that when it comes to Indian outfits, I like to wear stuff that is unique. Dax and I looked for inspiration for months. We finally found a color that we really wanted to incorporate into our outfits - sage green. Walking into Thakur’s, I knew I would have to keep an open mind. We didn’t have much time to get custom-made outfits, so I would have to choose something ready-made. After looking at a few outfits, the lengha, which was brought out last, was the one I fell in love with. It had a sage green color and incorporated the red brick color as well.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I loved the planning process! I believe my favorite part was planning the small details. We really wanted to make sure that our guests enjoyed the weekend. Guests at any event remember two things the most - the food and the experience. Dax and I made sure we thought about those two things in the most detail when planning. We had an in-depth conversation with our caterer to build a menu that was different for each meal. We wanted to make sure there was variety the entire weekend, and being foodies ourselves, it was important to us that our guests enjoyed the food!

For experience, we tried to have meaningful experience-related pieces throughout the entire weekend. We wanted to showcase our favorite things throughout the weekend while adding the element of guest experience. We planned unique event signs (our love for art and design), flower pithi (our love for fun and fresh floral), sparkler exit, baraat dances (our love for music and healthy competition, as we had a dance-off between both families), late night games (our love for board and card games) and much more! I’m so happy we put time into detailing these pieces because it made the weekend much more enjoyable and memorable.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Even today, the two things I hear the most about from our wedding guests are that the food is some of the best food (if not the best) they have had at a wedding in the US and that they have never been to a wedding which has had been as punctual and organized as ours. Everyone had a blast and was able to enjoy the moment!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Obviously, it is hard to choose just one moment. Of course, the entire weekend revolved around my husband and I, and each of those moments was special. However, there is one special moment that stands out to me. Over the past few years, I have been giving this piece of advice to my friends, family, and bridal clients:

During your wedding, choose a random chunk of time and walk around the venue. Use this as a moment in time to observe and let the emotions soak all in. I chose to do this twice, once on the Wednesday before my wedding and once on the Friday before. These moments will remain so special to me because walking around I saw all the individuals - family and friends - who came together just for Dax and I. Each one of them worked together to help make our weekend possible. These moments showed me that the weekend was about Dax and I, but it was also about the relationships we have forged with each guest who attended. I will be forever grateful for these relationships and remember these moments!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
When you look back at your wedding and the months leading up to it, you don’t want to be reminded about hating the process. Wedding planning can be stressful, but only if you make it more stressful than needed. There is no right or wrong way to plan a wedding. Plan your wedding with the method that works best for you and your fiance because it will make the process that much easier. If you wanna get all the easy stuff done first and then work on the large pieces, do that. If you want to plan the little things and have a planner do the large pieces, then hire a partial planner. If you don’t care much about certain things and want to hand them off to family members so they can help, then communicate that and get the help. If you need help from others, get the help. At the end of the day, do what works best for you!

Obviously, Indian weddings have a HUGE family element to them, and for many, that could be the stressful part. However, always remember that communication is key. Keep everyone on the same page on what you and your fiance envision and what the budget is/should be. Also, take the time to understand the different ceremonies and traditions.

Lastly, I have seen a lot of brides recently becoming stressed during wedding planning because they keep thinking about what others will think. Always remember that the weekend is about you and your fiance. Plan the details in a way that showcases your relationship.

Join us in reliving this majestic celebration, where every moment is a story and a testament to love.

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Photography: Kaptured by Krunal | Cinematography: Kaptured by Krunal | Ceremony Venue: Best Western Hotel & Resorts | Planning & Design: Captis Events by Shena | Floral & Decor: Mandap Milap | Hair & Makeup: Lauren Berlingeri Makeup | Mehndi Artist: Hennafly


Anaheim, CA Gujarati Wedding by Lex Wedding Films

Let's revisit Natasha & Anish's mesmerizing tale of love and grandeur. This love story, set against the splendid backdrop of the JW Marriott Anaheim Resort, was nothing short of a fairytale. The venue, known for its luxurious elegance, played a pivotal role in their dream day, offering a blend of sophistication and comfort that beautifully complemented the couple's style. Natasha's beauty was elevated to celestial heights by the exquisite craftsmanship of Sabyasachi Official. The magic in her look was perfected by Dolled Up by Lulu. The air was fragrant with the aroma of fresh blooms from Bloombox Designs. The allure of the setting was heightened by the rhythmic beats of 3D Sounds, whose DJing skills set a lively tempo. Amidst laughter and dance, the ingenious Pixter 360 photo booth captured moments in dynamic frames. The feast by Jay Bharat was a culinary delight, each dish a testament to South Asia's rich, diverse flavors, complementing the sweet essence of the day echoed in the delectable creations of Tasty Temptations Catering. As the night unfolded, Lex Wedding Films masterfully encapsulated the essence of this journey, their cinematography not just recording but storytelling, infusing life into each frame. Check it out! 

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Met through a dating app, and the rest is history! Throughout our time getting to know one another- we helped each other grow, constantly laughed, tried new adventures, and mainly enjoyed the quality time. We both felt organic and natural to be in each other's company, and that's when we both knew marriage was the next step.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Anish knows how much I love the scenery. I never thought what my proposal would be, but I did know that I wanted it to be intimate; when we both went on our Europe trip, that's when he proposed in Florence, Italy. The location, the view, the moment- truly was a magical experience. In my eyes, it was a fairytale proposal of a lifetime!

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 both had a vision, budget, and multiple trackers to stay within the scope of our wedding vision. We had a lot of help from our families, which we are both grateful for.  The wedding decor was inspired by Bridgerton :)

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I always knew that I wanted to wear a pastel lehenga. I love the color red and the significance it has in an Indian wedding. However, with makeup, hair, and jewelry, I felt that the color would have been too overpowering. My mother and I went to numerous stores in Mumbai in search of my bridal lehenga. When we both arrived at Sabyasachi, I saw the pink bridal lehenga and knew that it was the one.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
No, Indian wedding planning is so stressful!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
In planning for each event, I paid a lot of attention to guest experiences where they could truly enjoy something in particular from that event.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first dance! The song was - Mere Haath Mein from Fanaa & Married Life from the Pixar movie Up. My husband literally came up with the choreography the Friday before Wedding Week! I was so nervous that we would forget our moves, but luckily we did not! To this day, I still watch our first dance.

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.
Each event came with a theme—Haldi Ceremony- Whimsical Pastel that used a lot of yellow, lavender, and light pink. We provided spicy banana chips ( because it's yellow and tasty.. duh) and minter cooler drinks to our guests—Grah Shanti- Rajasthan, where the color palette was coral & blues. We made cool floral stickers to put on the gift bag for our guests. The Sangeet is multicolored to represent a more "Mela/carnival look." We curated a special Mango lava drink that looks really festive for our guests.  The wedding was inspired by Bridgerton- pops of berries, blush pinks, and greenery. The reception was Romance meets Great Gatsby. We had a photo booth and 360 LED walls, which our guests loved!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Have a vision, curate a budget, and create trackers to stay in scope for your wedding planning. During the week of your wedding, drink lots of water and use hydrating masks/lotion to look fresh for your wedding events.
May this love story inspire you, as it has inspired us to believe in the power of love and charm.

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Venues: JW Marriott Anaheim Resort | Floral & Decor: Bloombox Designs | Hair & Makeup: Dolled Up by Lulu | Catering: Jay Bharat | DJ: 3D Sounds | Baraat: 3D Sounds | Bridal Fashions: Sabyasachi Official | Cake & Treats: Tasty Temptations Catering | Cinematography: Lex Wedding Films | Lighting: 3D Sounds | Photo Booth: Pixter 360 | Photography: Shivalry Photography


Atlanta, GA Gujarati Wedding by Brandon Andrews Photography

Hello, dear ladies! We hope you are ready for a new love story because we are dying to share Kirty & Ankur's wedding with all of you. Without further ado, let's jump right into it! Highly acclaimed Brandon Andrews Photography prepared a jaw-dropping gallery for this installment to take on a visual journey through all the beauty and flair surrounding this life-changing event. Their innovative techniques allow for a balance between the natural movement of life and capturing it in a still shot. We're joining this couple at Twelve Hotels, where the ceremony occurred. Ankur arrived at the wedding venue escorted by his long side with much merriment during a vibrant Baraat that Dholi Saag and Jashn ATL enlivened. RHS Events conceptualized this wedding perfectly; they were passionate about helping them craft, execute, and elevate their once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Jim White Designs enhanced the experience with heavenly decor. This winning combo created a soothing environment to tie the knot. Throughout the festivities, Kirty looked drop-dead gorgeous thanks to Sumiyah Simjee, who praised this Maharani's innate beauty, making her look like royalty. Kirty sought high-quality bridal henna with beautiful figurines and allied with the great Manasi's Art ~ Hennafy Me. She created a unique bridal design just for her, just how she imagined it. After the ceremony, an epic reception party was enlivened by the incredible M1 Sounds we could not describe. The only time the guests stopped dancing was to take a bite of the delicious plates from Art of Flavors and the cocktails from Fizzi Atlanta. Everyone had a great time! But it would be better to experience it yourself. Believe us, it is worth the while, and you will get tons of inspiring ideas. 

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Today's journey is over, but the love story is just beginning! Don't miss our coming events here! 

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Photography: Brandon Andrews Photography | Cinematography: Brandon Andrews Photography | Sangeet Venue: Twelve Hotels | Ceremony Venue: Twelve Hotels | Reception Venue: Twelve Hotels | Planning & Design: RHS Events | Floral & Decor: Jim White Designs | Hair & Makeup: Sumiyah Simjee | Catering: Art of Flavors | DJ: M1 Sounds | Baraat: Dholi Saag | Baraat: Jashn ATL | Cocktails: Fizzi Atlanta | Mehndi Artist: Manasi's Art ~ Hennafy Me


Princeton, NJ Gujarati Wedding by Dk Photofilms

Hello, darlings! Don't miss Seema & Pavi's lovely charming tale in today's Platinum Guide Blog.

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The proposal was beautiful: We went on vacation in Maui, and just towards the end of our trip, he surprised me with the proposal as we were taking a walk on cliffs overlooking the ocean.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The food and music were fantastic; our guests generally had a great time, and we heard very positive things about that in particular.

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.
Our reception decor was based on summer sunset colors (a connection to our proposal story). One unique piece of the decor was the centerpieces: We alternated tables with beautiful floral arrangements with tables of vases filled with oranges.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
One of the most special parts of our wedding was the jewelry. My husband’s father is a jeweler (DiaJewels Inc.), and they designed my rings and evening jewelry, as well as my mangalsutra. It definitely made wearing those pieces feel special. We also truly could not have done it without our coordinator Penguin Events; they made everything (even amid inevitable day-of crises) run so smoothly!

My loves, that's it for this entry. Remember that we have inspiring stories every day. I will see you!

 

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Venues: Hyatt Regency Princeton | Baraat: Equishare Baraat Horses, Rickshaws and Carriages | Photography: Dk Photofilms | Planning & Design: Penguin Events | Floral & Decor: Penguin Events | Catering: Moghul Caterers | DJ: DJ Darsh Entertainment | Bridal Fashions: Paisley Bridal | Bridal Jewelry: Dia Jewels Inc. | Cake & Treats: Crame'rs Bakery | Cinematography: Dk Photofilms | Registry: Zola | Tuxedos: The Suit Spot | Catering: Vatan | Mehndi Artist: Vanita Kalsariya


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