Good morning, Maharanis! Today we have a new inspiring story coming your way. And this is one will melt your heart with joy! We are starting this story by taking a look at all the beauty surrounding Sonam & Herman's pre-wedding ceremonies that were held at the majestic Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa in the stunning Cancun, Mexico. Everyone had such a great time on this exclusive and tropical spot thanks to the excellent wedding concierge Shaadi Destinations! Our beautiful Maharani showed up to the Haldi looking precious, the crew from Alex Corbanezi Beauty made sure Sonam looked magnificent. To end the pre-wedding events, every guest attended the Sangeet ceremony, where everyone had a blast night in a well-decorated and illuminated beach party. All this was possible thanks to the incredible talent from Grupo Gama, who added a perfect mix of colors and ornaments that gave an impressive look to this celebration. And we want to make a big shoutout to Jonathan Cossu Photographer for the fantastic shots they captured during the evening! If you want to check them out, make sure to visit the amazing gallery that we have prepared for today!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Herman on Halloween, in a bar in the middle of New York City, dressed up as a witch. He was dressed up in a Totoro onesie. For those of you that don't know, Totoro is a Japanese anime character that I just happened to watch religiously growing up. The rest is history.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Herman proposed to me on the beach in April 2018. He told me we were going to an engagement party, and while we were on the way he insisted on stopping off at a nearby beach to enjoy the view. When I got out of the car, I saw the most incredible set-up right there next to the water. There was champagne, a wooden arch with photos of all the memories we had made so far, flowers, and everything else I could've ever wanted. It was really something to see.
  
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part of the planning process was the chance to make the events something that was truly our style. We got married in Cancun, Mexico, so we already had a destination wedding going for us. We really wanted our guests to enjoy every part of the wedding because at the end of the day, it was a vacation for them too. We scheduled out events in a way that there was one free day for guests to do as they pleased during the 3 day event period. We scheduled a massive all-day pool party for the guests (and us!) to fully unwind and have fun in an informal setting. Our guests could not stop talking about it!
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
A piece of advice that many married couples gave us before our big day was to not let anything get in the way of our happiness and our enjoyment of all the events. Being the bride and groom, it is inevitable to be stressed about things going wrong, but it's so important to remember that you are getting married to the love of your life and you should be present to fully enjoy that. You shouldn't worry about the things that can go wrong, because things will go wrong. You should go into your wedding week with the mindset that nothing will ruin this time for you both, and to make the most of every moment because it goes by so quick.
 
Follow today's love story and witness the main event! Coming up next. 
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Travel Concierge: Shaadi Destinations | Venues: Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa | Planning & Design: Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa | Floral & Decor: Grupo Gama | Hair & Makeup: Alex Corbanezi Beauty | Cinematography: Mike Cantarell Films | Photographer: Jonathan Cossu Photographer