Hi, ladies! Get ready to enjoy because we're taking you on a journey through Bhavina & Roshan's wedding celebrated at the imposing Now Jade Riviera Cancun. If these names sound familiar, that's because their wedding featured in our Video Blog thanks to the fantastic film by Memories Photo Studio. And you loved it so much that we couldn't wait to share the fabulous shots also captured by Memories Photo Studio. So, let's jump right into it. We're starting this journey by looking at a fun-loving photoshoot leading to the fabulous wedding ceremony that united these two lovebirds in marriage. For the wedding ceremony, Bhavina & Roshan trusted Urvashi Mishra to take care of the planning and execution and, Alquimia Events to take care of the decor. And what a great decision it was as they delivered nothing but perfection. There was so much beauty all over the place, but nothing compared to Bhavina's gorgeous look. She burst into the scene looking like a princess thanks to the spectacular hairstyle and makeup designed by Belladev Studio Hair and Makeup Artistry, and the artistic Mehndi by Loto Mehendi. Hands down, beauty and radiance at their best! After seeing this marvelous celebration, you will want to start planning your dream wedding and sending invites to your loved ones, so make sure to contact The Royal Collection! They did an outstanding job crafting Bhavina & Roshan's invitations & wedding stationery, and we are sure they will do a fantastic job with yours as well. In the meantime, make sure to check today's full gallery. You will love it so much!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Roshan and I met in 2015 on a dating app called Dil Mil. We chatted on the app for a few weeks and then decided to meet in person. At the time Roshan was working in Birmingham, AL and I were working in Greenville, SC. We decided to meet in Greenville at a cupcake place called Chocolate Moose. Meeting someone from an app, I was a bit skeptical but once we finally were face to face it was like we couldn't stop talking. We hit it off the moment we saw each other. I knew at that moment that Roshan was "the one" for me!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
As a child I always envisioned myself wearing a traditional red and gold color bridal lengha. Once I actually got to India and started shopping I realized there are tons of “traditional red and gold” colored lenghas. Going into bridal lengha shopping I knew I didn’t want anything with velvet material. I tried on over 25 bridal lenghas before I was able to find “the one”. At first, I was hesitant to try on anything velvet or with heavy embroidery. But I gave it a shot anyway. As I was trying on the outfit knew it was “the one”.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of our wedding process was the resort site visits in Cancun, Mexico. We had an idea of the type of resort we wanted but actually visiting them was great. Getting to experience the different themes in the resorts, foods, hospitality, amenities, and venues really helped us put things into perspective for our events. Lastly, we really enjoyed watching a years worth of planning come together as planned and got to enjoy it with family and friends.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The moment that plays in my head constantly is when my parents and grandmother (ba) walked me down the aisle the day of my wedding. Having my family walk me down the aisle was something I had always wanted during my wedding. Being able to finally embrace it and live it was amazing.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
For all of the brides-to-be, I would say enjoy the wedding process. Planning an Indian wedding can be stressful, time-consuming and at times frustrating but enjoy all of the emotions. For myself, I was planning my wedding the day after I got proposed to. I enjoyed having my husband alongside of me the entire way. He was really involved and reminded me to embrace the moments. Lastly, I would say to be patient on the day of your wedding and just know that things may go unplanned but it’ll all work out at the end!
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I am a very simple person so dressing up more than casual for my wedding events was a little outside of my comfort zone. My jewelry I picked was antique bronze with a hit of maroon for my wedding day. I love tikas so I made sure to wear one at almost every event. My wedding bouquet was all hydrangeas which were my best friends favorite flowers. My outfits didn't have a particular theme to them I just wanted to make sure they were all different styles, colors, and embroideries. Lastly, I ended up finding my reception gown two nights before my flight back home from Bombay. I had a particular vision of how I wanted it to look and it had to be emerald in color (my favorite color). So finally I was able to find it and I was beyond happy!
That is all for today! Don't forget to join us tomorrow for more.