Welcome, dear Maharanis, to the enchanting wedding of Krishna & Amish. Set against the stunning Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort backdrop, this wedding extravaganza exuded charm and elegance at every turn. This luxurious venue provided a magnificent festive background with breathtaking ocean views and elegant ballrooms. The team went above and beyond to ensure that every detail was meticulously executed, from the flawless setup of the Sangeet to the seamless flow of the ceremony and the enchanting ambiance of the reception. Krishna entrusted her beauty to the talented hands of Beauty by Ami Patel, who expertly adorned her with a bridal look that radiated timeless grace. Her bridal ensemble, carefully crafted by Annu's Creation, showcased intricate details and opulent fabrics that complement her natural radiance flawlessly. Dhruti Patel's detailed patterns weaved a tale of love and tradition, beautifully capturing the essence of South Asian heritage. The bridal look is only complete with the exquisite jewelry from CH Jewelers, which added a touch of brilliance to every step she took. The ballroom, transformed into a wonderland by the creative minds at Abhishek Decorators, dazzled with an array of colorful blooms and enchanting décor elements that mirrored the couple's vibrant personalities. JP Entertainment set the mood with an eclectic mix of melodies that had everyone on their feet, celebrating their love in rhythmic harmony. The grand wedding unfolded like a fairytale, orchestrated flawlessly by Elite Dream Creations. They facilitated an organized, seamless, and elegant event. They were the best ally! Fine Art Productions captured the essence of every precious moment, immortalizing the love, laughter, and tears of joy that filled the air. Relive every magical moment by checking the gallery of this magical celebration. Check it out!
How did you meet your Groom, and when did you know he was "the one"?
I first met Amish from California when he was scheduled for a layover in Orlando, FL, on his way back from his trip to Trinidad and Tobago with his brother-in-law. I remember thinking to myself and saying out loud the phrase, “Catch flights, not feelings.” During his layover, he had planned our first date at Walt Disney World, in which I quickly noticed his brainy personality, sharp wit, and shrewdness. He was always a true gentleman. Our conversations felt relaxed and easy, we felt comfortable in each other's company. By the time his layover time was coming to an end, I was wondering what the practicalities were of how this would work, considering he’s from California. I’m from Florida, but I already knew he was the one I wanted to marry. At the same time, I wanted everything to be secretive before it accelerated to the world; however, sure enough, the news soon spread quickly amongst our families, and it seemed kind of like a novelty.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Shortly after graduating from Family Nurse Practitioner school, I made a trip to Morro Bay, California (where Amish is from) as my last chance to visit before studying for my board exam and diving deep into wedding planning, which had started even before he proposed. On the day of the proposal, Amish suggested a plan to go to Petra in San Luis Obispo for lunch. However, when we got there, it was very crowded, and I was ready to leave, so he insisted we should grab our food to go and have a picnic instead of dining in. Skeptical about the “picnic” since we didn't have any picnic-related accessories in our car, I agreed with our plan because I thought to myself, “Maybe we can find a bench somewhere, and we can sit down and eat there.” He drove us up to the top of Prefumo Canyon, which was very windy that day, and hiked up a small hill that had stunning views of the entire region, including San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, and the Pacific Ocean. It was so windy, and not being accustomed to the CA weather, I was quite cold and suggested that maybe we eat in the car. To my surprise, when I turned around, he was on one knee and asked his me to be his forever. Despite the absolutely freezing weather, I didn’t let it get in the way of getting a chance to say yes to marrying My Amish!
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 hired a full-service wedding planner, Elite Dream Creation (Rikti and Umangi), on November 2021. I would highly recommend having wedding planners for large Indian weddings as it helps facilitate an organized, seamless, and elegant event.
The venue was picked for the convenience of accommodating a large number of people indoors and providing food from a vendor of our choice. I was born and raised in Daytona Beach, FL, and my father owns motels in the area, so it made sense to us geographically to host everyone in the area as opposed to transporting guests to a further location. The entire mom’s side of the groom's family is from Florida as well, so Florida was our middle ground.
Mendhi- Open draped concept, pleated drapes throughout the structure, which are orange, hot pink, & green complimenting brides lehnga. Hanging knitted kites tied to drapes. Gold sankheda swing, 2 end tables with lanterns, 30 ft pleated backdrop champagne color behind the structure. stage covering fabric gold. stage lighting- natural.
*Bride entrance with brother Tere saath hoon mein from the movie Rakshabandan
Ganesh- Open draped concept, pleated yellow, gold sequence, and green drapes. Pleated valences along the top frame of the structure, Gold medallion tied to drapes, 4 low chairs, 2 bajoth, 2 patla, & 1 havakung. 30ft pleated backdrop champagne color behind the structure. Stage lighting- natural
Bride- Red floral Ganesh at the back, brass bells, and change draping style. Decorative Ganesh table with votive candles and diyas for all days. Location- Brannon Center, New Smyrna
*Laadki male version song played when the bride got on stage to sit with parents
Groom-open draped concept, pleated drapes throughout the structure (dark red, ivory, and gold sequence), and pleated valences along the top frame of the structure. floral Ganesh hanging from the frame with brass bells at the back. Gold medallions tied to drapes. 4 low chairs, 2 bajoth, 2 patla, 1 havakung, 30 ft pleated ivory backdrop behind the structure. Location- Hilton, Daytona Beach
Garba- 3 Gold laser cut arches (24 ft wide)e, 24ft Gold Moroccan arch, velvet green backdrop, 9 Moroccan hanging lanterns, which include 3 hanging from each arch. A cluster of flowers at the base of the pillars & end tables. Green velvet decorative couch. 2 gold end tables on either side of the couch. Stage lighting was natural, stage skirt & covering was satin gold. Modern decorative food carts on wheels. Decorative colorful Radha Krishna statue on the right side of the stage with votive candles, brass diyas, and flower clusters. lanterns with votive candles & flowers inside the kettle & 6 glass chai cups in a holder with fresh rose petals inside. Traditional oil lamp centerpieces decorated with gota jewelry. A unique touch to this decor is it was drawn out on the borders of the Bride and Groom outfits, which were made by Annu Creation.
Groom side entered with pallu with the song Ghunghat Mein chand hoga by Kavita
Time of day- am
Decor-Open Haveli-inspired structure. Aged stone finish throughout the structure.
Staggered stone columns with a decorative arch in the center. 2 decorative archways on either side. Banister-style
molding along the top frame. Stone finish banister railing in front of side archways. Custom-built stairs lead
up to the sage. Stone finish facade in front of the stage.30 ft pleated velvet green backdrop 2 bridal chairs white
crystal, 4 parent chairs medium crystal. 2 bajoth 2 patla, and 1 havakund white Ganesh table with votives. Baraat
gate with drapes and valences with 4 teardrops. Stage lighting- leko. Asymmetrical flowers across the structure
and greens. Blush pink, lavender, and white, white greens accent of red. The white acrylic finish on the catwalk &
mandap stage raised platform. Flower canopy for the bridal entrance.
Mirror structure with white and gold marble walls. 2 pillar gold mirror structure, 10 ft by 10 ft white and gold marble wall behind bride and groom. 6 tiered white and gold marble walls were placed on either side of the mirror structure in a staggered pattern. Flower arrangements perched on marble walls asymmetrically. red/dark red with springeri & red amaranths. Flowers are designed at the base of end tables. 30 ft pleated black velvet backdrop behind structure with black velvet bridal couch. stage lighting- natural, 2 end tables with votive candles. Decor for cake, card placement, & gift table with votive candles.
Groomsmen entry- confetti cannons song Morni Banke by guru randhawa
Bridesmaids entry- Letter signs for each bridesmaid spelling K-R-I-S-H-N-A + champagne bottle and sparklers with song Peppas by Farruko
Grooms sister, brother-in-law, nieces- Abhi toh party shuru hui hai
Grooms sister & brother-in-law- Bachna hai casino
Grooms sister & brides brother-
Grooms parents- Jaanu meri jaan
Brides parents- Main se Meena se
Bride & Groom entrance- Love Tonight by Robin Schulz remix. Sparklers started when the bride and groom reached the dancefloor.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
We got so much feedback from our audience. Everyone genuinely wanted to be there.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Royal and elegant experience, perfect ambiance, food, good company, vibes, FUN, and well-organized event.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
All of the audience phone cameras out to see all of my entrances.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the process!
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
The photographer's name was also Amish, which made it quite confusing during photo sessions because neither could tell which Amish was being spoken to.
Thank you for taking the time to read this love story, Maharanis. Stay tuned for more features.