Welcome back, dolls! Today, it is our absolute pleasure to share this amazingly grand and sun-blessed union coming from Playa del Carmen. Our lovebirds decided to tie the knot the weekend of Cinco de Mayo, so day one of the three-day glam binge was everything related to Mexico's culture. Going from the colorful decor to the vivid atmosphere, the local celebration gave that perfect touch of fun to the spree. Day two arrived and it was time for the classic Sangeet. The Paradisus Playa del Carmen was at its very best and so was our couple rocking their traditional Indian attires. Everything was amazing, music, laughter, love, and family were just some of the ingredients of what was that unique day. Lucky for us, our amazing and creative friends from Novia Mia Photography were there at all times to capture with their lenses, all the glitter and stunning style of this pair. More details of the celebrations prior to the big day? Well, head down to our gallery and join us in all the daydreaming.
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.
Our three-day wedding extravaganza took place at the beautiful Paradisus Playa del Carmen resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, during Cinco de Mayo weekend. Since our wedding weekend took place during Cinco de Mayo, we appropriately themed first night, Welcome Party,a Mexican Fiesta! We used bright floral décor to play up the stunning backdrop of the tropical environment. The night concluded with an authentic Mexican folklore dance performance.
The second night was the Sangeet, and many of our guests had never been exposed to any sort of Indian wedding festivities. However, they were fully immersed themselves within the Indian culture from dressing in festive Indian garb, to dancing the night away to Bollywood tunes; having the time of their lives! Our bridal party, friends and family all gave stellar dance performances which we will remember for a lifetime. When it came to décor, I wanted to set the mood by using a peacock palette with gorgeous tones of purple, teal, and royal blue.
The third and most important day was our ceremony and reception. Our ceremony took place on the Gabi Bridge against the backdrop of beautiful ocean. I wanted to keep an ultra-modern and chic look for ceremony and wedding, by using clear acrylic table, chairs, and gazebo, and all-white floral decor. Our ceremony was inter-faith and combined rituals from both my Muslim faith, and my husband’s Jewish faith. After a sentimental and emotional ceremony (not a dry eye in the house!), we kept the celebration going at the Gabi Club where we had the most beautiful reception, and where all 150 of our guests burned up the dance floor!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
They loved being able to dress up for the Sangeet night! They also loved seeing all the cultural elements of the wedding and that it was an inter-faith wedding.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
My husband's vows, not a dry eye in the house!
Stick around for the grand ceremony!