Today, we're featuring a Hindu bride who recently planned her luxury destination wedding. Alisha married her significant other, Sanjeet, in a grand affair at Rosewood Mayakoba, a timeless retreat in the heart of Mexico’s Riviera Maya. They knew they were meant to be together from the get-go and diving into the details. Here's what Alisha had to say about her experience as a Hindu bride in Texas.
I met his dad at a mutual family friend’s wedding at the bar. We took shots together and little did I know that 3 years later, he would become my father-in-law. He gave me Sanjeet’s number after taking shots as I was going to NYC with friends the weekend after. Sanjeet lived in NYC at the time and I lived in Chicago. We met for the first time over drinks in the Big Apple. And it was history from there.
My priorities were outfits, decor, and DJ. Sanjeet’s priorities were food and drinks.
My favorite wedding detail was that we took over the entire town of Mayakoba for the Sangeet to show the Mexican culture. We turned the entire town into a Bohemian-themed event. The town has cute little stores, fountains, a cathedral, etc to set the ambiance. We hosted the Sangeet outdoors in the town and had trees, lanterns, etc to give it a Bohemian aesthetic.
My favorite moment of the wedding ceremony was my entrance. I danced to a song with my 14 bridesmaids at the mandap. Also, at the reception, we had a 10-minute drone show in the sky on the beach. The drone show was customized for Sanjeet and I with 500+ drone lights in the sky showing our hashtag, our wedding date, wedding rings, etc.
I would like to join Baraat. I watched the Baraat from a balcony above, but I would’ve liked to make an appearance. The entire bride's side (150 people) did a flash mob dance at the Baraat when welcoming the Groom’s side.
I wish I would’ve known how quickly the weekend flies by. We spent 9-12 months planning the wedding and it flew by in the blink of an eye. I wish I would’ve taken in each and every moment to appreciate the hard work and efforts put into the events.
Think about the takeaways that you want from each event and from the weekend as a whole.
Also, during the week of the wedding, don’t worry about each detail and the perfection; you have a full staff for support from family to wedding planners to worry about the details.
Resort: Rosewood Mayakoba
MUA: Styling Trio
Decor: Canteiro Weddings
Wedding Planner: Events by Nisar Niami
DJ: MVP DJs
Drone Show: UMILES Group
Entertainment: Kunal Lamba from Baar Baar NYC, Spanish Live Band, and Tina Kadakhia singer
Donkey with Drinks / Car: Musi-K Entertainment
Bride’s Sangeet Outfit: Seema Gujral
Groom’s Sangeet Outfit: Tarun Tahiliani
Bride’s Wedding Outfit: Custom curated by Bride by Customize
Groom’s Wedding Outfit: Sabyasachi
Bride’s Reception Outfit: Suneet Varma
Groom’s Reception Outfit: Tom Ford
Hindu weddings are joyous and sacred occasions that are filled with beautiful traditions. While they may not be as common as other weddings in the state, they are still unique and bring a touch of elegance with them. In this article, we interviewed a Hindu bride about her wedding experience. Alisha shared some insights into the traditions she incorporated in her wedding and it is clear that she put a lot of thought into her wedding and that she was very happy with the end result. If you are interested in learning more about Hindu weddings, or if you are planning your own, be sure to visit The Desi Bride for wedding inspiration.
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