Krishen and Sabrina had a gorgeous 2 day wedding celebration at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida. It was my very first Indian wedding I’ve ever photographed. I have no words to describe the day and how gorgeous it was. All the different colors, traditions and celebration were out of this world.
Krishen and Sabrina first met as young freshman in college when they were moving into their college dorms. Not only were they assigned rooms on the same floor, they also had almost identical class schedules. So they were bound to spend a lot of time together.
On the first day of Chemistry Lab, Krishen saw an empty seat next to Sabrina. Worried that someone else might take it, Krishen quickly rushed over and claimed the neighboring seat as his, ensuring that Sabrina would become his lab partner. He quickly started trying to spend more and more time with her, and they soon started studying for every class together…. and we all know how the story goes from there!
This, of course, is all from Sabrina’s point of view. Krishen claims to remember things a bit differently : )
Check out all the gorgeous photos from their day
What was your vision for your wedding?
I wanted a somewhat traditional indian wedding, but to have some modern and unique twists. We wanted everything to feel romantic, elegant, and contemporary, and it to be a fun experience for all our guests. But most importantly, we wanted it to show our love for each other and have unique touches that were specific to us
Wedding dress designer: Shyamal Bhumika (India) How did you know it was the one?
Most indian brides try to go to India to see outfits and get them fitted. Unfortunately, with school it was impossible to find a time to go to India. So, I picked all my outfits from here. I would WhatsApp with the designer stores in India every morning, and after several weeks, we had created the designs for my outfits for the wedding. Even getting my measurements was tricky. I had to have Krishen wake up one morning at 3AM to measure me while we skyped with the store in India.
After that, we used my outfits as inspiration for the design of the Groom’s outfits.
It was a big risk, not seeing the outfits before hand or being measured by the actual stores making the outfits. So, as you can imagine, there was a TON of anticipation for the outfits to arrive. They were all hand made and hand embroidered, and they each took over 4 weeks to make. Thankfully everything turned out beautifully and fit for the most part!
What other fashion accessories did you wear ? Who designed them? Did they have any special significance? The necklace I wore for the reception was given to my mom by my dads parents, as a gift for my parents 25th anniversary. So it had a lot of meaning to me.
Did you have a signature cocktail? Yes, we hired a mixologists who made several unique drinks for the reception. One was an edible cocktail that had a outer jello like consistency, but when in your mouth, it popped and the liquid was released. We also had a his and hers drink. The his was a scotch based drink and the hers was a vodka-st.germaine based drink. Both were made with either our logo printed onto the foam, or a picture of us on the foam
Three special memories, stories, or details from your wedding day:
One of our favorite moments was the groomsmen dance. All the groomsmen and the groom learned a 5 min dance with a mix of indian and American music. For almost all the groomsmen, it was their first indian wedding, and first exposure to indian music and dancing. So it was definitely a cute surprise for the bride! And to top it off it was choreographed by one of the brides and grooms friends.
Another fun moment was during the ceremony. The priest kept the ceremony fun and light-hearted, and would joke around with Krishen throughout the ceremony. At one point Krishen couldn’t keep up with repeating after the priest and had to ask the priest to keep repeating himself. It happened a few more times, and helped keep the event stress free and fun.
A third fun detail was the indoor fireworks we had during our first dance. We both LOVE fireworks, so during the end of our first dance, we had indoor fireworks shoot up behind us. It made for a beautiful moment, and even better pictures!
Venue: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Planner: Tracie Domino Events
Flowers: Suhaag Garden Inc.
Make Up: Michele Renee The Studio
Hair: Sameer Nurani
Henna: Tejal Henna
Catering: Madras Catering
DJ: DJ Volcanik
Invitations: A&P Design Co