It’s the digital age- the era where connections begin over virtual meetings and quick dating apps. But what if one ‘Swipe Right’ leads you to a fairytale of sacred seven vows, your dream wedding, and a happily-ever-after? Sounds too good to be true? Well, let’s have a narrative of how Shivang and Shivani, two love birds, and Asopalav’s gorgeous couple clients took their wedding visions to the next level with a traditional ceremony on 3rd December 2022 at a posh beachside venue in Mexico.
Love at First Sight?
For Shivang, Yes!
Although it’s the fast-paced 21st century driven by conditional partnerships and dating rules, love is powerful enough to find its way. And sometimes, you know it instantly.
Shivani met her man for a sip-and-paint date in New Jersey amidst the colorful Chinese New Year celebrations when he fell for her heartwarming smile and chirpy nature. From light-hearted moments to deep conversations, their first date rolled over into a series of meetings, strengthening their bond with time, and before she knew it, Shivani was equally in love!
Popping Up The Question
I love listening to stories about girls getting their dream wedding proposals, and this one just made me smile all day! As beautifully penned by Shivani-
“Our proposal story is the one for the books for sure. Shivang had been planning it since January 2021, with the hunt for a customized engagement ring! On the day of the proposal, we drove to one of my favorite Beaches in New Jersey. Shivang said he had set up a photo shoot for us there, so I had to dress up. He told me he picked that beach because it is picture-perfect. As we pulled up by the beach, he asked me to close my eyes, and we started to walk. After what seemed like a lifetime of walking, I finally heard Beautiful Crazy by Luke Combs, our favorite song playing softly in the background. At that moment, I had a hunch about what was coming up next. At that moment, we stopped walking, and Shivang asked me to open my eyes. When I did, what I saw took my breath away. All my favorite people stood around, holding photos of every special moment Shivang and I shared over the years. Like a chivalrous man, Shivang led me into a heart-shaped frame of red roses, where he went down on his knee and asked me to marry him. Of course, I said yes!”
The Fun Begins!
It had to be a sunshine-wrapped beach wedding for Shivani – who loves the warmth and soothing feels of tropical beaches. All set to make it the prettiest ceremony of a lifetime, Shivang and Shivani (even their names rhyme) were thrilled at the idea of finding their perfect beach wedding spot. After plenty of venue-hunting, the two eventually zeroed in on having a destination wedding in Cancun, Mexico.
Cancun city, situated on the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea, is known for its beautiful turquoise waters and tropical beaches- just the ideal setup for Shivani’s visions of blush pink and red flower mandap frame and peppy music with coconut and ice-cream servings to guests seated on white tiffany-chiffon chairs.
The Wedding Dress
Finding a ceremonial look- isn’t that the most nagging confusion? Your wedding visions put together with the unavoidable fact that your outfit will be under the limelight and spoken about for months ahead – choosing your perfect wedding outfit can be a challenge. But was it that way for Shivang and Shivani?
No! – exclaimed Shivani, who was clear about keeping the attire classic & classy at the contemporary-themed beachside ceremony. With every option of elite designer wear available, the two were keen on procuring their wedding outfits from Asopalav. And here we’re glad to mention that our esteemed NRI clients found our wedding collection incredibly well-detailed.
While Shivang finalized a white embroidered sherwani, Shivani opted for the quintessential red bridal lehenga, embroidered with evergreen floral designs- what a lovely combination for white sands and a sea backdrop!
And while we can’t stop praising their well-curated concept of a modern-day destination wedding with Indian ingredients, their breathtaking pictures say it all.
Shivani couldn’t stop narrating moments from her wedding, from Shivang’s energetic entry to his emotional expressions when he got the first glimpse of his bride-to-be. Weddings are after all extra special!
Above all, how cool it sounds to be welcomed by your girl! I wish I could be at the scene to see how Shivani emerged amidst the baraatis to give a love-wrapped wave to her man. All the perks of being a 21st-century bride!
While this beautiful wedding story concludes for now, for Shivang and Shivani, the take has just begun. We wish them a happy married life.