We just got back from our incredible wedding for Aekta and Jignesh at the Marriott in the Cayman Islands, it was simply beautiful. It was one of our most beautiful destination weddings we’ve planned. We planned each event with all the Indian customs and traditions such as dandiya sticks for each guest at garba, an amazing mehendi artist flown in from Miami, bangles, bindis, paan/ mithai, and a full array of Indian food. You wouldn’t have guessed we were on an island in the Caribbean but we were.
Aekta and her family wanted each guest to be blown away with the fact that you could have so much Indian tradition in the middle of the Caribbean. They didn’t miss a thing.
Aekta looked so amazing at every event. Aekta and Jignesh are such a sweet, fun-loving couple. They love to dance, so their family and friends put on a show for them at almost every event… I really enjoyed the performances which they practiced in the ballrooms for hours. It was worth it as their friends and family did such impressive dances. The couple made sure every event was vibrant and full of entertainment.
The wedding ceremony on the beach was amazing! With the blue sky and waters in the background, how could you ever go wrong? Aekta and Jignesh made sure their guests stayed cool, by setting out ornate carved wooden hand-held fans for each of the guests. It was so great when we did the baraat as the entire hotel stopped what they were doing to watch. I mean all the guests at the pool, on the beach, in their hotel rooms all turned into an audience! We had a much larger audience than expected so. It was certainly a sight to see!
With the help of Joanne Brown from Celebrations, we turned the ballroom each night into different and vibrant colors (hot pink, blue and green, red and blue). We decided to do a traditional red and white color scheme for the ceremony since both families were Gujurati. The beautiful red and white colors totally stood out against the blue of the water.
The colors continued from the beach ceremony into the reception ballroom. I love the place card holders which were delicate white starfish with guests names and table numbers attached and the center pieces had scattered seashells and tall tropical arrangements. The guests loved the fresh fruit mocktails with umbrellas. (The hotel staff made each guest their own delicious fruit concoction including mango strawberry coladas, banana strawberry coladas, pineapple coladas), etc.
I have to give a shout out to the hotel staff at the Marriott. They were so helpful as we worked around the clock to make sure all guests had what they needed and were completely relaxed. They really helped us and went above and beyond to make sure each and every event was a success. The General Manager even put on his Indian outfit and posed for a photo with us! Here we are at the wedding with the General Manager of the hotel.
Congratulations Aekta and Jignesh! Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day. We will always remember your wedding and how amazing it was!