Diana and Rishie’s Destination Wedding in the Riviera Maya, Mexico Part I
Diana and Rishie are married! This lovely couple had two celebrations and there are just far too many amazing photos to share in one post. So we’re splitting it up into two parts – the Hindu celebration and the Symbolic celebration.
About Diana and Rishie
Occupations: Leadership Development Manager and Physician
How they met: Through Rishie’s best friend
What attracted Rishie to Diana: Her smile
What attracted Diana to Rishie: His spontaneity
What was the best advice you received as a couple? Don’t stress about the small details on your wedding day. Stop and take a moment to look at your family and friends around you.
Engagement story: Rishie faked an overnight shift at the hospital, and surprised Diana at 530am on November 19th, 2015 with candles and rose petals prior to his proposal. He had her bags packed and a limo waiting for their trip to Bahamas.
The Wedding Day
Wedding date: September 8th, 2016 – Hindu Ceremony / September 9th, 2016 – Symbolic Ceremony
Number of guests: 65
Wedding colours: soft pink & silver / ivory & gold
Diana’s most memorable moment: Our first looks
Rishie’s most memorable moment: Our first dance
Their advice to others: Remember to soak in the moment – really look around at everyone in attendance and think about how much they mean to you. It will probably be the only time all those people are in the same room.
Favourite wedding detail: Tequila Station
Most unexpected moment: Plate breaking – OPA!
Most romantic moment: First kiss after the vows
Did you include any traditions in your wedding? Traditional Indian ceremony and Macedonian Pig dance
Honeymoon: Dubai & Maldives
The day in three words: Magical, intimate, breathtaking
Ceremony location: Beach La Esmeralda / Gabi Bridge (Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda)
Reception location: Hadar Restaurant / Gabi Club
Why did you choose this location for your wedding? Very Romantic
Diana’s gown: Leah da Gloria
Diana’s shoes: Aquazzura
Rishie’s outfit: Harry Rosen Bespoke
Type of rings: Platinum
Jewellery: pearl earrings, diamond bracelet
Wedding song: Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You
Signature drink: Dragon’s Roar – Tequila, basil, ginger beer, red chilli
Favours: 300 glow sticks
Music: Top 40, House
Flowers: Orchids, hydrangeas, roses
Photographer: Amrita Singh Photography
Hair & Makeup: Rachel Renna
Stationery/Invitations: Minted / Sentiments
Astrological signs (Diana) and (Rishie): Sagittarius / Capricorn
What was new? Diamond bracelet from Rishie’s grandma
What did you put in gift bags? Personalized sunglasses, shot glass, candy, beach ball
Please take a moment to tell us about your experience working with LUXE Destination Weddings: Great experience – dreams came true! Planning a beach wedding for family and friends in a foreign country is not always easy. Given our busy schedules, we didn’t have the time to research destination options and organize all the details around planning a wedding. LUXE Destination Weddings was able to turn our dreams into reality. From big decisions to small details, LUXE was there every step of the way. We were able to enjoy our big day without any worries! Thanks so much for everything, Meghan!!!
15 December 2016