Divya and Anand, Rosewood Mayakoba, Mexico
Divya and Anand's lavish destination wedding in Mexico was a riot of colors, stunning backdrops and standout bridal ensembles.
Divya and Anand may have been pronounced man and wife recently, on the dance floor, they have been partners since the age of five! Their wedding at Rosewood Mayakoba, a Riviera Maya resort in Playa de Carmen, Mexico, celebrated the coming together of two families and the gorgeous candid shots of the beaming loved ones are proof enough. Here are a few highlights of their nuptials in Mexico.
How We Met
Divya and Anand first met they were five years old as they were family friends. However, over time, they lost in touch with each other. As fate would have it, they met again during a college Red Cross volunteer program in Peru. They felt a connection in the mountains of Machu Pichu, and so began their relationship. The more they got to know each other, the stronger their bond became, and soon Divya became Anand’s pillar of strength in even the most trying times. “She was my rock, and I knew I had to be with her,” shares Anand.
Anand’s proposal to Divya wasn’t only a result of his doings. Both their families got together to create an unforgettable romantic experience. When Divyawas through with her residency applications, Anand flew her to Cabo in Mexico where they met some closes family members. While Divya thought this was just a thoughtful gesture on his part, their mothers were primed to pamper her for the day. After her spa trip, Divya wore a gorgeous beige gown. When she made her way to the beach, she was surprised by Anand standing under a canopy of flowers, and he proposed to her.
Divya wore a colorful lehenga to match the vibe of this function. She swapped fine jewellery for a broad fashion necklace evoking images of a vivacious gypsy bride. Anand kept up with the theme by wearing a yellow sherwani and pairing it with a bright blue dupatta. Their loved ones lit up the function with their energetic dance performances in the evening, and a ‘dhol’ (ethnic drum) player further raised the energy levels at the event by drumming upbeat tunes.
For the wedding, Divya wore a red Archana Kochhar ensemble which incorporated the traditional wedding palette. However, the designer added a touch of Western elegance by using lace to create a modern silhouette. Anand opted for a blue and golden sherwani and paired it with a red dupatta to matchDivya’s ensemble. The wedding venue was brought to life with stunning decor that included pastel flowers and elegant chandeliers.
The decor at the reception was about blending chic with country accents. Branches were intertwined to form an exquisite backdrop, and flowers were strung from the ceiling to create a canopy. Divya and Anand danced under this canopy. The exquisite table set up added a charm of its own to the overall ambiance. Divya looked like a dream in an ivory and pink gown while Anand looked sharp in a black suit.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Rosewood Mayakoba, Mexico
Wedding Planners: L’Escape Destination Weddings (Canada)
Decor: Prashe Decor (Dallas)
Bridal Outfit: Archana Kochhar (Wedding)
Makeup Artist: Shobana Lakkavally
Photography: Nadia D. Photography
Videography: Ray Roman Films