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Gurtej always dreamed of a beach wedding and Dilpreet vowed to make that dream come true. Here, Gurtej shares how they planned a traditional wedding with the ocean and sky playing a part in the decor.

Gurtej and Dilpreet, Cancun, Mexico

Wedding Planning
“I’ve always wanted to get married by the ocean and I was fortunate that Dilpreet made my dream a reality. A destination wedding seemed like the perfect plan. When our families agreed that Cancun would be the best location to host our wedding, I started researching resorts. I absolutely fell in love with the Hard Rock Hotel, Cancun.”

Wedding Functions

Mayian/Choora
“We had a stunning ocean view from our bedroom balcony so we both decided this would be a great location for the Mayain and Choora ceremony. I wanted a simple elegance for both events, so I chose a green and blue gota pati suit for the Mayian and a beautiful peach suit with black sharara for the Choora which I bought from The Pastel Box. I accessorized with gold jhumka earrings.”

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Mehendi
“That ocean view had me mesmerized and so we picked the Ocean Breeze Terrace for our Mehndi. It afforded our party an exclusivity and we had a breathtaking view of the ocean at sunset. The décor was bright and festive; bright pink décor for the tables and colorful lanterns to really make things pop. For this event, I wore a pink suit with a mint green sharara and paired it with beautiful gold earrings from Khanna Jewelers.”

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Engagement
“We’d picked the sunset terrace overlooking the lagoon for our engagement party. The day was overcast but it brought a beautiful drama to the backdrop and it was my favorite venue of the wedding week! Our gold and blue hued décor popped against the grey and black sky.

I wore a navy blue and turquoise lehenga that I bought from Chandigarh, India. The contrast of all the colors we chose against the gloomy sky made for amazing photos!”

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Wedding
“Our wedding day décor was simple and elegant. I wanted a light palette so we used soft pinks, white and gold to decorate the banquet hall. We chose florals in similar tones to decorate the palki and gold cushions for everyone to sit on. Although I wanted to wear something traditional, I decided to go beyond red. I chose a beautiful soft pink peplum Sabyasachi lehenga and accessorized it with a bright red choora for contrast and a gold kundan choker set from Khanna Jewelers. Dilpreet wore a cream sherwani with a magenta shawl and turban that was custom designed for him by Sulakshana Monga in Delhi.”

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Reception
“The color schemes until this evening had been light and pastel so I wanted saturated color for the reception. I chose a stunning raspberry red Sabyasachi lehenga that was definitely a showstopper. I accessorized with a navy blue and gold kundan set from Khanna Jewelers, which really stood out against my outfit. The ballroom venue was majestic and the décor very elegant. We opted for gold and white accents and beautiful red and white roses throughout the banquet hall.”

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Advice for Couples-To-Wed
“No planning is enough planning, but on the day, just let go. Have moments where you step back to observe everything and take it in before it’s over.”

The Wedding Makers
Wedding Venue: Hard Rock Hotel, Cancun
Wedding Planner: Preety Jaswal
Makeup and Hair artist: Kesar L
Brides Outfit: Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Wedding, Reception)
Grooms Outfit: Sulakshana Monga (Wedding)
Brides Jewelry: Khanna Jewelers
Cinema: Brellow
DJ: DJ KSR
Videographer: Brellow, Vancouver

Photography: Zaheer Molu at Z Molu Photography

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