The sunsets and beaches in Mexico are unbeatable but when you add the romance of a beachside wedding, it’s truly paradise. That’s what if felt like when Aneri and Roshan chose to tie the knot at Hard Rock Riviera Maya.
They made excellent use of the natural beauty of the grounds and the beach during their wedding week with a sunset welcome party outdoors complete with chic boho décor, a gorgeous seaside haldi accented with saffron-colored flowers, colorful rooftop sangeet and jaw-droppingly beautiful beach ceremony. The reception was filled with bloom upon bloom of white flowers and plants that made the room feel like a romantic garden.
Read on to learn more about their wedding details and learn key takeaways you can use for your own shaadi.
Once you’ve gotten a good idea of your guest list, the next big step is deciding where you should have the wedding. That’s where we came in. Using our signature Resort Match Finder process, we offered ideas on excellent locations for Aneri and Roshan’s wedding and then suggested the resorts that have the most experience with South Asian weddings. Based on their wants and needs, we felt Hard Rock Riviera Maya was perfect and they agreed.
This resort is situated along the crystal blue coastline of the Mexican Caribbean, offering a picturesque setting for a destination wedding. The resort’s beachfront location provides a romantic backdrop for ceremonies, with pristine white sand and sparkling turquoise waters. Whether you prefer an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, you can choose from elegant ballrooms, private beach areas, lush gardens, or even rooftop terraces, providing ample options to suit your preferences.
Finally, the number of amenities at this resort are incredible. From live music performances and DJ nights to water sports, spa treatments, and access to the resort’s pools and amenities, there are plenty of options to keep guests entertained during their visit.
Working with a travel agency like ours ensures you’ll have a team working for you that knows which resorts are most experienced with executing South Asian weddings. And, because of our relationships with them, we secure perks that save you money and ensure you have the wedding you deserve.
Bringing all of the wedding details to life requires having a skilled planner on your side. That’s why Aneri and Roshan worked with Liz Medina Weddings. Liz Medina Weddings is a renowned wedding planner and designer specializing in creating unforgettable in the picturesque destinations of Los Cabos, Punta Cana, and Costa Rica.
With a keen eye for detail and a passion for curating fairylike moments, Liz Medina and her dedicated team bring dreams to life. From intimate beachfront ceremonies to extravagant celebrations, they flawlessly orchestrate every aspect of the wedding, ensuring that each couple’s vision is brought to fruition. They are synonymous with elegance and personalized service, making them the top choice for couples seeking an extraordinary destination wedding experience on the beach.
When choosing your wedding planner, ask them about their network. You want one that will be connected in the industry so they can secure vendor partners that will offer special savings and options for your wedding.
Aneri and Roshan chose to work with Gareth Davies Photography and Ruiz Films to capture the memories of their wedding. We love recommending both of these vendors to our clients because of their professionalism. They treat clients with great respect and work tirelessly to capture the moments that are especially meaningful. Gareth’s vibrant photos are always full of emotion and he does what it takes to get the shots that make any wedding album pop.
The Ruiz Films team turns wedding videos into cinematic films that grab your attention from the very start. With these two teams on their side, Aneri and Roshan have everything they need to treasure their wedding memories for many years to come.
When looking for a photographer and videographer, ask them about their schedule. You want someone who isn’t going to be so booked that they won’t do a good job at your wedding. Also, look them on social media and pay attention to the reviews there as well as the number of different examples of their work.
The right wedding design and decor can turn any space into a dreamy, romantic paradise. But finding a team that knows how to bring together all of the elements in just the right way isn’t always easy. Luckily, our clients trusted JC Castillo Weddings who collaborated with Armando Iara Design for the wedding design.
In addition, our clients worked with Roses & Co for the wedding flowers and Zuniga Deco Cancun for the event rentals. These talented teams made every part of the wedding week celebrations feel luxurious and welcoming. They have a way of making the theme of each wedding pop by finding just the right balance of elements so that wedding photos look even more vibrant thanks to the setting they created.
Every celebration during Aneri and Roshan’s week was accented with surroundings that impressed the guests. As you consider vendors for your décor and design, make sure the teams you select will take time to understand your vision.
Every bride deserves to look and feel like a queen on her wedding day. So, when Aneri worked with Dani Delgado for her hair and makeup, she got exactly that experience. The team ensured that Aneri received the attention and care that she deserved while knowing just how to make the entire experience feel relaxing. They specialize in wedding makeup that lasts throughout each of the wedding events and remains as vibrant as the moment they first applied it. Aneri was truly in good hands!
As you look for your glam team, look for ones that are not only skilled but also easy to work with as you connect with them. Are they responsive? Do they seem like they truly care about their craft?
Aneri also worked with Loto Mehndi who created intricate mehndi designs on her hands and feet. This team has worked with many of our clients who love that they work hard to please clients and create art that is impressive and full of details. We love that they spend time understanding what brides truly want and they are quite experienced with South Asian weddings of all sizes.
As you select your mehndi artist, you should select one that has enough team members for your event. Ask them how many they can bring and whether they have backups in place in case someone has an emergency.
Aneri’s family worked with Styling Trio for their hair and makeup and Lemons and Mehdni. These companies are both favorites among our clients for their detailed work. They take their craft seriously and make each client feel special in their chair as they transform their look into an even more glamorous version of themselves while listening to the needs of each client.
When it was time for entertainment, Drums in Paradise provided drummers, dancers and an unforgettable fire show. This team is a popular choice among out brides because they have creative shows that impress audiences every time they perform. They know how to add in humor and excitement that will make it impossible to look away.
For the baraat, Roshan joined friends and family as they danced throughout the Hard Rock Riviera Maya with dhol player Ashpreet Sahni leading the way. He is a highly skilled dhol player renowned for his captivating performances in baraats across the globe.
With a deep-rooted passion for Punjabi folk arts, Ashpreet’s rhythmic beats add an infectious energy and joy to every celebration he participates in. His mastery of the dhol and unwavering dedication to preserving and promoting Punjabi cultural heritage make him a sought-after artist in the world of wedding processions.
For the reception, Aneri and Roshan’s ballroom was perfumed with hundreds of beautiful white flowers that gave an ethereal and romantic touch. As they danced together, beautiful sparks shot up around them thanks to PyrotechMX. This effect impressed the guests and had everyone taking out their phones to take a picture of the magical moment.
Guests were treated to authentic South Asian cuisine thanks to Patravali Indian Cuisine. They created a delicious variety of meals that were perfectly seasoned and carefully prepared to ensure that guests enjoyed every bite.
The evening was filled with dancing thanks to the brilliant skills of DJ Kru of MVP DJs. With the AV team Mills James Weddings, they made the night one to remember for guests. Friends and family exchanged laughter and smiles as they danced with Aneri and Roshan to celebrate their perfect love. It was the perfect way to end a wedding week and begin a beautiful marriage built on sweet memories like these.
Don’t forget to look for DJs on social media. Often, many post samples of their mixes and footage from events they have worked.
A wedding this wonderful happens when you have incredible vendor partners. We’d like to thank the following teams for helping make Aneri and Roshan’s wedding such an unforgettable event.
Travel concierge: Indian Destination Wedding
Wedding planner: Liz Medina Weddings
Wedding design: JC Castillo Weddings and Armando Iara Design
Photography: Gareth Davies Photography
Video: Ruiz Films
Bridal hair and makeup: Dani Delgado
Family hair and makeup: Styling Trio
Flowers: Roses & Co
Rentals: Zuniga Deco Cancun
Dhol player: Ashpreet Sahni
Catering: Patravali Indian Cuisine
Drums: Drums in Paradise
Ready to plan your South Asian wedding in Mexico or the Caribbean? We’ll help you find the right resort for you and bring together all the travel details for you and your guests. And we’ll even connect you with vendors that specialize in South Asian weddings so you can shorten your wedding to-do list.