There is a special kind of magic energy that exists between two people in love. For Jigna and Alex, that energy showed up especially powerfully during their dazzling wedding week. Whether you look at their pictures or wedding video, one thing is clear: these two lovebirds were mean to be!
Take a look at how their wedding came together so perfectly and what key takeaways you can use for your own wedding plans.
Like all our clients, Jigna and Alex worked with us using our proprietary process for finding their perfect destination and resort. After choosing to have their wedding at the incredible Dreams Playa Mujeres in Mexico, we took care of helping them and their guests with booking their travel.
Once their wedding week arrived, they worked with Preeti of Preeti Exclusive Events to plan out their wedding details. Preeti has worked with many of our clients so we know first-hand that she is an exceptional wedding planner who pays attention to the details and ensures her clients are happy from start to finish.
We knew Jigna and Alex were in good hands! For destination weddings, we highly recommend working with a wedding planner as there can be so many move parts to track throughout the process. Choose one that is accessible, proactive, and puts you at ease. They will play a major role from start to finish and you want to pick the one that makes you most comfortable.
The stunning wedding photos were courtesy of Federico Salmeron. We love that Federico provides clients with creative images as well as striking, classic shots that bring out all the right details in each shot. His work shines especially in shots where he plays with angles and the natural surroundings to create one-of-a-kind portraits.
As you consider photographers, you’ll want to pick one that has the type of style you want for your wedding. Ask to see many samples of their work and don’t be afraid to ask for references to ensure they were easy and enjoyable o work with for past clients. That’s why it’s important to speak with past clients so you can get a sense of what it was like to work with the photographer.
Jigna and Alex chose Saptapadi Weddings for their wedding videography. We love that this team is responsive and hardworking. They treat each wedding as though it was their most important one. Their work shines because they have extensive experience with South Asian weddings.
As you pick your videographer, you’ll want to know their timeline for receiving the final video. You’ll want to know how many videographers are included in the package you select and what backup plans they have in place if one of the videographers will not be available in case of an emergency.
Ensure you meet the whole team and understand their style so that you’ll feel comfortable if another team member has to step in at the last minute. Some videographers offer same-day edits so be sure to ask about this if that is something you want. Also, ensure that they have not only had experience with South Asian weddings but that they have experience at the resort you have selected as well.
Jigna’s beautiful mehndi designs on her hands and feet were the work of Loto Mehndi. This is an especially talented team that knows how to make brides feel at ease so they can truly enjoy the mehndi experience.
We always receive rave reviews about their work from our clients! As you consider your mehndi designer, choose one that has done a variety of designs for others. You want to see their past work to get a sense of their capabilities.
The team at Alex Corbanezi did Jigna’s makeup and hair. They do an especially good job at executing glamorous styles that are the trademark of South Asian weddings. They know how to create makeup looks that uniquely suit each client and they make them feel special.
As you consider your makeup team, select one that not only will listen to your ideas but will also offer suggestions from a pro point of view to ensure that the final look is flawless. Bring in images that echo the kind of look you want but also stay open-minded as you may find that your makeup artist will suggest a slightly tweaked version that looks even better.
DJ Ambition (Amit Seth) of Premier DJs USA as well as Jagdeep Singh of Jagz Projekt were on hand make the wedding reception one that kept the guests dancing from start to finish. From classic songs to modern mixes, this team effortless blended the music. The smiles on the guests faces proved that their work was exceptional!
As you consider a DJ team for your wedding, pay attention to the questions they ask you. It can tell a lot about their level of professionalism. You want a DJ that asks for as much of the details as possible about the whole wedding so they know what to expect.
They should be interested in knowing the age range of your audience (will it be mostly adults or families?), their tastes and of course what you want to hear. You’ll also want to ask questions such as what they do to motivate the crowd, what they feel sets them apart from others, and what additional services they provide.
Everyone knows that a big part of having a great wedding experience is having excellent food. The team at Patravali Indian Cuisine did not disappoint! They provide meals that give a true luxury food experience. Their presentation is always thoughtful and elegant.
As you consider food options for your wedding, know that many resorts offer South Asian meals but others allow you to use approved vendors as well. Choose a team that has worked with the resort you choose. Make sure that they can accommodate any unique dietary restrictions you or your guests may have and ask about what is included in their package and what would be extra.
A wedding as wonderful as Jigna and Alex’s happen when you get work with fellow vendors who are true professionals. We’d like to thank the following teams for taking good care of our clients.
Video: Saptapadi Weddings
Photography: Federico Salmeron
Planner: Preeti Exclusive Events
Venue: Dreams Playa Mujeres
Mehndi: Loto Mehndi
Makeup and hair: Alex Corbanezi
Catering: Patravali Indian Cuisine
As you can see, Jigna and Alex’s wedding was dazzling. From the venue to the food to the entertainment and everything in between, their choices made for a wedding that was memorable and special. We were honored to have been a part of their wedding journey!
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.