Over three days, Swati and Laurent’s closest family and friends celebrated the couple’s unity on the sands of Miami beach, Florida, leaving the NY cold and traveling from all parts of the world. Prior to their wedding weekend, we had only met Swati and Laurent on Skype, and even through a computer screen it was easy to see how much they were meant to be and why they were so loved. Swati and Laurent are kind, fun, and completely adorable together!
Seeing their vision and all the stunning details of their wedding celebration come together, Khaled and I were honored to document all the precious memories. The wedding weekend started with Swati’s mehendi, and I was in awe of Harsha‘s henna art! It’s no wonder why she’s highly sought after by celebrities and wedding industrialists. Swati’s henna was incredibly intricate and beautiful. The henna artist continued on as the sun set, and we got to know Swati’s sweet family and friends while documenting the events of the evening. Throughout the entire weekend, Swati, Laurent, and their families made Khaled and I feel like we were part of the family. Intimate family ceremonies, a welcome party with delicious Cuban cuisine, and their rehearsal all lead up to their incredible wedding day! Even the rain couldn’t deter Swati and Laurent’s Hindu-Christian ceremony from taking place with the splashing waves and curious Miami beach onlookers. Every wedding detail was carefully curated and spoke of Swati and Laurent – from the mouth-watering croquembouche in honor of Laurent’s french culture to the fun scooter Laurent rode into his baraat with- these two lovebirds have a zest for life and each other!
Swati and Laurent deserve only the best and working with such an incredible team of talented creatives made this weekend even better. The super-talented Preeti of Spotlight Style (my fellow carbatarian) was a pleasure to work with and we can’t wait to see her again in a few months!
It was a challenge narrowing down images for this feature, but sharing every stunning image from this incredible weekend could take a few days. Enjoy some of our favorites!
Swati and Laurent, thank you. Khaled and I were blessed to be a part of such an important time in your lives. See you soon in NYC!
Venue: One Bal Harbour Resort
Hair and Make-up: Aradia BridalMakeovers and Hair by Kei
Ceremony dress – from Jade by Monica and Karishma (based in Mumbai, India )
Reception dress – by Shantanu & Nikhil (based in Mumbai, India )
Laurent’s Tuxedo designer: Hickey Freeman
Bride’s shoes: Christian Louboutin
Desserts supplied by Atelier Bakery (Miami) and Chocolate Fashion (Coral Gables)
Live entertainment: LMUSIK Entertainment (NYC)
Decor: XQUISITE EVENTS
Chef Hemant Mathur via Tulsi Restaurant NYC
Catering: Soumyaa via Tulsi Restaurant NYC
Welcome Party Venue: Little Havana Restuarant
Paper products: Printsonalities
Cinematography: Pacific Pictures
Wedding planner: Preeti Shah – Spotlight Style
French dessert in honor of Laurent: Croquembouche
Ceremony Floral necklaces: Vivek Garlands
Henna: Harsha Soni
Christian officiant: Michael McManus (Riviera Beach, FL)
Hindu priests: Shri S. Venkatacharyulu (Pittsburgh, PA) & Shri S. Krishnamacharyulu (Malibu, CA)