Ever since Jessica and Ujwal’s surprise proposal/engagement session, I fell in love with this couple and their fusion of the elegance and festivity of their cultures- which was perfectly reflected within their wedding day at the Tampa Marriott Waterside hotel. The day began with a lovely waterside ceremony. Jessica’s entrance was breathtaking in her Galina Signature dress. Holding onto her father’s arm, as they descended from the stairs, her groom and guests looked on with excitement and warm smiles. The always-festive baraat shortly followed with the groom entering in his horse and carriage in preparation for the second ceremony of the day. Suhaag Garden transformed the ball room at the Marriott with gorgeous linens and lighting. The stunning mandap added to the romantic, grand atmosphere.

With every event of the day, unforgettable moments that told Jessica and Ujwal’s love story unveiled. The Chinese tea ceremony began in the afternoon, celebrating Jessica’s Chinese culture – everything was so elegant, from the exquisite red and gold tea set to the symbolic way Jessica and Ujwal’s families were joined.

One of my favorite moments of their day was when Ujwal helped with the finishing touches and zipped up Jessica’s elegant cheongsam and she did his tie instead of the traditional first look- it was an intimate moment, entirely special and reflective of their love. Their Tacori rings were delicate and intricately designed, a perfect representation of their love for each other.

These three beautiful ceremonies and Jessica’s four wardrobe changes were done flawlessly and the day transitioned from one beautiful event to the next in absolute harmony, thanks to the talented Naureen of All That Shines event planning and an amazing creative team. Enjoy this feature