Multi-Day Destination Wedding – Cancun
Most couples during Covid downsized their wedding to the bare essentials. Shivanie & Brian did the polar opposite. Hey, if you’re only going to marry once, you might as well do it right. Yes, the guest count was small. But they had their destination wedding at the Planet Hollywood Hotel Cancun. This all inclusive resort accommodated all the pre events leading up to and including their South Indian Wedding. Everyone came vaccinated. So they did follow all the Covid restrictions. However, one of the nice things of having such a small crowd, is it doesn’t stop you from having a big event. Or rather, a long event.
This South Indian Wedding had guests attending from around the world. The week was full events. However there were only 3 that I actually photographed, and honeymoon shoot specifically for the happy couple. The couple running the show was absolutely epic. The groom found me a couple years back when he was planning his proposal. Covid lockdowns caused a few delays along the way. But when the time came, she did say yes.
Shivanie & Brian did arrive to the resort a week early in attempts to have everything organized before the festivities started. However, even when the week started, they were still planning the days to come. How they kept up with the planning, and the celebrations while keeping their sanity… I will never know. I’m sure they had their stressful moments, but no bride/groomzillas appeared that entire week.
I provided both photo and video coverage of each South Indian Wedding. In order to help keep their numbers down, and save them the cost of an additional fligh/hotel stay, I provided both services without any additional crew. So obviously, the video wasn’t meant to be fancy. It was mostly just as documentary coverage since some of the events weren’t attended by both the bride and groom.
Day 1 Mehndi
This event is pretty self explanatory. It’s when the bride gets her traditional mehndi. It’s applied in artistic detail to her hands and feet. This process can take a few hours for the bride. So while she is getting her mehndi done, many of the attending female guests will do the same. Normally this is a ladies event, but the groom did participate. In fact, he put on some mehndi as well.
Be sure to check out the rest of this wedding…
Mehdni – Day 1
Ceremony – Day 2
Reception – Day 3
Honeymoon – Day 4