When most people book a ride on the Megabus, they put on their headphones and get out. Not Jasmine Multani and Aadit Parikh. On a fateful drive from Boston to New York in April 2014, the two passengers started talking and their conversation continued. Five years later, Aadit knelt down.
“We got engaged in April 2019 in a beautiful space in Brooklyn that Aadit had decorated,” recalls Jasmine, an event designer behind WealHouse Co. “He brought my family and friends over from LA, where we lived. at the time.”
They quickly chose Los Cabos, Mexico as the location for their wedding on April 10, 2021. “We always knew we wanted to have a destination wedding because of our love of travel,” Jasmine shares. “There is something so special about bringing all your favorite people together in one place to celebrate your love affair, especially after 2020. We wanted an Indian wedding with a modern, chic twist. We imagined it would be a very personal and thoughtful experience that reflected our history.
The duo hired Bonnie Chase of Bliss Events to help organize their multi-day event, but as an event designer herself, Jasmine had a very clear vision in mind. “I’ve worked with many clients who share a few inspiration photos and their budget, and tell me to go get them.” Jasmine was not that kind of bride,” Bonnie says. “We worked so closely together that we developed a very cohesive partnership and ultimately a friendship. It was a dream to work with a client who cared about every detail as much as I did.
Orchestrating a total of five events over three days required heavy logistics and extreme organization, not to mention a lot of creativity. “We planned each event with total attention to detail,” continues Bonnie. “Jasmine was totally on board with this approach and loved planning these Instagrammable moments with us. She remained very active throughout the planning process, always armed with fun new ideas. »
Read on to see the details of each of the wedding weekend events, perfectly planned by Bliss Events and photographed by Bruno Rezza.
“We knew we were going to design five distinct events, so we decided to plan and design each with its own personality,” says planner Bonnie Chase. “We made sure that each event took place in a different venue, had a different color palette, unique lighting design, and even event-specific music. We wanted Jasmine and Aadit’s guests to continue feeling blown away throughout the weekend.”
First, a traditional Haldi ceremony, in which a paste of turmeric is applied to the bride and groom to bless the couple before the wedding. “The color scheme of each event was important to me because it was the most obvious way to differentiate the events,” says Bonnie. The Haldi ceremony was awash in yellow and natural tones. “It took place on a beachfront pool deck, so we added beach chic decor and paper cranes. It was lovely!”
We decided to plan and design each event with its own specific personality.
Later that evening, Jasmine and Aadit hosted their loved ones for a friends welcome dinner at Acre Baja. “The welcome party was a playful Mexican fiesta with an array of colors including turquoise, dark red and orange,” Bonnie describes. “We used mini pinatas as escort cards and brought in a salsa dance instructor to give the guests a crash course.”
The bride donned a chic Azeeza dress for the event, and Aadit opted for a fresh patterned shirt.
The next morning, Jasmine had traditional mehndi applied to her hands and forearms by Loto Mehndi of CB & Co. in preparation for the sangeet and the wedding. The mehndi party was themed around the Mexican mercado.
The Sangeet was held on the beach at sunset the day before the wedding. “The Sangeet was very lively, with a strong emphasis on fuchsia and coral,” says Bonnie. “We used a mix of bohemian textures like wood and rattan, and mixed dried grasses with deep fuchsia florals.”
Guests wore traditional Indian clothing and enjoyed unique activations like a swing and mezcal tasting. “The energy was very charged,” says Bonnie.
With hair and makeup for every event, “I wanted to make sure I looked like myself no matter the look,” says Jasmine. For the wedding day, “I ended up going for a pretty neutral look, with a simple low bun.” She had a blush gel manicure to last all week and sprayed on Dior Oud, “my absolute favorite.”
“I wanted something easy to wear but with unique yarn work,” says Jasmine. When she founded this blush-toned set by Rahul Mishra, “it fit so well and was so unique – I knew I had to have it.” She paired it with a personalized emerald green polki set and her mother’s diamond bracelets.
The couple shared a sweet first look shortly before the morning ceremony.
Aadit wore a traditional Sabyasachi sherwani. “He wore an emerald necklace and a blush turban for the ceremony,” Jasmine says; her gaze complemented his beautifully. “He asked his father and his brother to help him prepare, so it was a special memory for all of them.”
“Our Sikh ceremony took place outside, near the beach,” says Jasmine. “We focused on all the guests and the design details being pastel. There was something very simple yet romantic about it. Bonnie adds, “The bright light and open space added to the uncluttered vibe. We offered custom whole coconuts for guests to sip on and umbrellas to keep them cool.
Jasmine’s two younger brothers walked her down Aadit’s driveway. The couple followed tradition for their cultural ceremony, but there was one western custom they didn’t want to overlook. “Sikh ceremonies do not include vows, so we exchanged them a few months before at our civil ceremony,” Jasmine shares. “It was important for us to personalize the experience. We wrote the vows ourselves and it’s a memory we’ll never forget.
After the ceremony, the couple dressed in Western wedding attire, Jasmine in a shimmering Chosen by KYHA gown and Aadit in Art Lewin Bespoke with custom cufflinks. “We also embroidered his initials with my mother’s writing on his shirt,” says Jasmine.
She changed up her beauty look by adding a bold lip and letting her hair down in big, gorgeous curls.
“We used mirrors for their seating arrangement, which was absolutely glamorous,” says Bonnie. “He was covered in flowers and surrounded by candles.” Live musicians and a cartoonist entertained guests during the cocktail hour. Signature cocktails – Cabotini, JasMine Forever and Parikharita – were served with custom JA drink stirrers. One of the cocktails was reserved for later and served when the guests were seated for dinner. For this one, “we added charcoal to the drink to make sure it matched the black and white theme of the reception,” says Jasmine.
“The wedding reception was supposed to be completely different from the ceremony, so when Jasmine told me she wanted it to look like a rooftop garden, I ran with it,” Bonnie says. “We stuck with a mostly black and subtly white color palette, set up a magical tent of fairy lights and covered the frame with black fabric and creeping greenery, and loaded each corner with clear crystal vases and ivory candles. .” The bar, which featured a custom neon sign, stage and dance floor served as focal points in the space.
We wanted to make sure every guest knew how important they were to us.
“A huge goal for us was for it to feel modern, yet romantic and festive,” Jasmine shares. “We had a mix of white bud vases and tall white arrangements on each table with several taper candles.”
As the sun began to set, the newlyweds hit the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife. “I think Jasmine and Aadit may have forgotten that cold fireworks were going to go off on their first dance, because they seemed just as surprised and excited as their guests,” Bonnie recalled. “It kicked off an incredible evening.”
As their 149 guests sat down to dinner, they were in for a touching surprise. “We personalized the reception by writing each of our guests a note on the back of their business card,” shares Jasmine. “We wanted to make sure every guest knew how much we appreciate them and how important they were to us.”
Appetizers were served while guests were seated, then the dance floor opened and guests rose to choose their main course. “We had a sushi station, an Italian station and an Indian station so everyone could enjoy several different cuisines.”
Close family and friends gave speeches, and then the party began. “The main focus of the night was definitely everyone’s dance moves,” recalls Jasmine – and the dancing went on until well after 3am.
After a week of wedding events, it was time to relax and indulge. The newlyweds stayed in Mexico for a two-part minimoon at Casa Criollo in Oaxaca, then Cuixmala in Jalisco. Jasmine’s advice for other brides and grooms? “Be patient and try to have fun with it,” she says. “Make sure you personalize the wedding so it feels like a mix of your personalities and not just a formality.”