Pacific Pictures | South Asian Weddings

  1. Sabina & Victor’s magical week-long wedding celebration would be the very definition of a fairytale wedding, with events across New York in culmination of their amazing fourteen year romance. To kick-off their incredible wedding, Victor’s family hosted an outdoor cocktail party both glamorous and fun, complete with a spectacular night time fireworks show. The wedding weekend began with a sangeet at Westbury Manor, for an energetic evening of performances capped off by an exciting dance party.

    The couple’s traditional Hindu wedding was a colorful outdoor affair on the lush gardens of the opulent Hempstead House, one of four sprawling mansions on the grounds of the Guggenheim Estate. Overlooking the tranquil waters of Hempstead Bay, the 50,000 square-foot Tudor style castle of granite and limestone was the perfect backdrop for Sabina & Victor’s grand South Asian wedding.

    The heart of New York City played host to the final evening of celebration, as Sabina & Victor were joined by guests for an evening of dinner, speeches, and dancing in the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel, one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks towering over Central Park. We’re honored to have been part of such an amazing celebration and congratulate their newly joined family on hosting such an incredible event!

    Sangeet: Westbury Manor
    Wedding: Hempstead House
    Reception: The Plaza Hotel
    Decor: Stylish Events
    Coordination: Touch of Elegance
    Makeup: Karuna Chani
    Photography: Nadia D Photography
    Catering: Lotus Caterers
    Entertainment: DJs USA

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  2. Nirali & Amit's wedding at Landsdowne Resort & Spa in Leesburg, VA, was an extraordinary three-day celebration in honor of a kindred love story with origins decades prior between Nirali & Amit's father's, who just so happen to be lifelong childhood friends. The couple's incredible wedding was kicked off by an energetic evening sangeet, where friends and family from around the world gathered to enjoy performances, skits, and dancing in the intimacy of the resort clubhouse. The following morning, Amit's baraat down the resort's main drive was beyond epic with not only the presence of a horse and carriage, but a dramatic choreographed flashmob performed by his family, alongside the amazing AATMA Performing Arts.

    The couple's traditional Hindu wedding was set against a modern white color palette, with a dripping crystal chandelier and a gorgeous mandap of flowing green florals. Their glamorous evening reception invited guests to enjoy speeches by family while dining on an exquisite dinner by Mogul Caterers, before dancing the night away as Jay Dabhi rocked the party. The spectacular ambiance was the creation of Design House Decor, while each of Nirali's looks were created by Susmita Patel of Style by Susmita, impeccable coordination by Ace of Events, and a very special thanks to Amit's sister, Payal Patel, for her creative direction and planning of this beautiful celebration!

    Venue: Landsdowne Resort
    Coordination: Ace of Events
    Decor: Design House Decor
    Makeup & Styling: Style by Susmita
    Photo: Nat Wongsaroj
    Catering: Moghul Caterers
    Dance: AATMA Performing Arts
    Entertainment: Jay Dabhi

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  3. Anshika & Fabio's gorgeous three day interfaith wedding celebration began with a beautiful mehendi party attended by family and friends, who gathered for a fun night of music, dance, and henna in the intimacy of Anshika's family home. After an incredible baraat along the Jersey City boardwalk the next morning, the couple were joined in a traditional Hindu wedding overlooking the New York City skyline at the Hyatt Jersey City. The couple's sangeet that followed was a spectacular, high-energy evening of dinner and amazing Bollywood-inspired dance performances. 

    On the final day of celebration, the couple were joined a second time in a Catholic wedding ceremony in honor of Fabio's Italian heritage. The couple's glamorous wedding reception at one of our favorite venues, New York's famed Cipriani Wall Street, was a stunning candle-lit evening of touching speeches over dinner and dancing under Cipriani's dramatic 70-foot ceilings, monolithic columns, and Wedgwood dome. 

    Decor: Elegant Affairs
    Planning & Coordination: Rose Events
    Wedding Venue: Hyatt Jersey City
    Reception Venue: Cipriani Wall Street
    Makeup & Styling: Style by Susmita
    Photography: Salwa Photography
    Catering: Moghul Caterers
    Sangeet Entertainment: DJ Shilpa
    Reception Entertainment: DJ Suhel

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  4. It's always an honor to capture a couple's special day, but it means that much more when one of the industry's finest wedding planners trusts your team to capture memories that will last a lifetime. We've had the pleasure of working with Nirjary Desai and her team at KisCubed Events on many weddings all over the world. She is a wedding planner who always ensures a flawless event for her clients, so we knew we'd be in for an extra special treat when it came time for us to have the humble honor of collaborating with her on her very own wedding.

    Of course in true Nirjary fashion, her & Amit's incredible four-day wedding would be something beyond the norm, an international destination event on the beaches of Mexico. To begin the days of festivities, the couple's pre-wedding events included a gorgeous mid-day pithi-sataak, all-white themed sunset boat cruise around the famous Arch of Cabo San Lucas, and a sangeet night complete with a surprise dance by the bride herself.

    The couple's beach wedding was a mix of modern fun and timeless tradition. Following Amit's baraat through the winding Paradisus courtyard, the ceremony was a visual feast of green, white, and coral hues under the sun. The fireworks that lit up their evening reception culminated their celebration with emotional speeches, dinner, and dancing. We're thrilled to have been part of this incredible celebration and can't thank Nirjary & Amit enough for giving us the honor of being part of such an amazing week in Los Cabos.

    Venue: Paradisus Los Cabos
    Planning: KIS Cubed Events
    Coordination: Andrea Pavone
    Decor: Del Cabo Weddings
    Design: Vikram Panicker
    Entertainment: JashnATL
    Fire Show: BAHIA BEAT PercushoW
    Stills: Nadia D Photography
    DJ: BJ Bosan
    Makeup: Roberto Guzman, Erica Bogart
    Henna: KM Henna Artistry

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  5. “A paradise you have found, but it too has found you.” The word paradise often evokes distinct pastoral imagery of a lush Eden celebrated in pop culture by countless artists through time. The concept of such a place brings an immediate feeling of warmth and peace. But perhaps paradise is more than a place.

    The paradise found by Bansi and Edward first took the form of St. Lucia, a breathtaking tropical island in the Caribbean. Their decision to elope wasn’t an easy one. Bringing together all of their friends and family was a big reason they originally planned for a traditional wedding in Philadelphia. When a member of Edward’s family fell ill, postponement seemed the only answer. Amid the uncertainty, the couple decided to escape on a short vacation. The two arrived in St. Lucia where they found a surreal natural beauty unlike any other.

    With the blessing of their families, the couple realized there would be no better way to bring the sights and sounds of a dream wedding in paradise back home then capturing it all in a film that would premiere at a surprise reception a few short months later. To all their friends and family in attendance, Bansi and Edward unveiled their surprise elopement. The memories they brought back would last a lifetime, as would the small piece of themselves they left behind. The journey helped them realize that the paradise they found wasn’t a place at all, it was the true love they share for one another.

    The four day shoot with no assistants or second shooters was definitely a challenge. We’re especially grateful to Bansi and Edward, who gave us amazing creative control over all aspects of the creation of this film, from the concept, to the locations, to the various looks created in collaboration with Susmita Patel of Style by Susmita, to the words spoken reverently throughout the film by Mr. Michael Aubertin, which were scripted exclusively by Pacific Pictures.

    Shot with Canon HDSLRs & EOS L-Series lenses
    Additional gear furnished by KesslerCrane.com & Glidecam.com

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