Often, the Often, the most beautiful moments in life happen unexpectedly, and this was certainly the case for 38 year-old Preethi and 36 year-old Carlos. On April 21, 2012, Preethi Murty and Carlos Soto were married with much pompous celebration at Ponte Vedra in Florida. Their wedding had all the necessary ingredients called for in a perfect wedding.
Their relationship began at a casual meeting arranged by a common friend. The meeting, which lasted over a span of four hours, drew Preethi and Carlos closer to each other and unexpectedly resulted in one year of courtship. Preethi and Carlos began dating in earnest, though the thought of getting married never occurred to either during their courtship. The relationship took a whole new turn with the arrival of Preethi’s Guruji. Preethi invited Carlos to meet her Guruji. Little did she know that this event that would spin her life into a whole new galaxy. Carlos proposed to Preethi then, and it was then that both families decided to organize a religious engagement in the presence of their Guruji.
The couple decided the wedding venue would bein Ponte Vedra, Florida. Having a vacation home in Ponte Vedra was a strong incentive to make it their wedding venue, as it was a special, intimate environment for the couple. Although the idea of making wedding arrangements seemed very easy in the beginning, its actual execution brought to light the many logistics involved in planning a big event. The couple then agreed to hand over the task of wedding planning to an established event planner, Hemant. What translated after that was a sheer dream come true!
The wedding events were held with much finesse and displayed an elegance that is usually associated with one’s special day. Whether it was their sangeet, the actual wedding ceremony, or the wedding reception, each of the events rejuvenated the entire atmosphere with a distinct grace, thus making a lasting impression on all the guests. The sangeet incorporated the traditional elements of raas garba and was celebrated with much glitz and glitter as well as a variety of food stations that ensured all guests enjoyed. The raas garba looked quite elegant, being played amidst the Jaipur lanterns dimmed to perfection. The event organizer left no stones unturned to ensure that the sangeet was a perfect beachside event. The centerpieces and the decor incorporated gave the space an air fun and frolic. There was a live band playing in the background, which included some suberb Indian singers. The deejay made his presence felt, by filling quiet moments within with music played on demand. The ambience was simply rich with palm leaves and floating candles graced the occasion to the fullest.
The main wedding ceremony consisted of two events. The first was the Indian ceremony held in the morning, while the second was a Christian ceremony held in the evening. Gallant elephants wearing golden hues and extended tusks, greeted the guests with rich fuchsia floral on both sides of the entrance. The ballroom was transformed into an indoor Rajasthan, with a Jodha Akbar Mandap adorned in rich tones of tangerine, fuchsia, and ivory. The backdrop of the event was simple elegancewith crystal strands and white orchids sparkling the occasion. Likewise, the Christian ceremony held in the evening was simply beautiful. Held on the lush lawn of the Sawgrass Marriott, the theme depicted a golden era perfectly with waterfall-graced wooden bridges. Gold and ivory adorned the gate and altar injecting even more richness into the occasion. Both these events were honored with music, with a live musician as well as the deejay rendering rhythm to the occasion.
The wedding reception was exceptionally organized. Fuchsia lighting and a background masked in a smoke screen gave the reception room an exotic dim room effect. The mandap was the center stage attraction and was graced with white orchids and crystals. What was equally attractive was the massive estate table that was decked in white hydrangeas, with short glass vases and votives floating in a sea of white rose petals besideit. The guest tables were adorned in ivory linens accompanied by gold chivari chairs and gold chargers. The ambience was graced by a variety of music selections played by the deejay to suit every moment of the celebratory occasion.
The wedding was perfectly planned, and their life together will follow the same destiny.