Pavitra and Devjyoti
When Pavitra Jaiswal, an engineer and dance school owner met Devjyoti Sen, a healthcare MBA with a flair for music and photography, there was an instant attraction. The two creative minds collaborated beautifully to plan a dazzling wedding that was the culmination of their ideas and desires.
Pavitra and Devajyoti were part of a South Asian club named Nirvana. Devjyoti was the president of the club while Pavitra was the vice president and choreographer. Each was impressed by the other’s artistic flair and sparks quickly flew.
Pavitra and Devajyoti were two very organized and focused individuals who had over a year to plan their wedding. Instead of hiring a wedding planner, the couple relied on a day of coordinator. All the hard work and wedding planning was done through family WhatsApp groups, video chats and weekend dinners. During these times, the couple and families brainstormed ideas and decided on the final plans. The couple chose the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach for their wedding and reception venue as they loved the atmosphere and the convenience for both their families.
The first event, the Grah Shanti, was held at the groom’s home while a mehendi event was organized at the bride’s home the next day. The simple and elegant use of flowers and lights accentuated the beauty of these ceremonies. Pavitra’s gorgeous mehndi was applied by Sumaiya Waheed. The sangeet was also held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center with the help of SIMz Event Planning, who designed decor including a beautiful swing with orange, purple, yellow and red accents. Noosh Creations’s Nala Babbolal set up a henna corner, where there was also an exquisite flower adorned wall for photo ops. The artistically inclined families enjoyed a variety of music and dance performances including a comedy skit performed by the famous Chitra Sultana and a dance by members of Pavitra’s dance school. Fayyazz Hoodboy from Sangeet Productions played tunes that kept everyone dancing into the night.
The groom danced his way to the Mandap via a mobile baarat created by Infinite Soundz Entertainment who played Bollywood hits while the bride swirled gracefully to “Teri Ore.”
The wedding theme was white, gold and red and was designed by Suhaag Garden who set up a gorgeous Jodha Akbar style mandap in the empty space outside the convention Center. A huge Ganesha, red flower adorned gate, Radha Krishna statue and a swirling petal pattern strewn down the aisle were highlights of this gorgeous event. A traditional Hindu wedding ceremony was performed by Pandit Kalyan Chakravarty.
The groom drove up in a Rolls Royce convertible for the reception., dressed to the nines in a gorgeous pure white sherwani with handcrafted embroidery made by Amin Ismaily. The bride wore a resplendent red and gold Bangladeshi banarasi gifted by her mother-in-law. Suhaag Garden created a fantasy inspired blue, white and gold stage with an exotic golden lounge seat for the wedded couple. Gorgeous candelabras and beds of floating candles swathed everything in pure fairy light. The guests took turns posing for selfies on a colourful rickshaw outside the ballroom at the Convention Center. Later the groom changed into a snazzy Zegna Italian fabric suit while the bride wore a long trailed exquisite gown for their performances. As the couple swayed to “Om Shanti Om,” they realized that they found peace in each other’s arms!
The couple advises that you use a blend of DIY and event coordinators to keep your wedding personal and so that you are not overstressed in managing every small detail. Don’t forget to recruit the help of friends and family – they are a huge support!
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