When you know there is no world outside of this.
How They Met
Payal and Shangril shared their passion for dance back in the day. That, combined with the social soirees, college festivals, and friends’ weddings, was the perfect blend to the start of something beautiful. Nine years and counting, they still remember and gather the moments from their first dance at a friend’s wedding where they danced through the whole night with one another, with absolute loss of time.
It was the day Shangril asked Payal to marry him- he had brought her to her favorite city around her birthday, New York City. At the rooftop of a hotel, with the panorama of Soho, Shangril popped the question to the love of his life, while the photographer captured their beyond perfect engagement.
The Mehendi and Cocktail Party
Payal and Shangril planned a beautiful beachside photoshoot to remember the mehendi by. Payal looked trendy in a dhoti pant style outfit; and Shangril in a contrasting blue suit.
A destination Indian wedding takes a lot out to plan. Especially when it involves tying together the Indian roots and traditions. Shangril and Payal left no stone unturned for their special day, all with their trips back and forth between India, New Jersey and The Palm Beach.
They are a couple of grace and elegance. Every bit of detailing was carefully looked into. The day of the wedding was a ritualistic Hindu ceremony. The day started at the break of dawn for Payal to get ready. Payal recalls her moments, “As part of tradition, my parents both put my wedding jewelry on me, which was such an emotional moment that morning”.
The Breakers too, got carried away with the pomp and splendour of the celebrations when they decided to improvise the ‘baraat’ procession with a classic maroon Bentley convertible and a live dhol for Shangril’s entrance. All of it, adding a little more color and vibrancy to their day.
Payal came down the aisle carried by her brothers and cousins in a doli; she was dressed elegantly in her Sabyasachi Mukherjee creation.
Laden with mirrors, candles and chandeliers, the silver dance floor of the venetian ballroom overlooked the ocean. Mirroring the DJ booth, the table layouts had menus and napkins with black and gold monogram of the couple’s initials, and an abundance of assorted white and light pink florals that gave an ombre effect. The reception was a classic black-tie affair.
Testimonial from Mr. & Mrs. Shah
Our guests were treated to an authentic tasting Indian menu, as well as live entertainment. Overall, our guests really enjoyed the music, food, entertainment, and ambiance of this night, and it was the perfect way to end a weekend-long wedding in Palm Beach. What they say is actually true–your wedding goes by so quick, and you must take in and enjoy every minute of it.
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Photographer | Alain Martinez
Cinematography | Ray Roman Films
Wedding Planner | Jennifer J Events
Ceremony/Reception Venue | The Beakers Palm Beach
Bridal Wedding Couture | Sabyasachi
Groom’s Reception Couture | Hugo Boss
Hair & Makeup | Susmita Patel
Decor | Suhaag Gardens
Pyrotechnics | Sparktacular
Wedding Day Stationery | Nicole Marie Event Studio
DJ/Entertainment | Jay Dabhi
Baraat Transportation | Chariots of Palm Beach
Officiant | Ramesh Mehta