Shivani loves the ocean, and Nick’s heart is at home in the mountains – both places where they grew up.
So they modeled their Hindu wedding in Dana Point after as much nature as possible. The sangeet washed in blue that you saw in Part Two was a homage to the water, an undersea wonderland, and the beautiful ceremony you’ll see in this post represents the gorgeous colors of dawn.
The reception? It was an enchanted moonlit forest, complete with a full moon over the dance floor.
So after three days of celebrating, the lights dimmed in the enchanted forest reception, and the candles on the tables sparkled likes stars into the smiling eyes of all of Nick and Shivani’s friends and family as they turned toward Nick’s father, who had just taken the microphone.
In such a setting, with the full moon overhead and hanging evergreen florals all around, it felt so perfect for Nick’s father to look Nick and Shivani in the eyes, and through a widening grin, quote Shakespeare:
“When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.”
Today, I get to feature the full, gorgeous, unforgettable Hindu wedding of Nick and Shivani at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point, expertly coordinated by Nahid Global Events and her talented team.
From the dance party at the barat to the ancient traditions of the ceremony to the emotional Vidai, everything in this day stole my heart. Shivani looked radiant in her tradition red sari, and Nick stepped into the traditions effortlessly.
Plus, the black tie evening in the enchanted forest, executed by Square Root Designs, was simply the icing on the cake! This wedding was the perfect blend of emotion, celebration, tradition, and joy! We absolutely loved it and I know you will too!
Nick & Shivani: I absolutely love your love for each other. Your connection to each other, your spiritual hearts, and your willingness to wear everything on your sleeve is remarkable and we are so grateful we got to share in this with you!! Thank you for inviting us in so warmly, and I know you guys are going to share an incredible life together! Love you two!
Wedding Photography : The Youngrens | Reception Location : Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa | Event Design : Nahid Global Events | Floral Design : Square Root Designs | Cake : The Cake Korner | Make-Up : Oscar Naranjo | Hair : Oscar Naranjo | DJ : Luxury Entertainment Group | Ceremony Music : Sandeep Kumar | Reception Lighting : Luxury Entertainment Group | Barat : Enchanted Carriages | Wedding Videography : Robles Video |