As the second bride in our Real Scratch Couple series, we are excited to bring you the details (not to mention the incredible photos) of Amishi’s stunning beachside destination wedding in Mexico. As a Weddings Manager with our sales team, Amishi certainly knows the ins-and-outs of wedding planning and was totally on top of her game when it came to her own nuptials. With traditional Indian elements, along with a truly diverse cross-genre music selection, Amishi and Ankur created a personalized event that reflected their heritage and their tastes as a couple. Congrats Amishi & Ankur!
1.When and where did you get married?
I got married at Now Sapphire Resort in Puerto Morelos Mexico on September 1, 2012
2. What was the most memorable part of the day?
It’s hard to pinpoint one part of my day, as we had a several events over the course of 4 days, but if I had to pick one thing from our wedding day, it was dancing and singing along to the last song of the night, which was “Wonderwall ” by Oasis as our family and friends surrounded us on the dance floor.
3.If you could do it over again, what would you change?
Honestly? I wouldn’t change a thing.
4. Tell us about your dress.
Since we had an Indian wedding, I wore several different outfits over the course of the 4 days. On my wedding day, I wore a traditional sari, and in the evening I changed into a Sue Wong gown.
5. Did you have a fitness or beauty regimen to get you ready for the big day?
I did spin classes for months to get in shape. I got some facials and massages leading up to the wedding.
6. Tell us about the music at your wedding: Did you and your fianc√© have to compromise given your different tastes? If so, what did you do?
Music (along with the photography) was the most important part of our wedding to us. However, since we weren’t able to bring a Scratch Weddings DJ with us down to Mexico, we took the time to plan out all of the songs that were going to be played throughout the 4 days using the Scratch Weddings Music Guide for inspiration. Since we know how critical music is to whole experience, we really wanted the music to reflect our personal styles as well as incorporate the styles that our guests would also want to hear. My husband and I don’t have the same tastes, so we compromised and played the music we like individually during cocktails and dinner. That way, we were both satisfied!
7. What was on your must-play list for the wedding night soundtrack?
We asked some of our favorite Scratch DJs for advice and combined that with our own non-negotiables. Our must plays during the dancing portion of the night were: Neon Trees, Outkast, Calvin Harris, JayZ, Kanye West, New Order, Beyonce, 112, Ellie Goulding, Cut Copy, Of Monsters and Men, Justin Timberlake, and Rihanna. During dinner our must plays were: Bob Marley, The Cure, Thievery Corporation, Easy Star All Stars, Budos Band, Radiohead, Sublime, Death Cab for Cutie, Whitest Boy Alive, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Black Keys, and Weezer.
8. Do you have any advice for brides-and-grooms-to-be?
We are a pretty chill couple overall, so I would just tell other couples to go with the flow as much as they can, especially on the wedding day. And just a little hint: pick and choose your battles if other people are helping pay for the wedding. It makes it that much less stressful for everyone.
Photographer: Gonzalo Nunez: https://www.facebook.com/GonzaloNunezWeddingPhotographer
D√©cor: Planner 1 Events: https://www.facebook.com/planner1events
Reception dress designer: Sue Wong: https://www.facebook.com/suewongfashion?fref=browse_search
Hair/Makeup: Styling Trio: https://www.facebook.com/styling.maya?fref=ts