We’re kicking off the new year with Monica and Jeremy’s vibrant wedding captured by Grey Collective member Carretto Studio. The muti-day affair, which took place at La Playa Resort in Naples, Florida, is a stunning show of saturated colors and beautiful cultural traditions. The bride incorporated her Indian roots with such incredible style, from the intricate beaded fabrics, to the beautiful henna, to the breathtaking seaside traditional ceremony. And need we mention the 18-person bridal party in all hot-pink?! LOVE! Carretto Studio‘s gorgeous images of Monica and Jeremy’s big day, capture the true essence of an Indian wedding and we know this one’s going to put you in the mood for celebration. Happy 2017!
What made the wedding special and unique?
The wedding was so unique to us because we were able to incorporate my Indian traditions, while still having my cousin and one of Jeremy’s closest friends marry us. It was absolutely the best of both worlds. To also be able to have it take place in our favorite place, Naples, FL, was a dream come true.
Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!
My gown was designed in Bombay, India. I had a vision of what I wanted and was able to create it in tandem with the designer. I can’t decide which outfit I liked the best, but they were all beautiful in their own way!
What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?
Having my cousin officiate the wedding was something very special to me. I also loved the fact that we got married in Naples. Growing up, I moved so many times in my life and Naples is the one place that has been a constant for the past 10 years of my life. This is also a place that Jeremy and I started visiting early on in our relationship. I am so grateful that we can continue visiting this wonderful place as we grow together.
What was the most memorable part of the day?
One of the best memories I have is watching the Barrat from the balcony with ALL 18 of my bridesmaids. The second I heard the beat of the drum, my heart started to pound – it was as if I just realized I was actually getting married that day! Of course there are so many other memories, but that is one that I will never forget.
Tell us how you met and became engaged.
Jeremy and I met in Cabo San Lucas, MX when I was only 20 years old! I was down there on spring break, when I happened to come across Jeremy. Although he also attended Michigan State University, he was actually down there interning at a hotel. We met through mutual friends, however I never thought in a million years that he would actually be my future husband. Fast forward seven years later, we moved to New York City and he proposed in Gramercy Park – one of the only private parks in the city – a day I will remember forever.
Photographer: Carretto Studio // Floral Design: Focus Floral // Consultant: Robin Albach // Stationery: Designed in India // Ceremony & Reception Venue: La Playa Resort, Naples, FL // Videography: Cinea Verde // Gown: Designed in Bombay, India // Hair: David at Salon Tease // Makeup: Danny at Salon Tease // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Designed in India // Menswear: Designed in India // Rentals: Niche Event Rentals // Catering: La Playa Resort Naples, FL // Cake: Publix Grocery Store