Indian wedding in Punta Cana. We have a great pleasure to present this incredibly beautiful event, Lakshmi and Manoj wedding celebration, that took place at Hard Rock Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
As you may already know, Hindu weddings are vibrant, well planned multiple day festivities full of joy and traditions. This wedding was no exception.
Exceptionally planned by Ateeth Ahuja from Indian Destination Wedding and accomplished the same way with onsite Hard Rock wedding organizers, Lakshmi and Manoj’s wedding celebration started with joyful Sangeet. Both families merged together for the evening full of singing, dancing and all-round happiness. In the Mehndi ritual artist was hired to do the designs for the bride and the guests. The artists created beautiful and pretty complicated designs on the hands or feet of the bride and her friends and family, using henna paste to attract good energy for the soon-to-be wedded couple.
Second day the Haldi ceremony took place. The Haldi ceremony is a ritual holy bath and it is one of the pre-wedding ceremonies in India where turmeric (haldi), oil and water are applied to both the bride and the groom by their families as the form of blessing and for protection. For Lakshmi and Manoj wedding it was and intimate ceremony but very emotional and bonding experience for everyone involved.
Third day, was the wedding day which started with traditional Baraat. Manoj were riding in Rolls-Royce “The Duchess” behind his procession, as his entire family and friends all lead him to the wedding altar.
Wedding ceremony was performed by Master of the ceremony: Pandit Bhargava Marthi under absolutely gorgeous Mandap, ceremony canopy, which was both modern and traditional at the same time, decorated with lush tropical fresh flowers and greenery as a nudge to the place they choose for their destination wedding. After exchanging floral garlands – the Milni Malas, as a symbol for their acceptance of one another the event continued with the reception.
All the events were led by professional south Asian Indian weddings MC and DJ Monish Tandon from DSD Lighting and Events. Food was provided by Pranama Restaurant and famous Punta Cana Indian chef Krishna Duddukuri. HOTS Productions provided special entertainment “LED party”.
Here is Lakshmi and Manoj love story to get to know these divine couple little bit better before you plunge into their wedding photos:
“July 2021, we met through a matrimonial site. We communicated through text messages and we liked each other based of our personalities. After many discussions, Manoj came to meet my home and we were initially nervous to meet in person. There was a period of silence in between conversations to break the ice. In order to spend some time alone, we went out for lunch at our local Mexican restaurant. After our date, there was clearly some chemistry between us. We met a couple of times after and with some hugs and laughs then decided we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. Fast forward to August 2022. The big day! Our wedding in Punta Cana was here“.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana is all-inclusive hotel located in Punta Cana at easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic. Couples from all over the world chose Hard Rock as their wedding venue, not only because it’s No.1 tourist destination in the Caribbean, but because of world-famous musical performances, concerts and parties, also because of amazing ocean view and a sand between your toes when you say your “I Do’s“. When you add to the mix luxurious rooms, exciting resort amenities and custom wedding collections designed by celebrity event planner Colin Cowie (the guy who has planned events for Tom Cruise, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston, Oprah and other big celebrities). Hard Rock Punta Cana have multiple indoor and outdoor venues to choose from, for both their ceremony and reception. Prices for celebrity style Hard Rock wedding at Hard Rock Punta Cana are not expensive either. They range from free to around 4,000 USD which makes their collections very reasonable.
Our sweet couple Nicole & Ross celebrated their Hard Rock wedding at beautiful Hard Rock Punta Cana and we were there to use our photo magic to capture it all on film. With newest Tiki Party from famous HOTS Productions, the party on the beach lasted until deep in the night. Congrats Nicole & Ross and all the best from yours truly… Photo Cine Art…