Hemali and Joshua // Smiles for life

We were introduced to Hemali and Joshua pretty late in the planning. In fact, our bride had already gotten married and even changed her last name, from Patel to Hufton. Like with many other couples, the pandemic soured the opportunity to host large wedding celebrations, and some of pure romantics got married first and put a raincheck on the celebration for later. What we learned from Hemali and Joshua was that while they had officially tied the knot, it was never official unless it was in the witness of the nearest friends and family, and so a celebration was not only important, but necessary.


While this lovely couple had done extensive research on their vision for their event, it also helped that DJ Dee, from our partner company, Boston Sound and Light Company was nearly adamant that we embed the Mint To Be and BSL stamp on this wedding, because after all, our gorgeous bride was Dee's cousin.


It was a natural partnership where not only did our couple require our help, but we wanted to pour our heart into her event, knowing full well, this was for family.


Enjoy the story of Hemali and Joshua's fusion wedding through the lens of our friend, Nicole and her team at Nicole Chan Photography. What is even more remarkable is that the full library of edited photos were delivered in less than two days of the event, which for us, is an absolute first. Talk about turnaround time?!? Check out her version of the wedding through her blog.


Before we get started with their story, just how cute are these two together? (above)



After a few getting ready shots, the Mint To Be Team escorting the bride to her soon to be husband.

Shamima making sure Joshua's pagri (safa) latched on properly.


First Look





And we are baraat ready.



The story has it, DJ Yogz (pictured below) came straight to the event from a red eye flight from Vegas to be part of this celebration. And from the looks of the pictures, he didn't miss a beat.

In Gujarati traditions, the "milni" or the meeting of the families is called that 'ponkhvanu".


Bride and groom entry.

The moment of the anterpath as our pandit, Dr. Jayant Sane recites the Gujarati manglastak.



And the ceremony continues.

Just look at the gorgeous decor from Love Decor.us.


And they are married, smiling for life (literally). Both our bride and groom are dentist, so there is no other option.

Shamima and Tanvi from our team bringing in the bride and groom for their reception room reveal.


And the room looked magical.


After the introductions, the bride explained how she and Josh first met and the selection of their first dance song, "Seasons (Waiting on You)” by Masionair.




Program continued.




And DJ Dee took over to show his family and his new adopted family, exactly what it meant to be the bride's cousin as everybody danced the night away.






Thanks Nicole for helping us tell Hemali and Joshua's story from our perspective. You truly embraced everybody's vision. One of our favorite photos of our rocking team (Shamima, Tanvi and Sulbha).


And a special shoutout to all the vendors that made this wedding happen:


BRIDE: Hemali @__hemali

GROOM: Joshua @hipsterjesh

PLANNING: Mint to be Events, @mint2bevents

DJ & AV: @teambsl @jus.deee @juicydxv

VENUE: @sheratonneedhamhotel

PHOTO: @nicolechanphotography

VIDEO: @b.rememberedweddings

CATERING: @tashanbedford

DECOR: @lovedecor.us

FLORALS: A Whole Bunch Flower Market

HAIR & MAKEUP: @glambyhitesha

HENNA: @hennabyruhii

CAKE: @tiotcma


A huge shout out to Nicole Chan Photography for these amazing photographs. Check out the gallery below for the full spread.







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