Krishna + Ronak // Betting on Each Other
Mint To Be Events was approached by this fabulous couple to help host an 800 person Gujarati wedding. The dream was to make this wedding in fact a dream, and do something out of the ordinary and ensure every single one of their family members were included as part of the celebration. Our planning phase started early in 2019, and after months of planning, vendor selection and deriving inspiration, we were set to host the first Indian wedding ever at the MGM Grand Casino in Springfield, Massachusetts in April of 2020. However, as some leave empty at a casino, so did our entire hope for hosting this fabulous event. The pandemic dampened any odds we would have had, and forced the couple to play the cards in front of them. After months of contemplation, Krishna and Ronak drew the line and decided they were going to bet on each other and get married, pandemic or not.
How to go from 800 people to your closest 20 people mandated by the State and Federal guidelines was certainly a challenge. But regardless of the number of people attending, our gorgeous bride wanted to make sure no element of the grander wedding was going to be missed. For all of the prewedding functions, the families hosted their immediate family in their backyards, fully masked and of course 6 feet apart (except for photos of course).
Ronak of course snuck out of his family's festivities to get a sneak peak of this bride-to-be, and our friends at PTaufiq photography captured their little get away perfectly. How cute are they?
Our gorgeous bride had been waiting for this day to come for eternity, and we'd probably say she barely slept the night before her wedding. But it certainly didn't show! She got ready early, and made her way to the Groton Sai Temple with her siblings and the bridal party for her first look.
After capturing some amazing photos prior to the wedding, DJ Yogz and Dholi Ravi from Boston Sound and Light Company were ready to rock the baraat.
After 45 minutes and what was to be a 10 minute baraat with about 25 people, we preceded into the temple to get our lovely couple married.
After all of the traditional wedding nuptials, it's always fun to play the shell game to general a few laughs before the vidaii.
And off they go, FINALLY as husband and wife!
One of our favorite photos by PTaufiq from this wedding is a photo of our bride pre-ceremony.
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Here is the power team that made this wedding happen (not limited to the micro-wedding, but the full list of vendors from the entire planning process):