Sunday, March 29, 2015

Puerto Vallarta - The Wedding

Last weekend was the wedding. We left San Francisco on Friday for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and returned on Tuesday. Saturday evening was Mehandi. Sunday was wedding and reception.  (There was Mehandi for men also.  Until that day, I thought Mehandi was only for ladies/girls.  No, I did not have Mehandi on me.)

Here, I have to praise the Bride and the Groom. They both paid for the room charges at the Westin Hotel for us. (May be they paid for all the guests. I don’t know).  Paying for one couple at a 5 star hotel for 4 nights will cost an arm and a leg.  The marriage function was only for 2 days. But we wanted to stay for extra 2 days for sightseeing purpose. It is very nice of them to pay for all 4 days

This was a pleasant surprise for us.  We never expected this.  We were prepared to pay for all 4 days.

These two made all the physical arrangements themselves and paid all the expenses for their wedding.

Here are some photos from the marriage. I purposely did not show any face.

                             Sunday Brunch (between breakfast and lunch) served here

                     Wedding Mandapam (near the water) - photo taken during day time

                          Wedding Mandapam at night - photo taken during dinner time

Dinnner Buffet

                               Several make shift arrangements for dinner at the beach


Dance Dance Dance




42 comments:

  1. Wow! That's a super cool looking wedding venue! Loved it!

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  2. Thanks for your comments. We loved the location.

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  3. Hello greetings and good wishes.

    Lovely photos of the wedding arrangements. I agree the couple was super considerate and very generous in paying for all the four days. Surely, all of you had a wonderful time and fantastic experience.

    Weddings are always special and in general no expenses are spared to have a grand wedding. Grand arrangements, glittering ceremony, sumptuous food and wonderful times are part and parcel of the mega event. The couple always want the wedding day to be remembered by all. In one wedding ceremony I attended the couple gave away plant saplings to the guests. I thought that this truly magnificent and they will be remembered long after the wedding.

    Best wishes

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  4. Thanks for your comments Joseph. And, welcome to my blog. Giving away plant saplings is a wonderful idea. I am going to suggest to my friends.

    Joseph, please visit here as often as possible. Thanks.

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  5. The no. guests seem to be less, but even in India nowadays the no. of guests coming for a wedding has decreased drastically. The location is good, and the example set by the hosts by paying the hotel bill (as they were the ones who wanted the concept wedding) is welcome.

    Destination Infinity

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  6. Thanks for your comments Rajesh. There were about 100 guests. I would say that is a lot since the venue (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico) is not in our backyard. Plus, I put here a few photos only where the face of any individual is not shown.

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  7. Must be so exciting......I mean for the guests too besides the couple

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    1. Thanks for your comments Mr. Chowla. Yes, it was exciting.

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  8. niceee! every wedding host should be like this couple! hehe!

    nice pics! classy arrangement :)

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    1. Thanks for your comments Ankita. We enjoyed very much.

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  9. This looks like a dream SG... Bollywood style...
    I am sure that you had a great time...
    I wish that some of my friends or family marries this way so that I can also experience it :P

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    1. Thanks for your comments Satya. I am sure you will be attending a "destination wedding" in the future and enjoy very much.

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  10. Omg! Beach wedding. How lovely! And that was a nice gesture by the couple.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Ashwini. It was indeed a nice gesture by the couple.

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  11. Mehendi for men! Quite interesting!
    Beautiful pictures, SG! I wished to see the mandapam in the night, it would have looked fabulous, right?
    Bride and the groom deserve appreciation for not only sharing wedding expenses but also for paying for your stay! They must have a very kind heart, I feel, being wealthy or not is not a measure to their willingness to spend for others!
    TC! keep smiling :)

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  12. Thanks for your comments Sindhu. The mandapam at night on the beach was so beautiful. Yes, both the bride and the groom have kind hearts.

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  13. This is definitely the way to go. people should take responsibility for everything the instead of burdening the parents. My sister's daughter who lives in Boston too had made the arrangement for her own marriage along with her fiancee They also made it clear to their parents that they would be having a small ceremony with only close relatives and friends invited.
    It must have been a wonderful experience for you and your wife.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Rama. Your sister's daughter did the right thing.

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  14. Great photos and looks like fun times!

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    1. Thanks for your comments blogoratti. And, welcome to my blog. Yes, we had great fun.

      Blogoratti, please visit here as often as possible. Thanks.

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  15. What a wonderful place!
    I always found it very beautiful make wedding on the beach.
    But since I'm Catholic I still prefer a church full of flowers.
    A friend from college, evangelical, is getting married at the end of 2015 and the wedding will be outdoors. Not on the beach but is also in nature (:

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    1. Thanks for your comments Camila. Church wedding is so traditional and beautiful.

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  16. So it was double treat for you SG, pretty cool, I mean wedding+ sight seeing.:)

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    1. Thanks for your comments Chitra. Yes, we had double treat. Enjoyed very much - both the wedding and sight seeing.

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  17. O! No wonder they chose this venue. Very pretty.Thank you for sharing this photograph.Since they allowed none to exert their energy, it was commendable.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Sarala. It is a very very pretty venue. We loved it.

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  18. I mean all the photographs esp. the first.

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  19. That looks like a beautiful place to get married.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Danielle. And, welcome to my blog. Yes, it is a beautiful place.

      Danielle, please visit here as often as possible. Thanks.

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  20. Beach-side wedding with beach palms all around, this looks like a dream wedding! :) I am sure you all had a ball of a time! Lovely photos, btw! :)

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    1. Thanks for your comments Rohini. We had a wonderful time.

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  21. Beach wedding ! Sounds like quite a frothy affair - no puns intended.
    I wish somebody gave me a paid beachside tour. Sigh!

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    1. Thanks for your comments Sweety. Your wish will come true very soon. I am sure.

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    2. Hmm, I can but wish. Btw, nice to see the comment-reply modification you have made. Am enjoying reading all comments here.

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    3. Thanks for your comments Sweety. The credit goes to you. I made this change only after your suggestion.

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  22. Sounds like an outstanding place to get married! I wonder if there is such a pretty Wedding location in Chicago! If yes, then please share the details friends! I would love to get married there.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Curtis. And, welcome to my blog. I am not that familiar with Chicago A friend of mine told me about Sod Room. You may want to check it out.

      Curtis, please visit here as often as possible. Thanks.

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  23. wow! beach wedding sounds so much fun. But I am sure they must have spent a LOT for the wedding. That was really nice of them to pay for all 4 days of your stay.

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    1. Ash, Ash, Ash, what happened to you? Hope you are doing well. I have not heard from you in a long time.

      Thanks for your comments. The bride and the groom are very nice people.

      Ash, please visit here as often as possible. Thanks.

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  24. God! I am horrified at the idea of marriage as an institution ( I swear it not swag to say)


    but I so dearly wish to marry after reading this post.

    :)

    I hear by promise to document every single detail of my marriage.
    I guess I just have to stay optimist enough to make it happen.

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