This is Michael: while Haley was home with our new baby girl back in March, I jetted to Mexico for a unique wedding.
Anu and Rajeev did something quite different for their wedding – they had a traditional Sikh wedding in an untraditional location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico! We believe this is the start of a trend. We met Anu in 2007 when her twin sister Ashu was getting engaged, and we have grown very close to this wonderful family.
So let’s get started with the pictures from this trend-setting wedding! Anu’s sisters did her mehndi by the beach.
The sangeet was an open-air affair on the hotel’s beautiful infinity pool patio.
How many Dhanju sisters does it take to lift Garry?
The DJ is their friend Scotty, who totally pounded the beats…we expect to see him at many weddings in Edmonton in the future!
The decor for the chura ceremony was unlike anything I have ever seen before: fantastic white couches, shiny white dance floor and bar, crashing waves, and distant mountains.
Anu is stunning!
They got married at the Dreams Los Cabos, and the resort did a fantastic job of taking care of Anu & Rajeev’s every desire. They got ready for the wedding separately in the resort.
A few days before the wedding I had noticed a place to rent horses on the beach. Many Indian grooms will ride to the ceremony on a horse for the barat, and I thought it would be incredible to have Rajeev do the same. So I surprised him by renting a horse for his grand entrance!
The ceremony location was picturesque.
After the ceremony I had a chance to spend some time with Anu & Rajeev around the beautiful old town with a vibrant marketplace.
An Indian Sweets shop in Mexico?
Earlier in the week I had scouted a location with a calm beach for our ‘trash the lengha’ photo shoot! Anu had really wanted to do this, so all three of us hopped into the water.
The reception was held in a private corner of the hotel, can you imagine a more beautiful place to have your first dance? And Anu & Rajeev treated us to a fireworks show.
We had a water taxi shuttle us to these incredible secluded cliffs the day after the wedding. The white outfits look amazing against the sandy rock.