Haritha Reddy and Rahul Kallianpur chose the stunning Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit resort to hold their lavish Hindu wedding on the beach. Their celebration lasted for four days, which were chock-full of traditions in which the bride and groom, their families, and friends shared in their happiness and love.
Join us for a look at this spectacular wedding!
The celebrations began with a cozy welcome dinner where the bride and groom received all of their guests to the paradise that is Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit.
Dinner was outdoors, under the stars and around a campfire that brought everyone together in a moment of complete bliss.
What a start to an event full of love, promise, and magical sunsets!
On the second day, the traditional ceremonies of Pithi for the groom and Mehndi for the bride were performed.
Family and close friends smeared Rahul with the yellow paste made from chickpea flour, turmeric, rose water, and other ingredients to perform the body purification ritual.
Haritha took part in a pre-wedding Mehndi ceremony, in which her body was painted with beautiful henna designs. For this event, the women closest to her also painted her hands and feet.
On the third day, the Ocen Garden of the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit was filled to the brim with color as Bollywood music and dance took over for the Sangeet ceremony. The family and friends of Haritha and Rahul prepared fabulous choreography that put everyone in the mood and did not stop dancing throughout the event.
The bride and groom wore stunning and elegant traditional attire that matched the decoration and setting of the event.
Finally, on the fourth day, the wedding ceremony and reception arrived.
In a ceremony that took place in the Ocean Garden, the bride and groom's entrances were as emotional as they were fun. Haritha looked stunning in her wedding dress full of jewels and embellishments; She looked like a princess out of a fairy tale!
Rahul and his super fun wedding party had everyone moving their bodies!
The event was full of personalized details so that family and friends would enjoy every moment to the fullest.
The sacred mandap was beautifully decorated with fresh flowers and the traditional elements of Hindu ceremonies to receive the bride and groom, their parents, and the Pundit— the officiant.
After the ceremony comes another party! Haritha and Rahul changed clothes and kicked off the celebration with a cocktail at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit's Gazebo Terrace, facing the beautiful sea.
Later, the bride and groom chose the luxurious Grand Marissa Ballroom, the largest capacity venue at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, to have dinner with all of their guests and to keep the party going.
Haritha and Rahul took the floor…
And then all of their friends and family joined them to the rhythm of Bollywood music to dance, laugh, and celebrate the start of their new life together.
Haritha and Rahul's wedding was full of elegance and tradition, but above all, the event radiated an atmosphere full of love, joy, and companionship.
Without a doubt, this wedding will forever live in the hearts of all those who had the fortune to be part of it.
A beautiful beginning to another love story written in the sand at the luxurious Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit resort.
Photographer: Pervez Taufiq @ptaufiqphotography
Florist: Ale Magaña @alemaganaart
Furniture and decor: @alemaganaart and @dwsvallarta
Agent & Wedding planner: @shaadidestinations
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