‘Sharing is caring’ … this proverb was true for the couple Keyana and Nirav. They shared their aspirations and dreams. The common thread of strong belief in family unity, values, and culture strengthened their bonding. Deeply immersed in love and respect for each other, they decided to spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife.
Both Keyana Vyas and Nirav Patel went to the University of Florida. They had often crossed paths, but had never become close. After being formally introduced by a common friend, however, they grew closer together—and love bloomed. Ultimately, he proposed to her at Morro Bay, California, at the beach, overlooking the sea. Before that, however, Nirav had met with Keyana’s grandparents and had sought their blessing. Both being truly family persons, the proposal also took place in front of Keyana’s cousins and sister.
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And then the wedding bell started ringing. Both Keyana and Nirav wanted a wedding venue that would have picturesque, natural surroundings. Their prayers were answered in the form of the perfect venue for the couple: Lake Mary Events Center at Lake Marie, Florida. It is a beautiful ballroom, with a majestic lake as its backdrop. Like all their common interests, the couple jointly agreed on the venue.
Keyana’s family took an active part in the marriage preparation. They met the organizers and vendors; and the entire process was fun and festive for everyone. The pre-wedding ceremonies were close-family affairs and included some close friends. There was a Mehndi night with Pithi and Grah Shanti. The theme for the Pithi and Grah Shanti decorations was simple yet elegant. There were colourful garlands amidst a bright, beautiful background.
Mehndi night was a glittering ceremony with centerpieces of floating flowers, and magenta and gold curtains with white and green flower drapery. There were floral frames perfectly designed for taking photos.
Finally, the day of days came on May 23, 2021. The couple tied the knot in a beautiful morning ceremony. The theme and décor were a perfect synchronization of Indian tradition and western elegance. The central aisle had elephants at the entry point; and pink flower petals covered the aisle. The ballroom had white drapery with magenta, light pink, white, and green flowers surrounding the Mandap.
The big windows behind the Mandap presented a beautiful view of the lake and its surrounding greenery. All 175 guests witnessed the marriage, which was held amidst a beautiful, serene backdrop. Nirav arrived in a classic white jeep with doors and an unhinged roof. The music was an assimilation of Bollywood songs, Punjabi songs, and Garba music; and the family members particularly loved to dance to the Garba numbers.
One of the many exceptional parts of the Keyana-Nirav wedding was that the reception took place the night before the wedding. The starry night theme was beautifully created and brought to life at Altamonte Springs, Florida with silvers, purples, and blues, amidst a black backdrop; paired with sparkling LED lights, and centerpieces with candles and flowers. The stage had a beautiful cream-colored couch with blue and silver cushions, matching the color scheme.
There were old and new hip-hop and pop songs with Bollywood party songs. Keyana’s family put up an incredible dance presentation that left even the bride awestruck.
The wonderful wedding and the reception the previous night included a melodious surprise: live flute playing. This created the perfect ambience for the pledging of eternal love and the connection of these two lovers, just like the flute of Shri Krishna created the magic of love.