Love knows no distance. It isn't every day that we hear of a successful long-distance relationship. Yet, Andrew and Shaan managed to prevail all the obstacles and challenges, and bridge the many thousand miles that stand between them initially. Today, they are closer than ever, as Husband and Wife.
But having their families on separate continents isn't very convenient. The couple first held an intimate reception in America. Being back in Singapore, where Shaan was born and raised, the couple held another reception to commemorate this milestone with Shaan's family and friends. This was also a perfect opportunity for a reunion for all their relatives and friends around the region.
The wedding was a cultural immersion for Andrew and his family. Keeping to Shaan's North Indian traditions, the Vivaah Sanskar was a visual extravagance of vibrant colors. The ladies had elegant and intricate henna designs (Mahendi) embroidered onto their skins. It was the first time Andrew and his father donned a turban to compliment the Pathani suit they were wearing. Though it was the first time for Andrew, families, and friends experiencing the Hindu's tradition, they seemed to enjoy every moment of it.
The wedding ended with a cozy dinner banquet at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. It was a jocular yet emotional evening, with heartfelt gratitude to their parents and well wishes from their friends streaming from all over the globe. The dinner ended on the dance floor, and the DJ spinning Bollywood hits. Everyone, those young and those young-at-heart, partying like they do in Mumbai.
Actual Day: $5,000/ Pre-Wed: $7,000