Rohit and Diego live in New York but they come from completely different backgrounds. Diego's family is from Argentina and Rohit's family is from India. This wedding incorporated multicultural elements throughout the event to honor their families.
With guests coming from all over the world, scenic views were a priority when picking a wedding venue. We actually explored options in both Mexico and Costa Rica with Rohit and Diego (yes! sometimes we plan outside Costa Rica!) but ultimately Zephyr Palace at Villa Caletas was the favorite location. This venue was unique and booking all the rooms in Zephyr Palace was a plus for a little more flexibility with the timeline than most venues and some of the guests could party into the morning hours!
Everyone then took their seats for the ceremony. There were wooden benches that faced the vista and the elegant pillars just below the stairs. At the end of the aisle we placed two large arrangements in clay urns with wild branches and florals. Burgundy and yellow flowers with pops of blue framed the couple as they exchanged vows.
It is traditional to have a longer cocktail hour at Indian weddings. They served another round of appetizers that included Malai Chicken Tikka, Lamb Seekh Lababdar, Paani Puri, Paneer Tikka, toasted ginger garlic mushrooms, and cold tomato shooters with grilled cumin paneer.
For the reception guests walked into the grand ballroom with beautifully painted walls perfect for an elegant party. Rohit & Diego loved Edison style bulbs and wood so Los Primos custom made a hanging lighting fixture to combine the two elements over their sweetheart table.
Burgundy, orange, and mustard florals added warmth and richness to the centerpieces adding to the elegant ambiance. The place settings had a matte copper charger, gold flatware, with navy and gold table numbers. The sweetheart table arrangement was sitting on a wood slab and featured floating candles in a copper vessel. Wood was also used for the centerpieces and for the chairs to tie everything together and the navy was used for contrast with the print materials.