A Tropical meets Bollywood gay wedding on a yacht that will make your day


 
Photos by: Imagery by Jules
Bollywood meets tropical wedding as seen on @offbeatbride
Photos by Imagery by Jules

The offbeat groom: Wayne, Physicist

His offbeat partner: Jeffery, Operations Manager

Date and location of wedding: Sundream Yachts, Fort Lauderdale, FL — December 4, 2015

Our offbeat wedding at a glance:

It was a destination wedding for the majority of our family and friends who were pleasantly anticipating getting away to South Florida and escape the cold winter months up north. The entire wedding was orchestrated on a three-story yacht sailing on the intra-coastal waters of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The theme was a mix of tropical and contemporary with a Bollywood twist.

Tropical meets Bollywood wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Tropical meets Bollywood wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Tropical meets Bollywood wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Tropical meets Bollywood wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Tropical meets Bollywood wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Tropical meets Bollywood wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Tropical meets Bollywood wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Tropical meets Bollywood wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Tropical meets Bollywood wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Tropical meets Bollywood wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Tropical meets Bollywood wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Tell us about the ceremony:

It was as thrilling as it was heart-warming to walk down the aisle to "A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes" from Cinderella to say our vows. We were fortunate to be able to have our toy poodle and chihuahua carry our rings down the aisle to us. All in all, it was an exceptionally magical moment we will cherish for the rest of our lives.

Tropical meets Bollywood wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Tropical meets Bollywood wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Tropical meets Bollywood wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Bollywood meets tropical wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Bollywood meets tropical wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Bollywood meets tropical wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Bollywood meets tropical wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Bollywood meets tropical wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Bollywood meets tropical wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Bollywood meets tropical wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Bollywood meets tropical wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Tell us about your reception:

Following the ceremony and cocktail reception, we did a quick change from our tuxedos into Swarovski-bedazzled traditional groomswear from India. We had our first dance as a wedded couple to John Legend's "All of Me."

Bollywood meets tropical wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Bollywood meets tropical wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

We had custom cake toppers made to resemble us complete with a chihuahua and poodle in Swarovski.

Bollywood meets tropical wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Bollywood meets tropical wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

The sweetest moments were when we had out mother/son dances to Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath my Wings."

What was your most important lesson learned?

You can spend an enormous amount of time and effort planning and worrying over the details of the day, but eventually nothing matters more than seeing all your loved ones gathered together to celebrate one of the most important days of your lives. That is what makes it all worthwhile in the end.

Bollywood meets tropical wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

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Bollywood meets tropical wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Bollywood meets tropical wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Bollywood meets tropical wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Bollywood meets tropical wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

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  1. Love all the happiness here – and, the aqua/Tiffany blue colours, & traditional Indian clothing are gorgeous!

  2. The swarovsky bedazzled groomswear is LIFE. Love the aqua blue lighting at the reception site too, SO lovely. It is pretty much magical.

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