A Sikh Wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico! By Shandro Photography
From the Photographer
Anu & Rajeev’s wedding has been one of the most talked about weddings on our blog. We get multiple requests each month for brides inspired by the wedding and wanting to plan their wedding in a similar style.
Anu and Rajeev did something quite different for their wedding – they had a traditional Sikh wedding in an untraditional location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico! We believe this is the start of a trend. We met Anu in 2007 when her twin sister Ashu was getting engaged, and we have grown very close to this wonderful family. Anu’s sisters did her mehendi by the beach. The sangeet was an open-air affair on the hotel’s beautiful infinity pool patio.
They got married at the Dreams Los Cabos, and the resort did a fantastic job of taking care of Anu & Rajeev’s every desire. They got ready for the wedding separately in the resort. A few days before the wedding I had noticed a place to rent horses on the beach. Many Indian grooms will ride to the ceremony on a horse for the baraat, and I thought it would be incredible to have Rajeev do the same. So I surprised him by renting a horse for his grand entrance!
Anu & Rajeev took advantage of the beach setting to start a trend, by having a ‘trash the lehenga’ session in the surf – definitely something daring for an Indian bride!
Anu switched to a traditional white bridal gown for their open-air reception complete with fireworks. Can you imagine a more beautiful place to have your first dance?
The day after the wedding a water taxi shuttled us to these incredible secluded cliffs the day after the wedding. The white outfits look amazing against the sandy rock.
The family really enjoyed having a destination wedding. It was a great opportunity for them all to relax and celebrate together without the effort of planning and coordination that usually goes into a traditional Sikh wedding.
About Shandro Photo
Haley & Michael of Shandro Photo are highly sought-after for their unique style of art. They play with nature. Breathtaking colour and emotion are expressed throughout their photography portfolio. Most importantly their clients love working with them. With a speciality in cultural weddings, Shandro Photo approaches each and every wedding with fresh eyes and excitement. Based in Edmonton, AB, Canada, Haley & Michael are available to travel for weddings all over the globe.