Kavita and Sudeep decided to have a coast-to-coast event to celebrate their marriage. It started at the beginning of April in posh South Beach, Miami. The couple wanted a location with a tropical feel that would provide their guests with a weekend full of fun and relaxation that wasn't too far off the beaten path. South Beach was the perfect solution!
The three-day event in Miami began at a private estate nestled deep in the heart of South Beach's main strip, called the Orchid House. Though it is in the thick of the action, you would never know it once inside the property grounds. It was surprising how quite and tranquil the setting was ... and beautiful. Friday evening was reserved for the Mehndi Party which featured henna artists, dinner, and several wonderful dance programs. Kavita is a very accomplished dancer and gave an outstanding performance to wrap up the night's festivities. The following Saturday morning, the couple took part in a festive Haldi Ceremony where a mixture containing turmeric is playfully applied to the skin by various family members for beautification purposes. Gifts are also exchanged between family members. The wedding ceremony and brunch the following Sunday is covered in our next posting.