“Indian weddings are large multi-day affairs. Malhar and I were looking for something simple and decided at the last minute (okay, a week in advance) to elope! I had spoken to Stella Virdi from Exclusive Weddings, months ago while exploring venues for having a big fat Indian wedding. When looking for an elopement, I immediately reached out to her and I was surprised she remembered me even after so many months had elapsed.
We were in Cyprus for less than 24 hours and having her there made the process so effortless. She was readily available on the phone or email throughout. She got the wedding date booked for us and spoke with the registrar in advance to make sure that my fiance could sign his single certificate while in Cyprus! On the day of, she drove us to the registrar’s office to go through the formalities and even swung by the florist to get us a beautiful bouquet of flowers – they added that special wow to our pictures that I never could have thought of! She booked our wedding photographer who was absolutely wonderful and Stella made sure I got to show case my beautiful saree in the pictures. I had never tied a saree on my own before – Stella offered to help – that saree would not have been possible without her there! All in all, Stella felt more like a friend/family member than a wedding planner. I can’t stress how glad I am we asked her to help!”
Also, we haven’t announced our wedding to everyone yet. We will add a message on the registrar’s facebook later in the summer once we make our news public!
Ketaki & Malhar