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A Jewish Hindu Fusion wedding in Mexico

March 28, 2017
A Jewish Hindu Fusion wedding in Mexico

Oh I’m so excited to share this Jewish Hindu fusion wedding with you. Stephanie and Rikin live in NY but are originally from Arizona Texas. They met through a mutual friend in 2006 in Los Angeles, California. Years later, that same friend reconnected them in while they were both in New York and it was history from there! Over the bride and groom:

A Jewish Hindu Fusion wedding in Mexico

We both have a deep love for travel, food, culture and social activities. We both love being surrounded by good people, laughter and good vibes. We are both laid-back New Yorkers in the media industry/production – Stephanie at the TODAY Show (NBC) and Rikin at ABC.

Rikin has lived all over the world, but grew up in Dallas to 1st generation Indian parents (from Bombay) and Stephanie grew up in Arizona to an Israeli mother and pilot father- both appreciate their roots and other approaches to life – and have a zest for life!

A Jewish Hindu Fusion wedding in Mexico

The proposal

Always spontaneous and willing to travel at the drop of a hat, Rikin surprised Stephanie with a ‘last-minute’ trip to St. Kitts/Nevis over Thanksgiving. It was a surprise indeed and since Stephanie’s favorite holiday is Thanksgiving (friends, family and food, what’s better) she was a little annoyed that we were skipping for a surprise ‘flight deal’ Rikin found.

A Jewish Hindu Fusion wedding in Mexico

We went to the island for 4 days and on the very last night he planned a beachside romantic dinner and got down on one knee! After that, we danced the night away and headed back to New York the very next morning… engaged!

A Jewish Hindu Fusion wedding in Mexico

The Wedding

Stephanie and Rikin’s wedding was a beautiful, colorful and fun cultural bohemian Tulum Mexico Wedding. Stephanie and Rikin are two fun and laid back New Yorkers, who chose Tulum to celebrate their love and the fusion of their roots, cultures and religons: Hindu-Jewish.

A Jewish Hindu Fusion wedding in Mexico

A lively baarat on the beach preceded the traditional Marathi Hindu Ceremony. Followed by a quick outfit charge, the signing of the Ketubah and an emotional traditional Jewish ceremony.

The entire group enjoyed a live Mariachi band, amazing food, a few tequila shots and the good vibes and energy of Tulum during the rest of the evening.

A Jewish Hindu Fusion wedding in Mexico

Our favourite part of the day was dancing in the rain with all our dear family and friends! The easiest part of our wedding planning was picking a destination wedding in Tulum. However, the hardest part of wedding was planning a destination wedding – a mix between acting as travel agency and event!

A Jewish Hindu Fusion wedding in Mexico

Is it harder to plan a wedding when the couples are from different faiths/culture etc?

We picked the top and most important things that mean a lot to us from each culture and made that a part of our wedding. It was hard to squeeze it all in but we weren’t willing to budge… it’s harder in the sense that it requires more organization, more time for guests, outfit changes and sacrificed other things along the way because of timing.

A Jewish Hindu Fusion wedding in Mexico

I would say we were very lucky to have supportive, open family and friends who were accepting of both aspects and even excited to experience all the different elements. Our dads even said words in both Hindi and Hebrew in their reception speeches!

A Jewish Hindu Fusion wedding in Mexico

Advice to give to other multicultural couples

Don’t try to do too much! Pick 1 or 2 things from each culture or religion that is most important and incorporate those… trying to find a connective tissue to tie in the values and views on marriage for both!

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Suppliers:

Photographer: Quetzal Wedding Photo
Venue: Akiin Beach Club, Tulum
The dress: Wtoo brides
Custom lengha: Roopman
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
The groom’s outfit: J.Crew tux 
Groomsmen & bridesmaids outfit and accessory details: Custom bangles from India, Necklace/earrings custom from Gigi Clozeau
Wedding theme or colours if any: Bohemian chic/multicultural
Food and catering (including drinks): Akiin Beach Club
Entertainment: Dohl/barrat (Drummers in Paradise)
DJ Fermix (reception)
Sitar player/drummers: Music Tempo Consulting
Mariachi Band (Destination Weddings Tulum)
Henna//Mehndi Artist: Henna Lounge
Hair and make up: Sarah Garnier
The flowers: Single King Protea flower (Destination Weddings Tulum)
Planning and Production: Destination Weddings Tulum

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2 Comments

  • Reply gwen April 1, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Hello Raj,

    This is a so lovely post! Thank You so much for sharing the love!!
    I just want to check back with you because one of your link goes to front desk company on the flower item and we destinationweddingstulum.com did design, planning and production of the wedding…

    • Raj
      Reply Raj April 2, 2017 at 8:45 am

      All done Gwen, thanks for the comment 🙂

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