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After a full year of planning their amazing event, Akeena and Vishal were married in the Fall at the luxurious Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa.  Their beautiful wedding day was documented by Lin and Jirsa Photography and Avec Lumiere Productions.

 Akeena & Vishal - 3-Up - LIN & JIRSA - - Real Weddings Project

How did you meet?

We met online on

How long did you plan the wedding after the proposal? 

We waited roughly a month after the proposal to start planning. The planning process itself took roughly a year.

The top 3 challenges/difficulties of planning the wedding.

1. Sticking to the Budget

2. Creating a guest list and making sure all of the extended family and friends were accounted for. 

3. Making sure both families traditions were accounted for. 

The top 3 most fun/easiest parts of planning the wedding.

1. Choosing our wedding venue

2. Shopping for everyone’s wedding outfits including our own, bridal party etc.

3. Trying all the food

What fun/unique feature of your wedding made you the proudest?

Baraat-vishal Came on a double decker bus as a means to welcome my U.K. Family

White flower elephants. We still get compliments on the beautiful flowers the 2create team created. 

If you had it to do over, what would you change, add or do differently?

I would have written my wedding speech earlier and practiced more.


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Credit to these vendors/services
Cakes/Cupcakes Amazing Cake
Caterers Manohar Deli Palace/Jay Bharat
Decor Lighting Special Occasions DJ and Lighting
DJ/Disc Jockey Special Occasions DJ and Lighting
Floral/florist 2create
Hair/Makeup Dolled up by Lulu