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Hindu Wedding at the Desert Botanical Gardens

Hindu Wedding at the Desert Botanical Gardens

How They Met, The Proposal, and Wedding:

How They Met:

Franck and Arthi sat next to each other on the first day of medical school. Arthi said it was truly love at first sight.


The Proposal:

Franck proposed to Arthi on April 30, 2015 at Nice Beach in Nice, France. They were on vacation after finishing medical school. The two of them had previously gone on a trek earlier the day before to a hilltop to look for a castle. This was going to be Franck’s original proposal site, but it was thwarted because the castle was a huge tourist spot.

So, Franck waited until the next day, where they sat at their favorite bench after getting crepes that morning. They got crepes from the same crepe stand they had been going to every morning while they were there. With a mouthful of Nutella crepe, Arthi looked to her right and saw Franck on one knee. He gave a beautiful speech and proposed right there! Arthi doesn’t remember any of this…Franck doesn’t really either. It was a perfect moment just for the two of them.


The Wedding/ Weddings:

Franck and Arthi jam packed their wedding weekend with three, yes you read that right, three weddings! We were so honored to be there to capture them all. Their wedding weekend started Friday afternoon at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Parish with a traditional catholic ceremony. From there they headed to a private Scottsdale estate where they were greeted by many friends and their family to celebrate the two of them! There was lots of food, henna tattoos, and the best speeches that evening!

Saturday we headed to the Desert Botanical Gardens for an early morning Baraat and Hindu Ceremony. It was full of gorgeous colors and decor. Later that evening Arthi and Franck ended their wedding weekend extravaganza with a very personal Civil Ceremony were they shared the best promises and vows to one another and had the cutest first dance! The whole weekend was packed with fun, laughter, and lots of jokes. We absolutely loved being apart of it!

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Vendors: Videographer: Simply Cinema // Photographer: Kelly & Sergio // Venues: St Paul’s Roman Catholic Parish + Desert Botanical Gardens // Planner: Meant2Be Events // Entertainment: Fusion RoadShow // Stationary: Idieh Design