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Rekha and Brandon combined their Indian and Jewish heritages to host a multi-day Sarasota wedding celebration.

The Tampa bride, whose sister was also married at the same wedding venue, incorporated her Indian background and love for elephants into their Hindu ceremony, while the groom’s favorite football team inspired their Sarasota beach wedding.

“We essentially had two wedding ceremonies. Friday was the traditional white dress ceremony. I let my husband pick the colors, which somehow ended up being Miami Dolphins colors. I incorporated a champagne color, so my beautiful bridesmaids would remain my friends and not end up wearing orange and teal!” Rekha joked. “Saturday was a traditional Indian ceremony and the theme was elephants. I utilized purple as the main color.”

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The Tampa couple’s lavish Sarasota wedding reception revolved around entertaining their guests with Vegas showgirls, the Mayweather fight on big screen and a 12-tier wedding cake.

“It was important that guests had the time of their life!” the bride beamed.

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The Proposal:
My proposal was at the restaurant where we had our first date. I had foot surgery about three weeks before, so I was hobbling around in a walking boot on the beach. My husband hired a photographer to catch the proposal. It was absolutely beautiful and memorable.

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How would you describe your theme?
We essentially had two wedding ceremonies. Friday was the traditional white dress ceremony. I let my husband pick the colors, which somehow ended up being Miami Dolphins colors (his favorite team). I incorporated a champagne color, so my beautiful bridesmaids would remain my friends and not end up wearing orange and teal!

Saturday was a traditional Indian ceremony and the theme was elephants. I utilized purple as the main color. I absolutely love elephants!

Lavish Purple Indian Wedding Reception with Tall Centerpieces, Chiavari Chairs and Sequined Linens | Ritz Carlton Sarasota Beach Club on Lido Key

Lavish Purple Indian Wedding Reception with Tall Centerpieces, Chiavari Chairs and Sequined Linens | Ritz Carlton Sarasota Beach Club on Lido Key

12-Tier Wedding Cake with Sequined Linens | Lavish Purple Indian Wedding Reception | Ritz Carlton Sarasota Beach Club on Lido Key

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What advice would you give to other Sarasota Brides?
Have fun! Enjoy wedding planning and pick a venue that helps you as much as they can.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ritz Carlton Sarasota Beach Club on Lido Key
Photographer: Kimberly Photography
Videographer: NSPG MEDIA
Florist: Beneva Florist (Beach Wedding), Suhaag Garden (Indian & Jewish Wedding)
Caterer: Ritz Carlton Sarasota Beach Club on Lido Key
Rentals: Suhaag Garden (Indian & Jewish Wedding)
Cake: Ritz Carlton Sarasota Beach Club on Lido Key
DJ: Pavan Events (Ft. Lauderdale)
Dress: Olga’s Bridal Boutique (Beach Wedding) Charmi Creations (Indian Wedding)
Bridesmaid Dress: WToo
Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio – Jessica Harjani *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Vendor
Showgirls: Zhantra Entertainment (Miami)

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Marry Me Tampa Bay editor, Anna Coats, created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area's best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

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