D E S T I N AT I O N S
ERIN & AMAN RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO
S E P T E M BE R 14, 2017 PH OTOG R A PH E D BY Moni + Adri Fine Art Photog raphy
Text by Samuel Naumick
rin and Aman’s f irst encounter was so perfectly
The theme of their wedding was inspired by Erin’s engagement
coincidental it must’ve been written by fate. Erin with
ring - rose-gold and blush. Every detail incorporated the blush
her sister, on their way to a restaurant in Brooklyn
color palette, down to the wedding gown. Hues of peach, coral
to meet their mother, were just stepping off the train from
and palm-leave-green were added to the mix to brighten and
Manhattan when they heard someone ask, “have you been
shopping in the city?” Erin turned around and there was Aman smiling at her. They began small-talk before he told her about
For her dress, Erin knew she wanted something non-traditional.
himself, how he was just coming back from a fashion show
After searching high and low she found a store that carried
in Manhattan - which immediately peaked her interest as she
exactly the designer she was looking for, and after trying
herself is a fashion designer. Their connection was immediate
on three Pallas Couture Paget dresses she fell in love with a
and she noticed how easy it was to speak with him and how
blush and ivory tulle train, nude underlay, and mate applique
well they got along. It was her sister that encouraged her to
embellishments and arm bands. Completed with a Maria
exchange numbers with him, stating that she had, “a good
Elena crown in Swarovski crystals and semi-precious pearls.
feeling about this guy!” They went on their f irst date that
Erin and Aman’s Riviera Maya, Mexico destination wedding
following weekend and have been inseparable ever since.
incorporated their African-American and Caribbean cultures throughout the wedding, including the music and especially
Erin had a feeling right away that Aman was “the one.” He
the delicious food.
effortlessly harmonized with her family, who are very important to Erin, and have very high standards - altogether a very good
BEST MEMORIES: Seeing my husband's reaction during our
sign. But she believes what really “sealed the deal” was when
First Look! His facial expression was priceless, and also taking
his car broke down and he came to live at her place for a month
"Get Ready" pictures with my bride squad!
to be closer to work. It was still early in their relationship so Erin wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but instead of being at
ADVICE FOR ENGAGED COUPLES: The best wedding
all awkward they found themselves naturally comfortable with
advice I could give is remember that this is your special day
each other and the situation. In Erin’s words, “having someone
and try not to let anyone or anything spoil your day! Another
you can be yourself with is priceless and at that moment I
recommendation would be to pick your top three important
knew everything would be f ine.” Aman selected a beautiful tea
details about the day that you will budget more money for and
room in London, England for the proposal location - and the
stick to it! For us, we picked photography, food and venue.
decor matched the ring perfectly.