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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

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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

accent.

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.

SPRING.2018

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