Destiny — glamorized in old Hollywood movies, seems like a myth of an era gone by to most of us. Not quite a true statement and I can share with you why. Payal Kadakia a girl with one of the biggest hearts we’ve ever known. As the CEO & founder of ClassPass, she’s vivacious, hard working, and humble about it all. I’m sure when she showed up at her friend’s Super Bowl party, she wasn’t expecting to meet the man she would eventually fall in love with and say yes to when he knelt down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage with the Eiffel Tower as their picture-perfect backdrop. Doting, sweet and kind, Nick is the epitome of a gentleman.

As a grand gesture of their love for each other, Payal and Nick worked together in creating a luxurious Pelican Hill wedding that spanned over several days. All their colors and little details were carefully picked, but not just for their enjoyment. Their families were first on their mind in putting together a giant family affair. Payal also had one of the most personal touches we’ve ever seen at a wedding. She choreographed every single one of her dances, each with a different theme and mood. One always topped the other in its grandeur. Saving the best for last, Payal’s stunning beauty and love shone through during her dance for Nick at their reception.

“My favorite was the Sikh wedding, since it was something new for me and my family, and the music against the breathtaking view in front of us set such a beautiful mood.” —Payal describes in this Grace Ormonde feature.

As gorgeous and grand as the events of the weekend were, they would not have had that special something that only they could give their wedding. All the colors, the dances and ceremonies would have been just that — but they were much more. Payal and Nick’s passion and the love all the families shared is what really changed this from just a gorgeous wedding to an unforgettable experience.

Payal Kadakia Pelican Hill Wedding
Payal Kadakia Pelican Hill Wedding
Payal Kadakia Pelican Hill Wedding
Payal Kadakia Pelican Hill Wedding

EVENT PLANING Elegant Events | VENUE The Resort at Pelican Hill | FLOWERS & DECOR Bloom Box | PHOTOGRAPHY Shanti Weddings | CINEMATOGRAPHY Impressive Creations | MAKEUP & HAIR Style by Susmita | DRESSES Sabyasachi


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