Here it is….our first Indian wedding! If you’ve never had the pleasure of attending an Indian wedding, please know that it’s nothing short of epic. They are amazing 3-day events that include bright jewel tones colors, awesome music, beautiful culture and lots of parties, each one better than the last!
We were blessed that our first chance to document such a fantastic event was for an equally fantastic couple! Rina & Anup are truly amazing people. They are like those people you know who are the same age as you, yet they’ve accomplished so much more that almost you feel inadequate!
Anup is a Yale Medical & Business school grad (though he’s a Florida Gator at heart), while Rina studied Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. They use their spare time to run a charity called Cents of Relief that is dedicated to providing educational opportunities, improving healthcare and stopping human trafficking in vulnerable populations. Despite having accomplished so much in their short lives, they are a sweet, down to earth couple with a loving and supportive family on both sides.
Rina and Anup’s bridal party, who live in various places across the world, put together a choreographed Bollywood-style dance to be performed at their reception. They each practiced on their own, using a YouTube video to rehearse until they were all able to finally meet on the day before the wedding and go over it together. The result of their practice was awesome!
We were also lucky to have an amazing group of vendors working with us. Their crazy-talented photographer Apresh, was able to Skype with us ahead of the event and gave us insight and advice on all of the ceremonies and traditions in Hindu weddings. Jennifer J Events was responsible for designing a jaw-dropping event, from the decor to the flawless execution of a wedding weekend with over 300 guests.
It was an amazing experience for us and we’re so grateful to the Patel families for their constant support. Rina & Anup, we wish you lots of love, happiness and success with all your amazing endeavors!

Venue – Powel Crosley Estate
Wedding Design – Jennifer J Events
Photography – Apresh Chavda
Music – Dudha Productions

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January 17, 2012

Ed+Ursula, First of all, we are the same age (wait you guys are YOUNGER) and you are doing AMAZING things with Belvy guys are SICK! Every single one of your highlights are nothing short of amazing stories and I have never not loved one of them....BUT...I love mine the MOST!!! Thank you SO much...we really adore this highlight and cannot wait to watch the rest...LOVE LOVE LOVE you both for your creative brains and ensuring that we could remember our wedding forever.

Jayendra Patel
January 17, 2012

BelvedereStories, You have done a fantastic job of putting together this short video.We can't wait for the full wedding program video. Great job! Let me know where you are operating and how to contact you.



January 18, 2012

I just told my hubby that we need to get married again and have a three day traditional Indian wedding. AHHH-MAZING!

January 18, 2012

Wow! Unbelievable work! This highlight seems like it came out of a beautiful dream! I'm so impressed, Urs and Ed! Just beautiful.

Liz Hutchison
January 21, 2012

Wow! This video is awesome! I'm not going to lie...I may have teared up a little bit. You both are such amazing people and you're absolutely perfect together. I'm so happy that I got to be a part of those special days with you. Love you guys!

January 25, 2012

this is amazing! it's like watching a trailer to a great indian movie (and there are not many great indian movies). i'm pretty sure belvedere stories makes me want to get married.

Carolyn Truini
January 26, 2012

Rina and Anup: two of my favorite people. I felt so bad to miss the wedding. This beautiful video has made me feel so joyous! thanks!

Shuchi Patel
February 2, 2012

Incredible! You have done an amazing job capturing every detail and putting together a beautiful story. I love love love it!

April 20, 2012

This my friend is AMAZING!