An Extravagant, Glamorous Indian Wedding at Amanyara in Turks and Caicos
Nonstop entertainment was the theme for Melanie Kannokada (29 and an actress) and Neeraj Chandra's (33 and an investor) opulent wedding at Amanyara in Turks and Caicos. In addition to countless wardrobe changes, the couple participated in a number of choreographed dances and even flew in three dancers from the Sa Dance Company in New York City for the multiday celebration at Amanyara in Turks and Caicos. At the reception, a surprise firework display was timed meticulously to coincide with the cake cutting and Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars." One of the most memorable moments was halfway through the night, when the reception turned into an impromptu pool party. Guests jumped into the infinity pool, fully clothed in their suits, gowns and saris. And with more than 150 guests on the dance floor at 1 a.m., the DJ spun until dawn. "We wanted this to be not just a wedding, but a life experience for everyone who attended," Melanie says. "We had more than 250 guests flying in from all over the world for a two-and-a-half-day extravaganza in one of the most, if not the most, beautiful venues in the Caribbean." The couple rented out the entire Amanyara resort and provided special activities (including a private diving excursion) for guests during downtime. "We did our best to ensure their experience, from the moment they landed on the island to their departure, was both taken care of and seamless," Melanie says.