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Missy and Vishesh October 3,2010 The M Resort
Simply Weddings Las Vegas │ Las Vegas Wedding Planner

Marissa Murphy moved to New York City from Nashville a few months after her soon to be fiancé Vishesh Chachra, started his new job in the city in the fall of 2008. For her birthday, all she wanted to do was take the Duck Tour!  It was a cool Friday morning in April and Vishesh carried on like it was any other day. In a very nonchalant way, he told Marissa that he would be granting her birthday wish of seeing the city like a tourist, but she would need to wear a dress. After finally selecting a dress that wouldn’t wrinkle badly, they hopped in a cab and headed down to Battery Park where multiple tour buses loaded eager passengers ready to see New York.  Once they arrived at Battery Park, Vishesh suggested they dip into the Ritz for a minute.  Marissa “Missy” remembers being really excited since she was starving, and the Ritz offered one of the best brunches in the city.  Once they entered the lobby, they were escorted to The Rise, the hotel’s famous top floor bar. With a spectacular view of the Statue of Liberty, Missy and Vishesh went into the room to discover a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries near the exit leading out to the terrace. After toasting to Missy’s birthday, Vishesh asked her to join him out on the terrace.

Once they were outside on the terrace, Vishesh began to talk about New York and how the ‘leap of faith’ they took together had forever changed them. Then Vishesh went for his coat, turned around to face her and got down on one knee. Missy said that his act of getting down on one knee was a huge gesture, not because he was a proclaimed bachelor for life, but because he was recovering from ACL surgery.  Missy screamed “yes” and instantly knew she would always “heart” NY for playing such an important role in their lives.

When it came time for Missy and Vishesh to plan their wedding, they had only a few requirements. After analyzing our criteria, well…Vegas seemed to have it all.  Vibrant, jam packed with energy, never ending, full of possibilities, and crazy fun!  After planning an outdoor ceremony at the M Resort and an amazing and innovative reception inside one of the amazing ballrooms, everything was going great!  Wedding day arrived and as everything began to be set up, something that hardly ever happens in Las Vegas happened.  It began to rain.  This wasn’t just any rain, but some of the hardest rain that we got all year.  With no other options, we had to move the ceremony inside at the last minute.  The intricately decorated mandap was the highlight of the Indian wedding ceremony, and the large structure symbolizing the Bride and Groom’s parents would need to be moved inside before it was ruined.   Our staff worked closely and quickly with the staff at the M Resort to make sure that the only difference the bride would have would be the temperature controlled ballroom.

After the ceremony, the bride let us know that she was thrilled with the outcome inside the ballroom, and was not at all disappointed that her wedding was unable to be outside.  The bride’s two favorite colors of pink and orange were the theme for this wedding.  Four long tables draped in the chosen colors filled the room.  Adorned with oversized lamps with pink shades, and clear vases filled with orange orchids lined the tables.  Delicate mini Chivari chairs served as place cards for guests to find their seats.  The unique idea of using postcards from the places they had traveled to as their guest book will allow them to be reminded of their wedding day for the next year. Their live band rocked the night away with a sneak peak performance from the groom himself. This was an East meets West theme like no other!

Mom and Dad
Missy and Vishesh
Missy and Vishesh