Happy Tuesday, my beautiful friends! Let's start the morning off on a high note and get the celebrations started at Akbar Restaurant! Alankar Event/Wedding Planners and Magic Mike DJs are on hand to create the perfect atmosphere for some pre-wedding fun and Unique Visions Studio is behind the scenes capturing it all on film! Maharani Rakhi is princess perfect in pink with loose waves, a soft makeup look and intricate mehndi designs thanks to Henna For All! Check out all the excitement from this sweet sangeet over at the gallery!
From the bride, on her proposal story:
"Mark really out did himself with the proposal. It was so elaborate and here I was thinking he could not keep a secret! I thought he was going to be in NY for a friend's engagement party the weekend he proposed and I thought that was the time he was going to ask my parents' permission to marry me (little did I know he did that a month earlier). Mark had coordinated with a few of my friends and made it seem like a "birthday surprise" since my birthday was a week away. He flew my friend in from PA, along with my friends in Chicago, he arranged a "girls day out" filled with a chauffer in an Escalade, spa day and shopping spree for new dress and shoes. My friends had told me we were going out to a nice place for dinner, so we got all dolled up and my friend who is an avid photographer wanted to take group shots in Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. I remember texting him saying I loved the girls day but the thing that would make the day even better is to have him here by my side...little did I know. We were taking pictures in front of the Wrigley fountain and I see the love of my life appear from a staircase with some of his closest friends he flew in Chicago (our song was playing in the background). I started walking backwards actually away from him because I could not believe he was there. He gave me the biggest hug and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I could not stop crying and all I could say was "what did you do?" He stayed on one knee for some time before I could get the word "yes!!!!" out. We had a great group dinner followed by having more friends meet us out for an engagement party which Mark had planned at "EPIC" the club where we originally met. I could not have asked for a more elaborate and sweet proposal story."
This bride-to-be is all dressed in white for the first ceremony, next up!