TGIF, ladies! To celebrate, how 'bout we skip the monotonous gym session today, put on our dancing shoes and groove to the beats of this awesomely rockin' Indian ceremony highlight reel by Robles Video Productions and Greycard Photography?! First off, how fantastical is this venue?! The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is a picturesque wonder and simply ideal for a dream wedding come to life! PinkRockEvents, LLC are the amazing planners behind the scenes.The stunning floral & decor comes courtesy of Square Root Designs. Amidst the heart-pounding beats of the sangeet and baraat, we soon see the most stunning wonder of all, the lovely bride, all dolled up by Oscar Makeup. She is bedazzled and blinged out from head to toe! And make sure to catch how the beauty's groom, makes his dramatic entrance! Every detail is so delightful that I wish I was there! Hmm, my invite must of gotten lost in the mail, right girls?
From the bride on the romantic proposal:
My husband had been planning the proposal for months. We had a long distance relationship, I was visiting him in California when he popped the question. He took me to his hometown temple for a prayer but little did I know he had reserved the whole temple for us. We were performing a prayer with the priest and the priest told me to close my eyes. The priest gave him a plate with rose petals and the ring. When I opened my eyes, my husband was on one knee with the ring in his hand. It was truly the happiest moment of my life. It made it even more special when all of his family and my mom came out. They had been hiding in the temple the entire time. There were a lot of tears of joy. And the surprises didn't end there. We went around Orange County for the private helicopter ride and then on a beautiful gondola ride at Balboa Island. It was amazing. And to top it all, when we came home from a romantic dinner, my mom, dad, and both of my brothers flew in from the east coast to surprise me. My husband had been planning this with my family for months. It was a day full of the sweetest surprises. All of my family flew in that weekend to celebrate our engagement. We had a surprise roka ceremony the following day. It was a magical weekend.
On the wedding style:
When it came to planning our dream wedding, we wanted a traditional hindu punjabi wedding. For the wedding ceremony, I picked pinks and oranges for the fabric and florals. We had peacocks on our invitation cards, so we decided to get custom made floral peacock structures made for the decor at the wedding. Our vendors did a great job making beautiful peacocks out of florals. For the reception, we wanted a classy and romantic theme. I picked blush pink as the color for the night. I worked with our vendor to customize our sweetheart table with hanging globes and florals. For our sangeet night, we had a moroccan theme. I picked orange and blue as our colors for the decor and florals. It was a fairytale wedding, everything came together so perfectly.
Looking back, I really enjoyed planning our dream wedding. I flew back and forth from the east coast to CA for wedding planning. It required a lot of work and organization but it was all so worth it. Our roka ceremony, engagement party, sangeet, wedding ceremony and reception went really well.
On choosing the song they danced to:
Our first dance was very special to us. We had the very talented Raginder Momi "Violinder" play our favorite song "Kabhi Kabhi" for our first dance. It sounded even more beautiful with his violin version. We picked this song because we both love this song. My husband surprised me by singing this song to me on our sangeet night as well. It was so sweet.
On the venue:
We picked the amazing Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in CA for our wedding venue. It has one of the most breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Our mandap backdrop was the scenic views of the ocean. The weather was perfect and the venue was brought to life with all our wedding decor. The wedding ceremony was performed at the Dana Lawn and the reception was held at the Ritz Ballroom. It was a magical day filled with love and happiness. I am so grateful to all our vendors who worked with us to make our vision come true.
Forgot to mention, you may also get a bit hungry looking at all the tasty Indian treats. Be strong, darlings! I'll be back in a jiff. Try not to miss me too much!