Welcome back, dolls! It's time to see some adorable pre-wedding portraits and ceremony images of this Indian wedding, courtesy of Braja Mandala Wedding Photography. The bride is positively glowing as she walks down the aisle to marry the man of her dreams. Her red and gold lengha lights up the room as does her smile! I adore the look on her face as she places the ring on her Maharaja's finger. What a beautiful ceremony! I cannot wait to see the newlyweds at their reception! For now, check out even more great moments from the ceremony in the gallery!
From the bride, on the wedding style:
"When I first started thinking about and planning our dream wedding, we wanted everything to be red, gold, traditional, and classy. Our invitations were red and gold, with a simple Ganesh on the front. Fresh flowers are so important to Hindu weddings, so we wanted that to be a central part of the decor. Working with our decorator, Ragini, was such a wonderful experience. With such talent, she blended our ideas into our dream mandap. Since Nitesh and I were wearing gold and red, a soft, ivory mandap with flowers in shades of pink as the backdrop, really made us stand out."
Fave part of planning:
"My favorite part of wedding planning was definitely our trip to India. My mom, masi, now husband, and I went to do most of our shopping in India. I loved being able to pick out colors and share designs for outfits, and matching. Even more than all the shopping we were able to accomplish, I loved that my soon-to-be hubby was able to meet my grandmother. She absolutely loved him, and I got that final approval. :)"
On a very special moment:
"As we lined up for our entrance outside of the ballroom, my family and bridesmaids were all just hanging out and waiting. I remember looking around, smiling, and thinking wow, this is perfect. I peeked as the flowergirls and bridesmaids walked down the aisle, and could see my groom waiting at the end of it. Finally, it was my turn. Sticking with tradition, my mom's brother who actually introduced Nitesh and I, walked me down the aisle to Nitesh's favorite song, "Na Kajre Ki Dhar". Before the doors opened, my uncle asked me if I was nervous. And my reply was "not at all." A feeling of relief just came upon me, and I was so ready to walk down the aisle to marry my Raja. If and when the marriage road gets tough, I will think back to that moment, and how without any doubt, I knew he's the one for me."
Reception decor pics coming up !