Hope your Tuesday is off to a marvelous start, Maharanis! Brace yourselves, because it's about to get better! Let's head to the Windy City today to check out this Indian fusion wedding captured by Laura Witherow Photography. It's all about the sparkly details for any South Asian bride, and today's lucky lady made no exception when it came to that. She made sure she was blinged out to perfection with her amazing gold and ruby jewelry set, and her bangles are the foolproof addition to her traditional bridal look. Makeup artist, Diem Angie, was called on to help her create a dreamy and flawless wedding day look when it came to her hair and makeup. She's dressed in a wonderfully white and gold lengha that will make heads turn on her special day, and her best gals are rockin' in the teal and fuschia bridesmaid's saris with their matching hair dos. It's almost time for our bride and groom to make things official, but before we get to all the romantic little details from the ceremony, make sure you visit the gallery for a look at more portraits of our bride and the wedding party you won't want to miss!

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The bride, on meeting the Raja of her dreams:

"We meet through my best friend Laura and became really good friends. Over the years, we both fell in love with each other. The moment Erik didn't pull up with my "shit" I knew he was the one for me. He is my rock. He is what keeps me grounded and gives her strength. He has a big heart and will do anything in his power to make it easier for me. He is my best friend."

On the proposal:

"On a random summer Sunday & around lunch time, Erik said why don't we go on a walk and we can get something to eat. (I bug him all the time to go on walks so I was thrilled!) We (he) decided we should go towards Lincoln Park Zoo because he wanted a burger from five guys right on Fullerton. As we approached Fullerton, it gets really scenic and half way to Fullerton, I notice a horse and carriage on my left hand side, there was a sign hanging behind the carriage that said "Will you marry me?". I look over to Erik and I say "that is really cute, where is the bride to be? we should watch". Erik had a huge SMILE on his face and said "It is your turn honey" I was so shocked that the 1st thing that came out of my mouth was "no way... are you serious?". We walked towards the carriage and then he grabbed my hands and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I, of course, said "YES"! Once, I had said “yes” he turned over the sign to “just engaged” and we took a romantic carriage ride into the city."

On selecting her wedding lengha:

"I created Pinterest boards. I would spend hours surfing around pinning the colors & styles I liked. Then I took all my research and my ideas to India!"

On her hair and makeup:

"I also pinned options for my hair and makeup. Once I knew what I wanted I worked with my specialist to create that look."

There's still lots more coming up, gals, so stick around!

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Photography: Laura Witherow Photography | Venue: Chicago Marriott O'Hare | Floral & Decor: Yanni Design Studio | Cakes & Treats: Oak Mill Bakery | Catering: Saffron DiningPlanning & Design/DJs & Entertainment/Lighting: Shaadi Entertainment |