It's off to London for our next South Asian love affair in this unforgettable wedding film by Stellify Productions. This highlight reel features a doll of a bride who's been made up by Annie Shah to picture perfection. Her incredible ivory and silver bridal lengha from the Khubsoorat Collection is a Maharani dream-come-true. As she weds the Raja of her dreams in a civil ceremony that is as memorable as it is stunning, you can't help but feel a sense of grandeur and romance. To celebrate their newly formed union, they host a mind-blowing wedding reception at the Hilton Waldorf, where Uniflora has transformed the party venue into a stunningly chic affair. Guests are treated to food catered by Greenleaf, and dessert by Coco's Cakes. Krishan Desai, of Paragon, helps the bride and groom keep the momentum going with musical beats that have everyone glued to the dance floor. Fingers crossed that we can score some of the undoubtedly stellar wedding pics from Alpesh Rabadia Photography. Don't waste another moment. Watch this incredible celebration now!
The bride, on how she met her Raja:
"I first met Neil in 2005 when we were just 18 years old. We had gone to Greece with our friends and our groups got on well and ending up spending most of the week together. We were friends for about 3 years before we realised that we felt something more for each other. Our friends were both surprised but happy when we did finally get together!"
On her wedding style:
"I wanted something very sophisticated but vintage at the same time. I decided to go for a contemporary venue (Hilton Waldorf, London), however it had some very authentic, vintage features at the same time. For example, the main room where the civil was conducted was where the Movie Titanic 1953 version Was filmed. I had a vintage birdcage for my wedding cards, and I went for an ivory/gold theme throughout. Then of course I had to get my husband's input and as he is majorly into Marvel Superhero films, we decided to do superhero (and some villains) table names. To tie in with this, we created a comic strip of our love story which was displayed on our guestbook table."
On what she enjoyed most about planning her dream wedding:
"I enjoyed working with Neil and our family/friends on such a huge project. Everyone was willing to get involved and we tried our best to include as many people as possible in preparation for the big day. I enjoyed all the get togethers, the laughs, and all the happiness that was shared in the year of planning and on the day itself."
On selecting her wedding lengha:
"I am not a shopaholic at all, I have a vision in my head and i always know exactly what I want. Getting my wedding lengha was the most stress free part of the whole process. On my first day of "wedding shopping" I went to Green Street in Ilford to a shop called Khoobsurat run by a designer called Mani Kholi. I saw a customers design hanging on the rail and fell in love with it immediately. I liked the print, but not the style or colour, so I worked with the designer to recreate the vision I had in my head. We designed a blouse, re-styled the skirt and changed the colour and that was it! 2 months later, I picked it up, went next door to Kyles to get matching jewellery and that was it..Officially the most stress free bridal shopping experience!"
On her most memorable, wedding day moment:
"The whole day was magical, I felt like I was floating on air and my feet just did not touch the ground! My 2 brothers walked me in which was a very special moment, especially since the little one is only 5 years old! Seeing Neils face when he saw me for the first time was just unbelievable! I also had a dance with my elderly grandfather who I am very close to so that memory always sticks out for me too."
On her hair and makeup:
"My make up artist was the very talented Annie Shah. I had done modelling for Annie many years ago and said to her then that she would be doing my wedding makeup! Years later, I tracked her down and booked her a year in advance to ensure that she would be available to do my hair/makeup on the day. We had 1 meeting prior to the day, I told her I wanted my makeup style to be no different to how I would do it myself for a special occasion. I didn't want to look like a different person on my wedding day, Annie took everything I said on board and created the exact look I had in mind!"
Don't wander off too far, Maharanis! We still have one more amazing wedding production on its way, and we'd hate for you to miss it!