Greetings, Maharanis! It's a fabulous Filmy Friday and I have three of the most memorable wedding flicks to show you today. Heading things up is this spectacular highlight reel, shot and edited by the incredibly talented team at Cineverse. It features some of the most extraordinary moments from Maharani Deep and Raja Happy's Sikh wedding in Ontario, Canada. The Mississauga Convention Centre hosts this splendid event, and you'll get a peek into all of the day's delightful moments. The film opens up with a look at Sonia's Henna Art creating the bride's breathtaking mehndi design, some fashion details and LeSonne Bridals working their hair and makeup magic — the gorgeous side braid and bold, red lips are simply fantastic! This Sikh bride is an absolute sensation in an intricately detailed, sky blue and red bridal lengha, her stunning crystal and pearl necklace the icing on the cake. Not to upstage her own ceremony look, but still leave a lasting impression, Maharani Deep turned to Shyamal & Bhumika for her dazzling cobalt blue reception lengha, and to make sure her event was just as unforgettable as her bridal fashions, the bride enlisted Xclusive Designs to take charge of her 20's-themed floral and decor — and boy did they deliver! With an energetic performance by Mickey Singh, who was surrounded by partygoers on the dance floor, and heart-pumping beats dropped by Empire Entertainment, the night was one affair no one would soon forget. Maybe Banga Studios will delight us with some of the amazing pics they took, but until then click play and enjoy!
The bride, on how she met the Raja of her dreams:
"I met Happy through mutual friends at a friends condo party. For the first six months we were just friends because I wanted to get to know him. As the months went by I realized he is the most amazing man I had ever known. It was then I started to realize he was “the one”."
On the super romantic proposal:
"We went to one of my favorite places, New York, for the second time. Only this time I had no idea he was going to propose to me. It was a bright and sunny day on May 25th, as we shopped on 5th Ave. I was taking a bit too long in the Henri Bendel store and Happy was getting impatient because he had plans of his own to propose and I was inadvertently delaying them. He was doing anything and everything to speed the decision process along. Finally we left, we freshened up and got ready for the evening. We walked through central park and ended up at The Loeb Boathouse Central Park. We were only 5 minutes late which is pretty good in my books. I thought dress code was formal and I quickly realized I was overdressed. As we waited for our seats, I switched from heels to flats and took off my earrings, while Happy was giving me the you look fine look. After we had been seated and we ordered, I looked around and it was breathtaking. The restaurant was off a lake and there were gondola rides taking place, music playing and so much more. We got our food so quickly compared to other guests and Happy's hand was shaking which was a bit odd to me. After dinner, we had the rest of our wine on the gondola ride as the sun was setting. After the proposal I found out that Happy asked the restaurant manager if we could be alone on the lake. His request was approved given the situation. The gondolier provided stories regarding the lake and how it had been used in movies such as Home Alone and Sex and the City! Then Happy handed his phone over to the gondolier to take our photo and I was getting ready to strike a pose only to find Happy bent down on one knee. He turned my body into his direction and proposed. I was shocked and excited all at the same time. Of course, I said yes! Later that night we went to Times Square and took a few pictures and called it a night. One of the happiest days of our lives!"
On her wedding style:
"When we started to think about themes for our wedding we were immediately drawn to the Great Gatsby theme from decor to outfits to music. As the year went on we realized it was a popular theme and wanted to do something that had never been done. Even though we took out the Gatsby theme, it was still our overall inspiration. We continued with 20's vintage, royal theme. Our original colors were gold, ivory, white, and navy blue. What we ended up with was the same colors only we added blush pink. We had crystals, pearls, and flowers as accents throughout. We loved our decor!"
On selecting her dream reception lengha:
"Too many countless hours were spent on the internet trying to find the perfect reception outfit. Finally I gazed upon a designer by the name of Shyamal & Bhumika. They had amazing pieces and one stood out to me the most. It was the cobalt blue embroidered gown. It left me breathless to say the least and when I saw it I knew it was “the one”. I ordered it directly from the designer in Mumbai. They were so professional to work with and I couldn't have been happier. Everyone loved it as much as I did."
Sit tight, Maharanis! There's still most Filmy fabulousness on the way!