The elite K.I. Weddings plans a lavish Hindu-Christian fusion bridal affair, which takes place in T-Town, also known as Tulsa, Oklahoma! Let's kick things off with a sneak peek at the beautiful bride getting ready for her big day, thanks to the photo artistry of Heather Roth Fine Art Photography! Our Maharani looks fierce and fabulous in her fuchsia lengha choli! Ishnae Beauty does a flawless job with Umang's hair and makeup—the eye shadows are blended to perfection, and her skin has a sun-kissed glow! Stay with us, because more is coming your way, including fantastic floral and decor—courtesy of the one and only Prashe Wedding Decor, but for now, browse the gallery for tons of great bridal inspiration!
From the bride, on how they met:
"I met him through a mutual friend 3 years before we got married. We met at a beer festival, and when I first met him I didn't actually like him. When we re-met a month later and he walked into the restaurant, it literally seemed like he was being backlit from heaven and angels were singing "AHHHHH" (cue movie scene). I was instantly struck by his gentle yet strong demeanor and his quick and sharp wit. A week later, we went on our first date and have been together ever since. He actually knew I was the one 3 weeks into our relationship. I was a little later- at about 6 months we went on our first trip together, and I fully realized how perfectly he complemented me, and how together we could accomplish anything- done deal after that."
On the proposal:
"Well I think it is :). We had been together 6 weeks and on a date night we went on a walk in this beautiful park and stopped over this bridge over a creek. He asked me how I thought the relationship was going thus far and I replied I thought it was going really well. In the back of my mind I was thinking "oh holy heck is he gonna propose???". He actually asked me to be his girlfriend that day which was super cute and super traditional. On our 1 year anniversary we went back to the same spot and had the same relationship check in talk. On our 2 year anniversary we went back to the same spot under the guise of "tradition". This time at the end of the talk he asked me to be his wife. I immediately called my parents and brother who for some odd reason seemed not super excited or surprised. I shook it off cuz after all I had a new sparkly thing on my finger to look at! We went to brunch afterwards and I walked in and my parents were standing there with his parents to surprise me! I got to be with all my loved ones on one of the most amazing days of my life!"
On the hair and makeup:
"I literally had no idea what I wanted. I had a trial done about 4-5months before my wedding, and was ok with it, cuz its not like I get all gussied up all that often so didn't have much to compare too. Again, my brilliant planner to the rescue- she said to me she wished I had more flawless look. I had no idea what she meant until I did another trial with the genius that is Renee from Ishnae beauty... after one trial I was hooked. Throughout the weekend and 5 different makeup looks, all I really had to do was show her my outfits, she created the rest- I'm still getting so many compliments on how I looked that weekend! It was totally Renee!!"
On the lenghas:
"I went shopping with my mom and cousin for several hours one day in Jersey, after trying on about 20-30 different ones, and feeling very disgruntled, I finally tried on the one I ended up buying. I can definitely say I had "that feeling", you know the one, the one all brides want to feel- that aha moment where you think to yourself- " I could see myself getting married in this". As far as my reception outfit, I had some ideas banging around in my head, through the help of the talented Prashe, she was able to streamline those thoughts and create the beautiful end product!"
Ceremony shots are up next!