This breathtaking film by WalkOnWater Productions is like a dream sequence you won't want to wake from. It features an adorable bride who's been dolled up by hair and makeup experts, Gunn Glamour, and an amazing look at the out-of-this-world floral and decor work by Weddings InStyle at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. When you have a groom who is in the industry himself, and whose own company, Indaglow Productions, is in charge of the celebration's entertainment and lighting, you're sure to be left with one incredibly sensational wedding event. Along with some of their closest and most talented friends in the industry, today's Indian bride and groom were able to realize one phenomenal wedding dream come true. Calling upon amazing planners and a mehndi artist from KIS (cubed) Events, this affair was a sure-fire event from the start. My favorite part about their unforgettable wedding ceremony is the set up. The chic, indoor plexiglass mandap is center stage, with the guests surrounding it, giving the beautiful couple a 360 of their loved ones as they share in their heartfelt exchange of I dos. Photography guru, R.A.G.artistry, was also invited to this spellbinding celebration to capture it in stunning photographic detail, and we can only imagine how remarkable those images must be! The one thing I wish this otherwise perfect wedding film was capable of doing is giving me a taste of the undoubtedly delicious Indian fare catered by Cafe Bombay! The colors, the sounds, the performances and the gorgeous Indian bride and her Raja are enough to make your hearts beat with pure delight!
The bride, on how she met the Raja of her dreams:
"Jay and I met through a mutual friend over 10 years ago. We didn't start dating 'til a year later. I knew pretty early on in our relationship he was "the one," and so did he. We dated long distance for 8 years while I was in medical school in the Caribbean, and all over the states during residency as well. He truly is my soul mate and I'm one lucky girl!"
On the super romantic proposal:
"He proposed to me the day after my 31st birthday at a small local park in Atlanta Station. I had no idea. He surprised me by having a photographer capture the moments and then inviting my friends to celebrate with us afterwards. He was really sweet and asked my dad a few days before if he could marry me."
On her wedding style:
"I knew I wanted a "classy and elegant" styled wedding. We had a lot of help from our friends who are vendors in the wedding industry. And it helps that Jay himself is in the wedding industry. Everyone was helpful in guiding us. We picked a different theme color for every night of events and just went with it."
On what she enjoyed most about planning her dream wedding:
"Lol, it was very stressful, working full time. We planned our wedding in 4 months! We really enjoyed our wedding day and all the events, the planning part was stressful though. Again, our planner and vendor friends really helped out and make the process easier for us."
On choosing her dream wedding lengha:
"I, of course, Pinterest a lot of stuff initially, getting inspiration from many designers in Bombay. I replicated a few of them for my wedding — my sangeet oufit as well as my wedding outfit. I found a local deisgner, Sushma Patel, to replicate the Ali Xeeshan lengha for my sangeet and had Mehak, who's an Indian wedding blogger for Wed Me Good, replicate my wedding lengha from Sabyasachi Mukergee. My reception outit was from Benzer world and I had them customize a few things like the color and Swarvoski crystals on the dress. My mendhi, welcome party, satak and pithi outfits I found locally, or they were gifts from family that I wore throughout the events."
On her most memorable wedding moment:
"Honestly everything was really magical for Jay and myself. We were really into each other and all the special moments of the wedding. I think my favorite moments, especially looking back at the video and pictures, would be when we kissed while the fireworks went off. It was a truly magical experience."
On her hair and makeup:
"I had ideas for everything, but I ultimately trusted my hair and makeup artisits. They're professionals and have been doing this longer than I have. They were all great."
On marrying a wedding vendor and industry expert:
"Our cake was a customized "LED cake". Jay, my now husband, put it together. He actually customized a lot of things from decals on the LED bars, the multi-colored floor wraps at the sangeet and the reception as well as our customized LED casino tables for our welcome party. Jay is an amazing Indian wedding vendor and I honestly lucked out because he really made sure my dream wedding and my visions came to life! We were really blessed to have worked with some truly amazing vendors to really make our wedding special, but also because they are our friends outside of the wedding industry!"
We still have one more amazing event to look at, so make sure to check back in with me soon!