Our next bride is none other than talented makeup artist Sana Alam, of Makeup by Sana, so you can be sure that you're in for a delightful wedding film! Her Gatsby-inspired South Asian fusion wedding event at the Oheka Castle, her very own dream venue for like ever, was fabulously filmed and edited by the talented team from SWAT Films, and it is simply breathtaking. The bride enlisted Ayesha Mian Wedding Planning & Decor to plan her big day, and plan it they did! This incredible affair not only boasts a gorgeous venue, but also features the amazing floral and decor work of Elegant Affairs Inc., and being a licensed makeup artist herself, it also highlights the bride's own amazing talents — and she is a knockout, thanks to her own creative and accomplished hands. With help from Karma Salon on her hair, Maharani Sana dazzles in an ivory and red bridal lengha, with a stunning train and coordinating dupatta, which she painstakingly picked out, and she is perfect as can be in it. You'll be seriously wowed by all of the phenomenal wedding decor details and heart-melting moments in this beautiful film, so don't wait a second longer to see it all for yourself!
The bride, on her wedding style:
"I've known for as long as I can remember that I wanted to get married at Oheka Castle on Long Island. It was the only venue I even went to visit. I knew nothing else would compare and it wasn't worth it to me to "shop around" at other venues. Oheka Castle was one of the original mansions on Long Island that inspired the book The Great Gatsby. I thought, "Why not allow the book to inspire our wedding theme?". Our colors included a lot of gold with hints of black, our table numbers were based on characters and places in the book and we even found our favorite quotes from the book and framed them as the party favors for our guest."
On choosing her dream wedding lenghas:
"Hours and Hours... and HOURS on the internet. Since I was a little girl I would always say I wanted to wear a white wedding dress with a long train on my wedding day. However, when the time finally came to choose a dress, I decided I really wanted to incorporate the traditional red that so many Indian/Pakistani brides wear. It took me a long time to figure out a style that would complement a two-toned dress. My dress ended up being a white color top (with a long train), and a red lengha with red dupatta. It was perfect! A special shout out to my cousin Zeerak for helping me find a dress that would complement two different colors as well as stay true to my personal style."
On her hair and makeup:
"I knew I wanted to wear my hair down and to the side, and I hired someone to help set my hair and my dupatta. As for my makeup...I did it myself! I am a licensed makeup artist and thought it was silly to hire a makeup artist when no one knows my face better than myself. I spent the months before the wedding testing out colors and products that would work well with my skin and my outfit. Once I decided on my look, I packed my kit for the day of the wedding and rest is history!"
On the role that family and friends played:
"My family helped with everything! My parents, my sisters (Hina and Arooba), my Aunt (Shehla), and my two cousins (Zeerak and Najla) were an integral part of this whole wedding process. There is no way I would have been able to execute on all the details without them. They were such great sports and were so loving and supportive throughout this whole process. I owe them BIG time."
Stick around for a look at two more sensational wedding videos, coming up!