Today's final film, created by Mae B. Films, is a stunning and rustic reel filled with some of the most en-deer-ing moments. You'll see what I mean. The Full Moon Resort hosted this amazing Indian fusion wedding event which was also covered by Petronella Photography and featured on our site last month, and you can check those images out in these posts! It's, simply put, a beautiful blend of cultures and faith — which is especially inspiring and evident as the ceremony officiant, Rabbi Zoe B. Zak speaks on the similar symbolic meanings shared between a mandap and a chuppah. The bride, Maharani Nirmala, is flawlessly finished and looking like the ultimate blushing wife-to-be, thanks to hair and makeup by the talented team from Juicy Looks, and her perfectly pink, anarkali is the most incredible sight to behold as she heads down the aisle towards the Prince of her dreams at their outdoor ceremony. The elegant floral and decor by Catskill Flower Shop is as charming and pretty as can be, and I am in love with those shabby chic little bud vases at 1:41! For the wedding reception, Maharani Nirmala swaps her sparkling pink bridal outfit for a luxuriously fitted, white lace gown from Lotus Bridal, and she looks like a million bucks in it. Experience all of the unforgettable moments for yourself now!
The bride, on how she met the Raja of her dreams:
"Ian and I met at a New York Hospital where he was a counselor and I was a counseling intern. On my very first day a peer introduced us. I remember thinking, he has the most gorgeous eyes and oh my he's brazenly flirting with me. We were a few days shy of dating for two months. That night Ian literally took me by the hand and ran several blocks to Prospect Park to catch the last minutes of a Kailash Kher performance. We were incredibly happy, so much had occurred during those two months of getting to know each other, I adored him. That night my heart was full, I knew then he was that person I never wanted to be without."
On her wedding style:
"Our inspiration came from a fall trip to the Catskills. We absolutely enjoyed our mini vacation in the mountains. The disconnection with busy city life and the warm rustic charm sold us. We began researching wedding venues in the area and wanted to share the experience with our guests. Full Moon Resort was the first wedding venue we visited and the last. It was the perfect place for us."
On what she enjoyed most about planning her dream wedding:
"The most enjoyable aspect of the planning process were the "adventures" Ian and I got to share; from DIYing escort cards, to visiting a flower farm. We will both admit wedding planning is not all fun but it was worth every ounce of energy we put into our special day."
On choosing the perfect legha:
"Ours was a multicultural, interfaith wedding and as a result I had two bridal outfits. I enlisted the help of my sister, my four year old niece and my husband to be. I chose my anarkali for it's simplicity, comfort and beautiful design. I loved the mild pink tones and the contrast of the stunning silver toned workings. The piece was designed and tailored to my request. We absolutely loved the veil which was made to complement the anarkali."
On her most memorable wedding day moment:
"There were quite a few moments that felt magical however here is one; We were hoisted on the chairs by our family members during the Hora and Ian was waving the napkin for me to grab. His face was beaming with happiness, I felt a different kind of connection to him, he was sharing a part of him, his culture. There was an outpour of love from him and his family during that moment. My family was so excited and joined in, and it was truly a remarkable experience. The true meeting of our families."
On her hair and makeup:
"Abby Falore-Ayodeji of Juicy Looks was my hair and makeup artist. I had a some ideas of what I wanted but was torn with wanting a glamorous look to accompany my ceremony Anarkali and a toned down look for my white bridal gown. Abby worked her magic and gave me a look that worked beautiful with each gown."
On the role that her family played in making her day perfect:
"My sister sang an Indian love song during the ceremony, we were honored to have her serenade us, and my mom recited a Ganesha prayer blessing our marriage."
Brush up on some of this week's most memorable wedding moments like:
- This breathaking wedding portrait shoot
- An unforgettable ceremony in the Cayman Islands
- and a glowing wedding reception
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