When it comes to Indian celebrations, one thing you can surely count on is lots and lots of bright colors, especially when it comes to pre-wedding festivities, and Amara and Nadim's extravaganza is no exception! HnM Photoz kicks us off with the couple's marvelous mehndi party at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Baltimore! Our Maharani is radiant in a vibrant lengha which borrows almost every shade of the rainbow! In honor of the fun-filled event, Heena Shah gives her an eye-catchingly intricate mehndi design, and Mahwish Ali gives her flawless hair and makeup! Adding to the splendor, are floral and decor extraordinaires Sarah Khan Event Styling who decorate the space with enchanting fabrics and elegant furniture! I must add that when it comes to drapes, the mixing of textures looks divine! Follow me to the gallery to see many more details from this special day!
From the bride, on how they met:
"Nadim and I met through a mutual friend. I was attending pharmacy school in Vermont and he was attending pharmacy school in Maryland. Originally, being from Maryland, I was visiting for spring break when my friend insisted to match both of us. I was hesitant at first, but later I decided to give it a try. Both of us met up for dinner and a movie, the rest was history! The moment I knew he was "the one" was when I was on my rotations and it was one of the toughest rotations I had. He texted or called me throughout the day to let me know that he believed in me and I could get through this tough rotation. Nadim was extremely supportive while at the same time he was studying for his pharmacy boards exam. I realized how genuine and caring he was."
On the proposal:
"Nadim planned a spectacular proposal for me. My friend had invited me and a few of my close girlfriends over for dinner and a movie (dinner consisted of all my favorite foods and the movie was the one we watched on our first date). The entire time Nadim was hiding in another room. I had left with another friend to go pick up dessert. When we returned, Nadim opened the door and caught me completely off guard. He had a trail of roses and candles which lead me to another room with a bed of roses shaped into a heart. A friend of mine was playing our favorite song on the piano. He got down on one knee and proposed!"
On the wedding style:
"Our wedding was a 3 day event. The first day, Mehndi Night, we wanted a traditional Indian/Pakistani style. We wanted it to be colorful and vibrant! The second day, Baraat, we were going for a royal and glamorous theme. I definitely wanted red and gold with a hint of another color to compliment my wedding dress. The last day, Valima, we wanted to incorporate purple (again to compliment my reception outfit) and were going for a modern look. We'd say the entire credit goes to our wedding decorator, Sarah Khan, who made our thoughts into reality."
See the bride getting ready for her big day, next!