Brace your sweet little hearts for our final Filmy of the day, Maharanis! It's a romantic whirlwind full of the bestest kind of feels. The fabulously talented photo and video team from KSD Weddings has brilliantly shot and edited our last highlight reel, which features a spellbinding Indian fusion wedding in Trumbull, Connecticut. From the adorable couple's first look moment, which will leave you with butterflies, to the high-energy wedding reception, and everything in between — including a traditional Sikh ceremony and an unforgettable Catholic one — every moment in this cinematic gem will take your breath away. From her red and gold bridal lengha to her gorgeous, strapless asymmetrical mermaid gown, Maharani Nicole, the bride of the hour, is fashionably flawless. Her hair and makeup, expertly done by Salon L’Etoile, is also picture perfect in each and every frame. Don't wait a second longer to check it all out for yourself! You won't be sorry you did!
The bride, on how she met the Raja of her dreams:
"Brinder and I met on eHarmony. We often joke with Brinder's parents, a successful arranged marriage, that eHarmony was very similar to a traditional matchmaker by matching us based on personality traits. Shortly into our relationship, I knew Brinder was the one not only because I could completely be myself with him, but because he also took so much time and effort simply to spend time with me, to listen to me talk of my day, and to support me in life's ups and downs."
On the groom's super romantic proposal:
"Brinder created a magical proposal. On a trip to visit my family in Virginia, he decided that we should spend one night in Washington D.C. On our first night there, we planned to go out to dinner, and to my surprise, a hired car was there to take us - it was "more convenient" he said. As the car drove, we approached the Potomac harbor where there were rows of enormous yachts. Curiously, we stopped in front of one named "Finished Business," and I was told we would be dining on the yacht. On board, there was an individual playing live music from a repertoire of my favorite songs, my favorite flowers, sunflowers, were all around and there was a bar stocked with my favorite champagne. Once we began our journey on the Potomac, the sun began to set, and Brinder suggested that we go out on the deck of the ship. He pointed to something in the horizon to divert my attention and when I turned around, he was down on one knee. He had even hired a photographer who was secretly taking pictures of the whole thing, and when we went back in the cabin, the musician was playing our song. We danced and toasted to our love and then had a fabulous meal. It was a truly magical evening."
On her wedding style:
"My wedding style started with the fusion of two different cultures: both Indian and Italian. Luckily, both cultures appreciate over-the-top elaborateness as well as good food and wine. Thus, my wedding style consisted of things that were, in my opinion, larger than life. From crystal accents to enormous flower center pieces, I wanted my wedding to reflect opulence, class, and romance. Dim lighting and lit candles helped set this tone, and once I settled upon a color (deep purple with lime green accents), I chose rich linens and accent lighting that would contribute to this tone. The focal point of the evening reception consisted of an opulent stage dressed with manzanita trees, orchids, and beautiful crystals to complete my opulent and romantic vision."
On choosing her dream wedding lengha(s):
"I credit the choice of my wedding lengha exclusively to my mother-in-law. Prior to her traveling to India, we went shopping in the States to get an idea of style. I knew I wanted something with elaborate beading along with a deeper red color with gold accents and an A-line fit. While I was originally meant to travel to India with my mother-in-law to shop for my wedding outfit, law school prevented me from making the trip. Luckily, my mother-in-law seems to know my style perfectly. She sent me pictures and Facetimed with me to show me something she had found, and I knew instantly that it was perfect. She somehow knew exactly what I wanted, and aside from a few minor adjustments for fit, she wound up picking my perfect wedding lengha."
On her and her Raja's first dance sond selection:
"We danced to Ed Sheeran's Lego House. From the first time we heard this song, it held special meaning for us, as it talks about building a life together and supporting each other through the good times and the bad."
On her hair and makeup:
"While I had a style in mind for both the ceremony and reception, I went through a trial run with my stylist to create the perfect look. The morning reception consisted of an elaborate updo with rich colors for my makeup to compliment my lengha. In the evening, my hair was softer and more romantic, with a softer makeup palette in order to reflect the tone of the evening's decor as well as my evening wedding dress."
On her wedding jewels:
"The set I received from my in-laws is truly worth mentioning. Consisting of over ten carats of diamonds in a white gold setting, it is jaw-dropping and one of the most cherished pieces I own (next to my wedding ring of course!)."
Check out some of the most memorable wedding highlights from this past week:
- This stunning beach wedding ceremony
- A vibrant pre-wedding celebration
- and this gorgeous Pakistani bride
And please join us in welcoming our newest Platinum Guide members: