Greetings, dolls, and happy Wednesday! We are delighted to be sharing today's amazing Indian wedding event, captured beautifully by Peter Nguyen Photography, with you today! Hair and makeup expert, Samantha Gunn, from Gunn Glamour is helping today's Maharani, Anita, get ready for her walk to the mandap, and we are in absolute awe of the shade of rouge she's chosen for her lips! Donning a red, green, ivory and gold wedding lengha, and decorated in the most breathtaking mehndi design by Beauty You Deserve, this Indian bride is the total package! She's enlisted a dream team of wedding vendors, from Thali and Cafe Bombay Restaurant and Catering on catering to Indaglow Productions on entertainment and lighting. There's plenty more throughout the day for us to admire, but in the meantime, head into the complete gallery to check out even more precious getting ready moments!
From the bride, on her Raja's romantic proposal:
"The proposal was perfectly imperfect. I'm a veterinarian and our dogs, Max and Finn, are our kids. We never discussed the proposal or anything like that even in passing, but he knew to include them. That was the most perfect part of it. We went to a local park to take them walking. He had 2 of our friends and one of his cousins hiding there so they could sneak pictures of the proposal itself. He knew I would want it to be private and not a big public proposal. He got us to a long bridge and then started talking about how we got together. He was so nervous he kept stuttering and losing his way. I remember he kept saying, "I don't know how to tell you this" over and over again. Its funny now, but at the time I thought he was going to tell me he didn't want to be with me anymore, or had a serious illness, or realized he was gay. He finally just stopped trying to get the whole speech out, got on one knee and told me I was his best friend and he wanted to spend forever with me. Like I said, it was perfectly imperfect and totally us."
On selecting her wedding lengha(s):
"I did spend hours on the internet and fell in love with all the designer outfits, but knew I'd never be able to afford them. When I found Sona Amin, owner of Anokhi Ada, I found the designer looks and brands at affordable prices. She sold designer ware and outfits from her personal designers in India. She was fantastic to work with and I'm pretty sure I'll be shopping with her from here on out for all occasions. The quality and individuality I found with her, I haven't found anywhere else. Once I got to her, it didn't take long at all to decide on my outfits and have her help me design the particular design I had in mind for the reception.
For my Vidhi, I used my mom's silk saree that my dada gave to her when she got married. It was very important to me to incorporate my mom's jewelry and clothes in my big day."
On her hair and makeup:
"Samantha Gunn from Gunn Glamour was AMAZING! She's truly an artist. I had ideas and pictures about what I wanted. She was great in giving me her opinions about the looks I had envisioned and helped create the perfect looks for both the wedding and reception."
I'll be back later today to bring you an exclusive look at the happy couple's wedding ceremony, so check back in with me!