It's time for today's Indian bride to get ready for her Hindu wedding ceremony, and with the help of hair and makeup artist, Rachel Artistry, she's going to dazzle. Kimberly Photography snapped up these precious moments and fashionable details before the exciting event, which was phenomenally planned by Tracie Domino Events. Maharani Palvi wore a traditional bridal lengha in red, green, white and gold that you'll get a small preview of below. When I get back, you'll finally meet the Raja of her dreams, Michael, and witness some of the most sensational highlights from his baraat on the waterfront property of the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina and get a close and personal invite to the Indian wedding ceremony of a lifetime. If you simply can't stand the wait, you can take a sneak peek inside the complete inspiration gallery for a look at what's still to come!
The bride, on what she enjoyed most about planning her dream wedding:
"Anyone that has been through wedding planning knows how long and challenging it can be. In our case, we had 2 wedding ceremonies (Catholic and Hindu) to plan for which made it more challenging. Though we had our ups and downs during the vendor selection process, the most enjoyable part of the planning process for us was, mutually agreeing on a vendor, meeting with the vendors in person, discussion our vision and seeing their enthusiasm about our vision."
On her search for the perfect wedding lengha:
"I searched Pinterest to explore style options and to get up to speed on current styles. As we did not have the luxury to travel to India, for all the wedding shopping, we started exploring our shopping location options and found that New Jersey would be our best option. My family, Michael and I flew out early Friday morning to begin our shopping journey. We spent approximately 2 days going from store to store looking for outfits. Initially we focused on my outfits. I tried on outfit after outfit and it was extremely exhausting. At some point I just stopped paying attention to what it looked like on me and just would walk out and see what everyone else thought about it. As soon as everyone unanimously agreed on the one they liked on me, I purchased it without thinking twice about it. The kicker was, my dad never commented on any of the lenghas I tried on until I tried on the one I purchased. When he saw that one on me [wedding lengha], his entire demeanor changed and he told me that was the one. That’s when I knew I had to buy that one."
I'll be back in a flash with those ceremony details, so check back in soon!