It's Filmy Friday, dolls! It thrills me to pieces that you've joined me for our traditional, weekly reverie into the world of wedding films. Is there really any better way to kick off such a splendid day than with a same-day edit by the phenomenal team at Robles Video Productions? That's hard to top! They're sharing this splendid highlight reel they shot in Quincy, Massachusetts, which is sure to steal your heart. Watch as the newlyweds-to-be get ready for the most unforgettable day of their lives. We are absolutely in love with the Indian bride, Maharani Jenny's, gold sequin blouse with a peek-a-boo back. Her hair and makeup, by artist Susmita Patel of Style by Susmita, was flawless as can be, and we were in awe as we watched her approach the Raja of her dreams, Mitul, for their first look photos. The happy couple's ceremony space at the Boston Marriott Quincy was decked out in incredible Indian wedding decorations and dripping in luxe details — like an aisle completely covered in romantic red and pink rose petals. Blueprint Occasions planned and designed the perf celebration for Jenny and Mitul, and you can see it all for yourself below!
From the bride, on how she met the Raja of her dreams:
"Mitul and I actually have known each other for many years. We grew up together and so we got to know one another during family get together, barbecues, and birthday parties. We grew apart as we got older, but reconnected through some mutual friends and have been together ever since!"
On her Raja's romantic proposal:
"Mitul put together an unforgettable weekend for the proposal. It was during my birthday weekend in July 2013, and took place in Newport, RI. He had invited all of our closest family and friends to celebrate a surprise birthday party and our engagement! Mitul and his brother surprised me with a helicopter tour of Newport, which was followed by a dinner with everyone who came out to Newport for the weekend. While on the helicopter, Mitul gave me a present which I opened to find a copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Mit knew I already had this book, so I was bit confused at this point still did not expect what happened next. I opened the book which I found to be cut out to the chapter titled "The Unbreakable Vow" and within was a gorgeous ring! You could say I was flying high on cloud 9 after that!"
On her wedding style and working with her planners:
"I initially began to use Pinterest to gain some insight and ideas on how to make my dream wedding come true. I found myself centered around peacocks and the color purple, which are both my absolute favorite. Mitul's family passed on a 108 year old peacock necklace to me, which was an incredible thing that tied the peacock theme together. I searched for floral peacocks and peacock wooden carved mandaps, and what I found just completed my entire vision. My planners Sayjal and Ambika at Blueprint Occasions got me in touch with the vendors to take my vision above and beyond of what I imagined. It all turned out absolutely breathtaking!"
On what she loved most about planning her dream wedding:
"I of course loved shopping for my clothes! Traveling through Mumbai, Delhi, and Jaipur for designer clothing was the coolest thing to experience with my family. We have visited before in the past, but it's completely different when shopping for your wedding. I also loved designing the look and atmosphere for each of my events. It was a large gathering, but all the details I incorporated into each event made the entire weekend feel intimate."
On the search for the perfect lengha(s):
"I spent days and months on the internet searching for designer names and photos to be inspired for all my looks. I would watch all the runway shows on Youtube and save photos on Pinterest once I found something I liked. I also did a lot of traveling, while in India and met with designers in person. I would put my critique and thoughts into what I wanted and use their expertise to perfect my whole."
On her most memorable wedding day moment:
"The moment that was most magical to me was when I was walking down the aisle. I don't think I have ever been that happy in my entire life! It was just so heart felt to see all the people I love looking up at me with smiles and tears of joy in their eyes as I walked toward my future husband. I won't ever forget that moment or the feeling of being in a room with so much love."
On her and her Raja's first dance song selection:
"Our first dance was to "Make you feel my love" by Adele. We chose this song because we first heard it together on the radio while we had just started to date. It has so much love built into the lyrics which related so deeply to the both us."
On her hair and makeup:
"My stylist, Susmita Patel, was amazing! I did have looks in mind for each event, but I never actually told her what I wanted. Ironically, all my looks were based off of Deepika Padukone and Susmita ended up doing exactly that! She was just on point with everything I wanted and there wasn't a single moment where I wanted to change anything."
On the role that family and friends played in making her dream wedding a reality:
"My entire wedding weekend could not have been possible without the help of numerous family and friends, but most importantly my parents! They went above and beyond to make sure my dream wedding came true! My sisters helped with so many little details through the planning process and were there to help de-stress when things got a little overwhelming. My sisters and cousins helped with the 350 paper rose escort flowers, which took us 3 days to make! It was a tedious task filled with labels and hot glue, but they were a great team and got the job done! I can not thank everyone enough for all of their efforts to make this weekend flawless and unforgettable for us!"
Additional comments from the bride:
"All of my jewelry was from India. My favorite was the strings of emeralds I wore during my Sathak! They were absolutely stunning and tied my whole look together. My floral arrangements during the reception and the floral peacocks were my absolute favorite. The team at Flou(-e)r did an amazing job and I was completely blown away. The team at Alankar did a fabulous job putting together the decor for each of my events and brought my vision to life exceeding my expectations. I was just blown away with all of my vendors and could not have found them all without the help of my amazing team at Blueprint Occasions! We'd like to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything everyone did! It was an amazing weekend and we will cherish our memories for the rest of our lives!"
I still have three more amazing wedding films up my sleeves, so make sure to check back in all day!