Dressed in the most elegant pink, black and gold reception lengha, today's Indian bride is ready to make an impression on partygoers at the The Westin Jersey City Newport, where DJUSA has set the evening's mood with some celebratory music and lighting. Maharani Anjali asked her floral and decor experts from Elegant Affairs for a romantic wedding, and that's exactly what she got. The sweetheart stage is twinkling with the glow of tea lights and decorated with the most luxurious details. Lightyear Studio photographed every last exquisite detail, from the decorations to the four-tier, basketweave design cake from Palermo's Bakery. Once again, Anajali's hair and makeup couldn't be any more flawless, and she has her stylist and MUA from The Pro Beauty Academy to thank for that! There's plenty more to see from her post-ceremony soirée in the complete gallery, so make sure to check it all out!
Maharani Anjali on her most memorable wedding day moment:
"My dad's speech is definitely one of the sweetest and most heartwarming memories I have - he spoke about his relationship with my mom and how they've grown together and been each others' support system. And he was ELATED to be able to call Jay his son, and spoke so deeply from the heart."
On her and her Raja, Jay's, first dance song:
"We danced to "Lucky" by Jason Mraz - when we started thinking about our first dance song, Jay and I realized we didn't have a song. It wasn't something we ever really thought about - we've danced to a lot of songs and gone to a lot of concerts, but we just didn't have a song. So we'd have Spotify on as we would hang out every evening, and came across "Lucky." The song talks about being lucky to be in love with your best friend, it was so appropriate and so us. And I guess we have a song now!"
On the role her family and friend's played:
"Our family and friends did SO much. We pulled the wedding off without a wedding planner, but that definitely meant more work for our family and friends. They did a phenomenal job at the Sangeet with dances and speeches - so many of our guests came up to us saying that we had such amazing people in our lives. Our moms even surprised us with a dance! I think Jay said it well in a Facebook post after the wedding:
'Just married my dream girl. As you all know, I am a very lucky guy.Throughout my whole wedding, people repeatedly came up to me to tell me how amazing my friends and family have been. Over the space of a short wedding, your incredibly positive impact to my now bigger family was clear for all to see. Just imagine how lucky I am to have had a lifetime of your influence. As I embark on this next chapter, I will always aim to do you proud. Thank you for everything.
Anjali, we're going to do great.'"
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