Ethnic Essence never fails to inspire our wedding-lovin' hearts, and they're doing it again today with this extraordinary event they planned and designed at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, California! It features some of the most luxurious outdoor ceremony decor we've ever seen, superb hair and makeup by beauty expert Oscar Makeup and one seriously unforgettable couple — Vidhi and Soham. The perfect pair called on Samson Productions to capture and document their special day, and we couldn't get enough of each and every delightful detail. You'll be blown away at the 1:36 mark, as mehndi maven, Beauty by Rachana, works her magic on the blushing Indian bride, creating the most exquisite design imaginable. There are some perfect pre-wedding moments to whet your appetite, and some major Maharani style from start to finish — Vidhi's orange, red and green wedding lengha by famed bridal wear designer, Tarun Tahiliani, is as exquisite gets. Porto's Bakery's cake was decorated with rosettes that complemented the sensational sweetheart stage's own floral and decor work just splendidly, and Maharani Vidhi's gold reception gown was a masterpiece on the dance floor.
Maharani Vidhi, on how she met the Raja of her dreams, Soham:
"I met Soham on Shaadi.com over a year ago, August 2014. We talked on the phone several times, then one day he decided to drive 12 hours, Tennessee to West Virginia, to come meet me personally. My first meeting with him was awesome. He was really sweet, cute, charming and a bit of a nerd!! It didn't take me long to realize this could go further. After the first meeting, it just went on from there! We met only 2 more times before we knew this was it. On our fourth meeting, we told each other how we felt about each other, and before I knew it, I was in love!!"
On her Raja's romantic wedding proposal:
"Soham proposed to on December 31st, 2014. I visited him in Memphis in December and we planned a trip for him to meet my parents in Bakersfield, California for Christmas, and then vacation together in Santa Barbara for New Years. I didn't know that Soham had already bought a ring and planned out a proposal for me for when we went to California. After we met my parents, and he secretly told them the plan of proposing to me, Soham and I went to Santa Barbara. On New Years Eve, Soham proposed to me on the beach! He planned out the proposal with two of his friends that met up with us. I was completely surprised as he really hadn't given me any hints. It as one of the best day on my life."
On her wedding style:
"As many girls, I had also always thought about my wedding day. I had always wanted a traditional and elegant wedding. Keeping it traditional was very important for me, Soham and our families. When I sat down with my planner Smita Mohindra from Ethnic Essence, I didn't really have any colors in mind. I wanted to wait till I had an outfit before we picked out colors. The only thing I knew was that it had to have a traditional feel."
On what she loved most about planning her dream wedding:
"My favorite part of planning the wedding was all the shopping it involved. My mom and I went to New Delhi, India on a 14 day trip in May this year to do all the shopping! It was so hectic but so much fun. We shopped for all my outfits, and family outfits. After we came back from India, we met with my planner Smita Mohindra from Ethnic Essence and finally picked out the color schemes and decor based on my wedding outfit."
On shopping for the wedding lengha of her dreams:
"I went to New Delhi, India, in May ,on a 14 day trip with my Mom, and shopped for my outfits. The first lengha I tried on was with Tarun Tahiliani, and it was my favorite. I knew it was it, when I wore it. Though I tried to look around and see if I would like anything else. But I came back to it. My wedding Lengha was exactly what I wanted and always dream't of having. The colors were perfect, the work was amazing. I even got Soham's Sherwani made by Tarun Tahiliani so it went with my lengha. Tarun Tahiliani's work is impeccable. Everyone at his store was great and worked with me and took my suggestions to create the lengha of my dreams."
On her most memorable wedding moment:
"My most special moment was actually when I saw the Baraat come in from my suite. My bridal suite at The Langham Huntington, in Pasadena California, faced the gardens from where the Baraat entered. When I saw Soham on the horse with all the family and friends around, it was an incredible feeling. It made everything feel real! That moment really felt like it was everything I had been waiting and planning for and it was all coming together. At that moment, I told myself "Vidhi this is it"!"
On her and Raja Soham's first dance song:
"Our special song was "Be Intehaan" from the movie Race 2. Soham and I were listening to lots of songs the months leading up to the wedding. One day we were on a drive and this song came up on my playlist, and two lines into the song we both said "Wow, what about this song!?!""
On her hair and makeup:
"I worked with my specialist to figure out a style for me. I had some pictures of styles in mind. But I trusted my hair and make up artist to do his magic. I worked with Oscar Naranjo from Ziba Beauty. From everyone I knew who has worked with him, they said to just trust him, which I did. It was the best decision ever! He made me look great!"
On the role family and friends played:
"Many family members where involved in creating the wedding of my dreams. Mostly my Mom had everything figured out which really helped a lot. She worked on decor, food arrangements, all the vendors and everything needed even before I had thought of it. My aunts in India helped with all my shopping. They even came to America a month before the wedding to help out with all the planning. My Mom and Aunts honestly had all the creative ideas that put this wedding together."
Additional thoughts from the bride:
"Many vendors were involved in the wedding. The Team of Ethnic Essence, Smita Mohindra, really helped to make the day special. They took my vision and created it a reality. I had lots of fun working with them. Our photography and Videography team at Samson Productions was great. Oscar Naranjo from Ziba Beauty was so much fun to be around. He did an amazing job! Really enjoyed working with everyone."
There's still one more Filmy feature coming your way, Maharanis! So, don't move a muscle!