Dilli Darzi recently had the pleasure of custom-designing a wedding lengha for one lucky Maharani named Jigna, and we're getting an exclusive look at that incredible creation and the wedding celebration today! Photographer Jacques Mateos, of Mateos Wedding, captured every detail from the unforgettable day in splendid fashion — starting with memorable moments of today's Indian bride getting ready. Beauty expert, Makeup by Kulsoom Sakaria, helped Jigna perfect her ceremony look and she's absolutely picture perfect in these first look portraits with the Raja of her dreams, Rahul! Her stunning, one-of-a-kind, lengha is vibrant and divinely detailed. The blue violet blouse and red orange skirt make the most breathtaking color combo, and her bridal party complement her in blue-hued, ombred saris. There's plenty more to see from this spectacular Indian wedding day, perfectly planned and designed by Drish Couture Events. You don't want to miss Appease Inc.'s superb post-ceremony work on our Maharani's hair and makeup or our bride's reception lengha! Until then, head into the complete gallery for more memorable moments from the first look and even more bridal fashion details!
Maharani Jigna, on meeting the Raja of her dreams, Rahul:
"We met in college, we were friends first which I think is really important. We had such fun times together without expectations or tension, it was light, easy and fun. We were friends for a while before we realized we were starting to develop feelings for one another. When you meet someone that you click with, that shares the same values and morals as you and that you genuinely like being around, it just seems natural to grow your relationship."
On her Raja's unforgettable marriage proposal:
"I had been to Paris before, and like many others had fallen in love with the city. Rahul knew this and he knew I had always wanted to go back there with him. We both also love our home town and the city of Chicago so he, along with the help of his friends created a magical Parisian-style proposal for me in the heart of Chicago. He had a full bistro table set up with wine, cheese, chocolates in a gorgeous garden in the city. He then set up a romantic dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Le Coloniel in the city and then we went to go see one of our favorite DJs perform with a bunch of our closest friends (would be bridal party) and it was an amazing night. The next day he had a surprise party set up at a rooftop for more of our friends and overall it turned out to be a blissful weekend! We also ended up going to Paris together the following year, and decided to have a Paris-themed reception for our wedding!"
On her custom-designed wedding lengha:
"I spent HOURS on the internet, looking at various designers and vendors, speaking with previous brides, getting their opinion. I wasn't going to India because I had heard horror stories, my parents weren't too inclined and it could be a hit or miss. I found my vendor, Dilli Darzi, actually through a wedding showcase held in Chicago. I missed their booth but my friend who also attended passed on their information to me. I took inspiration from a bunch of different lenghas and asked them to create a custom creation for me, which I loved!"
Meet me back here later today for a look at our gorgeous couple's wedding ceremony!