Family and friends have settled into their seats at the War Memorial Auditorium to await the Indian wedding ceremony of a lifetime! Sage Nines Event Production planned and designed an exquisite event with the help of floral and decor specialists from Enchanted Florist and Visual Elements, who decked the space out in some phenomenally elegant details. A stunningly sophisticated white mandap stands center stage and is tied back with gorgeous red and white bouquets and finished off with a lovely chandelier. McLellan Style captured some of the most memorable moments from the vow exchange between Jigna and Kalpesh, and the happy couple could not look more thrilled to be taking the plunge into life as man and wife! They're absolutely adorbs! Check out more from this ceremony in the complete gallery before I get back and we dive into the delightful details of our newlyweds' reception!
Maharani Jigna, on her Raja's unoforgettable proposal:
"What I think happened is Kal drove up to Louisville to celebrate my birthday weekend. He had me dress up, telling me that we wouldn’t have time to get ready later, I thought it was odd to wear heels to a picnic but I went along with it because I love to get dolled up.
He planned a beautiful picnic at the park that day, with my favorite wine and appetizers. At one point during the picnic, I was getting annoyed because Kal kept leaving me to go to the bathroom and I was thinking, “Kal, sit your butt down!” What he was really doing was calling our “secret photographer“ to tell him where we located because we kept moving spots, sneaky.
Then, as we sat overlooking the beautiful scenery, Kal goes to his car and hands me my birthday gift, a huge box. It was a scrapbook filled with photos of our relationship from the very beginning. We looked through our scrapbook; I cried and laughed on every page as we we’re reminiscing the fun times we had spent together. I actually cried more than laughed, I couldn’t even get to the last page…it felt so emotional. On the last page it said, “Will you marry me?” Of course, I said, “YES!” I’d be a fool to say no, especially after seeing the ring bling. Haha.
After Kal proposed, out of nowhere a photographer that was watching us from a bench nearby popped up. I remember thinking, “Who are you?” I ended up finding out that he was our, “secret photographer” and he had been taking pictures the whole time.
The first people I called were my sisters and told them the exciting news. They knew all along and just played it off so well. The night just got even better, we relived every moment that day just like how our first date was. He took me to the same restaurant and planned to end the night with a cocktail at Makers Mark, the same way our first date ended. I remember giving Kal the hardest time because I wanted to go home and he insisted that we end the night with a bang. Little did I know that Kal had a surprise waiting for me, our closest family and friends were waiting for us at Makers Mark. I was so surprised to see my sisters and our friends from out of town there. It meant so much to me to share this memorable experience."
It's almost party time, Maharanis! Check back soon for some of the most decadent post-ceremony details!