Photographick Studios sent in our final, and beautifully edited, Indian wedding film today — and we can't wait to share this stunning Washington D.C. dream with you! Planning and design experts from Project Bride DC put together this unforgettable event at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, and Maxx Entertainment perfected the post-ceremony party with their unbeatable dance floor beats. The striking first look at the Lincoln Memorial will take your breath away, and the bride, Seema, admits that that moment was one of her most memorable. It's a gorgeously Good time, with a capital G, and we don't want to take another second of the time that you could be watching it with!
Maharani Seema, on meeting the Raja of her dreams, Amar:
"Amar and I were introduced through mutual friends and went through a three year long distance relationship. He lived in Houston and I was in DC. It was definitely tough, but we were able to see most of the country as we met up in different places! I knew he was the one because he felt like home, there was an immediate connection of comfort between us. Feeling like you're really yourself and relaxed with a person makes all the difference!"
On her Raja's romantic proposal:
"Amar planned a surprise weekend in NYC for my birthday - at the end of the weekend he left for a flight back to Houston and I headed back to DC. What I didn't know was that Amar had also headed to DC before me to set up his proposal. I was picked up at home by my cousin after my parents delivered a note explaining that I was going on a scavenger hunt through DC. That began a night of stops throughout the city at places that were important to us like our first day date restaurant, The Lincoln Memorial and the museum where are our families went the first weekend they met. At each stop, there were different friends and family members waiting to deliver the next clue. Some of them had come from out of town to be there that day. The final stop was on a rooftop with a view of the city covered in candles with Amar waiting to propose. After we got engaged, we came back to my house where a surprise party was waiting with family and friends. It was an overall magical night full of surprises. I couldn't imagine any other way then to celebrate a huge life step in my hometown surrounded by loved ones!"
On her wedding style:
"DC is a very historic and elegant city and with our wedding happening downtown we wanted everything to be inspired by that. The wedding had traditional elements with some additions to give it a royal feeling. There were a lot of candles, crystals, deep reds and golds. At night, we wanted the reception to feel more like a classy dinner party. The colors were very classic with rose gold sequin table cloths and black & white center pieces."
On what she enjoyed most about planning her dream wedding:
"There were definitely stressful points of planning a four day event with hundreds of people, but since I knew I would be moving at the end of this process I enjoyed getting to spend quality time with all my family members planning. From writing invitations or clothes shopping, it created great memories!"
On creating her dream wedding lengha:
"I had my lengha custom designed based on some ideas that I had. I was able to pick out the fabric, thread and all the embellishments. We went with a heavy patterned bottom with a simple top to allow the bottom to be show piece!"
On her most memorable wedding moment:
"We did our first look at the Lincoln Memorial and after a chaotic morning of getting ready it was great to see each other and calm any nerves before the wedding started!"
On the role that family and friends played:
"Friends and family were a part of every moment of this wedding and we wouldn't have wanted it any other way. We had help with everything from invitations, the reception program, logistics and wedding shopping. It was a true family event and we loved sharing it with everyone. Our friends surprised us at the reception with a flash dance fit with cow boy hats to represent Amar's roots!"
Additional thoughts from the bride:
"We wanted the weekend to have details that represented DC well. We had our meet & greet the night before on the rooftop of the historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel overlooking the White House and the monument. We also had DC metro signs made for each table with different stops that corresponded with the metro ticket table card the guests picked up. At the end of the night, as a thank you to our guests, we had the city's most famous ice cream sandwich food truck (Captain Cookie DC) come to the venue. We were able to get into the truck and serve our guests as they headed home for the night!"
Alas, my dears, we've reached the end of this Filmy Friday, but not to fear, because the weekend is here and we'll be back before you know it! For now, check out some of this past week's wedding highlights!:
- We loved this stunning South Indian bride!
- These breathtaking reception portraits!
- And who can resist this beachfront destination wedding?!
We'd also like to take a moment to welcome our newest Platinum Guide members!