When a bunch of the industry's best team up for a shaadi, you know your in for something super spectacular, and that's just what we have today with this uber incredible Sikh wedding wonder in Southern California planned by A Panache Affair! Lin & Jirsa Photography covered this gorgeous affair for Indian bride and groom, Manpreet and Sandeep — who also called upon bridal faves, Robles Video Productions, to capture and edit their wedding highlights for their undoubtedly beautiful film. Today, we'll be checking out the pics, starting with a look at the happy couple getting ready for their Sikh ceremony at the Vermont Gurdwara. Dolled up by Lulu (another bridal fave!), worked her expert hair and makeup magic on Maharani Manpreet, delivering picture perfect style to go along with her orange, magenta and mint-colored bridal lengha! Manpreet's hubby-to-be got dressed in a handsome, ivory-colored sherwani and hot pink turban, and will later be mounting a horse from Enchanted Carriages for his unforgettable baraat procession! Before he does though, check out the complete gallery for a quick preview at what's to come later today, including the most fabulous reception details featuring Ambiance AV's captivating work!
Maharani Manpreet, on Raja Sandeep's memorable proposal:
"My romantic husband, Sandy, planned a day at our four most memorable date sites in Chicago. We started at the Art Institute, drove north on Lake Shore Drive and Sheridan Road to the Baha'i Temple, Ravinia and his parents house in Lake Forest for dinner. At each stop, Sandy gave me a card and asked me not to open it. Sensing something was brewing, I recalled joking with Sandy that I would propose to him with a Fruit Loop. After the Art Institute, I bought a box of Fruit Loops but noticed that a Fruit Loop wouldn't fit on this finger. I quickly changed my plans and told Sandy a red fruit loop meant "no" and a green fruit loop meant "yes" to any question he asked me that day.
We reached Sandy's parents' home and entered from the front door where both of our families were lined up with candles in their hands and a violinist playing in the foyer. My parents and siblings live in California so to see them in Lake Forest, IL stopped my heart for a millisecond. Describing this moment still brings tears to my eyes two and half years later. We hugged our families and walked to the backyard with the violinist and photographer ahead of us.
We stepped inside a gazebo Sandy built and which Sandy lined with pictures from our first date to our last date as boyfriend and girlfriend. Inside the gazebo, Sandy asked me to open the four cards he gave me earlier in the day. Each card had the word "love" written in a different language. The first card said "will", the second card said "you", the third card said "marry" and the final card said "me." At this point, Sandy took out an engagement ring and asked if I would marry him. Instead of saying yes, I pulled out a handful of green Fruit Loops. Sandy took the green Fruit Loops, put the ring on my finger and astutely asked me for a verbal confirmation as we hugged to which I said yes! We then went back inside the home and celebrated the rest of the night with our families."
Join me later today as we unveil the vibrant and unforgettable details from Manpreet and Sandeep's Sikh ceremony!