Enchanted Carriages has hooked up today's Sikh groom with a traditional white steed for his baraat through the streets of Los Feliz before he and the Rani of his dreams say I do at the Vermont Gurdwara, and the fabulous photographers from Lin & Jirsa Photography have captured stunning highlights from both of those unforgettable events for us to revel in today! The blushing Indian bride was a absolute vision in her magenta and pastel-colored lengha, and her hair and makeup by Dolled up by Lulu were on point! Maharani Manpreet selected lovely, white and coral salwar kameezes for her bridal party, and a vibrant orange anarkali fo her maid of honor! What a stunning bunch they made! Now that we've seen some of the most incredible highlights from the newlyweds' Sikh wedding ceremony, take a peek at some of the dazzling reception details that are coming up next in the complete gallery!
Maharani Manpreet, on what she enjoyed most about planning her Desi dream wedding:
"The most truthful answer to what we enjoyed the most about planning our wedding rests in the connections we created, nurtured and grew between ourselves and our family and friends. We're talking about working equally and equitably between my husband and myself, the consults and opinions our families provided us and our celebrations with our friends in Las Vegas and San Francisco. These are the indelible moments that fill our minds when we think about what we enjoyed the most about planning our wedding."
On her most memorable wedding moments:
"We had an intimate dinner with our close family, friends and out of town guests on a private ranch in Malibu on the evening of our wedding. It was a perfect setting to share our thoughts and feelings with people who would genuinely care and listen. We had a total of six speeches before we shared our thoughts.
What I didn't know is that my husband, Sandy, wrote and published a book filled with what I mean to those closest to me. Unbeknownst to me, he spent the previous three months interviewing my parents, siblings, cousins and friends. Then, in front of our closest friends and family, Sandy read excerpts from the book identifying what each person shared about me. In a way, he circumvented the logistical restrictions of having 10 people make speeches by capturing and sharing what they said in this format. He closed his speech by describing our first date and the gift he gave me on that day - a book he inscribed to a "kindred spirit, an iridescent light." He then presented me with his first gift to me as husband and wife. A book he entitled: "Manpreet Samra: An Iridescent Light.""
Party perfect details are right around the corner, so stay tuned!