Happy Monday, Maharanis! We're kicking off another week of shaadi wonder with a dazzling Pakistani wedding! Sameer Soorma Studios captured magnificent photos of every thrilling moment, and we're starting with the mehndi party! The outdoor celebration was held at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix and was filled with amazing decor by Elegant Events -- we thought the projection of the Taj Mahal was especially impressive! Throughout the night, the gorgeous Pakistani bride and her Raja danced to the stellar songs played by DJ Ryan Sharier! We hope to show you more in the incredible video Sameer Soorma Studios filmed soon! We can't wait to share all excitement Jhakaas Entertainment brought to the baraat in the film! Until then, check out the full gallery to see more from this shaadi!
Maharani Neekta on meeting her Raja and how she knew he was "the one":
"We were very lucky to meet through some of our closest and dearest friends. They all strategized the perfect introduction for us, and once we met, it only took us a few months to realize we would get married. Adeel thought I talked too much on our first date and he thought I was awkward, but we still couldn't help but keep in touch and plan our next date! At our wedding, our friends who introduced us read the first email between us out loud to all of our guests; it was such a fun and unexpected twist to the speeches!"
On the proposal:
"Adeel and I had a beautiful baat pakki with our families, where we shared so much joy and excitement for the upcoming year. This was planned in just 3 days but somehow was executed beautifully; our families had so much fun getting to know each other, taking pictures, sharing desserts. Soon after, Adeel planned a surprise engagement in his favorite city, Boston, where our brothers and our friends flew in from all over the country. It brought me to tears to see how many people loved and cared for us, and was the first of many events that I will cherish forever."
On her mehndi party:
"We wanted a very intimate feel for the mehndi; Adeel had once mentioned his vision of looking around on the wedding day and seeing only his closest friends and families -- so that is what we made happen! There was no formality in the event, no awkwardness when dancing or sharing embarrassing stories in speeches. Guests all already knew each other and just got to ENJOY! It was so simple yet so crucial to making our wedding special. The event was held outdoors in winter, something our East Coast attendees could not have imagined."
We'll focus on the Maharani's wedding day look next!