It may not be Friday yet, but thanks to Morgan Lynn Photography, I'm in love! Get ready for an unforgettable foray into the most breathtaking Indian wedding to come out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, my dears, because Shikha and Ameet are about to blow you away with the multi-day celebration of their Desi dreams — perfectly planned and designed by Sobi Qazi Design House! Let's kick off the festivities with an exclusive look at the happy couple's mehndi night details, where Prashe Decor dressed the evening in soft hues of yellow, green and pink. The poolside event was seriously decked out in major Maharani style! Speaking of Maharanis, Shikha stole our hearts with her chartreuse and turquoise pre-wedding lengha which featured a hi-low, lace skirt, and her darling hair and makeup by Makeup by Shilpa. The blushing Indian bride topped her look off with fresh floral jewely and showed off the incredible work her mehndi artist, KM Henna Artistry, did on her! Details from Shikha and Ameet's sensational sangeet featuring DJ Riz Entertainment are coming up next, but before we dive into even more pre-wedding perfection, head into the complete gallery for more mehndi party highlights!
Maharani Shikha, on meeting the Raja of her dreams, Ameet:
"We both grew up in Oklahoma. Our parents knew each other and we had several mutual friends- so we knew of each other but did not actually meet until 6 years ago when we were both in Washington DC at a conference. We were living in different cities and kept in touch and our paths continued to cross. A few years later we started dating (long distance) and when I told him how difficult it was living so far (New York to Houston) Within a month, he found a new job and moved all the way to Houston to be with me and thats when I knew he was the one!"
On her mehndi night style:
"For my mendhi I designed my own outfit based off my inspirations. I bought the fabric and took it to a tailor who executed exactly what I was looking for. I loved this outfit because it was so unique. My favorite part was that it was a lengha with a high-low skirt, so I could show of the mendhi on my feet! For my hair and makeup I wanted something very traditional, so I went with a side braid with jewels and flowers.
My mom made all my jewelry with fresh florals. Earrings, necklace and tikka. It was something very unique and special knowing my mother was the one who made it just for me."
Meet me back here later today for a sangeet you'll never forget!