Happy Thursday, Maharanis! Today we're sharing a gorgeous San Francisco Indian fusion wedding photographed by Wedding Documentary Photo + Cinema, complete with two spectacular ceremonies! Before we get to the beautiful Hindu ceremony at The General's Residence, though, we're taking a look at how our Maharani Katie got ready for her special day! Her flawless look started with an elegant updo, neutral eye makeup and bright red lipstick, all done by Makeovers By Asma! Then, the blushing bride donned her exquisite lengha from Sari Palace, which featured a unique scalloped edge that we adored! Mehndi from Kamala's Henna World was the final touch that made this Maharani unbelievably dazzling! Check out the full gallery for more details, including the behind-the-scenes on the Indian groom's fashion!
Maharani Katie on meeting her Raja and how she knew he was "the one":
"Darshan and I met in college through my roommate (and my maid of honor), Cheryl. We built a strong friendship before dating, but I think both of us knew there was something special between us. We have been glued at the hip ever since."
On the romantic proposal:
"He proposed at our house. It was November and he covered our balcony in fallen leaves, candles and white Christmas lights. It was misty and raining on and off, but the mood was just perfectly romantic."
On her wedding style:
"We both knew we wanted our wedding to be a reflection of both of our personalities and our cultures. We wanted to have a fusion wedding, without picking and choosing from each culture, so we decided early on that we wanted to have two ceremonies to honor each of our cultures. It was important to us, however, that our families and friends consider both ceremonies as extensions of one another, instead of separate ceremonies. Together, we represent both Hindu and Christian religions, but we don't feel as if they are mutually exclusive. It was important that this come through on our wedding day. We didn't want anyone to feel as if one ceremony or the other was the 'real' one. We chose to have them almost back to back with a quick costume change, followed by our reception and celebration. We were inspired not only by this fusion of cultures, but also by the historical venue and city we chose to get married in, and this helped choose our color palette and theme."
We'll return with the magnificent Hindu ceremony in a bit!