The planning team from A Panache Affair delivered an outstanding, open-air ceremony at the Hilton Universal City for today's Indian bride and groom, and these highlights and details from the event will have you Pinning left and right! With the talented experts from Deepti's Floral Designs & Mandaps on their side, Neeti and Niraj's Indian wedding was overflowing with divine decor details from top to bottom. From the couple's lavender mandap and floral design, to Maharani Neeti's picture perfect hair and makeup by Dolled Up by Lulu, there's not one detail that disappoints. Lin & Jirsa Photography captured these stunning images, and Aaroneye Photo & Video was also on hand to film footage for the newlyweds' keepsake film, which we recently featured right here! We'll be checking out highlights from Neeti and Niraj's reception, where Ambiance AV left their luminous mark on the evening and the happy couple dressed for the dance floor in party perfect fashions! For now, visit the complete gallery for more ceremony highlights and decor details from the main event!
Maharani Neeti, on her wedding style:
"Deepti Chandani (our decorator), walked us through the whole process! She was absolutely wonderful. She was gracious with her time and extensive picture portfolio. I wasn't the type of girl that dreamed out my wedding from day 1 so I really had to develop a style. I went on pinterest ALOT.... but Deepti really helped guide me on tying together the entire weeding with matching color, styles, and a coherent theme. I wanted to have a chic wedding with strong colorful indian designs for the Garba- Sangeeta nd wedding. And then change the style for the reception to more somber and classic. We went with a bright peacock theme (and found a palette on pinterest, so the colors were known to all those involved), Dark purples with a hint of magenta and lavender for the wedding. For the reception Ivory and gold were our colors."
On planning her Desi dream wedding:
"Honestly, wedding planning initially was a bit overwhelming. There were so many vendors and so many little details to think about! But after getting our feet wet with the basic necessities teasing out the details became fun! Decor and makeup/hair styles were my personal favorites part of the wedding planning process. My husband was amazing with wedding planning also, we really divided and conquered. Coming up with the song playlist, asking our friends and family to perform, picking out our cake, and getting our caterers with our fusion cuisine. It was so fun to learn about all of the amazing talented vendors Los Angeles had to offer!"
On her most memorable wedding moments:
"Weddings, especially Indian weddings, can be super fun but REALLY chaotic also! In all the chaos my first look was my favorite part. Realizing that the day is finally here and we are actually getting married! I also loved watching the baraat. I didn't really get to hide away from our friends and family prior to walking down the aisle. But in retrospect I'm so glad I was able to meet and greet with some of my family and friends before the ceremony started. I would highly suggest taking time to meet with your invitees prior to the wedding festivities for future Maharanis. And having pictures taken while you're watching the baraat... is a must!"
The party is just about to start and you have an exclusive invitation to the excitement! Meet me back here in a bit to check it all out!