Today's Indian bride and her Desi dream wedding at The Fairmont San Jose might make you do a double take — I know I had to rub my eyes when I first saw Sheela! She looked strikingly familiar in these stunning getting ready shots by Wedding Documentary Photo + Cinema, and it wasn't long before we realized that we had indeed "seen" her before! It's not what you're thinking though, and if you were as immersed in the pages of our Best of 2014 E-Magazine as we were, then you know exactly what we're getting at! We met a bride who bore a remarkable resemblance back then by the name of Nishi, who tied the knot with the Raja of her dreams, Rishi. Nishi and Rishi, cute, right? Well, today's blushing bride is Nishi's sister, which comes to no surprise to us! One of the most unforgettable weddings we've featured, and we're lucky enough to get an exclusive on the bride's sister's equally unforgettable event? Love it! Maharani Sheela is as gorgeous as can be in these breathtaking pics, and we are just loving up her fantastic hair and makeup by Artistry by Christal! Later today, we'll be checking out all the exquisite highlights from her big day, which include the most darling bridesmaids dolled up by the experts at M-Sutra Bride, a brilliant baraat and ceremony featuring Vintage Carriage Company and a mouthwatering reception catered by Jalsa Catering & Events! In the meantime, head into the complete gallery for more getting ready moments with Sheela before we meet her Prince Charming at their first look!

Maharani Sheela, on her makeup:

"My sister got married just a few years ago, and I knew even before we picked a wedding date that I wanted to work with Christal at Artistry by Christal again. Since she had worked with our family before, we didn't have to do a trial- I showed her the outfits we had chosen and she just worked her magic!"

Sit tight dolls! We'll be unveiling exclusive highlights from Sheela's first look, next!

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Photography: Wedding Documentary Photo + Cinema | Hair & Makeup: M-Sutra Bride | Venues: The Fairmont San Jose | Catering: Jalsa Catering & Events | Baraat: Vintage Carriage Company | Floral & Decor: Floral Design Studio | Venue (Sangeet): The GlassHouse | Planning: Save the Date | Hair & Makeup (Bride): Artistry by Christal | DJ: Envy Soundz | Mehndi Artist: Keyuri's | Photo Booth: Night Owl Photo Booth | Coffee Truck: Barefoot Coffee Roasters