Amita S. Photography recently introduced us blushing Indian bride, Payal, and the Raja of her dreams, Jaymin, in these fabulously photographed moments from their fairy tale affair in Tampa, Florida, and today we're going to be treating you to the equally stunning highlights that Jason Avery Films captured from the newlyweds' incredible event in a breathtaking film you'll never forget! All That Shines planned Payal's Princess perfect Indian wedding, which featured the most fabulous Desi dream decor work by the talented experts from Suhaag Garden! We loved watching as Payal's professional hair and makeup artist, Sumaiya Waheed, helped her get ready — and couldn't get enough of her and Jaymin's first look moment at the 1:26 mark! Check out the romantic encounter, and much more, for yourself!
Maharani Payal, on meeting Raja Jaymin:
"It was tour first week of college at USF and I was sitting by one of my best friends, Sruthi, in Chemistry 101. One row in front of us, sat my now husband. I whispered to my friend – “who is thaaat guy?” She nonchalantly told me his name is Jaymin – and of course mentioned that he was super smart. Later that week we were both early for class and standing across from one another in the hallway. He looked up from his phone at me and said “Hey, you’re in my chemistry class right? Let me get your number… we’ll hang out some time.” I gave him my number, but when he called later that night to get together with some friends – I made up a silly story about already having plans. Almost one year later, fate intervened and Jaymin and I started spending more time together. Over the next few years we became closer and closer. We spent every day together – scheduled our classes together, studied together and most importantly – we made memories together."
On her wedding style:
"When it came to planning the wedding, I knew selecting the decor would be my favorite part. For the wedding, I wanted a whimsical feel with pastel yellow, peach and coral flowing through the room to create an almost garden-like feel. The peach, coral and shimmering gold panels on the mandap were accentuated with a hanging chandelier to give a subtle glow. We topped it off with ombré flower petals lining the glitter raised aisle leading to the mandap. I truly felt like a princess walking down the aisle to my groom. For the reception, we followed it through with a color scheme of blush pink and gold. I had the best time selecting all of our decor options! We loved picking out the gold glitter linens and shimmering gold tusks and florals for each table. Suhaag Gardens was an absolute dream to work with! The most fun was selecting the mini-desserts for our decadent dessert lounge. The bakery even topped off our mini desserts with gold shimmer to match our decor!"
On shopping for her dream wedding lenghas:
"Choosing my wedding lenghas was the absolute best part of wedding planning! I started browsing online and fell in love with Anushree Reddy's collection and knew they would be perfect for my events. We tried for months to get in touch with the designer with no luck ... and I was losing hope. So my mom and I planned a trip to Mumbai to find something else that we loved. The night we landed, my bhabhi surprised me with the news that she managed to get us early access to an exclusive exhibition featuring the new Anushree Reddy collection at Ensemble. The moment I walked into the store, I saw the exact lengha I fell in love with on the runway! The mix of pinks, florals, pastels and gold were the perfect mix for my wedding style. My sangeet and wedding lenghas are both Anushree Reddy, and everything I dreamed of and more for my wedding day. My reception gown was from Shruthi Sheth and was exactly what I was dreaming of. I knew I wanted a gown instead of a traditional lengha and this was the first one I tried on. From the gold embroidered top, to the open back and the flowing white skirt, I knew I had found the perfect look the moment I saw it."
On her hair and makeup:
"As a self proclaimed make-up junkie, I was on the hunt for months for the perfect make-up artist. After searching online for months and half a dozen trials, I finally found the perfect person. Sumaiya and I discussed my preferences with hair and make-up for hours and I showed her my inspiration photographs and my wedding outfits. She created a perfect blend incorporating my inspiration, outfits and my own features. She was the best person to have around me the morning of my wedding. With all the hustle and bustle of the wedding morning, and all the jitters to go along with it, she was such a calming force as she dolled me up for my big day. The result was a classic look that I know I'll love for a lifetime."
On her most memorable wedding moments:
"Looking back at our wedding, so many special moments come to mind, from my family's surprise dance at the sangeet to our first dance at the reception. The most memorable moment for me happened during the wedding ceremony while we were in the mandap. I looked out to see all of our family and friends smiling, crying and laughing along with us as we took our first steps as husband and wife - we never felt so loved. It was an incredible feeling I know I'll never forget."
Have a fabulous weekend, my friends!