I instantly felt all the feels for today's Indian wedding film by the talented team from Avec Lumiere Productions as soon as I pressed play and heard the intro to one of my favorite bands, Sigur Rós' Hoppípolla — sold from second one! The uplifting tune accompanied an equally breathtaking haldi ceremony followed by incredible pre-wedding celebrations, where we meet blushing Indian bride, Ananta, and the Raja of her dreams, Nirav! The fabulous industry experts from Planning Elegance planned the happy couple's multi-day affair, which was followed up by their sensational ceremony and reception at the Ontario Convention Center. The exquisite event features stunning floral and decor work by the fantastic folks from 2Create Designs, who helped to create the Desi wedding of Ananta's dreams! The mandap was beyond elegant, draped in beige fabrics and crowned with red blooms, and the newlyweds' contemporary sweetheart stage just sublime! Maharani Ananta is flawless from start to finish, thanks to the handy hair and makeup work of Dolled Up By Lulu, and her and Nirav's adorable first look moments at the 5:14 mark will forever have a place in our wedding-lovin' hearts!
Maharani Ananta, on meeting the Raja of her dreams, Nirav:
"I met Nirav in 2008, in Philadelphia, where we both attended different pharmacy schools. We were friends for about 2.5 years, until we finally started to date. I knew Nirav was the one after 6 months of dating when "I love you" became a normal ending to each phone call."
On her Raja's dreamy proposal!:
"Nirav proposed to me at a pumpkin patch. He had set up an entire area with pumpkins that were carved out "Will you marry me". It was a very thoughtful proposal as Nirav had a dream about us dating and going to a pumpkin patch 6 months prior to us dating. He basically made his dream come true."
On working with her vendors to make her Desi dream wedding a reality:
"I was so confused and couldn't verbally describe what I wanted exactly. Thanks to my awesome decorator, Saman from 2CreateDesigns and Mili and Neema (Planning Elegance and Wedding Store 24) for making my dream wedding come to life! It was awesome!"
On her most memorable wedding memory:
"I loved watching my same day edit video at the reception, that was the one moment we were able to look back and reflect on our wedding. It was refreshing and so beautiful. I still can't believe everyone came for us, it was magical."
On her and Raja Nirav's meaningful music choices:
"We danced to Lovesong by Adele. It was an old Cure song that Nirav loved. Our entrance song was Boom Boom Pow by Black Eyed Peas. That was a meaningful song as it was "our" song from college days!"
On her hair and makeup artist:
"LULU is AMAZING. I love her as a makeup artist/stylist and as a person. She is so wonderful and I am glad we became friends after all this. I let her just doll me up and she delivered! Dolled up by Lulu (the entire team) is awesome!"
On the role that family and friends played:
"So many friends and family helped out and I am so thankful for each and every one of them! My mom's close friends were so sweet and helped us with everything. Also, my bridesmaids and maid of honor (sister) contributed a lot in making sure everything went smoothly. I feel like I will never be able to repay my family back for how much hard work they put into this."
On her dream team of wedding vendors:
"Mili was an amazing coordinator and she was spot on with time, something Indian parties tend to lack. I loved working with her! Her team is so sweet as well and made Nirav and I feel so comfortable and calm on our big day. All of our vendors were amazing and I have no regrets. Sumit from Mantra was a hit at the wedding and his food was on point!
Duc Nguyen of Avec Lumiere Productions, wesome guy and amazing video!
John of Greycard Photography was so nice and patient! I cant wait to see photos!"
We're thrilled to bits that today's Indian bride had the most positive wedding experience thanks to her amazing team of vendors!