You're either here because you're following Niti and Rachit's Desi wedding dream in today's special double feature, or you're a shaadi film connoisseur in search of your daily dose of inspiration on the Videos Blog. Either way, you're in for a real spectacular treat! Joseph Minasi Weddings created this captivating concept film from highlights he and his terrifically talented team captured at the happy couple's Indian wedding in Jersey City, and every moment of this exquisite event planned by RB Event Design is worth reliving over and over! This little nugget of cinematic wedding wonder features the fabulous floral and decor work of House of Dipali at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson, where the Indian bride and groom held their outdoor ceremony and luxurious reception. If you haven't been following the photographic highlights captured by Joseph Lin Photography on the main blog, make sure you do, because you won't want to miss single beat of this breathtaking event! You can also visit Niti and Rachit's inspiration gallery for Pinnable details!
Maharani Niti, on meeting the Raja of her dreams, Rachit:
"Rachit and I have known each other since I was 16. We attended the same high school in Queens, NY. We had a volleyball class together, and he would stare at me throughout class, but never said so much as “hi”. A lot of my friends noticed and told me about this cute, shy boy, which sparked my interest, and I decided to go up to him after class. He’s been my best friend since."
On her wedding style:
"I am a very proud New Yorker, and my wedding venue had to embody that sentiment. We had only looked at two venues in total when we decided the Hyatt was a winner. Though not in NY, it offered unparalleled views of the freedom tower and downtown NY. When we toured the outdoor space for the first time, I remember freezing for a moment and thinking to “Wow, I really don’t need to decorate anything. I’ve got the Manhattan skyline as my backdrop”. My next thought though, was which color would provide the perfect contrast to that all that gorgeousness, because life is all about contrasts."
On what she enjoyed most about planning her dream wedding:
"Valuable time spent with my family and friends! The togetherness, warmth and love everyone shared with me. The willingness and readiness of my near and dear to help with anything and everything and mostly the laughs shared and memories created that we'll cherish for a lifetime."
On shopping for her bridal fashions:
"For the ceremony, I went with the traditional Indian red and white lengha because that is what my mom had always wanted for me. She actually picked it out! Easy peasy.
For the reception, I wore a custom made Payal Singhal outfit with a crop top and tassels. Fringe was the way to go last year."
On her most unforgettable wedding memory:
"The next morning. Waking up and eating the (whole) top layer of our cake for breakfast with my favorite fatty and feeling overjoyed and content that life had brought me to this juncture where I could do such insane things with my best friend for the rest of our lives together."
On her and Raja Rachit's first dance song selection:
"Latch acoustic by Sam Smith. The depth in his voice is unparalleled and we wanted our first dance to be something that bonded us beyond just the lifts and twirls. I still practice the song and dance in the shower almost every day."
On her hair and makeup:
"When I met Susmita Patel of Style by Susmita, I trusted her skill and vision for me and let her work her magic. Happy I did."
There's nothing quite like a delightful double feature, right my dears? Good thing we've got another one to share with you tomorrow! Join us then!