Hello Maharanis! Today we've got a heartwarming treat to share with you, thanks to the marvelous team at NYNJ Photography! They captured every enchanting moment of Bianca and Nirmal's New Jersey Indian wedding in a moving same day edit video! The event was held at the lovely Bridgewater Marriott, and featured delicious catering by Chand Palace and incredible decorations by Rangoli Weddings! We were especially dazzled by the magnificent mandap (5:55), which looked ultra regal with glowing white pillars and gorgeous embroidered curtains! See the magic for yourself in the video below!
Maharani on meeting her Raja and how she knew he was "the one":
"Nirmal and I met through mutual friends in college. Although we were briefly introduced at a friend's house, we didn't truly connect until we went on a trip with all of our friends to Cancun, Mexico. I remember our first conversation there resulted in Nirmal climbing a palm tree to get a coconut so that I could have some coconut water to drink. Once we returned from our trip, we grew closer and realized that we had something special between us and our fairytale began. Nirmal has been just as amazing of a friend, boyfriend, fiancé, and husband as he was from the day we met. He is truly my Prince Charming."
On the romantic proposal:
"Nirmal's proposal was a dream come true and one of the most unexpected surprises of my life. Nirmal has been very big on surprises during our relationship and this one was definitely one for the books. Nirmal proposed on Thanksgiving weekend which was the weekend before his birthday. I planned out activities in NYC to celebrate but little did I know, Nirmal was planning a proposal all along. After lunch, when we went to go meet up with some friends, we walked up onto a rooftop to find a giant heart made of rose petals on the floor with a little red box in the center. Nirmal led me towards the center of the heart and he poured his heart out, telling me how much he loved me and how much he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. He told me to turn around and when I did, his 2 year old nephew was running towards me holding a rose and wearing a sweater that read 'Will you be my Kaki?' Then, when I turned back toward Nirmal, he was down on one knee with my dream ring in his hand. He asked me to be his wife and we joyfully embraced. I had just agreed to marry the love of my life and I could not be happier!"
On choosing her bridal lengha:
"I am absolutely in love with my lengha. I never had a clear idea of what I wanted but I knew three things: I love cut work, I wanted a train and I wanted it to be different and unique. Lucky for me, Bollywood and Oscar designer Dinesh Ramsay works with Della in New Jersey to custom design lenghas for brides in the tristate area. Della sat down with me and helped me sketch out the perfect, most amazing, wedding lengha. It is the most unique piece I have ever seen and I am so grateful for all the hard work that went into it. I could not have asked for better guidance or product than what I received from Della and the Dinesh Ramsay team. Together we came up with a three layer lengha with the top layer in full red cut work, a white middle layer and a red bottom layer. The whole lengha was covered in gold and pearl work as well. It is truly a work of art which combines both the traditional purpose of a Gujarati panetar and and the style of a modern day bride."
On the most magical moment of the wedding:
"Looking back, there is one moment during the wedding ceremony that stands out more than any other. Once we completed our last phera and competed to see who would sit down first and therefore 'rule the household' Nirmal's mischievous side surfaced. Instead of allowing me to sit down in my chair, he sat down himself and pulled me into his lap. He turned to me, gave me a thumbs up and said 'compromise babe.' Both our families and all the guests could not stop laughing. It is definitely a moment we won't forget."
Closing thoughts from the bride:
"I loved every aspect of our wedding but two things I was most excited about was my Mendhi design and my bangles.
My mendhi artist, Devangi is so talented and was so wonderful to work with. She asked me if I wanted anything special in my mendhi. I told her that I wanted a Captain America shield since Nirmal's favorite super hero is Captain America and a Cinderella carriage because my favorite Disney princess is Cinderella. She truly delivered! She incorporated both aspects into my mendhi in a way that kept the design traditional and added some flare that was unique to our relationship.
My bangles also added a personal touch to my wedding look because they were made special in Dehli with our names written on them in rhinestones!"
We'll have another super sweet shaadi tomorrow, so come back to see it!