Hello, Maharanis! Today we're off to Long Island, NY to celebrate Bindhya and James's dazzling Indian wedding in a spectacular video by MaxPhoto NY! The fabulous affair began with an exciting baraat, where Indian groom James arrived via a white Porsche! At the beautiful Akbar Restaurant, our Raja stood under a marvelous pink mandap as Maharani Bindhya made her grand entrance on a doli (3:18)! The Indian bride was as lovely as can be, with a sparkling lengha and gorgeous hair and makeup by Beauty By Tamanna! The lovebirds also had a Christian ceremony and reception (6:15) at Chateau Briand, so check out the video below to catch all the details from every phenomenal event!
Maharani Bindhya on the wedding outfits:
"James and I wore custom-made, traditional Indian wedding attire adorned in crystals and beads. James also customized his turban himself. For these outfits we were super picky, and even had a few instances where we changed our minds on what we wanted to wear. In the end we were both happy with the way it all came together; I guess it's best to always trust your gut instinct.
For [the Christian ceremony] I wore a beautiful Eve of Milady mermaid wedding gown with a sheer lace back from Kleinfeld’s (every girl’s dream!). James, being the fashion-savvy guy that he is, had two outfits: a ceremony outfit and a party outfit. I just stuck to my wedding dress because I knew I’d only get to wear it once in a lifetime."
On her favorite details from the Christian ceremony and reception:
"It was filled with personal touches and DIY’s made by the both of us with the help of our bridal party. We had personalized programs, flower petal holders, glow sticks, a kid’s station filled with coloring books, crayons and flash tattoos (to keep the kids entertained) and flip flops so guests could change their shoes if the dancing got too tiresome. For our escort cards one of my bridesmaids handwrote every card in calligraphy. The cards were placed on top of custom champagne glasses we had made as wedding favors. Out of everything, my favorite detail was our flower wall."
On the advice she'd give future brides:
"Just take in as much as you can on the day OF, because it only comes once."
On the most memorable moments of the wedding:
"One of the sweetest images that I can't seem to get out of my head is when James teared up during his speech during our Hindu ceremony and when he was saying his vows during the Christian ceremony. I, on the other hand, didn’t cry at all, shocking many. For anyone who knows us, they know I’m usually the emotional one and James is the man of few words, so it was nice to see the roles reversed."
Have an incredible day, Maharanis! We'll return tomorrow with another splendid wedding!