Wow - we have a beautiful whirlwind of a wedding film for you today, created by Events Capture! This feisty couple planned their wedding over a two year period, brainstorming creative details together, and assembling an all-star team of vendors - the final results are unbelievable! The video shows that Melinee and Karmvir's wedding was a sumptuous feast for the eyes. Every detail was designed and planned to utter perfection by Exclusive Events NY. The quick-on-their-feet couple (who organized their reception to ensure they had at least three solid three hours of dance time to music by DJUSA) were so playful and adorable with each other during the weekend - We were utterly swept up in their love story while watching the film! Maharani Melinee was such a radiant bride, adorned in fashions by Armaans Bridal and Lotus Bazaar, with superstar glam makeup by Beauty by Tamanna! Melinee has some incredible words of wisdom that's we'll close with: "Always remember how you felt the day of your wedding. Take that feeling and always bring joy and laughter into your home. A happy marriage is a balancing act of meeting your own needs and each other’s needs. Learn to listen, be present in the moment, and think before you speak, but don’t lose your sense of self in the process of giving." So well said! For more from Melinee, scroll down to read our interview with her! For even more wedding deets, click here for our previous coverage of Melinee and Karmvir's dazzling wedding photos!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met my husband while I was in college. I was sitting around with a group of friends and he boldly came over and introduced himself to me. We started laughing and talking and eventually our 3 year friendship bloomed into something much more. The moment I knew he was the one was when I took him home to meet my family and they instantly were attached. It felt so natural and it was as if they'd known each other for years. The light he brings into my life, with never ending support and love, is something I can hold onto forever and I know, without a doubt, that he is truly the one.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Every proposal is magical, however our proposal is my favorite. We went weeks without a date and I asked him many times to see Central Park with me. One day he randomly called me and said "let's go to Central Park, I have an event for my job later on that evening and we can hang out beforehand." Excited, I sprung up and got ready and he picked me up an hour later. We explored Central Park and ended up going to a restaurant named The Boat House. He told me he had a surprise for me, and walked me outside, to the back of the restaurant.
There was a Gondola waiting for us and the gondolier was ready to take us for a ride. The lake was beautiful and empty. I was enjoying the ride and pointing out landmarks I used to study near during my college years. Soon, ahead of us was this gorgeous marble bridge. As we passed underneath, my husband began to move and got on one knee and asked "Would you marry me?" I had absolutely no idea what was happening. I was in complete and utter shock until a lady on the bridge was screaming "OH MY GOD, HE IS PROPOSING!! JUST SAY 'YES' JUST SAY 'YES'" Frantically waking up from shock, I shook my head "Yes" and began to tear up. Amazingly, all of this was caught on camera. He hired a professional to capture all of our moments leading up to the proposal.
Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
We had a two year engagement. We took our time and steadily paced booking all of our vendors. Three of the main key vendors we booked right away were the venues, the DJ, and the makeup artist. We liked that it was spaced, we did not feel rushed at any moment. Everyone we worked with were extremely professional and great at what they do. We had complete faith in them and everything came out great.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Everyone I loved and held dear to my heart chose the outfits I wore. I am naturally not a picky person so I left it up to faith. It felt more special that way knowing my loved ones were involved and each outfit holds a amazing memory and story.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was the "do it yourself" projects. It was a way to reflect our own personalities into our wedding in a crafty way. Seeing every idea come together at the end made all of the effort involved worth it!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
From all the compliments we received from our wedding, I have to say the words that stood out most is "I loved to see the different cultural traditions involved, I loved how happy and fun you two were during the ceremonies, and I absolutely loved the music!" My husband and I love to dance and had a great time. On our reception day, we made sure that we could get at least three full hours of solid dance time.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I remember walking up the aisle towards the Mandap of the Hindu wedding and seeing my husband looking at me when he suddenly winked. I was so shy and excited to commence the ceremony. During the ceremony, he flirted with me the entire time and we ended up laughing so much.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Plan and organize well for your upcoming day and do not stress the little things. Enjoy your day and smile knowing you'll be marrying your soulmate. Always remember how you felt the day of your wedding. Take that feeling and always bring joy and laughter into your home. A happy marriage is a balancing act of meeting your own needs and each other’s needs. Learn to listen, be present in the moment, and think before you speak, but don’t lose your sense of self in the process of giving.
We seriously think that's some of the best advice we've ever heard! All the best to Melinee & Karmvir - We're so happy for them!