Hey dolls! So glad to see you have made a return. We love Sonam and Harpeet so much that we return with their wedding but in cinematic form captured by Wynn Films. The pre ceremony garba night took place at the Ashyana Banquets and the dancing took place around a statue of deities and candles. It always warms my heart when I see brides honoring the mythical Hindu gods in their ceremonies. Both the wedding and reception took place at the Doubletree by Hilton Chicago - Oak Brook. Sonam is a natural stunner but with the magic touch of her makeup artist she becomes a walking masterpiece. I am in love with her bridal look because it reminds so much of Rajastani brides of ancient India. Oversized kundan pieces, the traditional deep red and gold lengha, and a sparkling maang tikka was the ultimate in bridal overhaul. Yanni Design Studio has once again proved to be the pioneers of the wedding decor industry and each clip of this highlight just drips with superior elegance. No one throws quite the party without a stellar sound designer in effect. DJ D’Stylz, Dhiraj Gupta of JSM Entertainment rocked the venue with the latest hits. We loved this wedding so much that we just had to feature it as one of our Platinum Guide picks and you can revel in all the visual details here captured by Rahul Rana Photography! But, first hit play to revel in all the glory celebrating Maharani Sonam and Harpreet captured with such elegance by Wynn Films that we know will just blow you away!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Harpreet and I met through mutual friends in medical school. I knew there was something special about him from the moment we met and I quickly realized he was "the one" for me.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Harpreet surprised me with a beautiful proposal overlooking the stunning Chicago skyline in Millennium Park. He strategically had my sister and best friend go on a walk through the park, where he was secretly waiting. Once we got closer, I saw him, wearing a suit, in the middle of Lurie Garden. I realized what was happening and couldn't believe it! He had emptied out the garden so he could propose right in the center. He had a table and chair set up for a private celebration with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. The surprises didn't stop there. After he proposed, he had all of our friends and family, including visitors from around the country, waiting to surprise me to kick off the celebrations.
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.
I was so excited to plan my wedding but was so nervous since I didn't have any wedding planning experience. After talking to several friends who were recently married, I made my to-do list and got to work first picking the dates and major vendors, then the details. I absolutely loved my wedding and reception venue, the Oak Brook DoubleTree by Hilton. Their wedding specialist, Khulood Alfadhel, worked closely with me to ensure the wedding and reception were as organized and stress free as possible. Hair and makeup with Diem Angie and her team for the Sangeet, Wedding, and Reception was so much fun. Her team also did hair and makeup for my bridesmaids for the wedding.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Picking my decor company was easy as Yanni Design Studio took my breath away with all the beautiful weddings they have done. Working with the team at YDS was my favorite part of the wedding planning process. Shari really helped my vision of an elegant, pink, gold, and sparkly wedding and reception come to life.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Walking down the beautifully decorated aisle, with my dad at my side. I truly felt the love in the room for Harpreet and I, and I was so excited to be marrying him. I really felt like it was a moment straight out of a fairy tale.
For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
The mendhi function was held in a tent in my backyard for close friends and family. We had a dosa station and extravagant dessert table. All of the ladies got their mendhi done by Sonal Dhanani, who was great.
I wanted the Sangeet to be bright and colorful and full of dance. The garba centerpiece was unique as it was something my mom, neighbor, and some aunties helped build. We had great performances by one of our 3 year old ring bearers (he even pulled me in to dance with him), the Lungi Dance by my dad's friends, a garba dance by my Mom and her friends, and so much more.
The Reception was the part of the wedding I was most excited about. I wanted it to be full of sparkle, crystal, gold manzanita trees, and beautiful candlelight. We wanted to incorporate some fun surprises for the guests so we had a red carpet photo booth with a backdrop, selfie sticks on all the guest tables, and pink light up sunglasses distributed on the dance floor. The entertainment at the reception left me speechless and full of love. There were exciting dances, heartfelt speeches, and hilarious videos.
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