Today, Photographick Studios brings us the sensational Sikh/Hindu shaadi film of Shaily and Gurpreet, and we’re enamored with every sentiment detail. The darling duo may have met in a somewhat unromantic locale (a college dive bar) but the rest of their story is filled with hearts and amor! Maharani Shaily told us, “I knew Gurpreet was the one when I left a date with him one day and my heart hurt because I already missed him so much.” Too precious for words! Their monumental wedding weekend lived up to their sweet love story, and this video shows that every moment was bursting with color and vibrancy. In the dual Sikh and Hindu ceremonies at the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation and the Sheraton Tysons Hotel, both the bride and groom’s heritages were center stage to kick off their union while honoring their upbringing and families. Throughout the proceedings, Shaily dazzled with her bridal glow, and was further beautified by masterful henna designs by Bhavna's Henna. Meanwhile, floral and decor aficionados from Yaadein transformed the Sheraton Tysons Hotel into a glittering paradise, and we wish we could have seen all the beauty in person! We’ll have to be satisfied by this stunning wedding film by Photographick Studios. For more of this magical weekend, head over to the complete gallery by Photographick Studios for plenty more dazzle. And make sure to scroll below for our exclusive interview with Maharani Shaily!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?

My first meeting with my Groom was straight out of a rom-com. We met in a dirty college bar over a shot of tequila. We didn't start dating until later though. I knew he was the one when I left a date with him one day and my heart hurt because I already missed him so much.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!

My Groom was trying to be really romantic and propose to me in DC in front of the Washington Monument. Unfortunately, I ruined the moment for him. I had a runny nose, a cough, and I had just tripped down the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial and skinned both my knees. So he decided to wait for a more photogenic moment. He proposed the next day at a small family gathering.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?

I actually bought my bridal lengha online at Cbazaar. I had tried on a few pieces in India the year before when we went for my sister's wedding shopping and didn't find anything I liked. When I finally discovered Cbazaar, I was a little hesitant. But everything I ordered from there fit great and was really high quality.

I had all red in mind when I first started looking for bridal lengha but I quickly realized that it wasn't quite the look I was going for. I ended up with a mostly white lengha with splashes of red.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?

Cake testing and searching for exotic cars ;)

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?

My family put together a dance for the reception that was particularly memorable. It was really catered to the two of us - all our favorite songs, all our favorite dance moves, and some surprise guests too.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?

Plan to rest between events and make sure you get a lot of sleep! You think you'll be fine staying up late and waking up early but the lack of sleep really takes a toll and it's noticeable in the pictures.

Thanks Shaily! We'll be back tomorrow with another glorious wedding film!

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Photography: Photographick Studios | Mehndi Artists: Bhavna’s Henna and Arts | Cinematography: Photographick Studios | Ceremony Venue: Guru Gobind Singh Foundation | Reception Venue: Sheraton Tysons Hotel | Planning & Design: Project Bride DC | Floral & Decor: Yaadein | Hair & Makeup: Solah Shringar | Hair & Makeup: Makeup By Mala | Catering: Akbar Palace | DJ: MVP DJs | Cake & Treats: Custom Cake Design |