If you are joining us mid feature, we have one of the prettiest weddings I have ever seen today. This destination/cruise wedding to the Bahamas was planned flawlessly by Sonal J. Shah Events, and the magnificent florals were done by our Platinum Guide member, Suhaag Garden.
Although their Mehndi and Sangeet were lovely, there was definitely one part of their wedding day that took the cake for me. I fell out of my chair when I saw this incredible red bridal lengha! It is the ultimate ensemble for an Indian bride. It is just so, well……bridal. Seriously guys, I want to get married again and wearing the same one, or maybe just marry this gorgeous lengha instead. It is modern, but done in a traditional color. There is bling without being bedazzled. And, our bride to be, Ekta, totally rocked it.
I know, I know, I tried to par down what our beauty had to say, but like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I just could not do it. More details from our leading lady :
From the bride : I left the decisions on my hair and makeup for the last minute and even till the last minute had no clue as to what I was going to do for my hair and makeup for any of the events. Fortunately enough, I was blessed to have THE BEST hair and makeup artist, Edin Carpenter, who is a childhood friend of Dino’s. They both went to the same high school and she grew up to be an amazing hair and makeup artist working out of LA. Edin does all the celebrities hair and makeup such as Rihanna and more! For every event, I simply showed her what my outfits looked like and allowed her to work her magic. Her forte was teasing the hair and her makeup was dramatic and flawless. She even used Swarovski to glue to the side of my eyes and even to my hair for some events. I was so fortunate to have her, she is AMAZING!
Jilna, from Suhaag Garden, was one of BEST vendors. She and her mom helped us work around so many of the challenges we faced doing our events on the cruise. We opted not to go for real flowers as we were unable to bring fresh flowers on board the cruise and the cruise prices were ten times more than standard prices. Jilna came up with the idea of having wooden roses and boutonnieres created from buds. We also had a challenge, being on the cruise, with the time allowed for us to set up décor so we were able to preset satin drapes on the poles around the lounge and LED lighting. They also decked out the sofa lounges with pin tuck bolster and square pillows scattered and other creative items such as wooden benches and parasols. The mandap at the Atlantis was simply gorgeous.
Our photographer, Rob Drago, The Rad Photographer, was absolutely amazing and him and his team had great perspective. Sonal recommended him to us and we were extremely pleased with his work. We flew DJ Bosco in from India to DJ at our wedding. He is well connected with all the Bollywood stars in India and we were invited by him to Hritik Roshan's birthday party when we were in India. He rocked our wedding way into the wee hours and even stayed for the after party as the ship docked into Miami at 8am on Monday. My mehendi artist was world famous Ekta Kansara and Usha Shah who have been known for doing mehendi for celebrities such as Kajol, Priyanka Chopra, Hritik Roshan's wife, Aishwarya Rai and more. They are so unbelievable.
So, I don't know who was more excited about this wedding feature. Ekta for being featured on Maharani, or me for receiving such a gorgeous submission to share with our community. Either way, huge congrats to the bride and groom and great job to all the vendors that made this destination Indian wedding a Caribbean dream come true!
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