A kaleidoscope of color is on the way today, Maharanis, with this bright and brilliant Indian wedding from MnMfoto Wedding Photography set in a beautiful Texas venue. Outdoor ceremonies are so glorious because when Mother Nature styles a backdrop, you know it's gonna be an unparalleled scenic scene! And how about the lush bridal bouquets happening here? I am seriously going to have to stop at the florist on my way home to snag a bountiful arrangement of my own! Our bride and groom are all smiles (along with their bridal party) and I would be too if I were surrounded by so much fragrant fabulous-ness—not to mention, they've got plenty of love from friends and family to go around. Don't miss the rest of the rainbow wedding fun in the gallery!
From the bride: "Matt and I met during a fire drill. I did not bring a jacket because it had been warm during the day, but living in Texas the temperature can fluctuate dramatically—it was in the 30's when we went outside. Matt had the foresight to bring his coat, and he let me borrow it (probably because I looked so pathetic). As we got to know each other, he's always had just what I needed and always put me and my needs first no matter how difficult it is for him.
[To propose] Matt recreated our first date. We had gone to get some coffee and take a walk outside and then went to dinner at what became our favorite restaurant. On the day we got engaged, also our anniversary, while we got coffee and took a walk, Matt kept asking me all of these reflection questions: 'What was our best moment?' 'What was our worst moment?' and so on. Then, we moved on to dinner (and I still didn't see what was coming!) and he started asking me all of these future-focused questions like, 'Where do you think we will be in five years, ten years?' 'What is the biggest sacrifice we will have to make?' and so on. He would ask a question, wait for my answer, and then give his answer, and it was a really sweet, reflective conversation about our time together and where we saw our relationship and our lives going. At the end of dinner, just before our usual dessert of splitting a tiramisu, he got down on one knee and proposed. It was a surprise, and all I remember is everyone clapping and us kissing, and then we were eating dessert and leaving the restaurant. I love the way he did it was so personal and so core to our relationship.
The lengha is kind of an interesting story. I had a family friend offer to order a lengha from a shop in India as long as I picked the style I wanted online. I went through all of the designs, and picked one, for which I sent her a link. I did not realize that they refresh their styles regularly, so of course, when we went back a few months later, it wasn't available. At this point, it was about two months before the wedding, so I was just resigned to having to pick the best one I could find--and I really didn't like anything that I saw, so it was a real disappointment. About a month before, they put up some designs, and just by sheer luck I was looking around on the website and absolutely fell in LOVE with this lengha. Somehow, we ordered it, managed to get it altered in time, and everything just fell into place.
I was so blessed to know Tabitha, my hair stylist, from work. She left the organization to style hair full time, and even had a makeup recommendation for me. Since I do not usually do anything with my hair or put makeup on, they basically had a canvas to play with. When we had our trials, I told them to make me look good, and they did. Both of them nailed it the first time, and I was really happy with how everything turned out.
We spent so much time on centerpieces, it was unbelievable—trying to find something that we liked, something that fit in our budget, and something that matched the colors for the day. We had all of these ideas that for one reason or another did not end up working; either they were too hard to take from vision to execution or, in one case, the items that we ordered ended up falling apart as soon as we tried to work them into the design. Eventually, I was so tired of dealing with it that I told my in-laws that they were in charge. The elephants were such a good surprise—they spray painted some of them to match our colors, set them up with fabric and candles, and they were all different, which really added to the uniqueness of the event. I loved it!"
When friends and family help, the special touches are always so wonderful! See you tomorrow, loves, with another fabulous event!