Happy Monday, Maharanis! We're kicking off the week with a Windy City wedding that is bursting with bright color! To start the celebrations, our lovely bride and groom opt for a festive sangeet in electric pink and cheery lemon chiffon and the scene is truly sensational! Shaadi Creations definitely brings the beauty! Before long our dashing duo is off to the Palatine Gurdwara for a traditional Sikh ceremony where they make their love official. They tie the knot and then bask in the happiness of the day with fabulous portraits by the exceptional team at Maha Designs. How sweet are these pics!? You gotta see the rest of the collection in the gallery!
From the bride:
"Wishes. They come true you know. Or maybe I was a lucky one whose wish was actually carried out. By and by, a wish gave life to this journey that brings us here today.
We didn't meet the conventional way—through friends or at a club like most couples do, we met through Facebook! Virpal messaged me one random afternoon and asked me to 'pay up due to a bet I had lost.' Now obviously, there was no bet! It was all a way to get my attention, and it worked. As the months went by, we became great friends and after more great moment passed, we began to fall for each other…I grew up watching Bollywood movies and one movie that really stuck out for me was Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. I always wanted a guy like 'Raj.' Someone who would love my family as his own and know what I wanted before me even saying it. Virpal was all that and more. He was my strongest support at one moment and that is the moment I just knew he was the one."
On her engagement:
"Virpal and I both share a common view point and that is that we have family on our top priority lists. And Virpal made sure to incorporate our parents in our proposal, which made it all the more special. He invited me to have dinner with his coworkers downtown on the Chicago River. As planned, I picked him up from a hotel downtown where he was in meetings all day—then we drove down to his 'dinner with coworkers.' Instead of dinner, we walked up and down along the river enjoying the weather. Then all of sudden, Virpal let me walk a step ahead and grabbed my hand. He went down on one knee and told he wanted to spend the rest of his living days with me—a passing cruise ship cheered me on to say yes! And so I did. He slid the beautiful ring onto my finger, kissed me and we walked over to a parked limo full of our family members! As I opened the door, chants of congratulations roared from our loved ones as we drove to have a huge family dinner...a story I can't wait to share with our kids one day!"
On her wedding style:
"For our sangeet, we wanted it to be colorful. Something that was full of life and exuberance. We went with bright colors and made our centerpieces musical instruments.
For our wedding, we wanted it to be conventional and traditional since it was going to be held at a Sikh Gurdwara. That is why we went with red as our central color."
On planning her wedding:
"Indian weddings, as you may know, are full of festivities and fun-natured events. However, the most enjoyable part was that we did everything our way. Virpal was very open to ideas as was I to his and we made it our wedding— something not all couples can say. Thanks to an amazing surrounding cast of family and friends, we got everything we wanted from amazing catering to eye-popping decor to dancing out of our shoes—literally!"
Come right back for the reception, dolls!