Maharani Saba and Raja Zohaib are a picture of perfection as they take wedding portraits with Craig Obrist Photography! These pics are just too precious! The bridal party packs a punch of sunshine to the scene and despite the rain, these sweethearts are totally warming my heart with their romance! For the reception, our blushing bride is all things gorgeous in a baby pink lengha, impeccable hair and makeup, and intricate mehndi work by Beauty You Deserve. This dashing duo exemplify elegance and this classy affair is the perfect ending to their whirlwind of events! I'll be at the gallery reliving it all!
From the bride, on her wedding style:
"I think one of the most important things for Zohaib and I when we were planning our wedding was how we can incorporate our personalities into the event. We didn't consider what people were doing or what was normal or what was even expected of us. Our first step was to identify a venue that spoke to us, that wasn't your average hotel ballroom, but a place that was intimate, different, had a rustic and artistic feel to it, and incorporated nature. Zohaib and I are very outdoorsy and we love being surrounded by the beauty that is nature. We also wanted to find a place with historic value, since Atlanta was the place I was born and raised and after all, that's where Zohaib and I met which is what led us to 550 Trackside."
On wedding planning:
"I think the thing we enjoyed the most, which from what I hear from other couples is what they dread the most, was that Zohaib and I did everything on our own. We didn't hire a planner or consult with professionals. We started from the ground up and broke each week up into categories where we did extensive research and filtered out our findings to how we wanted our wedding to be. I've done a lot of DIY projects for family and friends weddings and I feared that with the amount of time we had to plan our wedding, I wouldn't have the opportunity to do same at my own wedding. Zohaib's support not only encouraged me to pick up DIY projects for our wedding but went to great lengths to help me come up with things to incorporate in our wedding and complete them, from designed, printing, and packaging our own wedding cards, to creating our own wedding favors. There is nothing like putting your heart and soul into planning your own wedding."
On bridal fashions:
"Honestly, I've always liked the simple yet classy style and I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg on an outfit I will never wear again. I did do a lot of searches online but all I needed to do was describe what I was looking for to my designer, Salima Bhudani with Elan, and she was able to create the perfect outfit."
On hair and makeup:
"I've never been experimental when it comes to hair and makeup and I'm not really good with coming up with my own styles so I had to search a lot of different looks and at the same time work with my hair and makeup stylist to pick the perfect look. I give all the credit to Anh Bui! I can be really picky and stiff when it comes to doing something outside my comfort zone. She worked with my 'limitations' and at the same time convinced me to do something different for the big day. I have to say I was obviously nervous but never disappointed!"
On a magic moment:
"One moment that I will never forget was the moment Zohaib and I officially were announced as husband and wife. It hadn't hit me til that moment and it was all smiles after that. However, I think for both of us the special moment started the day everything begin and it lasted til the end of the wedding (actually it's still going). It was very magical to see all of our, and our family/friends, hardwork come to life. It was a great feeling to see everyone have such a good time and it felt very uplifting to see all these people celebrate us. One of the most important things for Zohaib and I to even have such a grand celebration was to ensure that no one guest would go unnoticed, even though its our day, they are all there for us. All five days were so intimate and so personal that when I look back at our wedding, every moment completes our wedding."
On the first dance:
"Our first dance was to the song 'Tumko Thi Aana Hi Tha' from the movie Jai Ho. Honestly, it was one of those songs that Zohaib and I get romantic and goofy to at the same time and that's us so it just seemed perfect."
See you tomorrow for more Maharani magic!