Hello there, sweethearts! Take a much needed minute or two for yourselves and take a gander at these colorful mehndi & sangeet pre-Indian wedding celebrations that took place in Tucson, Arizona, which we also featured in our E-magazine! The wonderful Sameer Soorma Studios captures the brightest of moments with this happy couple. First off, is the mehndi  ceremony, in which Maharani Ashley is decked out in a rainbow of colors, salwar kameez. Henna by Purvi beautifully decorates the blushing bride-to-be's hands, arms, legs & feet with a gorgeous mehndi design! Then, we moved on to Day 2 for the sensational Moroccan-themed sangeet celebration, which took place at the grand Million Air Tucson! Maharani Ashley looks exquisite in her purple & gold lengha! I heard it was 100+ degree heat so the couple made the smart & thoughtful decision to hold the ceremony at night-time to accommodate the guests. Afterall, this was during the month of June! I heard Ashley's sweet, sweet father even got custom-designed air conditioners for the guests to enjoy. Word around town is that there were lots of singing and dancing to the beats of dhol from the very talented JupmasterG of Dhol Beat International along with the DJs of the incomparable Wicked Entertainment. Oh, and finally, every detail of this event was meticulously planned by Suzanne Taussig Wedding & Event Design. See more of the festivities in the gallery!

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From the bride, on the pre-wedding celebration fashions:

"My Mom, Aunt and I searched high and low for all my outfits. We decided that my Mehndi outfit had to be fun and Punjabi (we had a punjabi themed mehndi). We brought parandas from India for all the girls. The colors for my Mehndi were bright yellow and just fun and crazy. The Sangeet was Moroccon themed so we decided on a Sharara - the sharara was so beautiful and intricate - the matching Jhumar really put the whole outfit together."

On the jewelry:

"I can't say enough about all my wedding Jewelry. At my mehndi, I wore earrings and a Maang Tikka from the 1920s, that jewelry used to belong to my great, great grandmother. At the sangeet, I wore earrings that my Nanima gave me - they were so intricate and heavy."

To see the ceremony & reception, visit the Main Blog!

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Photography: Sameer Soorma Studios | Hair & Makeup: Scarlett Rai | Sangeet Venue: Million Air Tucson | Ceremony & Reception Venue / Lighting / Catering: The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain | Cinematographer: NoBox Films | Floral & Decor: Wild Child Floral Design | Planning & Design: Suzanne Taussig Wedding & Event Design | Baraat: Dhol Beat International | Mehndi Artist: Henna by PurviReception Gown: Hapreet Narula |