Today's suave Southern California affair is planned by the one and only Shilpa Patel Events! Jose Zakany Photography takes fabulous images of our dashing duo during their first look photo shoot. Our Maharani is an absolute stunner in her hot pink lengha choli! Hair and makeup guru—Beauty by Lishma, gives Yesha a pulled back up do, along with subtle eye makeup and a bright pink lip. She looks like a living doll! Her hubby-to-be looks fantastic in his gold sherwani—that is brightened up with a pink sash! Their traditional wedding fashions are perfect complements to each other, much like the couple themselves! Stay with us because the highly-skilled Deepti's Floral Designs & Mandaps showcases her talents to their Indian nuptials, but for now, let's jump to the gallery to see more portraits of this lovely pair!
From the bride, on how they met:
"What started with a quick meet-up for wine and cheese [that] led to dinner and an evening full of laughter, great conversation and an overall sense of an awesome date! Before the night was over, we had already planned a second date and over the course of the week, we saw each other a couple more times. From the beginning I’ve known Raj, my Raja, to be very charismatic, caring, gentlemanly and goofy. Things between us have always been easy and genuine, so it was no surprise that he is the one."
On the proposal:
"It happened almost exactly a year from our first date. It was my birthday weekend, so I didn’t suspect a thing when Raj concocted fake plans to celebrate in L.A. with some friends. Meanwhile, he had been planning a surprise proposal on the rooftop of his apartment building. After my friends brought me to Raj's apartment, he invited me to the rooftop to have a drink before dinner. As soon as we got there I knew something was going on - the rooftop was covered with candles, lanterns, and flower petals everywhere. There was a huge heart made of rose petals, and during sunset, overlooking the Downtown LA skyline, Raj dropped to one knee and proposed. It was very personal and romantic - nothing I would have ever expected. Going a step beyond, Raj had arranged an intimate dinner with my family right after to celebrate. A perfect day from start to finish!"
What she enjoyed most about planning:
"Working with Shilpa of “SPatelEvents”, to plan the wedding was the best part of the process. We work very well together on most things and particularly other weddings/events Shilpa has planned and coordinated. She is a true veteran, so when it came to planning the wedding, it was absolutely seamless. We had a great time coming up with ideas and putting it all together! Her help and input was invaluable."
The ceremony and reception are right around the corner!