Kismet Events Inc. has planned and designed yet another brilliant Indian wedding event, and we wouldn't be able to sleep at night if we didn't share it with you, Maharanis! Photos by Rob Futrell captured all the exquisite details from this special day at the renowned Hilton Philadelphia at Penns Landing, in Pennsylvania, including details from Design House Decor's phenomenal floral and decor work! The mandap they created will seriously knock your saris off! The bride, Mitali, was the picture of Princess perfection, as she turned heads in an ivory, red and gold wedding lengha. Her complementary jewelry set was to-die-for and her hair and makeup by MakeUp by Shaili was flawless. We love the portrait of her and Jay, the Raja of her dreams, as they sit side-by-side on the wedding stage — I mean, could it get any sweeter than that? The expert team of vendors delivered the day of the happy couple's dreams by working with only the best in the business, like the folks at Angel Chair Rentals who made sure the seating details were sublime. In just a bit, we'll get an exclusive look at the reception, but in the meantime, do yourself a favor and check out some of the memorable moments in the gallery as the bride got ready for her big day!
The bride, on how she met the Raja of her dreams:
"Jay and I met at an Indian summer camp when we were 14 years old. We started dating shortly after in high school and I would say that I knew he was the one once I realized he was my best friend."
On her Raja's romantic proposal:
"Our proposal was perfect. After dating for 10 years you definitely know that a proposal is going to happen sooner or later. It was "how" he did it that really made it so special. He took me out to Longwood Gardens near Philadelphia, and decided to propose to me there because he knew how much I loved flowers. Then he had a series of events planned for me for the rest of the day. He set up a surprise dinner between both of our parents because he knows how close I am to my parents, being an only child. So that was definitely perfect. Then we went into Philadelphia where we walked into our hotel room and my close girlfriends got together and picked out 3 dresses, matching shoes, and jewelry and set up a sweet display with champagne and chocolate and rose petals everywhere. Finally we got ready and "went to pick up a friend" but instead were surprised by 60-70 of our friends for a very sweet pregame where there was a slide show of our proposal pictures from the afternoon and all of my favorite drinks and snacks put out. We ended the night at a local bar where more of our friends and family surprised us and I couldn't have asked for a better day...that is until of course the wedding day came around."
On her wedding style:
"My wedding style was definitely traditional mixed with elegance. I really enjoy a classic and clean look with a burst of color. I started off wanting a peacock color theme with the blues and purples and green but once I talked to Design House Décor they really helped me see what my own vision was. I decided to go with a navy blue, gold, purple, and fuchsia color theme. I had a navy blue reception dress and loved the idea of adding the purple and pink to brighten the room."
On choosing her dream wedding lengha(s):
"This was definitely the craziest story. I am very organized and focused on what I want and tend to make sure that whatever I pick it is because I like it. I made a powerpoint before I went to India of lengha styles that I liked and colors I liked and blouse designs. That was my focus and that was what I wanted to do. I did the same thing for my Reception dress. We went to India for one week. On the first day we landed early in the AM and went out shopping later that afternoon. On that very day I picked out my Garba dress, Wedding dress, AND Reception dress all from one store. I knew that if I loved it at some point then there was no reason to see what my other options were. I was so happy with it that it made the trip a lot of fun. We went to buy other saris and dresses and even got to site see a little. The rest of the week was spent on alterations alone! My Reception dress was actually a choli with a corset blouse piece. I had them attach the blouse piece to the choli and turn it into an evening gown. That was definitely my favorite dress. It weighed about 30 pounds but it was worth it!"
On her hair and makeup:
"I worked with Shaili Shah, Makeup by Shaili, for my hair and makeup. She truly is an incredible artist and I knew that whatever she did would be absolutely perfect. She gave me some advice on what she thought would look best and I just went with it. I couldn't have been happier on how everything turned out. It was beautiful."
Sit tight, dolls! I'll be right back with sensational details from the happy couple's reception!